Sven Väth

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Sven Väth
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Sven Väth (born: 26 October 1964 in Obertshausen, Germany), is one of Germany's most enduring and internationally known DJs / producers. Since he began DJ'ing at the famous Dorian Gray club at the age of 18, he co-founded trendsetting labels Eye Q Records, Harthouse and Cocoon Recordings; he ran the clubs OMEN and Cocoon Club. He's been considered the #1 German DJ for ages, by many. One of his trademarks are his vinyl-only marathon sets.
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4509-91193-2 Accident In Paradise — Sven Väth Sven Väth Accident In Paradise (Album) Eye Q Records, WEA 4509-91193-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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4509-97534-2, 4509 97534-2 The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer — Sven Väth Sven Väth The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer (Album) Eye Q Records, Eye Q Records 4509-97534-2, 4509 97534-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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EYE UK LP 001 Touch Themes Of Harlequin - Robot - Ballet-Dancer — Sven Väth Sven Väth Touch Themes Of Harlequin - Robot - Ballet-Dancer (Album) Eye Q Records, Eye Q Records EYE UK LP 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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UL 1029 Fusion — Sven Väth Sven Väth Fusion (Album) Virgin UL 1029 US 1998 Sell This Version
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LPVIR95, VGP 000284 Contact — Sven Väth Sven Väth Contact (Album) Virgin, Virgin LPVIR95, VGP 000284 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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7243 8 12062 4 Fire — Sven Väth Sven Väth Fire (Album) Virgin 7243 8 12062 4 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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none Fire Works — Sven Väth Sven Väth Fire Works (Album) Virgin none Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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RA.EX200 RA.EX200 Sven Väth — Sven Väth Sven Väth RA.EX200 Sven Väth(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX200 UK 2014
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CORLP050DIGITAL Catharsis — Sven Väth Sven Väth Catharsis (Album) Cocoon Recordings CORLP050DIGITAL Germany 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PRO 742 An Accident In Paradise (Remixes) — Sven Väth Sven Väth An Accident In Paradise (Remixes) (Single, Maxi) Eye Q Records, Eye Q Records PRO 742 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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SAM 1161 Ritual Of Life (Ritual Mixes) — Sven Väth Sven Väth Ritual Of Life (Ritual Mixes) (Single, Maxi) Eye Q Records, Eye Q Records SAM 1161 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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9 41403-0, 0-41403 Ritual Of Life / An Accident In Paradise (The Remixes) — Sven Väth Sven Väth Ritual Of Life / An Accident In Paradise (The Remixes) (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 41403-0, 0-41403 US 1993 Sell This Version
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1.666 L'Esperanza — Sven Väth Sven Väth L'Esperanza (Single, Maxi) Eye Q Records, WEA Music, WEA Music 1.666 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-7654 Harlequin - The Beauty And The Beast — Sven Väth Sven Väth Harlequin - The Beauty And The Beast (Maxi, Single) Eye Q Records PRO-A-7654 US 1994 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-6741 Soil X Samples 16 — Sven Väth Sven Väth / Bluescreen Sven Väth / Bluescreen - Soil X Samples 16(12", Promo, Blu) Not On Label PRO-A-6741 US 1994 Sell This Version
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PRO 967 Ballet-Fusion — Sven Väth Sven Väth Ballet-Fusion (Single, Maxi) Eye Q Records PRO 967 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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ISP 1380 Fusion / Scorpio's Movement — Sven Väth Sven Väth Fusion / Scorpio's Movement (Single, Maxi) Virgin ISP 1380 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
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7243 8 95191 6 7, DINST172 Face It — Sven Väth Sven Väth Face It (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 95191 6 7, DINST172 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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7243 8 952796 4, 7243 895279 6 4, 7243 895279 64 Omen A.M. — Sven Väth Sven Väth Omen A.M.(12") Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 952796 4, 7243 895279 6 4, 7243 895279 64 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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7243 8 953396 5, 7243 895339 6 5, 7243 895339 65 Sounds Control Your Mind — Sven Väth Sven Väth Sounds Control Your Mind(12") Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 953396 5, 7243 895339 6 5, 7243 895339 65 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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7243 8 953386 6, 7243 895338 6 6, 7243 895338 66 Breakthrough — Sven Väth Sven Väth Breakthrough(12") Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 953386 6, 7243 895338 6 6, 7243 895338 66 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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7243 8 952786 5, 7243 895278 6 5, 7243 895278 65 Schubdüse — Sven Väth Sven Väth Schubdüse(12") Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 952786 5, 7243 895278 6 5, 7243 895278 65 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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UL 053 Dein Schweiss — Sven Väth Sven Väth Dein Schweiss (Maxi) Virgin UL 053 US 1999 Sell This Version
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7243 8 953366 8, 7243 895336 6 8, 7243 895336 68 Augenblick — Sven Väth Sven Väth Augenblick(12") Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 953366 8, 7243 895336 6 8, 7243 895336 68 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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UL 038 Fusion EP — Sven Väth Sven Väth Fusion EP(12", EP) Ultra Records UL 038 US 1999 Sell This Version

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kraff

kraff

August 28, 2022
I have experienced him live for the 1st time in 1995 - first ever LovePark @ SEZ- old destroyed pool in Berlin...
since 12/00 am to 22/00 entrance for...10 Marks...than year ago...Love Parade Grand Opening 1996 -Thursday Tresor...
alone 10 hours set with just only 1 hour break for Alter Ego live act...than many times in Tresor Park...
always with vinyls - always perfect
Alien5

Alien5

October 29, 2021
edited 11 months ago
Sven Vath is for me , as the person, the longest-serving DJ / Act on the dance scene.
I remember his videos and performances as OFF ..
ELECTRICA SALSA was the first single that caught my ear in the 80's.
It was something new and completely different from anything served in the 80's.
Arriving in the 90's, Sven listens to the beat on the dance scene and with his album ACCIDENT IN PARADISE
shake a dancefloor podiums.
LA ESPERANZA is his big commercial hit from that album and will mark an entire decade.
Trance as a musical direction has always been in the veins of Sven, so his later albums HARLEQUIN, FUSION, CONTACT..etc literally introduce (listeners / dancers) to new unexplored worlds in dance music ..
After all those years on stage, a lot of albums and remixes, Sven is still here ... Still fresh and full of energy...
The latest sets circulating on the Internet still confirm that Sven is inventive , listen to the crowd on the floor, which makes him different from all current DJs today......I personally appreciate a DJ who spins records ...
Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

October 21, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that literally every track on his Sound Of The Season mixes is available on vinyl. Talk about dedication to a format. If techno had a mascot, Sven would be it!
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Frenz79

Frenz79

February 13, 2018
When I see the name disc-jockey, I stop and think: the first name to which I thought, to which I think and to which I will always think .. well it can only be Sven Vath, the best dj of always unique and inimitable, a step above anyone else, a living legend, a legendary and unreachable career for anyone, thanks for everything, continue like this for me you are still a myth today !!! !!!
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dj_norf_yurksha

dj_norf_yurksha

March 18, 2014
Whatever forms of House and Techno you are into then you have probably heard of Sven Vath and he really does deserve the respect he gets. He's like Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig or Kevin Saunderson in that he's been there since the beginning doing his thing and reinventing himself but changing with the tides as electronic music changes. He still plays only 100% vinyl and all discogs sellers/buyers gotta respect that right?
nyamcz

nyamcz

November 22, 2011
Not too many words to say but, after i encountered Father Sven i can say.....my life is complete now.
fabriknos

fabriknos

January 22, 2010
Sven will always be the most influential figure in electronic dance music to me, and many others, of various ages since 1988 all the way to today in 2010. I first discovered him in 1994 through his debut album Accident In Paradise, released a couple years earlier. Along with the Trance Europe Express 2 compilation, this album forever changed me from a former rock & metal fan into an electronic music fan. What is it about this sound that is so timeless? Part of that credit should be given to studio mate Ralf Hildenbeutel, who provided quite a bit of the ambience and sound design in the album. But Sven is more than a producer, he is an entity of music, living and breathing and sharing it with the rest of the world as if he is on a mission from God to do so. Being in the States, I did not get the chance to see him until I was much older and he played in LA at Spundae club in 2003. What a performance, what a stage presence! He looked deeply into everyone's souls that night and got them onto the dancefloor like it was their last night on earth. I was fortunate to corner him and Richie (his "opening" talent!) at the end of his set and talk to him about his days at Omen and what he thinks of techno at that point in time. He was incredibly friendly, helpful and interested to hear what I had to say and of course, humble and grateful of my praise. He even gave me his email address and told me to stay in touch with my own techno happenings in LA. A class act if there ever was one, a living legend, Sven don't ever stop what you do!
junkerjuks

junkerjuks

February 28, 2008
Only one comment on der BABA!!??

Well, I experienced him for the first time in 1996 @ Skanderborg Festival in Denmark. What a turning point that became. It was a revalation which instantly made me realize that since the beginning of my journey into electronic music in 1993, I had never come across genuine quality before.

His presence...Oh the presence! No-one I have seen ever since have been able to shine behind those decks as Baba. Confidence, quality track selection and this inexplainable aura. I was sold and have since travelled thousands and thousands of miles to re-witness the sensation. That man can span a time-bow without breaking a sweat. It´s not that much in the mix (though I must point out that his 30 sec to 1 minute seamless mixes are a trademark - not lack of skills!), but in the flow of the tracks. The way he´s able to find tunes that just fit like...Well you get my point.

Nowadays I have moved on from that Sven-sound to all kinds of shit, but still I had a blast seeing him again - for the first time in 4 years - in 2007. Still bringing just a single slingback of, maybe 60 vinyls. Still the magic.

I will always love you Sven! You truly are a one-of-a-kind.

Thanks for the inspiration and for the good times <3<3<3
st8te08

st8te08

December 17, 2006
edited over 16 years ago
I have experienced him live for the 1st time in 1990 in a small sweaty club with a capacity of 200 people. On the heights of the movement he was riding the wave very well at Omen. His performances are certainly remembered by any who have had the joy to see him in action. Mayday 1992 certainly was a revelation. Not that his DJ skills are godlike, there certainly are better mixers around, the way he is able to steer a crowd though is remarkable. He describes himself as a dancer and that is his virtue, still.
It is astonishing that he is one of the few, who grew out of the closet into mainstream without losing his club credibility. I see him live once year on an open air festival and I have to admit that I've never had a dull moment....
halfgreek

halfgreek

December 13, 2006
edited over 16 years ago
It requires almost a circular reasoning to explain why we admire Sven so much. First of all the music he creates has soul, feeling, emotion- it's sly, intelligent and rythmically superior. When you listen to a Vath track you wonder if he first had those crazy sounds in his head, then spent hours tweaking samplers and production equipment to produce sounds that matched what was in his head. OR, did he just turn on the machine and, through shear brilliance, morph basic tones and samples into amazing techno?

Sven is not a DJ Pierre (scratching records), he's not Lekebusch (mixing 3 records at once), and he's not Liebing (using samplers and air effect to blow your mind with talent). But his vision into which tracks and in what order to play them is astounding. His timing is nothing shy of perfect- his mixes drop sounds and pick up new riffs mechanically, almost willfully, without the need to overuse the mixer or show off with filters and delays.

And, most importantly, Sven is the only DJ alive that can mix ANY, absolutely ANY, 2 records together as if they were meant to be played in sequence. He brings together so many different styles and flavors of smart techno and blends them together like a Long Island Iced Tea. You know Sven is the master, so when he reaches a little deeper into the crate and spins a record with a more unorthodox sound, it's almost like the record would be nothing without Sven. It's HIS genius that makes you shake your head and say, "No Way! It's not possible! This is so fresh and groundbreaking!"

Perhaps a simpler explanation is that Sven somehow sees deep into your soul, into places that YOU don't even have access to, and discovers what your heart wants to hear next. Then he pulls that exact record from the crate, melts it into the one playing, and gives a smile to the crowd that says, "this is what you were hoping for, right?"

There are many exciting DJ's to watch, and many terrific producers to listen to, but Vath is synonomous with soul. Do not pass up an opportunity to watch him play. He is simply the greatest.
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