On March 1st, 1993, we opened the blue doors on Gladbacher Straße 36 for the very first time and thus, a new record store was born. Two moves, a name change, almost exactly 500 publications and a staggering 20 years later, KOMPAKT is still here and stronger than ever. That's why throughout 2013, we celebrate "20 YEARS OF KOMPAKT" in all shapes and colors, including this vinyl edition of KOLLEKTION 1, an exciting jubilee release jam-packed with floor favorites, towering evergreens and secret weapons from the rich history of one of Germany's most-loved labels.
Carefully pulled from KOMPAKT's extensive archives, the first entry in the 20 JAHRE KOMPAKT KOLLEKTION series was in no way meant to be a "Best of": that would indeed have been a task larger than life. Rather than just going through the motions and assembling sales numbers, we took a different road, simply compiling our proudest moments instead, classic records that defined our sound today. The resulting 2CD release already placed itself as one of our best-selling records in 2013, now followed by a vinyl edition holding KOLLEKTION 1's biggest highlights. How do we know that those are the biggest highlights? Well, we asked. We crowdsourced the tracklist and had you decide what is going to be on the vinyl. That's what we got back... a wise choice indeed.
The massive bangers included in the vinyl edition of KOLLEKTION 1 range from VOIGT & VOIGT's timeless anthem VISION 03 to JUSTUS KÖHNCKE's floor epic 2 AFTER 909, dropping in on LAWRENCEs legendary remix of SUPERPITCHERs HAPPINESS, MICHAEL MAYER's delicious LOVEFOOD or GUI BORATTO's magnificent ARQUIPÉLAGO. You'll hear rare goodies and underground hits such as DJ KOZE's MARIPOSA or his stunning remix of MATIAS AGUAYO's MINIMAL alongside long-standing contributor THE FIELD with his classic OVER THE ICE, making for an expertly crafted listening experience and an enticing trip to the past. All visitors, this way please!