20 years of legend. Watch Kompakt Records founders Wolfgang Voight and Michael Mayer tell the story of the label they founded 20 years ago. Shot between Sonos Studio at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2013, and Kompakt’s home in Cologne, the film charts the rise of one of the world’s most iconic electronic music labels, from local record store to global music influencer.
Kompakt celebrated its 20th Anniversary at ADE with an intimate performance from Gregor Schwellenbach playing a selection of tracks from ‘Gregor Schwellenbach Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt’, a record where he separated 20 label classics from their dance roots and re-recorded them as chamber music. The film shows Schwellenbach performing in Sonos’ pop-up studio during ADE, the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world.
A label that has been called home by a diverse roster of electronic musicians over its 20 years, Kompakt’s catalogue includes seminal releases by the likes of John Tejada, Closer Musik, Gui Boratto and The Field – alongside records from its co-owners Wolfgang Voight, Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape.
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