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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Albums

PLACLP006-3 Letters From The Jester — The Timewriter The Timewriter Letters From The Jester (Album) Plastic City, Plastic City UK PLACLP006-3 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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TWD-11855 Jigsaw Pieces — The Timewriter The Timewriter Jigsaw Pieces (Album) Plastic City, Plastic City UK, Plastic City UK TWD-11855 US 1998 Sell This Version
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ПРЗ CD 5508 Diary Of A Lonely Sailor — The Timewriter The Timewriter Diary Of A Lonely Sailor (Album) Plastic City ПРЗ CD 5508 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
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PLAC 039-2, plac 039-3 Paintbox — The Timewriter The Timewriter Paintbox (Album) Plastic City, Plastic City PLAC 039-2, plac 039-3 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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PLAC046 Resensed Part One — The Timewriter The Timewriter Resensed Part One (Comp, Album) Plastic City PLAC046 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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PLAC049-3 Soulstickers — The Timewriter The Timewriter Soulstickers (Album) Plastic City PLAC049-3 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
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plac059-4 Resensed Part Two — The Timewriter The Timewriter Resensed Part Two (Comp, Album) Plastic City plac059-4 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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plac072-4 Tiefenschön — The Timewriter The Timewriter Tiefenschön (Album) Plastic City plac072-4 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
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PLAC1028 Kingdom Come — The Timewriter The Timewriter Kingdom Come (Album) Plastic City PLAC1028 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PLAS 006-6 Soul Strut Vol. 2 — The Timewriter The Timewriter Soul Strut Vol. 2 Plastic City Suburbia PLAS 006-6 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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PLAS 001-6, PLAS001 Soul Strut Vol. 1 — The Timewriter The Timewriter Soul Strut Vol. 1 Plastic City Suburbia PLAS 001-6, PLAS001 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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PLAS006 SPECIAL Soul Strut Special - Vol. 1 & 2 — The Timewriter The Timewriter Soul Strut Special - Vol. 1 & 2(2x12", Ltd) Plastic City Suburbia PLAS006 SPECIAL Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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PLAC029-6 Let's Keep Our Love Going / Starlight Night — The Timewriter The Timewriter Let's Keep Our Love Going / Starlight Night Plastic City PLAC029-6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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PLAS009-6 Smashin' Friendship — The Timewriter The Timewriter Smashin' Friendship Plastic City Suburbia PLAS009-6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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PLAC 039-6 So Much Pain Inside — The Timewriter The Timewriter So Much Pain Inside(12") Plastic City PLAC 039-6 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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PLAX04-6 Belief — The Timewriter The Timewriter Belief (Single) Plastic City PLAX04-6 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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PLAS017-6 Did My Time / Smashing Friendship — The Timewriter The Timewriter Did My Time / Smashing Friendship(12") Plastic City Suburbia PLAS017-6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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PLAX07-6 More Pieces — The Timewriter The Timewriter More Pieces(12") Plastic City PLAX07-6 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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PLACUS026-6 Dr. Goodtime — The Timewriter The Timewriter Dr. Goodtime Plastic City America PLACUS026-6 US 2000 Sell This Version
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PLACUS036-6 The Forgotten Songs — The Timewriter The Timewriter The Forgotten Songs Plastic City America PLACUS036-6 US 2001 Sell This Version
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PLAX030-6 Back From Exile EP — The Timewriter The Timewriter Back From Exile EP (EP) Plastic City PLAX030-6 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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PLAX034-6 So Free — The Timewriter The Timewriter So Free(12", S/Sided, Promo) Plastic City PLAX034-6 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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PLAX045-6 Love Is Beautiful — The Timewriter The Timewriter Love Is Beautiful Plastic City PLAX045-6 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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10PLAX002-6 Yellow & Blue / Sleepwalking — The Timewriter The Timewriter Yellow & Blue / Sleepwalking Plastic City 10PLAX002-6 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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PLAC039P-3 Room Of A Million Rainbows — The Timewriter The Timewriter Room Of A Million Rainbows Plastic City PLAC039P-3 Germany 2005 Sell This Version

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DJ_Setec

DJ_Setec

December 2, 2021
I am with the previous comments ... not just the Driftwood or Tonika stuff has deserved a repress, also the Timewriter albums, especially the first 3 albums do! Give it a chance, pls!
manndarin

manndarin

October 11, 2020
Dear Timewriter... please repress Driftwood the best house label ever conceived.

much love <3
Franky500

Franky500

September 30, 2019
I agree 100% with all thats being said below. the whole Driftwood Catalog should be Repressed if the original stampers are still intact :) i hardly ever ask for such thing but so many productions are trying to sound like what driftwood records have ....the catalogue is a guideline for new generations to come and to make them understand what"' Deephouse " truly is all about.
reachin_records

reachin_records

March 4, 2019
Hi Jean,

Your Driftwood label has so many beautifu gems....
A Driftwood CD compilation would be wonderful.... (vinyl represses would be nice too)

PLEASE JEAN F COCHOIS....
We love your music and want a phyisical copy as opposed to a shallow download.

I recently went through a divorce and it was so painful. Your music helped me tremendously. Blessings to you.

P.S I already own at least 7 of your albums. All magical.

WE NEED MORE COMMENTS PEOPLE TO PURSUADE THE TIMEWRITER TO ACT.

Thank you
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Moskalus

Moskalus

November 30, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
Everytime i listen to The Timewriter or Terry Lee Brown Jr. i always cry, tears of joy, i even cry now while listening Spiritual Reality by his alias Jeremy. I have heard thousands of tracks in my life but never heard something like these two made. Unfortunately it makes me really sad at the same time because they dont release music anymore, but why? Thats the question! Definetly my these two guys are closest to my heart, alongside with Ricardo Villalobos or Jan Jelinek and few more :)
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.
Bourbonman

Bourbonman

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!
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elisirr

elisirr

May 19, 2006
edited over 16 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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