There's something distinctly stark and Germanic about naming your label compilations after letters of the alphabet, but then Cocoon's approach to house and techno has always been pretty bare and stripped-back. For this installment (the 13th in the series, fact fans), Sven Vath and company have flipped the script slightly, offering various shades of woozy, warm, heavily electronic deepness. Makam kicks things off in fine style with the impeccable "Samsara", while there are also notable contributions from Douglas Greed (the hypnotic, quirky, chanted vocal cut "Dynamit"), Temma Teje (the far-sighted Detroit-influenced techno of "Nueva") and Tuff City Kids, whose wide-eyed "Meshnerize" sounds like vintage Pet Shop Boys after a weekend smoking blunts in Ibiza.
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