„Those who continue to search for the combination of innovation and soul in music need look no further“ - XLR8R
„An essential acquisition“ - URB
„The Compost artists consistently manage to pull off their hybrids with unmistakable elegance, retaining an unpredictable edge at the same time“- Mixer
„This compilation is essential to loyal followers and new converts alike“ - Alternative Press
„It¹s just one aural orgasm after another“ - DMA
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Title: Compost One Hundred
Cat No: CPT 100-2
Format: 2 CD
Linernotes by Gilles Peterson:
With great pleasure I pronounce Compost the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe. Quietly releasing the right and proper pieces from a slowly building alternative club culture that has now not only made worldwide news but is also changing the rules Stateside!
Compost is the honest and independent vision of Michael Reinboth who I first met when he invited me to play at his tiny residency in Munich 13 years ago! I was at that “lets see what’s up in Deutschland phase” and Michael was the first to show me there was a future in playing cool records for a living!
In the years that have passed his label has somehow not only represented the correct edge but most importantly has given this scene a true base enabling DJs and artists a feeling of being part of something truly meaningful! It hasn’t been easy as there’s always someone ready to put you down but after enough time you achieve collective strength to knock the cynics off! Today all of clublife is looking at Germany a little like the French touch a few years back and where Daft Punk led the disco revival I feel truly excited at the impact Truby, Jazzanova, Kruder , the Fauna Flash crew and the whole Compost family will have on world clubbing related music ! These guys are bringing the Soul back! Ask Oakenfold, Carl Cox or Tenaglia and you’ll see that even the biggest djs in the world are tuned and inspired by those Bavarian beats.
Welcome to Compost’s 100th release – a truly special anniversary. Time to celebrate Germany’s “best independent record-label of the moment” (Groove Feb / March 2001) with an album that brings you (almost) all Compost artists and also represents the variety of Compost Records – exclusively produced tracks especially for this anniversary compilation and no retrospective. That’s the way Compost always kept it: prospective, up to date, versatile and keeping it exclusive.