Release Date - 1st March 2019
25 years strong and still going steeply. Compost will release an anniversary 10 x 12" box set April 2019. Here comes the very strictly limited, serially numbered, stickered white label Overture Record 3 sneak preview. Compost classics by Fauna Flash, Marbert Rocel, Shahrokh Dini and Trueby Trio remixed by Recondite, Joakim, Delano Smith and Zenker Brothers. Some smart techy stuff.
01. Fauna Flash - Tel Aviv (Recondite Remix)
02. Marbert Rocel - Dance Slow (Joakim's Blood Moon Remix)
03. Shahrokh - Owl Flight (Delano Smith Remix)
04. Truby Trio - Galacia (Zenker Brothers Esotheric Remix)
Release Date: 26th September
The Bag of Bones EP is an unsettling yet beautiful record. Coming from a time when South Africa is undergoing an unnerving state of change with revolution bubbling just under the skin. The record speaks of hope, anger, love and dreams.
Righteous Red Berets is an ode to Stackerlee who kills another man cause he cheated his cards and we also hear from Reverend Jim Jones as he preaches hope from his mass graves.
Luke Vibert (a hero of mine since the late 90s), reinterprets the track with his unique brand of Funk and Soul that adds some love to a desperate song.
Bag of Bones is my personal ballad to a life with the lights turned off. Just me and my guitar. Shane Cooper (AKA Card on Spokes) adds his beautiful double bass to
this track and helps it breath life.
Kill the Boer is a Remix of my 2002 Kwaito Bass classic Donkey Rattle. I based the remix around a sample of a Toy Toy from Soweto 1960 to speak about the current revolution with a different government but with the same despair.
Hope you enjoy this record. (Felix Laband | August 2016)
a1. Righteous Red Berets (Original
a2. Bag Of Bones
b1. Righteous Red Berets (Luke Vibert Remix)
b2. Donkey Rattle
Release Date 22nd March 2019
"Im Tanzrausch" is step 2 of Fred und Luna's joint venture with Compost Records. In direct connection to their mesmerizing album "Im Tiefenrausch" Fred und Luna come up with four hypnotic and tribal Elektrokraut / Krautelektro pieces ready to find their way to the dancefloor.
The music of Fred und Luna has always been a combination and an interplay of both listening and danceable sound. On their upcoming release "Im Tanzrausch" they are focussing on repetitive, dancefloor-ready beats, not losing sight of their love for beautiful melodies, electronic soundscapes and their krautish background.
Fred und Luna's dance music history started in 2016 with their later to become an underground dancefloor hit "Monotonikum", first released on Optimo Music and appearing on Fabric 100 compilation end of 2018.
01. Der Elektrolektor
03. Es ist heiss
04. People Mambo
Release Date: 7th November
Give a warm welcome to one of Munich's finest electronic music producer talents Lukas Bohlender who's delivering a stunner of a debut EP for Compost Black with his Sublime EP - backed up by a floor friendly
Beanfield & Thomas Herb Remix this little beauty truly lives up to its name!
A couple of years ago - around 2009/2010 - when we hosted our Black Label Sessions parties at Munich club Harry Klein we've regularly spotted a guy on the dancefloor - dancing and grinning - well he always seemed to enjoy himself
hanging out at our parties - this guy was Lukas Bohlender.
It didn't take too long and a little chat has been held beside the DJ booth - exchanging thoughts about this and that and of course about the music or the DJ who was playing.
So sooner or later the seed for our relation has been planted. When Lukas sent us his tune Club Chateau in the autumn of 2012 he primarily wanted to hear our opinion but we were simply blown away and signed the track for the Various Artists three tracker Black Label #94 which has been released in spring 2013.
Lukas tune went into the boxes and playlists from Agoria to
Tiesto (no joke!) and marked a first success.
The year after we hooked up Lukas in order to remix Robinn's The Game Is Now Over feat. Nathaniel Pearn (aka Natural Self) on the vocals - and again he did a great job delivering a beautiful remix. So we were quite curious and excited when Lukas knocked on our door earlier this year and played us two tracks he just finished - The Sublime and Curly Bun - and he truly took our hearts by storm again.
The title track is based on a strong polyphonic bassline and being topped by heavenly keys and organs it builds and builds to epic dimensions in a sublime way - if we could, we'd open a new sub-genre called Gentlemen House for this one :-) Curly Bun with its beat less intro and broken beat structure is starting out a bit more laidback but unfolding it's relentless slipstream bar by bar - backed by a strong bassline and topped by a dedicated synth programming and two very nice piano gimmicks.
To round things off we've asked our long time Compost Records stalwarts Beanfield & Thomas Herb to contribute a remix for The Sublime.
The duo who already teamed up previously to remix Emilie Nana's Tolstoy Changes, stripped back the rich musical elements of the original to its essence, add a rougher SP1200 twist in their beat programming and took a more repetitive / Detroit inspired route in their arrangement / mix to make it work their dancefloors - great job! Nuff said!!
a1. The Sublime
a2. Curly Bun
b1. The Sublime (Beanfield & Thomas Herb Remix)
Release Date: 19th September
Nils Penner delivers a lovely soulful EP with the mesmerising voice of Emilie Nana. The full spectrum of beautiful inducing vibes, just a great house record charged with emotions that comes right for the summer!
We were simply blown away, when we firstly listened to Nils Penner's latest offering for Compost Black. The follow-up of his Master Petz release (Black Label #121) in 2014 is just a brilliant piece of music! Versatile, soulful and deep in full effect, just the way we love it!
The title track The One features a sublime mesmerising vocal performance by Emilie Nana, who just released her debut album The Meeting Legacy on Compost.
A smoothly waving groover coming still in time for the late summer and suits perfectly late-back beach sessions and pool parties.
The B-side contains Mercury, a proper deep house jam with an afro twist. Tricky percussion works and a playful bass line meet sophisticated orchestral vibes. Epic in many ways.
With the second track Blue Nils shows his true talent as an ingenious arranger. The result is a wonderful instrumental journey, some finest ear milk. The happy end of this romantic EP.
a1. The One feat. Emilie Nana
a2. The One (Dub)
Release Date: 12th September
Two musicians from the brass techno band "LaBrassBanda" have successfully joined forces to create a mix of driving beats, analog synth melodies and live trumpet. They bring these sounds to the festival stages and into the clubs.
Clear, unpolished sounds and dynamic drums are made completely live by modular synthesizers and by hand. That makes Ströme a unique live act. Such a modular Live-act with the highest rave appeal never existed - but now there is Ströme.
Recent live concerts have been sensational. The first release (12 "/ digital) of three tracks will be published in September 2016. The album will follow in February 2017.