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CLOSER MUSIK

One Two Three (No Gravity)

CLOSER MUSIK

One Two Three (No Gravity)

An absolutely sublime 7-minute lullaby anchored by a padded bassline and a melody you won't forget.

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DJ KOZE

Snauzi Peitsch

DJ KOZE

Snauzi Peitsch

Possibly our favourite producer on the label with a typically rich, robust funk reduction.

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LAWRENCE

Teaser 1

LAWRENCE

Teaser 1

A track that just builds and builds, each unfinished crescendo teasing you a little bit more...

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DETTINGER

Intershop (6)

DETTINGER

Intershop (6)

Blissful Pop Ambience and percussive contemplation from Olaf Dettinger, circa 1999.

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MICHAEL MAYER

Lovefood (Matias Aguayo Mix)

MICHAEL MAYER

Lovefood (Matias Aguayo Mix)

Mayer's anthemic lovefood re-tooled by Closer Musik'a inimitable Matias Aguayo...

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JUSTUS KÖHNCKE

Timecode (Maxi Version)

JUSTUS KÖHNCKE

Timecode (Maxi Version)

Killer clockwork disco from Justus Kohncke, a Kompakt classic...

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MIKKEL METAL

Hemper

MIKKEL METAL

Hemper

Dub Techno meets slowed down Schaffel...

Kompakt
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GAS

Drei.

GAS

Drei.

Colossal yet cavernous, utterly wonderful music from Wolfgang Voigt.

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MATIAS AGUAYO

Drums & Feathers

MATIAS AGUAYO

Drums & Feathers

Square bassline pop attack from absolute label maverick Matias Aguayo.

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KLIMEK

Milk & Honey 2

KLIMEK

Milk & Honey 2

Widescreen semi-acoustic soundscaping from Sebastian Meissner.

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JONAS BERING

Bienfait 1

JONAS BERING

Bienfait 1

Pulsating dub excursion drenched in reverb and seduction.

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THOMAS FEHLMANN

Arbeitstitel

THOMAS FEHLMANN

Arbeitstitel

Multi-layered organic Techno from longtime label associate Thomas Fehlmann.

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THE FIELD

The Deal

THE FIELD

The Deal

Ethereal reverse-engineering in the form of this sublime 10 minute sunrise anthem.

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All

Alltag 3

All

Alltag 3

Wolfgang Voigt with a shoegaze redux dating back to 2001.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks hi-fiving Kompakt”

As one of the most visible and well known 'dance' imprints of the last 10 years, Cologne's Kompakt label has re-shaped electronic music with a vast and sprawling catalogue of releases spread over a number of related labels, as well as amassing a hefty DJ roster, building a distribution empire and keeping their infamous record shop on point. Closer Musik's sublime 'One Two Three (No Gravity)' was the track that first made us prick up our ears back in the year 2000, and fittingly opens our selection here with it's padded bassline and bittersweet narrative. It's precisely that confluence of pop music, propulsion, melancholy and depth that dictates the rest of our selection, dipping into the immense tension and release of Lawrence's 'Teaser', through the shimmering Pop Ambience of Klimek and into the dense, barely containable forest drone of label founder Wolfgang Voigt's 'GAS' project. Whether you're familiar with the label or not, this selection should provide some idea of how Kompakt has gone about adjusting electronic music vernacular in the 21st Century.

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On 20 Aug 13:08 seth cornish said:

“really, very surprised...”

..how much i like these tracks as i've tried a few things on Kompakt before and never really got into it. this is a really quite wonderful, top marks.

On 20 Aug 19:48 Olly said:
http://www.webooks.co.uk

“Great (songs and pricing)”

Great tracks and a good move on the pricing

On 20 Aug 22:51 mr edward smith esq. said:
http://reversepsychology.net

“well well well”

Good grief, another German selection from boomkat! Is this some devilish kraut trick or is there no good music coming out of blighty at the moment.

God save the queen and all.

On 21 Aug 01:58 Pete said:

“Different formats?”

Great stuff, great idea. What about making it available in FLAC or other higher quality formats for those who love their music and quality sound?

On 25 Aug 15:56 Anna said:

“Uber sound!”

It's great to see this music from Germany, excellent! Maybe something from clonk next?
The concept of 14tracks is brilliant too - so simple and so satisfying... Aaah :-)

On 26 Aug 10:55 James said:
http://shorttermmemoryloss.com

“Awesome, but...”

Have downloaded the last couple of 14tracks sets and they're great, thanks so much. Just a quick request for getting them all in a single download, preferably with the the same album tag and tracklisting in the ID3 tags for easier tracking in my iTunes. Cheers!

On 27 Aug 05:45 zealaseven said:

“saved my time! ”

Super cool. I can check 14 songs in one page and also different genre by page. well done!

On 04 Sep 12:22 Tibor Holoda said:
http://tibor.holoda.sk/

“Streaming of all 14 tracks”

Great concept guys! But i'd like to be able to hit play and pre-listen to the stream all 14 tracks in a row. That would save a lot of time for me. Thanks!

On 05 Oct 21:32 Max said:

“Finally...”

I always have looked at KOMPAKT as this intimidating, pulsating conglomerate worthy of all the respect in my body, but I never quite understood how to approach it. So I bought 'From Here We Go Sublime' and listened to it through and through, and after countless hours finally discovered a bit of the gold inside. But that only let me peer through the keyhole of the locked door that leads to the world of KOMPAKT. This collection just gave me the key, and I am so grateful for it.