It's that time of year again. Sven Vath's best-of-Ibiza compilation series hits volume number eight next month.
Despite a shaky start with Amnesia getting shut down and Cocoon being forced into hold their opening party at Privilege, this year's Cocoon parties in Ibiza reportedly ended up breaking all records in terms of numbers. Subtitled 'Freakshow' with a photoshoot to match, Vath's Ibiza residency closed out three weeks ago with a quadruple header of Vath, Villalobos, Hawtin and Luciano, but if you missed it, Uncle Sven has handily compiled the tracks that made Amnesia jump this summer onto his annual double CD.
'The Sound of the Eighth Season' once again focuses on new talent, with up and comers such as Alejandro Vivanco, Tolga Fidan and Mark August making the cut alongside tech house/techno stalwarts such as Joris Voorn, Carl Craig and Alter Ego. Part of the pleasure of the series is hearing new bubbling under tracks mixed together bigroom style, but a look at the press notes and this year's volume is billed as more than that: On the mix Sven "doesn't give his opinion of what techno was, is or might be," says Cocoon. "But he rather delivers the soundtrack to a certain concept of life." We're not quite sure what that concept might be, but judging by the bags under the eyes of Ibiza returnees this year, it was a messy one.
CD1 - Freak
01 Radical Majik - Dub Rider
02 John Spring - Ready To Broadcast
03 The Amazing - QU’EST-CE QUE VOUS
04 Plan Tec - Espias Psiquicos (Jonas Kopp Psiquic Rmx)
05 J.T.C. - Take ‘em Off
06 Steve Rachmad - Moog On Acid
07 Joris Voorn - The Deep
08 Argy - Unreliable Virgin
09 Worthy - Irst_te? (Claude VonStroke Rmx)
10 Chrom - Cygnet Glace (Raudive Rmx)
11 Fausto Messina & Dariush - Compulsive Disorder
12 Alter Ego - Why Not?!
CD2 - Show
01 Tolga Fidan - Tanbulistan
02 Junior Boys - Like A Child (Carl Craig Rmx)
03 Paulo Olarte - Solo Tu (Isolée Rmx)
04 René et Gaston - Meluche Ideale
05 Alejandro Vivanco - Madre Tierra
06 Jamie Jones - Harajuku
07 Mark August - Old Joy
08 Martin Buttrich - Hunter
09 Chaton - Catch The Beat
10 Pepe Bradock - Rhapsody In Pain
'The Sound of the Eighth Season' mixed by Sven Vath will be released on Cocoon on November 9th, 2007.