Weval: “I Don’t Need It”

DATE:
March 21st, 2016
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Following the release of their two highly acclaimed EPs, “Easier” (2014) and “It’ll Be Just Fine/Grow Up” (2015), for Kompakt, Amsterdam-based electronic duo Weval return to the prestigious label with their self-titled debut album, expected to land on June 10th. The record finds the duo of Harm Coolen and Merijn Schotte Albers delivering 13 tracks of slow-burning, emotional, pensive and dark electronic music. In their own words: “We try to find the beauty in imperfection. It makes things sound more human”. Here’s the album’s first single “I Don’t Need It” for your listening pleasure. Blast it above.

The single “I Don’t Need It” is out now digitally via Kompakt. Get it here.

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Weval: “Easier”

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COMA: “Lora”

DATE:
August 11th, 2015
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Last time we heard from Cologne-based, Kompakt-affiliated electronic duo COMA, was last summer, when they dropped a three-track EP called “Atlantis”. They’re now gearing up for the release of their second album “This Side Of Paradise”, which follows their superb debut LP, 2013’s “In Technicolour”. Set to arrive on October 9th, the new 8-track record, is said to find the duo of Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad continuing to craft disco-infused pop tunes, rich with melody and warmth. Here’s the album’s lead single “Lora” for your listening pleasure, a mellow slow jam perfect for a hazy summer afternoon.

The “Lora” 12” will arrive on September 18th via Kompakt, backed with remixes by Pional and Robag Wruhme. The single is also part of the label’s new compilation “Total 15”, coming out on August 21th. Pre-order it here.

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COMA: “Atlantis”

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Aaron Ahrends: “Newborn (Ada Remix)”

DATE:
April 8th, 2015
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Last year, Berlin-based singer-producer Aaron Ahrends dropped his debut EP “Brief Embrace” of four original deep and melancholy tunes. Now, he’s following up that offering with a new three-track remix EP, entitled “Newborn”. Here, we have a perfectly crafted remix of “Newborn” by German producer and Pampa affiliate Michaela Dippel, aka Ada. It’s a calm and peaceful beauty. The record also features a rework by Forgotten Birds and a DJ-friendly edit of “Casiotone 401” by Dave DK.

The “Newborn” EP is out now digitally via andmusic/Kompakt. Get it here.

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Dauwd: “Jupiter George”

DATE:
April 7th, 2015
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If there was a track that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be “Jupiter George”, a solid tune from London producer Dauwd Al Hilali, aka Dauwd. Taken from his recently released third EP of the same title on Kompakt, “Jupiter George” finds Dauwd delivering a delicate slice of groovy house. Pure class. The three-track offering, which follows last year’s “Kindlinn” and “Saleh” EPs, also features the quality tracks, “Ritter Sport” and “Take Four”.

The “Jupiter George” EP is out now on vinyl and digital via Kompakt. Buy it here.

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Beacon: “Fault Lines” [Dauwd Remix]

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Rex The Dog: “Sicko”

DATE:
February 24th, 2015
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Rex The Dog, aka British dance producer/DJ Jake Williams and his four-legged friend Rex, has finally found his way back home to Kompakt. His new offering for Cologne’s long-standing label, a 12” called “Sicko”, finds Rex The Dog in such fine form delivering two killer tunes. “This is the first EP using our new modular synth. The title track is “Sicko” which uses the RTD-001 sampler; we built this ourselves and it only sometimes works,” he explains.

Before it drops next week, you can listen to the A-side’s title track, the infectious and bouncy “Sicko”. It’s a “raw, pounding cut-up fest that builds a scary amount of tension just with a few distinct elements.” Rex The Dog’s “Sicko” EP will arrive on March 2 on Kompakt. Pre-order your 12” here. Update: Below, you can watch the video for “Sicko”.

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Rex The Dog: “Do You Feel What I Feel” (feat. Jamie McDermott)

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Dave DK: “Halma”

DATE:
February 10th, 2015
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Berlin-based producer and DJ David Krasemann, aka Dave DK, is getting ready to drop his third full-length album, entitled “Val Maira”, on April 27th on Kompakt. Named after a valley in the Italian mountains, the record follows the producer’s excellent debut EP “Palmaille” for the label, which was released in 2013. “I’ve tried to create an interlocking atmosphere of merriment and melancholy for the full duration of an album. I hope that one can hear a little bit of hope in the tracks, like everything’s going to be fine,” he says. In the meantime, Dave DK has shared the record’s lead single “Halma” and it’s a great one. Give it a spin above.

The single “Halma” is out now via Kompakt. Buy it here.

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Dave DK: “Palmaille”

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Matias Aguayo: “Run Away From The Sun” Video

DATE:
January 15th, 2015
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What’s for dinner? Check out the adventures of a cooking vampire in the new video for “Run Away From The Sun”, the latest single from Chilean-via-Germany house/techno producer Matias Aguayo. The track is taken from his recent four-track “Legende” EP, his first release on Kompakt since 2011’s “I Don’t Smoke” EP. Pick up your 12” here.

Directed by Sander Houtkruijer.

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Matias Aguayo: “El Sucu Tucu”

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Weval: “Easier”

DATE:
November 27th, 2014
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After sharing the brilliant track “Gimme Some” back in September, Dutch electronic duo Weval, aka Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers, have dropped their new EP “Easier”, which marks their debut release for Kompakt. It’s a collection of four perfectly crafted tunes that will get some serious rotations this winter. Here, we have for you the EPs title track, another fine example of what makes Weval’s tracks so special. These guys will go places.

Weval’s “Easier” EP is out now via Kompakt. Stream the whole thing here.

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mpFree: Weval: “Gimme Some”

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Dauwd: “Saleh”

DATE:
October 15th, 2014
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Dauwd: “Saleh”

Having impressed with “Kindlinn”, his sublime debut EP for the legendary Cologne-based label Kompakt, UK electronic producer Dauwd al-Hilali, known to many as Dauwd, returns to the label with his second release this year, a two-track offering called “Saleh”. Once again, the talented producer takes us on a ride with two quality, sprawling tracks, another fine example of Dauwd doing what he does best. Enjoy the ride.

The “Saleh” EP will drop on October 20th via Kompakt. Pre-order here.

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Stream: Dauwd: “Lydia”

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Weval: “Gimme Some”

DATE:
September 29th, 2014
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Dutch newcomers Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers, aka Weval, first caught our attention with their “Half Age” EP, which was released last year on Atomnation. Freshly signed to Kompakt, the boys are getting ready to drop their debut release for the label, a four-track EP called “Easier”. Our first taste of that forthcoming record is lead cut “Gimme Some”, a perfectly crafted track that combines rousing beats and claps, alongside an array of heavenly pads, ardent vocal snippets and glistening melodies. It’s a superb tune worthy of repeat listens. Update: Grab a free download of “Gimme Some” here via NPR. (right click & save)

Weval’s new “Easier” EP will arrive on November 24th via Kompakt.

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