Chris Tietjen brings us the eighth edition of the Cocoon in-house mix CD series and just as his predecessors, Tietjen was not only responsible for selecting and mixing the tracks, but manages to draw a big line and to reconcile the sometimes very heterogenous Cocoon Recordings releases.
The gap that techno fans might see between tracks by Daniel Stefanik, Ambivalent and Secret Cinema is skillfully bridged by Tietjen’s beneficial flow of the mix. This diversion is typical for Cocoon, a lot of variety within one set, using material only from one single label, without losing the tension.
Of course, Stefanik’s contributions and the tracks of Mark Broom or Maetrik stand out a little bit, but this is also a sign of a good mix: to find the right proportion between a fluent passage and similar styles. To stay in the flow but never become monotonuos.
Edition “Acht” of the Cocoon in-house series is fully dedicated to the label’s philosophy and to all the Cocoon DJs’ philosophy who defy loop techno and Ableton monotony, but rather wants to bring in great variety and a wide range of music just as on the new Cocoon mix, and this is probably why they appear so timeless.
1. Sawlin – Posay
2. Daniel Stefanik – Everything Goes Green
3. Ilario Alicante & Todd Bodine – Modern Apocalypse
4. André Galluzzi & Dana Ruh – Voyage
5. Maetrik – Particle House
6. Christian Burkhardt – Waffles
7. Sian – East of Eden
8. Daniel Stefanik – Rush
9. Maetrik – The Reason
10. Secret Cinema & Peter Horrevorts – Ana Bola
11. Mark Broom – SQ18
12. Ambivalent – Iwato
13. Doomwork – Independence
14. Chris Tietjen & Markus Fix – Active
15. Daniel Stefanik feat. Cassy – Keep On (Version 1)
16. Chris Tietjen & Ricardo Villalobos – TV Watching
Artist: Various Artists mixed by Chris Tietjen
Release Date: March 2013