Christian Burkhardt, Jamie Trench, Liam Webb, Jamie Ward
Well after 2 great parties this year so far, Summer is finally here and we are flying in an artist that we've wanted to book for quite some time. Cocoon's very own Christian Burkhardt. To sweeten that little number we are also bringing down Roots for Bloom head honcho Jamie Trench....
Christian Burkhardt is an artist truly absorbed with the range of sonic possibilities, a producer not content with existing within the realms of House and Techno, but one that is determined to stretch its limits further with his signature sound.
He is releasing on labels like Oslo, Raum…Musik, Pressure Traxx, La Pena, Deep Vibes, Cocoon and his own label CB Sessions. Burkhardt approaches music making with a strong focus on complex rhythms that not only move your body but rise above generic club music.
His masterful use of technology, meshed with the warm sounds of analogue gear and over years of music production experience have tinged his production with a unique sound that other produces praise and DJs never seem to stop playing. Solely on the basis of his productions has he been invited to present the sounds of his Offenbach studio in the form of a live set on almost every continent. And those live sets are by no means just a playlist of Burkhardt hits. This melody and groove obsessed sound pioneer tweaks, layers and twists his sounds differently for every event.
His success is measured best in the pleasure that he finds in making music - a feeling that may start in the club but never ends there.
As one of the UK’s most promising producers, with releases on Tsuba, VIVa Music, Kaluki, Music is Love and his own Roots For Bloom, the future is looking promising for Jamie. His musical journey began from a young age. With his father in the night club scene, Jamie would spend most of his child-hood hanging around night-clubs when they were closed listening to CD’s that his father had bought him back from the night before.
At the age of 20 Jamie played out his first gig at the Lightbox in London before becoming involved in his local scene at The Loft Party in Milton Keynes. It was that local scene and music education that led him to the island of Ibiza where Jamie spent three summers listening to and working with the best DJ’s at the world’s best clubs as well as playing at The Zoo Project, Privilege and Ibiza’s number one club Space for it’s Closing Fiesta; a club where Jamie also enjoyed a residency at Kehauma in the Red Box alongside Daniel Dalton. More recently he has had gigs at the Warehouse Project Manchester and Tsuba label showcases to name a few.
Jamie’s releases have turned heads in the house scene receiving plays at Dc10, Space and all across the UK and Europe. His musical influences range from artists like Kerri Chandler, The Chemical Brothers and MJ Cole, to A Tribe Called Quest, Slick Rick and other 90s outfits; Jamie’s never been shy to try something different in the studio or during his sets, allowing the crowd to relax, express themselves and let themselves go.
As a keen vinyl collector, 2012 saw the birth of his own label Roots For Bloom. As a firm believer that vinyl still has it’s place in a digital world, Jamie Trench is a forward thinking DJ and producer, but has a passion for the history of house music as well it’s future.
We hope to see you on the dancefloor....