Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cocó Cielo In Memoriam

Spanish DJ, musician and club promoter Cocó Cielo, 40, was murdered on 28 September 2008 at his home in Madrid. His real name was Jorge Luis Revilla and he was originally from Peru, having lived in Spain for 20 years. Cocó was a well-known and loved personality in the international nu-electro scene, and among all Adult. published a tribute to Cocó on their MySpace site. Cocó Cielo was a member in Silvania who released in early 1990s five albums. In 2000 he started with partner Mario a new act called Ciëlo, which released in between 2002 and 2007 three albums, and in 2002 their own label Click New Wave was also launched. Cocó Cielo had an extensive career as a DJ and promoter, organising such clubs as Galax of Madrid, which ran in between 1995 and 1998, and many more. He also acted as a musical consultant of Spain's Benicassim festival.

I was glad to receive a promo of Ciëlo's 2002 Un Amor Mató Al Futuro sent to me by Cocó personally, which I really liked, being a combination of electro and glitchy minimal electronics, and we exchanged occasional e-mails (Cocó also contributing to pHinnWeb Chart of June 2002), though I hadn't heard from him for a couple of years now, so I was extremely shocked and sad to hear these news. Descanse en paz, Cocó.

  • Cielomadrid videos @ YouTube
  • Cocó Cielo biography @ Stardust Club
  • Ciëlo @ Discogs
  • Click New Wave videos @ Truveo
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