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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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Gui Boratto Too Late EP

With less of an emphasis on the vibrant and colorful calling cards which marked his past releases, Gui Boratto has delivered an uncharacteristic pair of productions on the Too Late …

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Voigt & Voigt Die Zauberhafte Welt der Anderen

It’s hard to tell if Kompakt co-owner Wolfgang Voigt is the Cologne label’s bellwether or its impish black sheep. Whatever the case, after resurrecting the Mohn moniker with Jörg Burger …

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Coma "Hoooooray"

Cologne-based production duo and Kompakt signees Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad (a.k.a. Coma) have sent over the first single from their forthcoming In Technicolor LP, called “Hoooooray.” German vocalists Ada …

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Michael Mayer Mantasy Remixe 1

Cologne’s Michael Mayer may be best known as a DJ, the man behind the lauded Immer mix series and an equally legendary Fabric mix. But, as he reminded everyone last …

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Michael Mayer Mantasy

Michael Mayer’s second album, Mantasy, is “a tribute to history’s great explorers, to characters obsessed with an idea, to totally wrong conceptions of the world.” It’s a bold concept that …

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DJ Tennis "The Outcast"

It’s quickly becoming apparent that Italian producer DJ Tennis (a.k.a. Manfredi Romani) is a big Ninja Tune fan. Earlier this year, the soundtracker, label owner, and moody musicmaker debuted on …

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The Field Looping State of Mind Remixe

It’s unlikely that there could be a more appropriate collection of artists assembled to remix The Field in 2012 than those featured on Looping State of Mind Remixe. Not only …

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Mohn Mohn

A major legacy issue that has haunted techno from its inception is the music’s built-in disposability. If you get lucky and produce a smoking club track today, who cares if …

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