The Timewriter

The Timewriter

Real Name:
Jean Frank Cochois
Profile:
Jean Frank Cochois aka The Timewriter was born into a family where music played a vital part in everyday life. From the age of 13 on, he got trained in classical music and was sent to a music boarding school. Soon he started experimenting with electronic music while also including acoustic instruments. After several band memberships and three theatre music projects, Frank produced his first Album ‚The Timerewinder‘ in 1994. The LP got released under his alias JFC on Mole Listening Pearls not before 1997 though.

It was Tom Wax who introduced Frank Cochois to the upcoming label Plastic City in 1995. Next to Terry Lee Brown Jr., The Timewriter would become THE most influential artist in the development of Plastic City as one of the major outlets for TechHouse in Germany and beyond. His albums and mix-compilations have gained The Timewriter an excellent international reputation. Fans and experts alike also agree on his more downbeat-oriented project JFC with releases on Elektrolux a.o.

In 2004, Frank holds a monthly DJ residency at Sven Väth's state-of-the-art Cocoonclub in Frankfurt.
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The Timewriter Discography Tracks

Albums

The Timewriter Letters From The Jester (Album) Plastic City, Plastic City UK Germany 1997 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Jigsaw Pieces (Album) Plastic City, Plastic City UK, Plastic City UK US 1998 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Diary Of A Lonely Sailor (Album) Plastic City Russia 2002 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Paintbox (Album) Plastic City, Plastic City Germany 2005 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Soulstickers (Album) Plastic City Germany 2007 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Resensed Part One (Comp, Album) Plastic City Germany 2007 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Resensed Part Two (Comp, Album) Plastic City Germany 2008 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Tiefenschön (Album) Plastic City Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Timewriter Soul Strut Vol. 1 Plastic City Suburbia Germany 1995 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Soul Strut Vol. 2 Plastic City Suburbia Germany 1995 Sell This Version
PLAS006 SPECIAL The Timewriter Soul Strut Special - Vol. 1 & 2(2x12", Ltd) Plastic City Suburbia PLAS006 SPECIAL Germany 1995 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Smashin' Friendship Plastic City Suburbia Germany 1996 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Let's Keep Our Love Going / Starlight Night Plastic City Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PLAC 039-6 The Timewriter So Much Pain Inside(12") Plastic City PLAC 039-6 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Belief (Single) Plastic City Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PLAS017-6 The Timewriter Did My Time / Smashing Friendship(12") Plastic City Suburbia PLAS017-6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PLAX07-6 The Timewriter More Pieces(12") Plastic City PLAX07-6 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Dr. Goodtime Plastic City America US 2000 Sell This Version
The Timewriter The Forgotten Songs Plastic City America US 2001 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Back From Exile EP (EP) Plastic City Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PLAX034-6 The Timewriter So Free(12", Promo, S/Sided) Plastic City PLAX034-6 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Love Is Beautiful Plastic City Germany 2005 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Yellow & Blue / Sleepwalking Plastic City Germany 2006 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Room Of A Million Rainbows Plastic City Germany 2005 Sell This Version
The Timewriter Handsome Machine E.P. (EP) Plastic City Germany 2007 Sell This Version

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h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

March 13, 2014
Quality control of this guy is amazing, everything is top notch.
Johnny_Jon

Johnny_Jon

January 15, 2009
JF Cochois choose the perfect nickname for the person that he shows he is through his music, he is truly a timewriter.

Good productions, good music gets played, sounds good, we enjoy it.
Legendary ones resist to time and gets played on and on relentlessly, thus earning the name "timeless". Thats exactly what his productions are, timeless. You can only but qualify an individual like him as "genius". Not only as it been more then a decade of producing pure magic wonders, but it also has been more then a decade of sound refinement, of experiencing, of maturing, making him now to me, the best producer there is period, hands down. Trying to put tags on him is impossible, even if clearly a deep house producer, the variations in his sound is infinite, there's producing to make people dance, there's producing to make money, there's producing something that sounds goods, then there's producing with your soul, put your emotions, your experience, your life in it, and trying to make people feel it, make them feel the same way, transfer it. Each of his tracks is an emotion or a feeling. "feeling badass" or "acting cool", "feeling blue,looking through the window on a grey sky", "going nuts, careless". Yet, while your mind and soul are busy contemplating and pondering on what your experiencing, you remark that your feet cant stop moving...

I am an inspiring dj and producer, and by all means, till i get to that point, he is the artist that will serve as a "canvas" to my work.
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

September 21, 2007
Listening to The Timewriter for some time now i can say that this man takes his productions seriously. They are fine polished from start to finish in real Trentemøller style, and he crafts the finest deephouse and tech-house for head-nodders paradise. He seems to always stay true to his roots and he always have the dancefloor in mind when constructing tracks. Lots of his stuff are tailormade for it and though his production style seems hardly unchanged over 10 years, his production skills adds up most of it with immense grooves that flows like butter trough your speakers.
Probably one of few who can get away with his albums gracing high ratings who mostly are four to the floor all the way.
Deep House paradise all the way!
elisirr

elisirr

May 19, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
The Timewriter...with this "profound" nickname, Jean Frank Cochois paves the way for further musical progress.
To the detriment of those who think he's bound to the same sonority, suffice it to say that with his last album "Paintbox", that someone disapprove it, he express an attempt not to alter his style but to evolve himself, like it's right to be for an artist of its caliber.
In my opinion he makes a lucky guess.
What else can we expect now by him?
Let's hope for the best.

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