Total 11

Various Artists // Kompakt
Format // 3xLP // 2xCD
TOTAL 11 - the time has come and we are now into the double digits. It's a privilege to think that its now over 12 years ago that we, KOMPAKT remain still not only as we started as a record store and label but also a distribution home for over 40 record labels, booking agency for our proud family of DJ's and acts, plus a publishing and management house. We have grown, our family certainly has as well and our annual collection of music and of course the Total parties have become an institution of what our fans expect year after year. We consider ourselves lucky and in these times and with this 26 track collection in particularly…

The plot thickens with Total 11 - a year where many newcomers and familiar faces converge on a yellow dotted road and in many case this year, collaborating. Take Brazil's Gui Boratto who teams up with drummer Iggor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura) to come up with "Plié" and re-defines the scope emo-techno once again. Cologne's blond ambition Ada teams up with Heiko Voss for the soulful "Walk Over". Jörg Burger he teams up with Superpitcher and the chupacabra of techno Rebolledo to provide a super remedy for the British soul. The Three Lions soothing "You'll Win Again" will bring everything back home but Football plus features a brass section and Michael Mayer on saxophone!

Our family also manages to stand proud on their lonesome - we can't highlight in this sacred space every moment of this collection but let's give it a one over. Michael Mayer's "Picanha Frenesi" is one of his first solo productions in years and proves that he's still got a whole lot to prove- a true highlight of Total 11. KOMPAKT chef Wolfgang Voigt has had a tremendously productive year back in the studio and brings his classic minimal techno forward to 2010 with his inspiring moniker Sog. Joining Total comes Ivan Smagghe and Tim Paris aka It`s A Fine Line with their rockabilly wreck-no swinger "Eins Fine Grind", The Field elaborates on his passion for Krautrock with "Caroline". Kompakt's maestro Jürgen Paape up's the notch with "Mensch und Maschine" - his days running the record store come to life using only sounds from the KOMPAKT warehouse!
  • Release Date // August 23, 2010 (physical & digital)
  • Format // 3xLP // 2xCD
  • Catalog Nr // KOMPAKT 220
  • EAN // 880319046636