Sven Väth is a DJ who has produced a large body of work since his career began in 1982. He was one of the founders of legendary trance music labels Harthouse and the now-defunct Eye Q, as well as being among the very first DJs to play trance records. Today he is the owner of the Cocoon Music & Event GmbH, which contains his Label, Cocoon Recordings.
Since his beginnings in the Frankfurt club scene in 1982, when Sven Väth attracted interest with DJ sets of several hours and a completely new understanding of club culture, his name has not only stood for the constant development of this art form called Electronic Music: with his platform Cocoon, he has also revealed a real dedication in the support of young musical talent showing his passion for bringing great music to the fore.
He has his fans in the most important clubs across the globe as well as at the world's biggest festivals, he toured South America and played in the Thai jungle, and he is cultural ambassador of the German Goethe Institute. On the dance floor, he unites thirty-five-year-olds with fifteen-year-olds. The reader's polls of the big magazines regularly see him in top ranks in every important category, and his tours lead him to more than seventy cities and numerous festivals on four continents, practically the whole year through. However, besides his own career, the advancement of electronic music as such is of high importance to Sven. His Cocoon network is home to the booking agency Cocoon Artist Booking, the event agency Cocoon Events and the record label Cocoon Recordings – three very important components of the electronic music scene that are both innovative and independent.
In Ibiza, the Cocoon events belong to the most successful parties for years, due to their sharp musical and artistic profile. In the year 2004, six years after the closing of the ground-breaking Omen club (whose artistic motor Sven Väth had been), he started a new era of club-life in Germany and opened the cocoonclub in Frankfurt, setting new standards in design, conception and music. Two restaurants, a Michelin-star awarded chef and the elite of the international DJ guild guarantee a high-class entertainment experience.
Selected discography Sven Vath
Accident In Paradise (Eye Q / 1993)
The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer (Eye Q / 1994)
DJ Mix CDs (on Cocoon Recordings):
The Sound Of The First Season (2000)
The Sound Of The Second Season (2001)
The Sound Of The Third Season (2002)
The Sound Of The Fourth Season (2003)
The Sound Of The Fifth Season (2004)
The Sound Of The Sixth Season (2005)
The Sound Of The Seventh Season (2006)
The Sound Of The Eighth Season (2007)
The Sound Of The Ninth Season (2008)
The Sound Of The Tenth Season (2009)
The Sound Of The Eleventh Season (2010)
The Sound Of The Twelfth Season (2011)
Singles (on Cocoon Recordings):
Cocoon Morphs Tokyo 2/3 (2008)