various artists ~ compilation k on cocoon


if you were beginning to suspect cocoon was tuning into a bit of an irrelevant super-brand, the frankfurt label’s latest two releases may well change your mind. aside from the tasty timeless compilation by lawrence due soon, there is this, the fittingly entitled k installment of the annual alphabet series. sticking to what’s become the usual m.o., there is a blend of those producers you’d expect to see with those you wouldn’t. the results are largely on the button; are occasionally backward looking but still rewarding (matt john’s dark minimal and perlon aligned ‘the blue storm’) but sometimes even peek into the future of what may be for certain strains of house music.

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