Title: Elaste Vol. 4
Cat No: CPT 439-1/2
Format: 2-LP / CD
Welcome to the fourth chapter of the ELASTE series!
In this compilation I am progressing a style I am inaugurating: Vintage Futurism.
The best metaphor for this genre is Charanjit Singh’s 1982 album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat in which he created a sound which mirrors, but more importantly pre-dates, the first acid house record by five years. It is no novelty record, but truly capturing the hypnotic potential of acid/house music. It became my key track for Elaste Volume 4.
Previous incarnations of Elaste have aimed to catch the spirit of the late 70’s Italian Cosmic Discotheque, a place where the history of DJing was rewritten within this microcosm. For this latest instalment I was most intrigued by weird of-the-time (or ‘out-of’ as the case turned out to be) electronic disco, a vast genre!
Bringing together those progressive avant-garde tracks that were expanding the genres . . . →
Title: Compost Black Label Series Vol. 5 – compiled & mixed with love and passion by Thomas Herb
Cat No: CPT 415-2 / CPT 415-3
Format: CD / Download
Info: Limited edition hand-numbered gatefold PocketPac
A sophisticated little bastard of a DJ-mix
It’s about time for the fifth instalment of the Compost Black Label Series – unveiling some of the finest cuts in the label’s recent history in a versatile DJ mix crafted by Compost family member Thomas Herb, who built a strong reputation as a DJ when it’s about merging soul-injected house, techno and disco into a musical journey. Featuring winner tunes and remixes by Phreek Plus One, Osunlade, Woolfy, DJ T. or Rainer Trueby, Herb is also highlighting the work of new breed like Emil Seidel, Philipp Stoya and Emilie Nana, who all contributed high-quality tunes on the Black Label within the last year. Playing on top of the game since about one and a half decades, . . . →
Title: Compost Remixes Selection Vol. 2 – Go Get It – More Remixes – compiled by Rupert & Mennert
Cat No: CPT 405-3
Info: After one and a half decade and more than 400 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.
Again a dancefloor oriented remixes selection from self-proclaimed Compost Head Selectahs Rupert & Mennert. After the first successful volume they dived into some other genres, but the fine tracks that were left out in the first edition were always whispering and luring them back. So they started selecting again and after a while a new mix was assembled with maybe even . . . →
Title: Future Sounds Of Jazz Vol. 12
Cat No: CPT 390-1 / CPT 390-2
Format: 3-LP/ 2-CD / Download
Quotes: Wow, great!!! Lovely compilation… Joris Voorn / Great compilation!!! DJ T. / Always on Point…massive play for me Karizma / Very nice compilation DJ Deep / Love future sound of jazz…. all time favourite compilation. Nugath / These tracks are great representations of what future jazz is, and Mr. Reinboth still has the ears and the intuition to pick ‘em. Velanche / One of my favourite compilation series is back… Permanent Vacation
Info: It’s five years ago since the last FSOJ Vol. 11 was released, while the first one of this classic series was released in 1995. WelI, i have the feeling we are in a time machine now, back to some roots of FSOJ. Most of the tracks on Vol. 12 reminds me to the vibe of the first two or three editions of this series, especially the slower tunes, well the sound at all, too. I can state: . . . →
Title: Compost Downbeat Selection – Ocean Beat – Warm Organic Harmony – compiled by Rupert & Mennert
Cat No: CPT 367-0 / -3
Format: CD-Cardboard / Download
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 . . . →
Title: Party-Keller 3
Cat No: CPT 355-1 / CPT 355-2 / CPT 355-3
Format: 2-LP / CD / Download
Quotes: Essential purchase for anyone keen to hear quality modern interpretations off the good groove. Straight No Chaser
Info: The Party-Keller compilation series is a project linked to my constant Munich-based clubnights. After some short journeys to the Japanese Soultage label (Soul Jammin’ Vol.3) and a mix for London-based Breakin Bread (The Party-Keller Mix CD), we have finally reached Vol. 3.
In the late Seventies direct-to-disc albums were quite popular, since they sound great and people spent some serious dough on proper hi-fi equipment in those days. We actually coupling four amazing cuts from three different direct-to-disc albums here: Mickey Erbe’s Orchestra interpretation of the „2001 Theme“ (which I’ve played very often in the early Nineties, I almost forgot how good it is), then two superb Gino Dentie’s interpretations of B.T. Express’ „Express“ and Brass Construction’s „Movin’“, as well as Rahmlee (Michael Davis) from Earth . . . →
Title: Compost Black Label Series Vol. 4 – mixed by SHOW-B
Cat No: CPT 360-2 / CPT 360-3
Format: CD / Download
Quotes: Excellent music! full support! Abe Duque / Wow what a great release, I like each and every track a lot, can’t really decide for a favorite really. Deetron / nice release !!! Chris Liebing
Info: Compost Black Label is proud to present and celebrate the fourth chapter of latest and recent vinyl tunes. All done by most talented actors (for example Solomun, Peter Kruder, Rainer Trueby, Roland Appel, Jay Shepheard, Shahrokh a.o. or remixers like Pilooski, Franck Roger, Afrilounge, Tiefschwarz, Roberto Rodriguez a.o.) If you check some of the DJ quotes about the particular tracks (see below) you get an impression how we kicked off the last months. From moody late night house, via jazzy chords, jacking beats, discoid elements, deep tunes, or colorful techy soulful house music, our label vibe seems to be best typified and represented here. SHOW-B, another strong character of ours, selected and mixed . . . →