For fourteen years the island Ibiza has been haunted by Sven Vath and his high-spirited tribe. In 2013, Cocoon turned the beloved Amnesia into a tropical jungle. The jungle seduces with lush colors and intriguing sounds. Without hesitation you dive into lush greens, amazed by heat and beauty. The sun beaming, wind rushing through, unimaginable beasts roaring in the distance - it might all seem a bit too intense. You might feel lost. Beauty turns into dreariness, an adventure becomes a nightmare. But there is sound, a call. It is as a groove, gentle yet firm, elegant but demanding. These beats lead you through the adventure. The creator of this groove is no one else than techno ambassador Sven Vath. Mr. VÃ¤th is not only merging the new sounds of electronic musicÂ´s most prolific producers into one big experience. He is also the host of the whole event, using music, dance, performance, pyrotechnics and set design to create an integral experience. As a keepsake of the amazing nights and days VÃ¤th assembles the most memorable tracks into a mix-album. This time, the approach is different: Instead of creating two mixes representing each night and day, he produced one continuous set.
As the sun lowers dazzlingly over the Mediterranean Sea the astonishingly beautiful yet inaccessibly distant chords of â€œAllowanceâ€ by IsolÃ©e leave no doubt: everything is said, everything is done. Yet this is only the beginning of the set. VÃ¤th seems to remind us: An end is also a beginning. Every beginning is the end of something else as well. VÃ¤th establishes a philosophical depth, reminding us of the circular nature of life. The suggestive of chords of LusineÂ´s â€œLuckyâ€ translate the thoughtful mood into a celebratory energy. Remixing â€œLockdown Partyâ€ by The Mole, DJ Sprinkle fuses the joy of a block party with heartfelt Deep House chords, harsh cross fader effects adding an unlikely twist. Cocoon Hero Ricardo Villalobos creates an unlikely encounter of a driving bassline and a restrained beats topped by intangible strings. This contradictory tension is dissolved by the sweet piano riff of Marcus FixÂ´ â€žI wanna let you goâ€œ. With his dry, tense groove Losoul bundles the dancefloorÂ´s playful energy into one focused kick. With its beseeching vocal, Viktor ShanÂ´s â€œHow you want itâ€ adds new emotional layers to the set. John HeckelÂ´s marching grooves and nagging acid sounds drive the night further towards its peak. Adam Ports remix of Daniel StefanikÂ´s â€œConfidenceâ€ is all about the bass line prowling around the dance floor like a hungry animal. Soy MustafaÂ´s â€œBug In The Bassbinâ€ picks up the bassy energy, grounding Carl Craigs classic with the same title in LondonÂ´s contemporary bass music. Losoul returns with another one of his subtle yet powerful grooves. There are no big moves necessary to jolt at the basement of the club. The Third Man picks up the Detroit vibe, turning glistening chords into an ecstatic anthem, calling 2013Â´s most intensive moments back to the mind.
The second part sets of on a slightly different, mellow note. Henrik SchwarzÂ´ keen house sounds explore inert, gloomy Indierock-sensibilities, fusing perfectly into Ten WallsÂ´ â€œGothamâ€. The contrast of its alluring melodies and the heavy bass put the crowds of this season consistently under their spell. The restrained choir of DJ Yellow & FlowerÂ´s â€œSea Creaturesâ€ has a sacral quality, recalling the sublime voices of medieval music. Matt JohnÂ´s â€œThe Keysâ€ dissolves this withdrawn energy in a playful vibe, his cool voice reminding of the hard-boiled crooning of the EightiesÂ´ David Bowie. Butch is clearing this conflicting emotions, creating space for Roman FlÃ¼gelÂ´s unique way of carving out the fun and joy of quirky electronic sounds. Makam releases the raw immediate energy of his emotionally versatile house style. At this moment, wAFF only need very little to finally push the crowd into the abyss of pure ecstasy. Everything is possible now. VÃ¤th scoops from his vaults, pouring sonic pleasures over the crowd. Nihad Tule drops fierce electronic sounds barley heard before, Psyk creates a multilayered sound sculpture full of movement and life. Bursting with energy yet controlled and subtle DeveloperÂ´s marching electro riff creates an intriguing psychedelic effect. Len Faki and Johannes Heil suggest a certain seriousness. A horn call seems to ask the dancers to persist for a moment and remember the smiles and sweat and everything else that counted in the summer of 2013. It is the end of IbizaÂ´s season, but the beginning of another adventure: With â€œThe Sound of the 14th Season World Tourâ€ VÃ¤th enravishes party people all over Europe and South America with his unique Ibiza experience.