Review: Michael Reinboth's long standing imprint is now 25 years strong and celebrates its anniversary with re-released classics by the likes of: Beanfield who gets deeply hypnotic via the Roman Flugel remix of "Human Patterns", Marsmobil getting a slinky and hypnotic makeover by Swiss tech house veteran Ripperton on "It Doesn't Matter How You Are", A Forest Mighty Black's "Fresh In My Mind" remixed by Versatile's I:Cube. Forthcoming are more than 30 new remixes of Compost classics by Ron Trent, Francois K, Recondite, Gerd Janson, Lawrence and many many others.
Review: Acclaimed global music DJ Tom Burclay tears into the Compost label's selection of the best modern samba and chilled Tropicala on this new compilation. Greats of different eras like Truby Trio and Ennio Morricone appear side by side thanks to Burclay's dexterous selection style, with some chilled moments like Fon-Kin's "Monticello" proving to be real highlights.
Review: Hearty congratulations to Michael Reinboth, whose Compost Records' imprint recently celebrated its 25th birthday. As a way of marking this momentous occasion, the label has conjured up this expansive compilation, which offers up a blend of fresh remixes of label classics, overlooked revisions, bonus cuts and the odd hard-to-find classic (see Move D's superb "Hurt Me", which first appeared on the imprint in the mid-90s). Highlights are plentiful from start to finish, with Roman Flugel's throbbing rework of Beanfield's "Human Patterns", I:Cube's LFO-influenced re-make of A Forest Mighty Black's "Fresh In My Mind", Joakim's funk-fuelled acid take on Marbert Rocel's "Dance Slow" and Die Orangen's wonderfully druggy interpretation of Marsmobil's "Sometimes I Don't Regret" all catching the ear.