News

  • We got our hands on the recording of Weval's Red Light Radio session that happened during week of ADE 2017. Listen on Soundcloud | Mixcloud.

    Their track 'Metazoa' was a highlight this year and their performance at DGT during ADE was as great as ever. If you listended closely, you can hear the guys are working on new material already. Catch them on their European tour this fall/winter.

    Posted on November 8th 2017 Label
  • Come celebrate with Michael Mayer at Cologne's Gewölbe Club for his annual All Nighter. It's his birthday too ;)

    Posted on November 8th 2017 Artist Agency Label
  • Pop Ambient 2018 will be released November 17, 2017. T.Raumschmiere's contribution from it is available digitally already here.

    Posted on November 7th 2017 Artist Agency Label
  • By now, electronic music fans surely have caught wind of that big, upcoming doozy on Kompakt: legendary producer/rocker/ambient renegade T.Raumschmiere is returning to the label after a hiatus of 14 years. His new full-length "Heimat" is hitting decks on May 19 - the pre-orders for the 2xLP+DL and CD versions are already flying off the figurative shelves. A video for first outtake "Wacker" dropped in early April to great acclaim and now we've got a second one for you - the vid is for follow-up single "Jaguar" and was produced by Steph Von Beauvais. "Jaguar" is also available as digital single - check it out here.

    Posted on May 25th 2017 Artist Agency Label
  • The rumors are true: 17 years after his last official album release as GAS, Kompakt pioneer Wolfgang Voigt returns to one of his most beloved monickers and will release a brand-new GAS album called 'Narkopop', due April 21st 2017. Get it now as hardcover CD artbook, 3xLP vinyl artbook (both including a 24 pages booklet) or digital! Furthermore, a new GAS Live show debuted in Copenhagen April 8 and will go on tour for the rest of the year - stay tuned for more dates here.

    Posted on March 15th 2017 Shop Artist Agency Label
  • This week's batch of new releases batch holds a very special outing - the latest entry to our much-acclaimed Speicher series features returning Kompakt key artists Reinhard Voigt and Terranova. It's not only a triumphant first showing for Speicher in 2017, but also a personal project for both producers. Paying homage to their departed dog friends, Voigt and Fetisch remix each other's material: Voigt follows up a strong showing on his "Kontraste" EP with a delicously raspy and hypnotic remix of Terranova's "Labrador" from their last album "Restless" - meanwhile, Fetisch returns the favor with a bouncy, twitchy rework of Voigt's own "Husky". Both cuts share a love for meaty dance floor minimalism that knows how to throw a punch, making this 12" a perfect playlist hugger for demanding players and their crowds. Check out this little trailer for Speicher 94 and get your 12" vinyl copy in our web shop now!

    Posted on March 10th 2017 Shop Artist Agency Label
  • Good news for GAS and Wolfgang Voigt fans - following our much-acclaimed GAS box featuring definitive editions of all the essential releases on vinyl and CD, we're finally able to offer digital download and streaming versions of these remastered classics. Each album can be purchased separately, so it's the perfect opportunity to complete your mobile GAS collection: this includes "Zauberberg", "Königsforst", "Pop" and the "Oktember EP".

    Posted on March 4th 2017 Artist Agency Label
  • The latest arrival to our artist roster is French fancy Demian - the DJ, musician, former saxophonist (you heard that right) relocated to Paris after an influential career as electronic music pioneer and party organizer in Northern Spain. Now an accomplished producer with releases on labels such as Correspondant or Clouded Vision, he presents the "Milestars EP" on Kompakt - a quirky and vibrant track trio with an obvious knack for catchy melodic details in a kinetic techno corsage. A pretty good introduction to Demian's sound cosmos can be found with his new mixtape for THUMP, where he serves up a solid hour of churning house, slapstick techno, with a few bubblers, burblers, and bangers thrown in for good measure. "Milestars EP" hits our shelves Friday, February 20 - in the (very short) meantime, treat yourself to a top-notch DJ selection from this massively talented artist.

    Posted on February 20th 2017 Artist Agency Label
  • One of Germany's biggest festivals when it comes to electronic music, SonneMondSterne returns this year under the "SMS.X9" monicker, again presenting a comprehensive who is who of contemporary club culture. Among all the luminaries gathering in Saalburg, you're also going to find an amazing Kompakt showcase on August 7, including the considerable talents of Tobias Thomas, Rex The Dog, Terranova, Michael Mayer, Gui Boratto, Patrice Bäumel and Robag Wruhme - get an overview here!

    Mit dem SonneMondSterne kehrt eines von Deutschlands größten Festivals in punkto elektronische Musik zurück auf die Startrampe, diesmal unter dem operativen Kürzel "SMS.X9" - das umfassende Stelldichein der Stars im Line-Up ist beeindruckend, und wir möchten allen Besuchern natürlich insbesondere das großartige Kompakt Showcase ans Herz legen, mit den Label-Koryphäen Tobias Thomas, Rex The Dog, Terranova, Michael Mayer, Gui Boratto, Patrice Bäumel und Robag Wruhme als Glanzstücke der 2015er Kollektion. Einen Überblick gibt's hier!

    Posted on May 8th 2015 Label
  • Wie verkauft man heute noch Schallplatten und CDs? Ohne Witz und doppelter Ironie ist der Sache nicht beizukommen. "Low Fidelity - Hans E. Plattes Briefe gegen den Mainstream" enthält die Newsletter, mit denen Gereon Klug bzw. sein Alter Ego Hans E. Platte das Unmögliche versucht. Mitten in der nicht enden wollenden Krise der Musikwirtschaft gründete Klug einen Plattenladen im Hamburger Schanzenviertel und beweist mit seinen Texten, wozu modernes Anti-Marketing in der Lage sein kann: nämlich dem Kunden nonchalant Produkte unterzujubeln und das bereits steinzeitliche Medium der Rundmail vor dem endgültigen Verschwinden zu bewahren.Seine Briefe gegen den Mainstream berichten zudem davon, wie wichtig es ist, der Liebe und dem Hass auf Leben, Menschen und Musik eine ordentliche Portion Witz beizupacken. Gereon Klug hat als Plattenhändler, Redakteur, Werbetexter und Putzerfisch diverser Künstler gearbeitet und tut dies heute noch je nach Gefühlslage. Man kennt ihn als ewigen Tourmanager von Rocko Schamoni und Studio Braun und als Gründer der Hanseplatte, einem der besten Plattenläden Hamburgs. Er ist Kreateur von Song-Ideen wie "Leider geil" (Deichkind) oder Claims wie "Vom Austrinken bedroht" und hat es geschafft, bereits im Handelsblatt, in der titanic und im Kicker zu veröffentlichen. Am 7. Mai nun die Lesung in unserem Kölner Plattenladen, die erste literarische Vollveranstaltung bei Kompakt - Einlass 19 Uhr, Karten direkt im Laden erhältlich. Mehr Info hier!

    On May 7th, we're thrilled to invite you to the very first literary event at Kompakt, with a reading from the relentlessly great German author Gereon Klug who will present his most recent book "Low Fidelity". Tickets for the vent are now on sale in our Cologne record store - more info here!

    Posted on May 7th 2015 Label