Fair to say, Amnesia has been doing very well this summer. The club has got regularly packed on techno (Music On), trance (Cream), bass (Together) and EDM (Foam & Diamonds by Paris Hilton) events. La Troya, Matinee and the new Amnesia Presents might have clocked in more moderate numbers, but have been amazing in terms of vibes nonetheless.
However, the most delectable positions of the club’s weekly programme are obviously its two techno nights.
Cocoon has produced a highly favourable impression in spite of or, better to say, due to the fact that it has always been busy, but not drastically packed. The biggest technological innovation for the night were rotating semicircular screens projecting live video of the crowd in real time, mixing it with visuals. Music-wise, Ricardo Villalobos, who used to be Cocoon’s stalwart, performed only twice, saving himself for Next Wave. Instead, Luciano came back for 8 dates with his new Origins concept, bringing along such artists as D’Julz, Ernesto Ferreyra, Mirko Loko, Scuba and others. No matter which room they took over, Origins were always buzzing and went on till late in the morning. For the last month of the season Cocoon have lots of fun in store, such as Ten Walls (live) and Sven Vath all night long on September 1, and a most powerful line-up for September 15 with Eats Everything and Catz N Dogz in the Main room, and Origins with Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos on the Terrace. The closing will take place on September 29 with Sven Väth, Henrik Schwarz (live), Mathias Kaden, Ilario Alicante, Paul Ritch (live), Dorian Paic and some very special guests.
As for Music On, in peak season it used to get full by 4am, and even those who had bought tickets in pre-sale had to wait in the queue till someone left the club. Marco Carola dropped out for two weeks due to ear infection, but it didn’t affect the huge attendance of the party: in his absence Joseph Capriati was playing extended sets, steering towards Marco’s energetic style. Among the upcoming dates September 5 should be the most prominent with Marco Carola playing all night long, and the epic closing will happen on September 26 with Marco Carola, Leon and Re-UP on the Terrace and Joseph Capriati, Stacey Pullen and Neverdogs in the Main room. Also it must be noted that the party obtained stronger visuals with more LED screens all over the place.
The line-up for Amnesia closing on October 4 will rely heavily on the programming of Cocoon and Music On as well: Luciano, Maceo Plex, Joseph Capriati, Eats Everything, Mar-T, Butch, Cuartero b2b Hector Couto and more to be announced very soon.
Words: Lena Kochetkova