Info: After one and a half decade and more than 350 releases, Compost Records bundles some of their finest tunes as Various Artists digital download compilation albums. The variety and full spectrum of Compost’s repertoire has never or rarely been presented in form of a musical genre compilation. These releases will be compiled or DJ-mixed by Compost’s artists and are available as digital downloads, except in some rare cases very very limited as 500 CDs. Now it’s time for the genre that defined the labels beginning: Downbeat. The compilers of this mix are two happy faces who go by the name of Rupert & Mennert. The same two, who compiled the „V.A. – Compost Jazz Selection Vol.1“ of this series. But as they say… ‘we just love every inch of Compost, genres don’t matter for us. We like it all. So they dug in their Expedits to gather the well-preserved gems and blended them nicely into eachother. It is litteraly a downbeat selection. BPM ranges from 92 to 105. And what can you expect? Of course the usual suspects: Taran, A Forest Mighty Black and Tosca. The Kick-off is one of the most beautiful tracks in the catalogue by Native Force. You can also find downbeat combined in the hiphop remix-thoughts from Blue Foundation and Reachout. Besides that a more experimental take by Felix Laband. All the way down it’s ease and warmth with an organic touch!
Who are Rupert & Mennert: They reside in Den Helder, The Netherlands. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. From there they send their fine radioshow into the interweb. The show: Sound of Swound is already running more then four years on www.djbroadcast.fm and www.play.fm and gaining praise from many listeners. Besides their love for the dub and the funk and the jazz they dig the experimental side too. Together with Me Raabenstein, they released an album as Lagerfeltz on Nonine Recordings. Together with remix-work for Energie du Verre, their release-roster is building.