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  • Mixmag Staff
  • 30 September 2016
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Various 'Cocoon Compilation P' (Cocoon Recordings)

Cocoon’s newest compilation is the sonic equivalent of being abducted by techno-loving aliens from a strobe-filled Amnesia. Mirko Loko’s off-kilter ‘Artificiel’ starts slow before Wouter De Moor’s acid-tinged ‘Tesla Coil’ kicks in with punchy synths. Rhythm Factory’s ‘N.2guts’ continues the otherworldly journey, before percussive beats transform into robotic voices on Redshape’s futuristic ‘The Choice’. La Fleur’s ‘Chemicality’ is six minutes of spaced-out euphoria and Alex Bau’s ‘The Whip’ is pulsing, chugging techno. Ilario Alicante delivers a main-room monster in ‘Rising Lines’, though it’s left to Jacob Korn’s ‘You Fill Me’ and Atelier Francesco’s sombre ‘All This Is For A Jump’ to bring us back to earth.

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