Mano Le Tough Packs A Punch At Cocoon

Posted on September 8, 2018

Words: Nina Saei

Images: Tamara Sini

Additional Images By Phrank.

September is upon us and the high season of August is officially over; yet legendary techno party Cocoon is far from slowing down. With another incredible line-up taking over its new island base Pacha Ibiza, last Wednesday brought together the best of electronica Ireland has to offer combined with Germany’s finest. We are of course talking about Dublin-born Mano Le Tough and Frankfurt’s superstar – and Cocoon founder – Sven Väth, a recipe guaranteed for success. With the intimate space of Room 2 taken over by the female powerhouse that is Cassy, playing all night long, we were in for a double-deluxe treat!

Arriving just past midnight we were immediately drawn to the main room by the sounds of a deep, chest-rattling bassline where, underneath the enormous Cocoon sign sitting just above the DJ booth, the lights illuminated Mano Le Tough.Best known for his own melodic production, combining the experimental sounds of electronica with traditional house and techno, his releases on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records and long running German record label Permanent Vacation are medals to his collection. His set reflected his wide range of musical inspiration – playing synth-heavy, electro-tipped house with straight up, no-nonsense techno. Combine this with Pacha Ibiza’s incredible crystal-clear sound system and the result is something very special indeed.

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In the blink of an eye we had been dancing for two hours straight, and it was time to make our way to the more intimate settings of Room 2, where Cassy was two and a half hours into her five-hour marathon set. It was clear she had been digging deep into the dance music scene all the way back to the early ‘90s, spinning a mix of old school, piano-heavy house with the modern rolling basslines of tech-house; keeping the intimate crowd on their toes throughout. Her energy behind the booth was consistently high, the ravers in the front absorbing it all with much enthusiasm and creating an electrifying atmosphere.

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After a quick breather and sit down in Pacha Ibiza’s beautiful rooftop garden, we headed back into the Main Room where Papa Sven was starting his set.Fans of Sven Vaeth will know that he only plays vinyl. The Cocoon boss, with 19 years’ experience of playing his own party, did not disappoint. Every track he dropped the needle of the turntables onto sent the packed-out main room into total frenzy. Grinning from ear to ear, he effortlessly blended one monumental track into another.

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Finding it near impossible to leave the dancefloor, the end whittled around quicker than we would have hoped. With the floor erupting into a grand applause, it was another night, another job very well done. Leaving with memories of yet another amazing night, it’s simply ofno wonder that Cocoon has been the dominating techno force on the White Isle for decades!

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May 2019

MON 27 MAY 2019
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June 2019

MON 10 JUN 2019
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July 2019

MON 08 JUL 2019
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August 2019

MON 05 AUG 2019
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MON 19 AUG 2019
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September 2019

MON 02 SEP 2019
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