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The super-hip techno label sign up for London residency

Michael Mayer's uber-cool Kompakt label have announced a London residency at East London clubbing institution Plastic People, in association with whizkids Allez-Allez. Wednesday nights will...

Our monthly label showcase, The Sound Of, puts the focus on the imprints we love; outlets that are championing new artists, dropping key releases and...

Like so many stories in dance music, it all started with a record shop: Delirium, in Frankfurt. A “mecca for house and techno heads” as...

Crucial techno label celebrates a score on the floor

Two moves, a name change and almost 500 publications under its belt, Kompakt is marking 20 years in the game in 2013.

Features tracks from Maceo Plex, Michael Mayer and Rex The Dog...

Kompakt has announced the 16th edition of its annual round-up compilation, 'Total', which is set to drop on 26th August.

The always excellent compilation will...

'Forever Ravers' will be released later this month

DJ Mag North America's February cover star ANNA and Kittin will release their debut collaboration via Kompakt's Speicher series.

Landing on the 30th August, 'Forever...

Perel looks off camera in a leather coat on faded red background

Perel has announced a new album, 'Jesus Was An Alien', which will be released via Kompakt on 13th May. 


You can listen to the title...

Kompakt + summertime = perfection

Michael Mayer is a busy man. Label head of Kompakt and globe trotting DJ, he’s jetting over to Barcelona this week in time for Sonar...

Pocket rocket

There looks to be a resurgence in dedicated compact hardware synths and Waldorf’s newest offering the Rocket Synthesizer is one little beast that offers massive sound in a very small body.

Producing music on computers ain't easy, so lucky for us Native Instruments have created a video tutorial about their software sampler Kontakt 2. Watch a...


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Kontakt 2 Tutorial: Sampler & Synth Filters (please wait, buffering...)

Pioneer's affordable new deck has landed. 

Pioneer DJ is launching its most compact and flexible digital player yet: the slimline XDJ-700 rekordbox-ready player with touch screen, Pro DJ Link and many...

Kompakt boss Michael Mayer dishes to DJ MAG USA.

Kompakt has done it again. A decade and a half after its first ‘TOTAL’ compilation hit record store shelves in 1999, the Cologne, Germany based...

Roland AIRA Compact

Roland has announced a new affordable hardware drum machine, polysynth and vocal processor in the form of a new AIRA Compact lineup. The T-8 is...

The club had been ordered to close for four months...

Ghent's Kompass Klub is set to reopen next week.

The club had been ordered to close for four months earlier this month by Ghent mayor Mathias...

Check out this complete mini studio...

The company that brought to the world Patchblocks has started a Kickstarter campaign to bring its Minijam Studio - a set of portable music machines...

DJ & Kompakt Records don

To celebrate their de facto 20th anniversary, Kompakt are participating in a whole load of festival stage takeovers in cities all over Europe, and Michael says that getting all the Kompakt artists together for birthday event shows is one of the best things about the celebrations.