As you would expect, Cocoon Heroes Ibiza closing was nothing short of monumental with Amnesia packed to the rafters for the all-star line-up. The night saw Loco Dice kicking of the proceedings, working into a powerful hour live set from 2011's hottest talent Maetrik (aka Maceo Plex) before Sven Vath stepped in to drive the energy right the way through to the early hours. On the terrace, Ricardo Villalobos was joined by Raresh, Onur Ozer and Tobi Neumann with the whole thing going to an unprecedented back-to-back session with a midday finish.
Cocoon Main Room:
Bekeke - Italoboyz & Blind Minded
Arriving at cocoon at 1.30, Loco Dice was already blazing the main room with huge tech house techno hybrid hammers. Amnesia's ice cannons firing causing pandemonium as dry ice viciously attacked the dance floor like a science fiction fog before evaporating into the increasingly sweat-filled din.
Crush On Me – Maetrik
Maetrik moulded the room into his unique style, using halluciognetic vocals, hypnotic beats and a power that is deep and latenly noisy at the same time to put the dancefloor over the edge of insanity. For those who weren't there, A recording of his hour long Live set will be released as a CD on Cocoon Records!
Icon - Christian Burkhardt & Einzelkind
This big tech house hybrid production released on Cocoon Compilation Cocoon emerged early in Svens Vath's set, the electro groove bassline warming up the crowd and paving the way for some hard ripping electronic techno that was set to thunder through the main room.
Mauersegler - Andre Galluzzi
Onur Özer casually warmed the terrace with the more spaciously percussive side of his sound, playing a series of summery raw house tracks building the tempo for later shenanigans. Andre Galluzzi himself is no stranger to the cocoon amnesia terrace and neither are his productions which frequent the terrace sets of Vilallobos, Carola, Raresh, and Onur Ozer.
Street Movement (Olene Kadar Tool Edit) – Samuel Deep
With the terrace really beginning to kick of after 7.30, Villalobos began to really work his magic, upping the tempo and dropping some spanking techno and house anthems such as 'Luvstuffs – Sagat' and even a edit of 'ABC – Look of the Love'. The break rhythms of this tune stormed through the main room with frequencies emerging across Amnesia's custom built phazon soundsystem.
Lombardo – Dirty Harris
In a textbook Villalobos terrace style, he reverted briefly to dropping into a free form splatter of beds of noise, diffused chattering, distressed horns, off kilter sound effects and unexpected crunching drops before launching back into a pounding groovy fiesta with Raresh.
This new release from Pioneer looks like a hybrid of the CDJ 800 and 900:
It is compatible with Recordbox and can play mp3′s off USB Sticks
It has Midi & USB HID Integration to allow control of Laptop mixing programs without need for control discs.
Native Instruments have not announced if it will be Traktor Certified like the CDJ 900 or 2000.
Features a simplified waveform display and intuitive scroll wheel.
Price – Roughly £750-800
Available from August 2010
High Resolution Front Photo
After going to Timewarp this weekend i thought i would do a dedicated post to some of the biggest tunes and sets!
Sven Väth – Richie Hawtin as Plastikman – Laurent Garnier – Ricardo Villalobos – Loco Dice –Dubfire – Marco Carola – Reboot – Martin Buttrich – Turntablerocker – Chris Liebing –Speedy J – Magda – Monika Kruse – Ellen Allien – Karotte – The Disco Boys – Tobi Neumann – Felix Kröcher – Michael de Hey – Dixon – Lexy – Dorian Paic – Arian – Chris Tietjen – Livio & Roby –seebase – Gerd Janson – Robert Dietz – Matthew Hawtin – Nekes – Federico Molinari – Sasch BBC – Stefen Baumann – Stefano Libelle – Blast Sl – Matthew Hawtin – Scan X
A final 1pm -3pm back to back set of
Vath, Villalobos, Loco Dice, Carola!
- 3pm Bomb -
Blaue Moschee – Die Vogel
Smashed by Papa Sven
Auf und Ab und Kinda High (Dustin Zahn Mix) – Chris Liebing vs. Green Velvet
Techno Banger played by Liebing
Points (Mathias Kaden’s Chalet De Verano Remix) – Danny Fiddo & Affkts
Tournicoti (Original Mix) – Julian Jeweil
Nous Sommes – MMM
Appartment 4.4 – Nekes & Marquese
Livio & Roby vs. HIPO – Pitzi Ponc
Loco Dice Set
Login (Original Mix) – Joseph Capriati
Speedy J Set
An Hour long section of Svens 3:00-7:00 set with Tracklisting
HQ Youtube Videos:
Liebing & Speedy J
Garnier in the Glass House
Vath, Villalobos, Carola, Loco Dice B2B
Vaths Massive Closing Track
In my System – The Gathering (Jef K, Chez Damier & Chris Carrier)
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Dawn of a New Species
Today Pioneer have released two new CDJs which are set to be the new industry standard.
Available in November
The CDJ-2000 fizzes with fresh DNA and can play music from multiple sources, including CD, DVD, USB storage devices and SD memory cards.
CDJ 2000 Large Photo
Available in December
This has the four-beat Emergency Loop and the three CDJ-900 exclusives: the Auto Beat Loop, Quick Return scratch feature and a Slip mode that enables DJs to perform tricks and return to their original flow in an uninterrupted fashion and you have the perfect tool for maximum performance.
CDJ 900 Large Photo
Released with both of these is Pioneers Rekordbox. Rekordbox allows DJs to prepare before their performance on their computer and opens a door to tools such as Hot Cue Banks and Quantize, for perfectly synced loops every time. DJs can then export data to a USB or SD device to access vast libraries of music files and perform live. Demonstrated in the Laidback Luke video below.
Videos of DJs using new CDJs
Swedish House Mafia Demo
Laidback Luke Demo
Eddie Halliwell Demo
Roger Sanchez Demo
Paul Woolford Demo
Armin van Buuren Demo
Going travelling through South America (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia & Peru) and so wont be posting for the next month.
Two blogs I would recommend are Global Noises and Week Week which provide full EPs and albums of new releases.
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Heres a few for the road:
Needin U (Norman Doray Sunset Remix) – The Face vs Mark Brown
Nice remix of one of my favourites
Raindrops (Funkagenda & Paul Thomas Redux) – Basement Jaxx
Tech remix of there new track
In For The Kill (Tristan Ingram & Black Russian Festival) – La Roux
Let Go Of The Fear (Oliver Huntemann Edit) – Maps
Nesrib – Sis
Rumours are flying about the Sis is actually Ricardo Villalobos, others sayin Luciano or Raresh, however his real name is Burak Sar and he is signed onto a Berlin based label, ‘Sei Es Drum’ and ‘Cecille’ along side Johnny D and Robert Dietz.
Its slanted percolating rhythms and oildrum beat take their time, but soon go echolalia. SIS filters in a dense rush of samples, shards of talk spliced together to sound like too much mouth for two ears. It has a clever abstract sample from 1988 Vanessa Williams track ‘The Right Stuff’. This track along with Trompeta have been marked as tracks of the summer by many of the big name DJs.
Invisible Man Dub Mix – Stephan Luke
Deep Beginning (Original Mix) – Karol XVII, MB Valence
Deep House with sax Interlude.
Don’t believe in Love (Dennis Ferrer Remix) – Dido
Original house track with strong vocals from Dido
I thought i would put together my favourite DJ/Producers into a current Top 10.
These artists have not been selected on individual ‘one hits’ but rather on overall quality on all their productions and how often i listen to them.
9.Bart B More
Feel free to leave a comment with any track your enjoying at the moment and think viewers of this site will like. Doesn’t have to be new or unknown, just what your listening to. I will include your name under the Track.
Reel 2 Real – I Like To Move It (Kaval & Mark remix)
Don’t Call Me Vista Latina (Elusive Mashup) – Dave Roy Bland vs. Madison Avenue
Im liking this submission from Danny O’Leary from Liverpool.
Self Control (Laurent Wolf & Anton Wick Remix) – Dim Chris & Thomas Gold
David from Lebanon
Armed – Pryda
Greg Hilton, Manchester
Pardon Garcon – Autokratz
Jez, Holloway, London
Musik (Tony Arzadon Remix) – DMS12
Jack Lafleur Las Vegas, NV
Moonraker (Sleazy G Remix) – Foremost Poets
l<rAz from NY
David Guetta – Joan of Arc (Crookers Rejected Remix)
Machines Don’t Care – Beat Bang
James Talk- Yucca
Stumble (2Bit Thungs) – Calvertron
DJ Devoy, San Diego, Ca
Where’s Your Red Alert At – Bassment Jaxx (Mash)
Schenk – What Wonderful Jackin’
Louis Armstrong, South Africa
Jump Around (Stupid Fresh Remix) – House Of Pain
Gaetz from Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada
Please No Promo’s for record labels.