Listen: Kompakt Winter Mixes 2017

16-12-16 // by crazy tape

Enjoy all four of our winter mixes for this holiday season in one convenient playlist - right in time for the release of Pop Ambient 2017, two of its main protagonists put together the first one: Max Würden and Thore Pfeiffer have shown a knack for collaboration before, so it comes as no surprise that their joint mix tape is particularly flowing, featuring cuts from fellow Pop Ambient heroes Leandro Fresco and Markus Guentner as well as far-flung influences such as David Bowie, Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto or Boards Of Canada. Next up was one of our favorite newcomers this year: Krisztian Dobrocsi rose to the occasion with his album "Playback Philosophy" released last September via our sister imprint KX. Recognized for crafting weighty and soulful dance tunes, his confident balancing act between deep textures and catchy hooks also finds its way into this mix, a worthwhile winterly listening experience for dreamers and dancers alike. Our third winter mix came from none other than transcendental house artiste Clarian walking a tightrope between lounge core and space exploration simulation - look out for his upcoming Kompakt 12" release "Ankh" in January! For the fourth and final mix, we presented a highly talented young man from Cologne who is the latest addition to our booking agency´s artist roster. Phillip Jondo weaves together Dadaistic tape experiments, minimal synth and mutant disco to form ceremonial rhythms. Electronic music fans, rejoice!