Boomkat Product Review:
Cocoon's yearly roundup for 2010 features exclusive productions from Moritz Von Oswald, Ricardo Villalobos, DJ Koze, Pantha Du Prince and many more. Needless to say, we were excited by the prospect of a new Moritz track and 'Cocoon Dark Dub' is just that, a bare bones bass groove spaced to the furthest corners of the dub sphere with adroit and innately well timed mixing desk trickery. We catch Villalobos in dark and maudlin mood too, sweeping his refined, Chicago-debted house groove with chilling atmospherics. It's left to DJ Koze to shake some life into the party with the droning subs and future-primitive percussion of 'Sbooty' and Mathias Kaden with the undulating textures of 'Rave Strikes Back', but on the whole, everyone seems to be in a deeper focussed mood with darker grooving vibes.