Cocoon compilations are usually releases to look forward to, especially when they provide a preview of what clubbers can expect in terms of Ibiza action. Instead of going full-on techno like we’re used from him, Adam Beyer’s mix has become a more subtle blend of suave tech-house and dubbier material from artists such as Samuel L. Session, Joel Mull, Paul Ritch and Tiger Stripes. After a very well structured build-up in which ‘dub’ is the key word, Adam eventually engages into serving up very edgy and somewhat psychedelic techno with a nasty drive, in which especially tracks such as Steffen Deux’ Hungry, and Adam Beyer’s own Human Reason (with Alan Fitzpatrick) stand out.
Raum…Musik label manager Dorian Paic’ mix is a much more minimally structured affair in which the emphasis lies on nifty effecting and sudden twists rather than floor destruction. And there’s some pretty cool stuff to be found here too: Rio Padice’s Mission To Venus is a warm, muffled slab of minimalism, while tunes such as Daniel Stefank’s The Silicon Garden and DJ Sneak’s Delta Trippin’ turn to the beefier side of house music, including the tribal references and rumbling bass elements.
Our verdict: Not bad, not bad. Adam’s mix is a bit more adventurous than Dorian’s, but we’re quite sure both will be enjoyed thoroughly by house and techno fanatics. Things are about to get very dirty over at Amnesia this summer…
Standout tracks: Adam Beyer & alan Fitzpatrick –Human Reason, Rejected – For The People (Ben Klock remix), Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Praise To The Beat Maker Weak moments: Emmanuel Top – Addiction, Cally – Gud Gioc
Rating: 7.0/10 Label: Cocoon Recordings Release date: June 10th, 2011
Tracklist CD1 – Mixed by Adam Beyer 1. Function – Falling The Same Way (Dommune Version) 2. Midland – Bring Joy (Radio Slaves Joy and Pain Remix) 3. Dave Manuel – Theo (Alex Dolby Remix) 4. Emmanuel Top – Addiction 5. Skudge – Phantom 6. Joel Mull – Gmelina 7. Marc DePulse – Hartliner (Hermanez Remix) 8. Samuel L Session – Hype Nosis feat. Paris the Black Fu 09. The Martinez Brothers – The Causeway 10. Santos – Senior Scream 11. Paul Ritch – Common Sense 12. Reset Robot – 9AD 13. Pascal Mollin – Itchy 14. Steffen Deux – Hungry 15. Luca Morris – Lamu 16. Darius Syrossian – Stay Up Dancing, Get In Monday 17. Adam Beyer & Alan Fitzpatrick – Human Reason 18. Jesper Dahlback – You Got Me 19. Rejected – For The People (Ben Klock Remx) 20. Tiger Tripes – AH-64 21. Mark Henning – Collider 22. Terence :Terry – Time Doesn’t Count
CD2 – Mixed by Dorian Paic 1. Zip & Baby Ford – For How Long 2. Lawrence – Organ Track 3. Daniel Bell – Deep Down 4. Cally – Gud Gioc 5. The Martinez Brothers – Issshhh! (Beats) 6. Rio Padice – Mission To Venus 7. Priku – Monday Swing 8. Franco Cinelli – Program 36 9. Anonym – A Is For Acid 10. Daniel Stefanik – The Silicon Garden 11. Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Praise To The Beat Maker 12. DJ Sneak – Delta Trippin 13. Sascha Dive – La Santa Danza 14. Johnny Fiasco – Kalimba