Relative elder statesmen in a youthful techno scene, Hawtin and VÄth have individually released mixed CDs and original productions since the late-'80s.

Relative elder statesmen in a youthful techno scene, Hawtin and Väth have individually released mixed CDs and original productions since the late-'80s. Their first official collaboration captures one of their summertime DJ sets at Ibiza's Cocoon Club. Using interludes and crowd noise to break up the procession of darkly insistent dance tracks (from respected colleagues like Slam, Swayzak, Reinhard Voigt, and Ricardo Villalobos), they provide further context and flavor. Thus, we become a fly on the wall to their pre-club steak dinner and hear their reflections on the night once it's finished. It's a creative way to frame what is otherwise a technically solid effort, setting it apart from the overabundance of mixed compilations on the market.—TP