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Michael Mayer

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.

Kompakt's main man talks his top tunes...

Enamoured by electronic music culture at a young age, Michael moved to Cologne just as his teens came to an end and got a job...

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...

From DJ Mag & Juno,

We have teamed up with Juno for the third year, to give you a bunch of free music throughout December!

Each day this month we...

Plus DJ Koze, Ame and Dixon, ANNA...

Solomun + 1 is back at Pacha for another season in 2016, and the opening party is set to launch on 22nd May with Solomon's...

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...

New club series XOYO starts this weekend...

XOYO's Saturday night series XOYO Loves is set to return this weekend, with sets from Detroit Swindle, Magda, Paranoid London and more schedule for its...

Kompakt co-founder Michael Mayer remixes Arthur Baker and Rockers Revenge as they collab for Crosstown Rebels’ monumental 200th release...

U.S. DJ/producer Arthur Baker hasn’t collaborated with the members of his Rockers Revenge project in over 30 years.

Best known for their 1982 single ‘Walking...

His track was one of the first electronic-based pieces of music to be played on radio 

Synth pioneer Gershon Kingsley, who was best known for his 1969 electronic track ‘Popcorn’, has died aged 97. 

The German-American artist’s composition was one of...

Kicking off in early 2018...

Fabric will be launching a new fortnightly event series in early 2018 dubbed Forms. Skream headlines the series’ debut party on 19th January.

Forms will...

Also includes Red Axes, Lady Starlight, Michael Mayer and more...

Fabric has fleshed out its summer line-up and includes sets from Israeli duo Red Axes, Lady Starlight, Michael Mayer and more.

Having just announced two...

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...

Everything good under one roof

Sometimes a night comes along so good it actually makes us a bit moist. Eastern Electrics, which takes place on 29th August at the...