Kompakt Announces New Compilation Series, Celebrates 20 Years

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Kompakt has seen a tireless release schedule since it was founded 20 years ago in Cologne. The outpost's brand of minimalist, often pop-laden house, techno, and ambient music has gained the label a signature stamp. But before Kompakt even began to make its mark, it was a record shop, and in celebration of its 1993 opening, Kompakt is unveiling a new series of compilations, called Kompakt 20 Jahre Kollection. The first installment, Kollection 1, will arrive on March 18, and will feature two discs of tracks pulled from the label's extensive discography of singles, b-sides, rarities, and oddities (a.k.a. "secret weapons," according to the press release), as well as new material from some of the label's up-and-comers. Among the artists featured on Kollection 1 will be The Field (pictured above), Rex the Dog, Superpitcher, Matias Aguayo, Voigt & Voigt, and Justus Köhncke. And as we previously reported, there is more to come: Kompakt is planning a European tour, several album releases, and a forthcoming documentary to chronicle its 20 year journey. You can check out the artwork and massive tracklist for the first edition of the Kompakt 20 Jahre Kollection below.

CD 1
01. Heiko Voss - I Think About You
02. Matias Aguayo - Minimal (DJ Koze Mix)
03. Dorau/Köhncke - Durch Die Nacht (Geiger Mix)
04. Matias Aguayo - Walter Neff
05. Justus Köhncke - 2 After 909
06. Voigt & Voigt - Vision 03
07. Leandro Fresco - Cera Uno
08. Michael Mayer - Lovefood
09. Pluxus - Transient
10. The Field - Over The Ice
11. Wighnomy Bros. - Wurz + Blosse
12. Mayer/Voigt - Transparenza
13. Dettinger - Totentanz


CD 2
01. Jonas Bering - Melanie
02. Kaito - Everlasting
03. Superpitcher - Happiness (Lawrence Mix)
04. Gus Gus - Within You
05. Scsi 9 - Morskaya
06. Thomas Fehlmann - Making It Whistle
07. DJ Koze - Mariposa
08. Gui Boratto - Arquipélago
09. John Tejada -Unstable Condition
10. Rex The Dog - Prototype
11. Partial Arts - Trauermusik
12. The Rice Twins - For Penny And Alexis