We’re extremely proud to announce that legendary label Cocoon will be striking down at Ampere.
Ampere proudly presents the return of Cocoon to Antwerp.
Sven Väth his Cocoon story started in Frankfurt. Quickly the figurehead for a techno revolution in Germany that was to spread far and wide. Worldwide. Setting sail alone, this was 1981 and this was new. The Omen Club and so many other adventures punctuated this period, getting the sound out there . Vinyl then, vinyl now. Parties that mattered and changed things. Parties that reinforced a vision and eventually gave birth to Cocoon.
An extraordinary residency in one of the best clubs in the world was unleashed in 1999. Cocoon Ibiza, Amnesia on a Monday night. Now 16 years of parties that have set new standards in production and have never compromised on what matters, the music. An incredible risk became, and still is, one of the great successes in modern music and clubbing. A phenomenon now attracting more than 80,000 visitors in a 4 month season with Sven Vath front and centre throughout.
We are proud to host the Belgium Cocoon night at Ampere complete with some of their best artists, dancers and visuals.
JOSH WINK (cocoon, ovum) US
AMBIVALENT aka LA4A (cocoon, M_nus, Plus 8) US
SUBB AN (cocoon, crosstown rebels) UK
EINZELKIND (cocoon, playhouse) DE
VISUALS BY DUB VIDEO CONNECTION
This night features the official Cocoon girls.
tickets presale early birds € 10
tickets presale regular € 15
tickest on-line www.ampere-antwerp.com/tickets
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resident advisor tickets: http://bit.ly/2e7ezyb
# JOSH WINK
When you’re as iconic a figure as Josh Wink, it’s not so easy to sum up a career in a few words—but there are a couple of terms that might serve to get a handle on the seminal electronic-music producer’s lifework. One of the most apt, certainly, would be longevity. A brief scan of Wink’s mammoth résumé reveals the following: Early-’80 days as an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphia’s burgeoning warehouse scene during the house-music explosion later that decade; name-making ’90s club hits like “Don’t Laugh,” “Higher State of Consciousness” and “I’m Ready”; a label, Ovum Recordings, that’s undisputedly one of the most essential dance-music imprints; and his current position, after all these years, as one of the scene’s most vibrant and creative DJs and producers (witness the critical success of his 2009 long-player When A Banana Was Just A Banana).
Another word one could use to encapsulate Wink’s oeuvre is versatility. From the twisting, acidic breakbeat of the aforementioned “Higher States” to the organ-groove deepness of 2008’s “Stay Out All Night,” and from the pulsating ambience of 1996’s “Horizontal Dancing” to the streamline liquid techno of his recent remix of Agaric’s “Who Made Up the Rules”—with side trips along the way for drum ’n’ bass beats and hip-hop rhythms (Wink was a regular at West Philly DJ battles as a kid)—his sound ranges as far and wide as anyone’s. The same could be said for Ovum as well, which over the 16 years has released music from such varied artists as dream- vibe drum ’n’ bass specialist Jamie Myerson, Wild Pitch originator DJ Pierre and jack-track master DJ Sneak, to mention but a few. As with Wink’s own material, it’s timeless music—you could play a cut like David Alvarado’s swirling, percussion-drenched “Klugh” at a techno hoedown today, and it would sound as fresh as it did upon its late-’90s release; as with most of Ovum’s catalog, it’s music that’s not defined by time or trends.
Which brings us to our final term: integrity. It’s a trait that Wink possesses by the crateful, one that’s carried him through the vagaries of dance music’s endless cycles. Some who hit big when Wink did are content to live off past successes; others chase trends in an effort to stay relevant. But Wink has always been happy—determined, really, to do his own thing and follow his own path—if the music sells and the gigs keep coming, that’s great, but that’s not why he’s still in the game. “I got into this because it was something that I lived and ate and breathed,” Wink says. “There was so much passion for the music, there was nothing else for me. Whatever notoriety and success had come from this, it’s kind of a mistake, a byproduct, and I never planned for that. I never knew I could make a living from doing what I loved when I was a teenager; my parents thought it was a fad, actually.” And what do his folks think now over 25 years later? “Oh,” he says with a chuckle,” they love it.”
Ambivalent’s steady presence in techno over the last 9 years has helped establish him as a credible, reliable voice on underground dancefloors around the world. He’s garnered support from some of the most revered names in the genre, both for his productions and DJ sets. Having released with labels such as Ovum, Cocoon, Mobilee, and Minus as well as his own labels Delft and Valence, he’s developed a broad and loyal following of clubgoers and music fans.
Ambivalent’s steady presence in techno over the last 9 years has helped establish him as a credible, reliable voice on underground dancefloors around the world. He’s garnered support from some of the most revered names in the genre, both for his productions and DJ sets. Having released with labels such as Ovum, Cocoon, Mobilee, and Minus he’s developed a broad and loyal following of clubgoers and music fans.
Now the US-born Berlin resident is expanding his profile with two labels garnering an impressive list of followers and fans including Ben UFO, Erol Alkan, Slam, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Nina Kravitz, Bicep, Serge (Clone), Josh Wink, Alex Boman, Danny Daze, Jimmy Edgar, Magda, Scuba, Locked Groove, Slam and Eats Everything.
His labels Delft and Valence have quickly become seen as channels for both breaking talent such as Matrixxman, Vin Sol, GoldFFinch and Cause & Effect Men as well as established heroes of the scene such as Alden Tyrell and JPLS.
His DJ sets have recently taken him to some of the best clubs and festivals in the world, including Berghain, Concréte, Output, Village Underground, BPM Festival, Amsterdam Open Air, and many more.
2016 sees Ambivalent growing his audience even wider with labels and releases getting heavy rotation and responses from the top tier of the scene he’s inhabited over a long and fruitful career.
# SUBB AN
A dynamic producer with a firm understanding of what it takes to move a dancefloor, Subb-an’s music has more than a little mystery about it. His productions are deep, raw, soul heavy and although always achingly relevant, glance backwards through a long lineage of house masters. As a DJ, his sets pass between house and deep techno, balancing swing, groove and potent bottom end notes. His killer live set is tinged with techno and more than a few straight dancefloor weapons, each set so far unique in its delivery for every performance. He releases across Crosstown Rebels, Spectral Sound and his own imprint One Records, where he conspires with his close friend and fellow party instigator Adam Shelton, appearing regularly for institutions such as Circo Loco, Cocoon, fabric, Panorama Bar and more. An artist well and truly in his stride and with so many different aspects to his talent, Subb-an will no doubt continue to blaze an increasingly unique trail.
Blabla..Kraftwerk..blablabla..Music was his first love..
blabla..Father had a record collection or played in a band..blablablabla..Omen..
blablabla..is the best dj in the world...
ballabla..first turntable when he was three.
blabla played all over the world from Braunschweig to Bottrop...blabla..Ricardo..
blabla..ibiza..blabla...Luciano gave me heart signal when he played..
blablabla...Robert Johnson.....blablablabl...Panorama bar....blabalbllb
Well we guess that sums up all about Einzelkind.
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