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Cocoon Recordings is a record label
Record label
In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Most commonly, a record label is the company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing and promotion,...

 founded in 2000 and operated by DJ and electronic music
Electronic music
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production. In general a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology. Examples of electromechanical sound...

 producer Sven Väth
Sven Väth
Sven Väth is a Frankfurt-based DJ who has produced an extensive range of work since his career began in 1982. From 1985, he was part of the band OFF which released the hit "Electrica Salsa" in 1986...

. Based in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

, Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, Cocoon is a division of the Cocoon Music Event GmbH.

Väth founded Cocoon Recordings in order to complete the Cocoon platform as a supporting tool for young artists in Electronic Music. The label philosophy is: "helping young producers and DJs to release their music without depending on Major Label structures". The musical style of the releases is mainly Techno
Techno
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan in the United States during the mid to late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno, in reference to a genre of music, was in 1988...

. The flagship of Cocoon Recordings' releases is the Cocoon Compilation, which features exclusive tracks by Cocoon Artists as well as other new talents and is facing its tenth issue 'J', which was released in June 2010.

Another series is called "…in the Mix" and features the official Mix-CDs of Sven Väth. After each season in Ibiza
Ibiza
Ibiza or Eivissa is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea 79 km off the coast of the city of Valencia in Spain. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. With Formentera, it is one of the two Pine Islands or Pityuses. Its largest cities are Ibiza...

, Väth releases his current set – something he did in 1999 for the first time ever during his twenty year long career – under the title The Sound of the First Season, which entered the official German Compilation Charts at # 28. The Sound of the Fifth Season, a combined CD/DVD, gives an impression behind the scenes of the CocoonClub Ibiza, , and the volume The Sound of the Tenth Season was released to celebrate 10 years of Cocoon Ibiza.

Notable artists from past and present

  • Adam Beyer
    Adam Beyer
    Adam Beyer is a Swedish techno producer and DJ. He is the founder of Drumcode Records, Truesoul Records, Code Red and Mad Eye Recordings...

  • Anthony Rother
    Anthony Rother
    Anthony Rother is an electronic music composer, producer and label owner living in Frankfurt, Germany.Rother's electro sound is characterized by repetitive machine-like beats, robotic, vocoder-driven vocals, melancholy, futuristic mood and lyrics that often deal with the consequences of...

  • Beroshima
  • David K
  • Daze Maxim
  • Dominik Eulberg
    Dominik Eulberg
    Dominik Eulberg, born in 1978 in Westerwald, Germany is an electronic music artist and DJ who has released numerous singles as well as full-length albums on labels such as Cocoon Recordings and Traum Schallplatten...

  • Extrawelt
  • Frank Lorber
  • Funk D'Void
  • Guy Gerber
    Guy Gerber
    Guy Gerber is an electronic DJ/producer and musician who specializes in making music with synthesizers and live instrumentation in the techno scene and beyond...

  • Jacek Sienkiewicz
  • Legowelt
    Legowelt
    Legowelt is a Dutch electronic musician who describes his musical style as "a hybrid form of slam jack combined with deep Chicago house, romantic ghetto technofunk and EuroHorror Soundtrack."...

  • Loco Dice
    Loco Dice
    Loco Dice is a German DJ and electronic music producer born and based in Düsseldorf. His family is from Tunisia, Loco Dice started his career as Hip-Hop DJ and rapper, playing support slots to performers like Usher, Ice Cube, Jamiroquai, Snoop Dog and R. Kelly. He has released records on labels...

  • Minilogue
    Minilogue
    Minilogue is a Swedish Progressive House/Techno music group of Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson. The name is a portmanteau of minimal and dialogue, which refers to music as a form of communication....

  • Pig & Dan
  • Pascal F.E.O.S.

    • Raresh
    • Ricardo Villalobos
      Ricardo Villalobos
      Ricardo Villalobos is a Chilean-German electronic music producer and DJ. He is well-known for his work in the minimal techno and microhouse genres, and is one of the most significant figures in today's minimal techno scene....

    • Richard Bartz
    • Roman Flügel
    • Stefan Goldmann
      Stefan Goldmann
      Stefan Goldmann is a German-Bulgarian DJ and Record producer of electronic music. He has released numerous records through the labels Perlon, Innervisions, Cocoon Recordings and others. Since 2007 he runs his own imprint, Macro, and holds a residency at Berlin's Panorama Bar club...

    • Steve Bug
    • Sven Väth
      Sven Väth
      Sven Väth is a Frankfurt-based DJ who has produced an extensive range of work since his career began in 1982. From 1985, he was part of the band OFF which released the hit "Electrica Salsa" in 1986...

    • Tobi Neumann
    • Zombie Nation
      Zombie Nation (band)
      Zombie Nation is a German techno and electro project of the Munich based DJ and producer Florian Senfter.-History:The first Zombie Nation five track EP was released in the spring of 1999 on DJ Hell's label, International DeeJay Gigolo Records...


    Singles / EPs

    • 2009 Stefan Goldmann "Yes To All" (12")
    • 2007 Guy Gerber "Late bloomers" (12")
    • 2006 Guy Gerber "This Is Balagan" (12")
    • 2006 Guy Gerber & Shlomi Aber "Sea Of Sand" (12")
    • 2005 Väth vs. Rother "Komm" (12")
    • 2005 Oliver Koletzki "Der Mückenschwarm" (12")
    • 2002 Legowelt "Disco Rout" (12")

    Compilations

    • 2011 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation K (CD, unmixed)
    • 2010 Various Artists - Sven Vath In The Mix - The Sound Of The Eleventh Season (2CD, mixed)
    • 2010 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation J (CD, unmixed)
    • 2009 Various Artists - Sven Vath In The Mix - The Sound Of The Tenth Season (2CD, mixed)
    • 2009 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation I (CD, unmixed)
    • 2008 Various Artists - Sven Vath In The Mix - The Sound Of The Ninth Season (2CD, mixed)
    • 2008 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation H (CD, unmixed)
    • 2007 Various Artists - Sven Vath In The Mix - The Sound Of The Eighth Season (2CD, mixed)
    • 2007 Various Artists - Raresh & André Galuzzi - Freak Show (2CD, mixed)
    • 2007 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation G (CD, unmixed)
    • 2006 Various Artists - Sven Vath In The Mix - The Sound Of The Seventh Season (2CD, mixed)
    • 2006 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation F (CD, unmixed)
    • 2005 Various Artists - Sven Vath In The Mix - The Sound Of The Sixth Season (2CD, mixed)
    • 2006 Various Artists - Väth & Hawtin In The Mix - The Sound Of The Third Season (2CD, mixed)
    • 2004 Various Artists - Loco Dice & Villalobos - Green & Blue (2CD, mixed)
    • 2003 Various Artists - Funk D'Void - iFunk (CD, mixed)
    • 2003 Various Artists - Ricardo Villalobos - Taka Taka (CD, mixed)
    • 2002 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation C (CD, unmixed)
    • 2001 Various Artists - Steve Bug - presents The Flow (CD, mixed)
    • 2001 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation B (CD, unmixed)
    • 2000 Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation A (CD, unmixed)

    See also

    • List of electronic music record labels
    • Electronic music
      Electronic music
      Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production. In general a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology. Examples of electromechanical sound...

    • Techno

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