Techno powerhouse Cocoon is coming to London this April – and bringing one hell of a party.
Presenting its first major event of the year, legendary club Cocoon will be taking over a secret central London venue on April 9th. And with a lineup that perfectly showcases why Cocoon is considered one of the biggest names in electronic music, this is big news.
Sven Vath’s Cocoon has long been at the forefront of electronic music; Cocoon Club is widely considered to be one of the world’s biggest and best clubs, while Cocoon Recordings’ roster boasts some of the industry’s brightest stars and most innovative producers, including Dominik Eulberg, Funk D’Void, Guy Gerber, Pig & Dan, Steve Bug, Sven Vath and Ricardo Villalobos. In short, global player Vath has created an alternate reality – one where techno is the lifeblood. And it’s touching down in London for the first time since November’s sold-out Fabric extravaganza.
On April 9th Cocoon London presents three DJs from the East – Romanian dancefloor destroyers Raresh, Pedro and Rhadoo, who together will play a staggering back2back eight-hour set. Eight hours!
Cocoon London will be throbbing all night to the intense sound of the [a:rpia:r] founders and Cocoon Club upstarts, who have played some of the biggest clubs in the world. According to the trio, top label [a:rpia:r] is based on the actual experience of the dancefloor. For Raresh, Pedro and Rhadoo, minimal goes epic, with a techno-meets-house flavour that sends ravers into a frenzy – its energetic and exuberant, and pure Cocoon gold.
Raresh is probably the most famous of Romania’s big DJs, known for the warm, intense grooves that are woven through his minimal-tech house tunes. His style is instantly recognizable and has won him critical acclaim and an army of fans. He’s played some of the most famous clubs around the world and is constantly in demand – he’s Cocoon’s darling, and a DJ at the top of his game. Pedro has in recent years become one of the stars of Ibiza’s new wave. A favourite in clubs around Europe, he began DJing in 1999 in Bucharest. His music has a grooving deep house vibe. Rhadoo is one of Romania’s favourite music stars. Having started DJing in 1995, he has won plaudits as a top-class DJ, and now his diverse production skills and ethos are raising eyebrows throughout the industry – his talent for making credible and addictive dubby tech-house and uplifting techno credible is particularly remarkable.
And now these three Romanian DJs play together in London for the first time in two years. They’re here to show why Romania is the newest hotspot for electronic music.