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On Cue: Perel

NYC/Berlin-based DJ, producer and vocalist Perel records a mix of wavy nu disco, thumping house and Italo for the On Cue series, and speaks to Katherine Rodgers about regaining her confidence after a debilitating label experience, and her bold and irreverent new album, ‘Jesus Was An Alien’

With her bright, exuberant personality and predilection for infectious dance music polished to a pop sheen, you’d be forgiven for thinking of German DJ and...

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...

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...

'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...

Brazilian DJ and producer ANNA's techno sound marries kinetic grooves with a wealth of emotion. With gigs all over the map and some of the most...

As someone who’s been DJing since she was 14 years old, it’s rare that Brazilian techno star ANNA is lost for musical inspiration. But DJ...

The Kompakt and IPSO don in full effect... 

Kolsch is down to play a mammoth ten hour set in Belgium, locking in from 10PM - 8AM for his label IPSO's party at Antwerp venue...

11 years on from his stunning breakthrough, Gui Boratto’s new album ‘Pentagram’ lands in June on Kompakt. ‘Overload (feat. Luciana Villanova)’ is a powerful, personal...

Gui Boratto has stood at the helm of melodic house and techno producers for over a decade now. Since his universally lauded Kompakt debut ‘Chromophobia’...

“It takes up to 12 weeks until we get finished product”...

Labels are reporting major vinyl production delays. R&S stating the current delay at French vinyl manufacturing facility MPO is the “worst they’ve ever seen”.

MPO...

The Frenchman's inspiring new release on Kompakt comes straight from the heart...

Laurent Garnier comes bearing gifts. For over 30 years, he has supplied the electronic music scene with glittering gems; from fleeting moments of transcendence at...

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...

Deep acid sounds from Kompakt...

Veteran producer John Tejada is returning to Kompakt for three-tracker ‘Lakewood Drive’, shortly after his stunning full-length album ‘Signs Under Test’ landed via the German...

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...

The producer jets out to space with a one-off release for Sleep / Walk / Listen.

The recently launched project, Sleep / Walk / Listen, was created with the aim of bringing the worlds of visual art and electronic music closer...

Check out his new animated video too

Rex The Dog’s return to Kompakt Records has seen the producer come full circle.

He's set to play at Kompakt’s Off Sonar’s showcase this Friday...

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...

Catch him tonight at London's Corsica Studios!

A staple member of Cologne's achingly cool Kompakt crew, Patrice Bäumel knows his way around a turntable. Spinning his special brand of "techno for grown-ups"...

Featured on upcoming 'Speicher 82' via Kompakt

This ten-minute-long track from German duo Voigt & Voigt offers a mind-bending dose of minimal techno as it weaves through a variety of static sonics...

We’ve got first play of the Brazilian techno wonder’s ‘Joker’

Efdemin is one of Berlin's most pioneering and different techno and deep house DJ/producers, we talk about his new album

Efdemin, to the uninitiated, is two things: a true DJ's DJ and an artist whose productions have exemplified a strain of the German ambient and...