10-04-13 // crazy tape
Last weekend saw the 20JK after-hours at Seattle's Decibel festival with great performances from some of our dearest artists. Luckily enough (especially for those who couldn't attend), Be-At.TV managed to capture some cool footage straight from the floor, now available at their Decibel channel. Besides Thomas Fehlmann (whose live act at Decibel can be watched here), mad lab wizard John Tejada gave us a taste of his unique brand of synth shenanigans, as heard on his most recent album "The Predicting Machine". Catch the techno virtuoso at work here!
10-04-13 // crazy tape
Last weekend saw the 20JK after-hours at Seattle's Decibel festival with great performances from some of our dearest artists. Luckily enough (especially for those who couldn't attend), Be-At.TV managed to capture some cool footage straight from the floor, now available at their Decibel channel. Our very own Thomas Fehlmann was among the presenters, giving you an hour full of intricate soundsmithing and driving beats in perfect sync with his latest release "Eye / Tree" on Kompakt - the 12" is out now. Don't miss out on John Tejada's Decibel performance to be found here!
24-09-13 // crazy tape
Société Perrier's SPestival , a virtual music festival bringing you three days' worth of exclusive online content from a range of great electronic artists, also hosts a "stage" with a fine selection of Kompakt greats: visit the following SPestival artist pages fromMichael Mayer, Terranova, John Tejada, Kaito and The Orb to access exclusive interviews and mixes!
09-06-13 // crazy tape
The 20JK Pop Up Store Berlin rounds off its tightly packed program on Saturday, September 7th, - seize the moment and drop by! The final day of the store invites you to celebrate with some of Kompakt's cherished DJs and live acts performing: beginning at 16:00, it's the last hurrah for the pop-up store, and we’ve got a great line-up from our label in store. Label co-founder Michael Mayer starts things off with a DJ set - if you’ve heard Mayer’s "Immer" series of DJ mixes, then you know that his skilled selection is not to be missed. Following mainstream success in the 90s with legendary Whirlpool Productions (“From: Disco To: Disco”), Justus Köhncke has spent the last decade releasing top-tier house on Kompakt - expect a decidedly leftfield and highly engaging party vibe for his live set. Relative newcomers to the scene, COMA will close things out: their recent debut, "In Technicolor", sees the duo successfully bursting through club conventions for a diverse and jubilating sound. The in-store closing party will then progress to mighty Berghain/Panorama Bar, where an epic event including key players like Kölsch, John Tejada, Blond:ish, Rebolledo and more will raise many a roof... full info here! The Pop Up Store is located at Ableton HQ, Schönhauser Allee 6-7, Berlin, Germany - the space has a cap of 120 attendees, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
09-06-13 // crazy tape
You clearly have enough reasons to drop by at Berghain/Panorama Bar this Saturday (what with all dem great Kompakt artists performing there... like Michael Mayer, Kölsch, Blond:ish, Rebolledo, John Tejada, Justus Köhncke), but now we'll give you one more: our very own Stocksaur DJ Team (featuring Denis Stockhausen & Jo Saurbier) are going to play an extended 8-hour DJ set at Berghain's garden on Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00. That's just how we are: we keep on giving and then some more. On the pic, you can see both mad hatters digging over the garden to prepare for their set... 'cos we like to get dirrrty! Full line-up for Kompakt's birthday bash at Berghain/Panorama Bar here!
09-06-13 // Broda
On September 7th, we will celebrate our 20th anniversary with a party in Berlin. After the 7-day pop-up store at the Ableton headquarters in Prenzlauer Berg, we will throw an epic event at mighty Berghain / Panorama Bar. The lineup includes veteran US producer John Tejada and Berlin favourite Dave DK playing in the main room, with support coming from Berghain residents. Tobias Thomas, Justus Köhncke, Kölsch and Rebolledo will be repping Panorama Bar with some true Cologne love, before Kompakt founding father Michael Mayer starts at 8 AM. On the 8th, we've got Techno duo Blond:ish and Kompakt regulars Stocksaur, spinning between 12.00 PM and 8 PM, with support from Ostgut Ton's Len Faki.
Am 7. September feiern wir unseren Geburtstag mit einer Party in Berlin. Nach 7 Tagen Pop Up Store finden die Feierlichkeiten mit einer langen Nacht in den mächtigen Mauern des Berghain / Panorama Bar ihren Höhepunkt. Auf dem Main floor wurden verpflichtet: Berlins Dave DK und Kompakts John Tejada. Tobias Thomas, Justus Köhncke, Kölsch und Rebolledo vertreten währenddessen die Panorama Bar, bevor Kompakt Gründervater Michael Mayer am Morgen zu einem seiner legendären Sets ausholt. Am Sonntagnachmittag bleiben alle dann noch ein bisschen, wenn Blond:ish und Stocksaur (aka Denis Stockhausen und Jo Saurbier) ihre Platten drehen.
09-03-13 // crazy tape
Seattle's Decibel Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, closely rubbing shoulders with that other birthday kid we've been talking a lot about lately - yeah, right... Kompakt's 20th anniversary is where it's at. To cement this spiritual link, the fine peepz from Decibel invited three artists from our roster to perform at the 20 years of Kompakt after-hours on September 28th: Kompakt's US embassador John Tejada, Cómeme's leader of the dance Matias Aguayo and The Orb's premier fuss-pot Thomas Fehlmann will take to the stage at Neumos, representing three wildly differing, but equally enthralling facets of the Kompakt sound. Get your tickets here and check out the event here!
08-12-13 // Broda
Japanese producer Kaito recently recorded a podcast for Bodytonic, which you can stream or download here. During the hour-long set, Kaito guides us through music connected with his Kompakt cohorts, including tracks from Jürgen Paape, Kölsch, John Tejada and Coma. At the very tail end you also find the title track of his latest "Behind My Life" EP.
07-11-13 // Broda
Following his recent Kompakt single "Somewhere" and 2012 full-length "The Predicting Machine", John Tejada returns to Palette Recordings with "Anaphora." For his first solo release on his own label imprint since 2009, John presents another double headliner, delivering a set of eruptive grooves perfectly showcasing his trademark musicality and driving rhythms. The "Anaphora EP" will be out on August 19th. In the meantime you can stream both tracks here and here.
07-04-13 // crazy tape
Resident Advisor sat down with our very own John Tejada for the latest installment of their Exchange podcast, geeking out with the veteran US producer at this year's Mutek festival. That choice might have to do with John being all over the RA charts... resulting in both tracks from his "Somewhere" EP showing up in RA's Top 50 tracks for June! We're pretty sure that this also informed RA's Top 20 of recently charted labels, where Kompakt holds the current first place (at the time of writing this) - big up to all RA DJs and readers! Oh, and there's a really nice interview with John at Throw Me Away: it's in Swedish, though, but that's what Google Translate is for, right? Right?