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Wolfgang Voigt Preps Ambient LP for Kompakt
The Cologne label co-founder's latest entry into the 'Rückveruauberung' series marks the opening of a new German national park.

Ever-active Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt has detailed the tenth installment in his Rückveruauberung series of open-concept albums. Entitled Nationalpark, the hour-long recording aligns with the opening of German national park Hunsrück-Hochwald …

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Q&A: The Orb's Alex Paterson
The venerable ambient-house pioneer reteams with Thomas Fehlmann on the new 'Moonbuilding 2703 AD.'

It’s always a bit dicey to describe an artist or act as “unique”—anything that we can think of has been thought of before, probably many times over. But for more …

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Stream a Track From Terranova's Forthcoming New LP for Kompakt
'Skin & Bones' features a guest vocal from Tomas Hoffding of WhoMadeWho

Berlin pair Terranova’s keenly awaited new album—their first since 2012’s Hotel Amour—is due to drop next month on Kompakt. Ahead of that, the duo has shared a full stream of …

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The Orb Announces New Album on Kompakt
The electronic music pioneers will return to Kompakt with the new full length 'Moon Building 2703 AD.'

Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann (a.k.a. The Orb) will release Moon Building 2703 AD via Kompakt on June 22. The latest outing will follow up their 2005 album Okie Dokie …

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10 Reasons We Loved Amsterdam's DGTL Festival
Michael Mayer, Roman Flügel, Recondite and Happa were among the attractions at this year's installment.

If there’s one thing that can be said about the Netherlands, it’s this: Dutch people really know how to party. And importantly, they understand how to put on a party …

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Premiere: Hear Dave DK's "Whitehill Feat. Piper Davis"
Hear a track from the German producer's latest full length, out via Kompakt at the end of the month.

German DJ and producer Dave DK has been on the scene for quite some time now, releasing music for over 15 years on highly regarded labels such as Moodmusic, Pampa, …

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Kölsch Announces New Album, Previews Track
The Danish mastermind's new album will be released via Kompakt on June 8.

Highly regarded Danish producer and live performer, Kölsch will release his new album 1983 on June 8, via Kompakt. The new full length from Kölsch is inspired by travel and the …

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Podcast 381: Dauwd
An ascendent producer adds to his reputation via this sinuous set.

It might be a bit of an exaggeration to term Dauwd’s career arc as meteoric—his output rate hasn’t exactly been shooting-star fast—but it’s certainly fair to say that the U.S.–born, …

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Kompakt Announces Pop Ambient LP Series, Details First Record from Leandro Fresco
The Cologne label's long-running ambient compilation series will give way to a number of upcoming albums.

Launched in 2001, Kompakt’s annual Pop Ambient compilations have showcased a wide range of beatless compositions over the years, focusing on experimental field recordings, lush synth pop, and meandering new-age …

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Dauwd Details Upcoming EP for Kompakt
The three-track 'Jupiter George' EP will see the producer return to the label next month.

London producer Dauwd will return to the Kompakt fold next month with the three-track Jupiter George EP. Following behind last year’s Kindlinn and Saleh EPs for the label, Dauwd’s upcoming …

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Kompakt Announces Upcoming LP from Dave DK; Hear a Track Now

Berlin-based producer David Krasemann (a.k.a. Dave DK) will issue his first LP for Cologne’s esteemed Kompakt label this spring. Entitled Val Maira, the album follows previous full-lengths for Müller Records …

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Ask the Experts: John Tejada
The LA techno veteran answers reader questions and opens up about his production process.

John Tejada knows techno. In truth, the LA-based producer knows a lot more than that, as he’s been releasing music since the mid ’90s, but techno is essentially his calling …

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Mano Le Tough, DJ Tennis, and Marcus Worgull Remix Vermont on Upcoming EP
Two more tracks from the duo's debut LP for Kompakt are the subject of an upcoming second remix collection.

Having already spawned a remix EP overseen entirely by Prins Thomas, the Vermont pair’s self-titled debut LP for Kompakt (a record which we deemed one of 2014’s best) will again …

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Watch a New Video from Matias Aguayo
The Kompakt affiliate shares a visual accompaniment to his latest single.

Longstanding DJ/producer and Cómeme label founder Matias Aguayo has revealed a new video for his latest single on Kompakt, “Run Away from the Sun.” Lyrically, the track (which was released …

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John Tejada Has Signed Up for the First Ask the Experts of 2015; Send Him Your Questions Now

Our monthly Ask the Experts column took a little break during December, but now that the calendar has flipped to 2015, it’s once again time to enlist the services of …

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Gui Boratto Abaporu

A relative latecomer to the Kompakt techno world domination party of the ’00s, Brazilian producer Gui Boratto scored nicely with Chromophobia, his first full-length for the Cologne label, in 2007. …

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Vermont Vermont

The self-titled debut release from Vermont—a collaboration between Danilo Plessow (a.k.a. Motor City Drum Ensemble) and Innervisions affiliate Marcus Worgull—is one of 2014’s most pleasant electronic offerings so far; it’s …

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Various Artists Pop Ambient 2014

For more than a decade, Kompakt has only slightly tinkered with the formula which yields its annual Pop Ambient collection. Now on its 14th edition, the compilation continues to be …

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