Boomkat Product Review:
Kompakt's seasonal autumn compilation offering - this year it comprises three whole slabs of wax, featuring all yer faves, DJ Koze, Justus Kohncke, Thomas Fehlmann, Superpitcher, Scsi9, now old school Komapkt faces Reinhard Voigt, Wasserman, The Modernist, Jurgen paape, recent recruits like talented brasilian Gui Boratto, new formations like the electrodisco supergroup of Kohncke and Dirk Leyers ex-Closer musik as Kontrast, and old firms like Michael Mayer and Tobias Thomas. As ever a mixture of the old and new sounding material the label adriotly balances - Superpitcher's "tonite" is predictably good, Fehlmann's tune is excellent, Mayer and Thomas feel the weight of disco, Kontrast too pick up on this genre but seem ready and willing to progress it some more - with a great track called "grey skies to blue". Koze is on top form as well, building some hydraulic funk with all the poise of a "late checkout". Paape and Kohncke both opt for a more funktified, wholly discotized worldview, is somebody putting something in their Koln water?