Boomkat Product Review:
The digital version, which includes the highlights of the last twelve months, with exclusive new tracks from the Kompakt family, packaged in double cd format. After their biggest year yet, thanks in no small part to the furore surrounding the Kompakt 100 remix orgy, and by way of celebrating their seventh birthday, Cologne´s most famous label, exhibit their work in Total 6. The Kompakt family has become far too big and productive for only 70 minutes of entertainment. Besides the kind hosts we never seem to tire of; Voigt, Mayer, Paape and Burger, there are all the new discoveries, many for the first time on cd. Rex the Dog, The Mfa, Dirk Leyers, The Field, and Dorau/Köhncke plus fine previews of forthcoming releases. DJ Koze's debut album "Kosi comes around" is already sounding like this year's definitive dancefloor album - simply unmissable. Matias Aguayo (ex-closer musik) with his new sparing partner Marcus Rossknecht, warm up for their album in october with some fine styles on "Bouncin a round". More fresh bangers from Justus Köhncke, Jurgen Paape, Reinhard Voigt, Jonas Bering, Superpitcher, Tobias Thomas and Michael Mayer round out as comprehensive an overview of the state of european techno as you will find at this time. Acquire and play often.