The most “indie-pop” house/techno label of the world celebrates 20 years of recording, releasing, pressing and distributing fantastic tracks out of the record store and the back-office on Gladbacher Straße 36 in Cologne.
The second compilation contains many top picks from Kompakt nearly 500 publication. Have a listen and enjoy the time travel experience. Here you will find everything from indie kids dance classics like So Weit Wie Noch Nie by Jürgen Paape, to underground must-haves like Oxia’s Domino. And everything in between.
01. CLOSER MUSIK – MARIA
02. TERRANOVA – QUESTION MARK FEAT. TOMAS HØFFDING
03. SHUMI – THE WIND AND THE SEA
04. SCHAEBEN & VOSS – ACH KOMM
05. ARIL BRIKHA – BERGHAIN
06. THE MODERNIST – THE DAYS OF PEARLY SPENCER
07. SASCHIENNE – GRAND CRU
08. MIKKEL METAL – DORANT
09. WALLS – SUNPORCH
10. LAWRENCE – TEASER
11. WHOMADEWHO – BEYOND THE CHERRY MOON
12. COMA – PLAYGROUND ALTONA
13. JÜRGEN PAAPE – SO WEIT WIE NOCH NIE
14. FERENC – YES SIR WE CAN HARDCORE (M. MAYER MIX)
15. JÜRGEN PAAPE – TAKE THAT
16. STEADYCAM – KNOCK-KNEED
17. REINHARD VOIGT – ROBSON PONTE
18. BURGER/VOIGT – BRING TRANCE BACK TO REALITY
19. PETER GRUMMICH – FROZEN WORLD
20. SUPERPITCHER – IRRE
21. KÖLSCH – LORELEY
22. MICHAEL MAYER – PRIDE IS WEAKER THAN LOVE
23. PERC & FRACTAL – UP
24. OXIA – DOMINO
As with the first volume, we plunged into our extensive archives and looked for personal favorites as well as certified bangers, dovetailing the new and the old, the rough stuff and the soft, funky noises and epic melodies. Although we cast a slightly wider net this time, you should consider every single track on this list a tried and true label classic, sounds that we think helped define what KOMPAKT is today. Take CLOSER MUSIK’s achingly beautiful MARIA for example: starting KOLLEKTION 2 in this fashion means business – we really couldn’t be any clearer about the level of emotional investment and sheer musical quality we’re aiming for here.
KOLLEKTION 2 is also a perfect opportunity to plug the first installment’s gaping holes. Feeling a little bit like we’re robbing Peter to pay Paul, we had to make some pretty tough choices when compiling KOLLEKTION 1, such as the omission of a certain JÜRGEN PAAPE – after all, KOMPAKT’s reclusive giant is responsible for some of our greatest releases, such as the timeless house ballad WIR FLIEGEN SOWEIT WIE NOCH NIE or floor juggernaut TAKE THAT. Both tracks make a highly welcomed appearance here, alongside other fixtures in our label canon like MICHAEL MAYER’s PRIDE IS WEAKER THAN LOVE, LAWRENCE’s TEASER or REINHARD VOIGT’s ROBSON PONTE.
But there’s more: in the secret weapons department, you’ll find yourself treated to STEADYCAM’s irresistibly tripping KNOCK- KNEED, SHUMI’s epic THE WIND AND THE SEA and ARIL BRIKHA’s driving BERGHAIN, just to name a few. The rat pack comes into the limelight, too, with COMA’s PLAYGROUND ALTONA, SASCHIENNE’s GRAND CRU or WALLS’ SUNPORCH representing those vital bouts of fresh air that every label needs in its roster. Never shy to branch out while caring for the roots, KOLLEKTION 2 navigates 20 years of producing, releasing and dancing to electronic music… the best job in the world, if you ask us.
Kollektion 2 is available August 19th.
Kollektion 1 can be found here on CD or Vinyl: http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/20_jahre_kompakt_kollektion_1_2xlp
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