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Album Review: Various Artists – Pop Ambient 2014

The beauty encased within the ten tracks of Kompakt’s latest Pop Ambient compilation is like nothing I have ever heard before. Each track disarms, welcoming and inviting you into the world of the Cologne-based house and techno label, revealing to you its softer, more thoughtful side. Each track usurps …



Meet our BOTW: Roosevelt

Locating himself in the bleary-eyed space where euphoria and nostalgia collide, Cologne’s Marius Lauber – under his Roosevelt moniker – has been the driving force behind some of the most elegiac dance music to set our feet moving this year. His recently released debut EP, Elliot, perfectly pitches itself



Kompakt to open Berlin pop-up shop

To celebrate their 20th anniversary legendary electronic label Kompakt are set to go on tour with their record store, establishing a series of temporary pop-up shops around European key cities including Geneva, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.

Kompakt will join forces with Torstrassen Festival and music software company Ableton for the …



The Hydra and Supremebeing release 16 exclusive t-shirts ahead of this years clubbing event

Debuting last year at various spaces across London, The Hydra is a carefully curated series of events bringing together a decisive selection of electronic music’s most absorbing labels, featuring collectives like Ostgut Ton, Deviation, Innervisions and R&S records. The 2013 edition raises the bar with showcases coming from the likes …



BOTW Interview: oOoOO

Ahead of his long-awaited debut album, Without Your Love, dropping next week, Alex Cull caught up with San Francisco’s king of dark electronica, Christoper Dexter Greenspan – aka oOoOO. Meeting in a bustling Shoreditch club house, the two sat down to chat about Greenspan’s newly-founded imprint, Nihjgt Feelings




There are many things we love about infamous Cologne record label Kompakt. Almost too many to list, really – there’s a reason they’re celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. Here though is an act who sums up a lot of what we love about them: Tom Peters. Based in …



MPFree: Hauschka – ‘Radar’ (Michael Mayer Remix)

Ahead of FatCat giving Hauschka‘s Salon des Amateurs remixes a full CD release on April 2, we felt the time was right to shine a light on one of the most beguiling mixes appearing on the set: Michael Mayer‘s minimal techno reworking of ‘Radar‘.

Kompakt godhead …



Video: Coma – HOOOOORAY

With Kompakt‘s 20th anniversary celebrations going off all over Europe this year – including a tour we recently told you about – it’d be all too easy to get lost in nostalgia for the esteemed German imprint’s colourful past. That would be doing the label an injustice, though; ever …



News: Simian Mobile Disco to release live album

UK electronic stalwarts Simian Mobile Disco have announced plans to release a live album on April 15. The rather aptly-titled Live will be dropping courtesy of the band’s own Delicacies imprint and is being distributed by none other than legendary German label Kompakt.

Culled from a performance in Philadelphia …



News: Kompakt Turns 20

Twenty years in and still going strong, legendary German electronic label Kompakt celebrates its vicennial anniversary this year and they’re set to do it in style, too.

To mark the occasion, the highly revered imprint will be taking their most celebrated artists on an anniversary bonanza tour across Europe – …