Title: Compost Experimental Selection „Seismic Tranquilizer – Left Field Tracks“ compiled and mixed by Rupert & Mennert
Cat No: CPT 387-3
Info: After creating a ‘jazz selection’ and a ‘downbeat selection’ the Dutch duo Rupert & Mennert dug even deeper into the depths of the Compost archive. With over 15 years of music history and more then 300 releases the gems are easy to find. There is so much good music!
For this selection Rupert & Mennert combined the more experimental electronic tracks from the catalogue. This brings together the mind-expanding sounds of Genf, Felix Laband, Doctor Rockit, Nonplace Urban Field, Turntable Terranova, Pole, Funkstörung and more. All gently mixed for an optimal experience. Some of the tracks date back to as early as 1995 but they still sound fresh and alluring. This makes this compilation still relevant and above all: essential for electronic music lovers.
Who are Rupert&Mennert?
They reside in Den Helder, The Netherlands. One of the most beautiful cities . . . →
Cat No: CPT 380-2
Format: CD / Download
Quotes: Loving the low slung boogie funk badness of Pitchben—proper party rockers! Ursula 1000 (ESL Music/New York)
Info: The story of Pitchben is one about consistency. It’s the 80s. A young boy is growing up to the soundtrack of Electro Funk, drawing influence from the likes of Jackson, The Whispers and D-Train and developing a genuine passion for music. Around 20 years later in 2011, this boy is releasing his debut album “Pitchslap” on Compost Records.
This root of funk has been a constant since his childhood. Exploring new territories in the 90s Pitchben, known as ‘M-Tech’ at the time, started to deejay and produce at the young age of 13. Working the turntables like an instrument, he became one of the key figures in the world of Scratching and Turntablism. In 2002 he won the German DMC finals with a scratched interpretation of “Break Machine – Street Dance”. Since this rather intense excursion Pitchben . . . →
Title: Compost Jazz Selection Vol. 2 Crosswinds – Compost Jazz Affairs compiled and mixed Rupert & Mennert
Cat No: CPT 388-0 / -3
Format: CD-Cardbord / Download
Info: After the first volume of the Compost Jazz Selection there were still so many tracks in the vault that could be used for a second compilation. So Rupert & Mennert started to dig again for all the beautiful gems that were still tucked away waiting to re-shine! For this second volume they took a more smooth-jazz approach with an occasional bite. This gives way for tracks from the likes of Marbert Rocel, Burnt Friedman, Alif Tree, Salvador Group, Les Gammas, The Cinematic Orchestra, Kaos, Mystéfy, Joseph Malik and Nuspirit Helsinki!
The mix is a perfect blend. It will be an interesting play in the jazz cafe as well as at home, in the wee hours of the night, accompanied . . . →
Title: Compost Downbeat Selection Vol. 2 – One Step Forward – Warm Pop And Folky – compiled and mixed by Michael Reinboth
Cat No:CPT 384-3
Info: After one and a half decade and more than 370 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. With the second Downbeat Selection, Compost head honcho and compiler Michael Reinboth shows the folky swinging side of the Compost repertoire. Vocal pop and uplifting tunes from our most talented songwriters highlighting a small but delightful spectrum of the Compost vault. Btw, Michael’s life-course shows that he compiled more than 25 compilations in his long . . . →
Title: Black Album
Cat No: CPT 382-3
Info: Unbelievable but true what this guy Roberto Di Gioia, mastermind and multi-multi musician of Marsmobil, has done in his career:
worldwide tours / concerts / recordings as a pianist with:
Charlie Watts, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Roy Ayers, Art Farmer, Sasha, Max Herre (Freundeskreis), Joy Denalane, DJ Hell, Wigald Boning, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Udo Lindenberg, Helge Schneider, Manfred Krug, Eva Matthes, , Woody Shaw, Johnny Griffin, James Moody, Mel Lewis, Dave Holland, Jimmy Woody, Albert Mangelsdorff, Clark Terry, Charlie Rouse, Gary Peacock, Buster Williams, Joe Lovano, Billy Cobham, Klaus Weiss, Tom Harrell, Adam Nussbaum, Billy Hart, Christian Prommer’s Drumlessons, and many many more
1990-2008: member of Klaus Doldingers Passport
writing / composing / producing for:
Brian Ferry, Henrik Schwarz, Joy Denalane, Kruder & Dorfmeister, DJ Hell, Klaus Doldinger, The Notwist (“Neon Golden”, “Shrink”), Console (“Reset The Preset”), Till Brönner (“Blue Eyed Soul”, “That Summer”), Tim Ries (“Music Of The Rolling Stones” with . . . →
Artist: Phreek Plus One
Title: Phreek Party
Cat No: CPT 372-2
Format: CD / Download
Quotes: Disco! Boogie! Cosmic Funk! Everything is included among the three Italians with the purposeful sense for maximal “clap-along”-effectiveness. Everybody dance now! GROOVE (2011)
Info: Phreek Plus One are Italy’s most kept secret luminaries in the world of disco. They don’t play at Berlusconi’s secret VIP partys, but they like the Bunga Bunga funk. All in here. Well, they are also associated with jazz, in fact they are jazz connoisseurs and rare record collectors, and approved selectors, as a matter of course top Italien mix DJs. Well, they are musicians, too, but never played the dodgy Italian Acid Jazz, while they were looking for the real cool good Baia Degli Angeli vibe, in fact they are at least inspired by Garage House, soulful 70ties and 80ties disco, Cosmic, Funk, Soul and Jazz.
Their previous released four EPs . . . →
Title: Don’t Fear It, Fight It
Cat No: CPT 371-2
Format: CD / Download
Quotes: Orchestral future pop. The spirited way Joash presents his dramatic blueprint of pop, that is carried by strings, is jawdropping when you listen to it the first time. It forms itself to a brilliant amalgam which thinks of Pop one step ahead. This is what makes “Don’t Fear It, Fight It” a timeless album. (GROOVE, 2011)
Info: Here comes the surprisingly silver shimmering nu-electronica. Well, the music style here is difficult to compare, we call it: outstanding gorgeous listening music. If someone may know the Penguin Café Orchestra from their most successful period of the early Eighties, perhaps this music can be described as the repetitive 2011 modern electronic version of P.C.O. The album fuses dancefloor sounds and jazz rhythms with orchestral arrangements. The result is a deep and beautiful soundscape of strings, complex drum patterns and atmospheric electronics. Joash is a London based producer who started his musical career as a drummer. Long before he developed a love . . . →