Sven Vath's 30 Years Deejay Celebration hits Asia
Sven Vath will head off on a mini-tour of Asia this weekend, playing a total of four dates in Japan, Korea and Taiwan by the end of the month. Vath has always had a thing about themed parties—Cocoon's summer residencies at Amnesia, for instance, have gone through concepts like Disco Invaders, Freakshow and Party Animals, all of which come with photo shoots that show what good sports Richie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos can be. Much like the 10 Years of Cocoon motif from 2009, the concept behind Vath's trek across Asia is a commemorative one, honoring the three decades he's spent behind the decks. Based on a lengthy post he wrote for Cocoon's website, the milestone seems to have put Vath in a nostalgic mood. "I can vividly recall when I heard Kraftwerk for the first time in 1981 at the Dorian Gray," he writes. "It literally blew my skullcap!"The Sven Vath 30 Years Deejay Celebration Tour kicks off on Friday in Osaka. Vath will headline Womb in Tokyo the next night, then head to South Korea the following weekend. The tour wraps up at Space in Taipei on February 19th.