Sven Vath

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Biography

  • 1981 and Frankfurt it started. 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,..
    Sven Väth is quite simply unique. A legend in his own lifetime with a commitment and passion that has influenced the advance and evolution of electronic music. Clubs, record labels and careers have been launched. There are some people that are destined to emerge and change things. Change landscapes. Sven Väth is a risk taking visionary, an instigator, an innovator and very possibly invincible. 1981 and Frankfurt it started. 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 upwards of 80,000 visitors in a 4 month season with Sven Vath front and centre throughout. Along with Cocoon Ibiza Sven created a booking agency (now Flash Artist Booking - targeting the best and the brightest), an event agency (Cocoon Event – spreading the vision across 5 continents and now over 30 countries) and a record label (Cocoon Recordings - with a back catalogue stuffed with quality) that gets ever more important and keeps on growing. For all that you just have to meet the man behind the decks to really get it. With vinyl flailing he picks up a crowd and takes them with him. At a Sven gig you are in a performance with no one knowing quite what is going to happen. It has always been so. There may be 120 gigs a year, some very big some more intimate, but you will always feel invited and you will always see the heart of the man. That heart belongs to the crowd. Everyone is a VIP. Sven Väth is rock and roll. In October 2014 there was a happening that expressed this togetherness and mutual respect. It was a 50th birthday party in stunning surroundings where 12,000 people joined together in Mannheim to celebrate a monumental life and career. An unforgettable night of dancing and community In 2015 another very special moment as Sven was honoured by the City of Frankfurt with the „Goethplakette“, issued only to those that have made a real contribution to the cultural life of the city. A formal occasion but one that was important because it acknowledged at a different level the positivity that dance music can bring. A force for good. There was an after party of course, is Sven after all..... Some fascinating collaborations have emerged as Sven has continued to explore another passion, contemporary art. Intriguing link ups with such influential figures as Tobias Rehberger and Andreas Gursky, both long term friends, are sure to throw up more surprises in the next months and years. 2016 and that means an astonishing 35 years as a Dj and an equally astonishing 17th season of Cocoon Ibiza The most charismatic DJ of his generation is more vital and relevant than ever. Utterly professional, utterly unpredictable. No one else like him. Not even close.
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    Selected discography

    Album: 1992 Sven Väth - Accident in Paradise (Eye Q Records, WEA Music) 1994 Sven Väth - The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer (Eye Q Records) 1995 Astral Pilot - Electro Accupuncture (Harthouse) Sven Väth - Touch Themes Of Harlequin - Robot - Ballet-Dancer (Eye Q Records) 1998 Sven Väth - Fusion (Virgin) 1999 Sven Väth - Six In The Mix (The Fusion Remix Collection '99) (Virgin) 2000 Sven Väth - Contact (Virgin) 2002 Sven Väth - Fire (Virgin) 2003 Sven Väth - Fireworks (Virgin) Singles & EP´s: 1992 Sven Väth - An Accident In Paradise (Remixes) (Eye Q Records) 1993 Sven Väth - L'Esperanza (Eye Q Records, WEA Music) Sven Väth - Ritual Of Life (Ritual Mixes) (Eye Q Records) Sven Väth - Ritual Of Life (Warner Bros. Records) 1994 Sven Väth - Harlequin - The Beauty And The Beast (Eye Q Records) Sven Väth - Ballet-Fusion (Eye Q Records) 1997 Sven Väth - Fusion / Scorpio's Movement (Virgin) 1998 Sven Väth - Face It (Remixes) (Virgin) Sven Väth - Omen A.M. (Virgin) Sven Väth - Sounds Control Your Mind (Virgin) Sven Väth - Breakthrough (Virgin) Sven Väth - Schubdüse (Virgin) 1999 Sven Väth - Dein Schweiss (Virgin) Sven Väth - Augenblick (Virgin) Sven Väth - Discophon (Virgin) 2000 Sven Väth - Pathfinder / Ein Waggon Voller Geschichten (Virgin) Sven Väth - Barbarella / L'Esperanza (2000er Remixes) (Virgin) Sven Väth - Apricot (Virgin) 2001 Sven Väth Feat. Miss Kittin - Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus / Design Music (Virgin) Sven Väth - Strahlemann Und Söhne (Remixes) (Virgin) 2002 Sven Väth - Vision (Cocoon Recordings) Sven Väth - Mind Games (Virgin) Sven Väth - Steel / Ghost Remixes (Virgin) Sven Väth - Set my Heart on Fire (Virgin) 2003 Sven Väth - Fire Works E.P. (Virgin) 2005 Väth vs. Rother - Komm (Cocoon Recordings) 2006 Väth* + Rother* - Springlove (Datapunk) 2008 Väth* vs. Rother* / Ricardo Villalobos - Cocoon Morphs Tokyo - 50th 12" Release Part III (Cocoon Recordings) 2014 Sven Väth - L'Esperanza (Âme Reinterpretation) (Cocoon Recordings) 2016 Sven Väth - Accident In Paradise (KiNK Remix) / Robot (Kölsch Remix) (Cocoon Recordings) OFF Feat. Sven Väth - Electrica Salsa (Cocoon Recordings) Compilations: 1996 B-Zet & Sven Väth - Der Kalte Finger - Soundtrack (Eye Q Records) 2000 Sven Väth - Retrospective 1990-97 (Club Culture) 2014 Sven Väth - Coming Home ‎(CD, Comp) (Stereo Deluxe) DJ Mixes: 1996 Sven Vath* / Moby - Mixmag Live! Volume 2 (Cocoon Recordings) 2000 Sven Väth - In The Mix: The Sound Of The First Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2001 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Second Season - Noche Y Dia (Cocoon Recordings) 2002 Sven Väth & Richie Hawtin - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Third Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2003 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Fourth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2004 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Fifth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2005 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Sixth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2006 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Seventh Season (Cocoon Recordings) Summer Mix 2006 - Zwei Sind Wir - 2 Jahre Cocoon Club (Cocoon Recordings) Sexy Techno At Cocoon mixed by Sven Väth (Mixmag) 2007 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Eighth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2008 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Ninth Season (Cocoon Recordings) FourTracks4U - 4 Jahre Cocoon Club (Cocoon Recordings) 2009 Cocoon Classics mixed by Sven Väth (Mixmag) Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Tenth Season (Cocoon Recordings ) 2010 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Eleventh Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2011 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Twelfth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 30 Years Of Sven Väth Mixmag 2012 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Thirteenth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2013 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Fourteenth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2014 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Fifteenth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2015 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Sixteenth Season (Cocoon Recordings) 2016 Sven Väth - In The Mix - The Sound Of The Seventeenth Season (Cocoon Recordings) Podcast: 2013 RA.369 ‎(File, MP3, Mixed, 160) (Resident Advisor) 2014 RA.EX200 Sven Väth - Privado - Resident Advisor Podcast (Resident Advisor) 2015 BBC Radio1 Essential Mix (BBC1)