Sven Väth
Sven Väth is a Frankfurt-based DJ
Disc jockey
A disc jockey, also known as DJ, is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience. Originally, "disc" referred to phonograph records, not the later Compact Discs. Today, the term includes all forms of music playback, no matter the medium.There are several types of disc jockeys...

 who has produced an extensive range of work since his career began in 1982. From 1985, he was part of the band OFF (acronym for Organization for Fun) which released the hit "Electrica Salsa
Electrica Salsa
"Electrica Salsa", also entitled "Electrica Salsa " is a 1987 song recorded by German DJ and singer Sven Väth under the pseudonym of OFF. It was the first single from his album Organisation for Fun on which it appears as fourth track in its single version and as 14th track in the PWL remix...

" in 1986. He was also one of the founders of trance music
Trance music
Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s.:251 It is generally characterized by a tempo of between 125 and 150 bpm,:252 repeating melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and breaks down throughout a track...

 labels Harthouse
Harthouse is a German record label specializing in techno music. The label has been responsible for many success stories in the electronic world including Oliver Lieb, Eternal Basement, Hardfloor, Sven Väth and Koxbox....

 and the now-defunct Eye Q
Eye Q
Eye Q was a record label founded in 1990 by Sven Väth, Matthias Hoffmann and Heinz Roth. It was based in Offenbach, Germany, specialized in trance music and greatly influenced the Sound of Frankfurt...

, as well as being among the first DJs to play trance records. In 1995 Mixmag
Mixmag is a British dance music and clubbing magazine. It styles itself as "the world's biggest selling dance music magazine", with an Audit Bureau of Circulations audited circulation of approximately 21,250...

rated his album Accident in Paradise
Accident in Paradise
-External links:**...

one of the top-50 dance albums of all time; although the title track is a fast techno
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan in the United States during the mid to late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno, in reference to a genre of music, was in 1988...

 piece, the rest is far more sedate, such as the track "Coda," which features merely a flute
The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening...

 and a harpsichord
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It produces sound by plucking a string when a key is pressed.In the narrow sense, "harpsichord" designates only the large wing-shaped instruments in which the strings are perpendicular to the keyboard...


Väth is also known as "RU Ready" and "Sam Vision". He has been a member of the groups 16 Bit, Astral Pilot, Barbarella, the Essence of Nature, Metal Master, Metal Masters, Mosaic, and Off. Today he is the owner of the Cocoon Music Event GmbH, which contains his Label, Cocoon Recordings
Cocoon Recordings
Cocoon Recordings is a record label founded in 2000 and operated by DJ and electronic music producer Sven Väth. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Cocoon is a division of the Cocoon Music Event GmbH....

. He is also a shareholder of the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt.

Sven Väth is mentioned in the song Hyper Hyper
Hyper Hyper
"Hyper Hyper" is a single released by the German band Scooter, taken from their 1995 debut album ...and the Beat Goes On!. It came in three versions: two of the versions had the same track listings, but different covers...

 by German hard dance
Hard dance
Hard Dance is an umbrella term that refers to a group of Hard electronic dance genres which aren't hard enough to be classified as hardcore. The term usually includes genres such as Hard House, Hard NRG, Hard Trance, and Hardstyle...

 band Scooter
Scooter (band)
Scooter are a German hard dance band founded in Hamburg, who have sold over 25 million records and earned over 80 gold and platinum awards. Scooter are considered the most successful single-record German act with 23 top ten hits. The band is currently composed of members H.P. Baxxter, Rick J....



  • Accident in Paradise
    Accident in Paradise
    -External links:**...

    (Eye Q, 1992) (Warner Bros. Records, 1993, U.S.)
  • The Harlequin, the Robot, and the Ballet Dancer (Eye Q, 1994) (Warner Bros. Records, 1995, U.S.)
  • Der Kalte Finger (Eye Q, 1996; collaboration with B-Zet)
  • Fusion (Virgin Records, 1998)
  • Six in the Mix (The Fusion Remix Collection '99) (Virgin Records, 1999)
  • Contact (Ultra Records, 2000) (also released on Virgin Records)
  • Retrospective 1990-1997 (single disc version) (WEA Records, 2000)
  • Retrospective 1990-1997 (two disc version) (Club Culture, 2000) (also released on Warner Music in Japan
    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

  • Fire (Virgin Records, 2002)
  • Allan Gauch (Virgin Records 1997-2002)
  • DC's Hand Picked Mix Tape
  • Fire Works (remixes of tracks from Fire) (Virgin Records, 2003)
  • Sound of The First Season (One Disc Version 2000)
  • Sound of The Second Season (Two Disc Version 2001)
  • Sound of The Third Season (One Disc Version 2002)
  • Sound of The Fourth Season (Two Disc Version 2003)
  • Sound of The Fifth Season (One Disc Version 2004)
  • Sound of The Sixth Season (Two Disc Version 2005)
  • Sound of The Seventh Season (Two Disc Version 2006)
  • Sound of The Eighth Season (Two Disc Version 2007)
  • Sound of The Ninth Season (Two Disc Version 2008)
  • Sound of The Tenth Season (Two Disc Version 2009)
  • Sound of The Eleventh Season (Two Disc Version 2010)


  • "L'Esperanza" #5 Hot Dance Club Play
    Hot Dance Club Play
    The Hot Dance Club Songs chart is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs...

    ; #63 UK (1993)
  • "Ritual of Life" (Eye Q, 1993)
  • "Ballet-Fusion" (Eye Q, 1994)
  • "Fusion - Scorpio's Movement" (Virgin Records, 1997)
  • "Breakthrough" (Virgin Records, 1998)
  • "Face It" (Virgin Records, 1998)
  • "Omen A.M." (Virgin Records, 1998)
  • "Schubdüse" (Virgin Records, 1998)
  • "Sounds Control Your Mind" (Virgin Records, 1998)
  • "Augenblick" (Virgin Records, 1999)
  • "Dein Schweiss" (Virgin Records, 1999)
  • "Discophon" (Virgin Records, 1999)
  • "Barbarella" (remix) (Club Culture, 2000)
  • "L'Esperanza" (remix) (Club Culture, 2000)
  • "My Name is Barbarella" (Code Blue, 2000)
  • "Je t'aime... moi non plus
    Je t'aime... moi non plus
    "Je t'aime… moi non plus" is a French duet written by Serge Gainsbourg. It was written for and sung with Brigitte Bardot in 1967, but that version was not released until 1986. In 1969, Gainsbourg recorded a version with his lover, Jane Birkin. It reached number one in the UK, but was banned in...

    " (featuring Miss Kittin
    Miss Kittin
    Miss Kittin is an electronic music DJ, vocalist, and songwriter. Since rising to prominence in 1998 for her singles "1982" and "Frank Sinatra" with The Hacker, she has worked with other musicians such as Chicks on Speed, Felix da Housecat and Golden Boy...

    ) / Design Music (Virgin Records, 2001)
  • "Strahlemann Und Söhne" (remix) (Virgin Records, 2001)
  • "Mind Games" (Virgin Records, 2002)
  • "Set My Heart on Fire" (Virgin Records, 2002)
  • "Komm" (Cocoon Recordings, 2005)
  • "Spring Love" (Datapunk, 2006)
  • "The Beauty and The Beast" (Cocoon Records 2008)

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.