Sven Vath's long-standing Cocoon brand begins its second decade with this 12-track label collection. Cheekily titled Compilation K, it proudly boasts a deeper-than-average collection of Euro-centric tech-house grooves that should appeal to afterhours the world over. With Dinky, Henrik Schwartz, Argy and Sascha Dive involved alongside an coterie of lesser-known names, there's plenty to investigate. While highlights are perhaps not as plentiful as you'd expect, the standard is reliably high. Certainly, deep house minded DJs will find plenty of floor-friendly fodder, not least David August's comforting opener and Minilogue's delicious "Blessed", while techno heads will flock to Argy's retro-futurist gem "The Thrust".
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