Summer, sun, salt in the air! Finally, the season closings are coming! Where are the heroes of the night? You are my hero, I am your hero, all of you are our heroes. Everybody, friends and hands, shamans and magicians. The masters of loudness as well as the many helpers in the background, without whom all this would not be possible. We are one: Cocoon Heroes!
Come on, join the journey, because the island is ready for new heroes! Enjoy the sun, taste the salty air, meet again all the other heroes and embrace new ones. This is the flight into the heart of the beat, the perfect party and the following day in all its beauty. Not from this world – a short utopia – however, one that we are creating – together. With that power, this seemingly unending power of the sun. Let us make use from it, because we can succeed. We, the pirates, the travellers, the dancers and the artists, and all the others. A dream? Yes, sure – but one we are able to live, thanks to you. A dream that we create, a dream that we make come true. Together with you! Because we are the party: Cocoon Heroes!
If you’ve seen Loco Dice perform at his ten-year-long Tribehouse residency in his hometown Düsseldorf, or at DC- 10 in Ibiza (from ’02-’06), you will have clicked to this. Loco Dice is someone, who can puzzle together intangible moods with a direct approach.
Via his DJ sets or his productions on labels like M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon, he merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves inspired by the hip hop that was his early sonic stomping ground in the mid- to late ‘90s. There’s something there for the dreamers, as well as for the 9-to-5ers who just want to lose everything in a moment of abandon on the dancefloor.
Maetrik aka Eric Estornel, also famous under the names, MARIEL ITO, MACEO PLEX, and simply ESTORNEL, has been contributing to his musical world around him since 1993. Always searching for the future of electronic dance, Eric has never let himself be confined by the rules of styles or genres as he makes his way through such a political and fickle industry.
It sounds minimal…
Another room, another Heroes…
No need to present Ricardo Villalobos, Berlin based Dj, one of the best-known names in contemporary electronica and one of the most solicited Djs worldwide and a renowned musician.
After his first trip to Ibiza in 1995, Ricardo adopted the island as a third home. He played at a Cocoon event at Amnesia in 1999 and joined the Cocoon booking agency later that year.
“Listening to ECM for decades, it sharpens your ear really.” R. Villalobos
Raresh, The native-born Romanian signed on the Romanian label ar[pi]ar, showed us how meteoric one’s rise in the world of electronic music can turn out to be. In 2003, Raresh had already played in various clubs in his native city Bacau, but he was eventually drawn to Bukarest. In 2005, he already shared decks with famous colleagues like Richie Hawtin, Tobi Neumann or Josh Wink. Only one year later, he played back to back with Chris Tietjen the warm-up for Sven Väth as part of The Sound Of The Sixth Season World Tour 2006. Soon after, Raresh switched to the Cocoon booking agency and entered the world of internationally sought-after DJs.
You’ll can share this Cocoon experience, listenning Radio Amnesia on Monday from 23H00 to 03H00 on www.amnesia.es and also on Ibiza Sonica which become Radio Amnesia every night. 95.2 fm or www.ibizasonica.com
Radio Amnesia will retransmit tonight from the terrace the sets of Onur Ozër and Tobi Neumann from 00H00 to 03H00