TOTAL turns 21 this year, and Kompakt's venerable compilation series couldn't have asked for a more auspicious coming-of-age collection. If TOTAL 20 was consolidation against the odds, the Kompakt crew producing for a dreamt-of dancefloor in an uncertain future, then TOTAL 21 feels abuzz and alive with possibilities. Significantly, it's the first TOTAL in some time that's streamlined down to a single disc; this makes TOTAL 21 even punchier than usual, a joyous, reflective, and always thrilling 75-minute audio scan of the world according to Kompakt. As with every instalment of TOTAL, there's a deft balancing here of Kompakt regulars and new blood. Of the latter, there's a first appearance by KOLLMORGEN, remixed by PATRICE BÄUMEL into an astral torch song; Amsterdam's NICKY ELISABETH, offering up ROMAN FLÜGEL's pulsating, arpeggiated remix of "Celeste"; and CAPTAIN MUSTACHE swoops down into view, PLAY PAUL in tow, with the dream-like electro lift-off that is "Everything". JONATHAN KASPAR also drops by with a new track, "Von Draussen", a stealthy and lethal floor-hugger with prowling bass.
TOTAL turns 21 this year, and Kompakt's venerable compilation series couldn't have asked for a more auspicious coming-of-age collection. If TOTAL 20 was consolidation against the odds, the Kompakt crew producing for a dreamt-of dancefloor in an uncertain future, then TOTAL 21 feels abuzz and alive with possibilities. Significantly, it's the first TOTAL in some time that's streamlined down to a single disc; this makes TOTAL 21 even punchier than usual, a joyous, reflective, and always thrilling 75-minute audio scan of the world according to Kompakt. As with every instalment of TOTAL, there's a deft balancing here of Kompakt regulars and new blood. Of the latter, there's a first appearance by KOLLMORGEN, remixed by PATRICE BÄUMEL into an astral torch song; Amsterdam's NICKY ELISABETH, offering up ROMAN FLÜGEL's pulsating, arpeggiated remix of "Celeste"; and CAPTAIN MUSTACHE swoops down into view, PLAY PAUL in tow, with the dream-like electro lift-off that is "Everything". JONATHAN KASPAR also drops by with a new track, "Von Draussen", a stealthy and lethal floor-hugger with prowling bass.
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Total 21 (Various Artists)
Artist: Various Artists
Format: Vinyl
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TOTAL turns 21 this year, and Kompakt's venerable compilation series couldn't have asked for a more auspicious coming-of-age collection. If TOTAL 20 was consolidation against the odds, the Kompakt crew producing for a dreamt-of dancefloor in an uncertain future, then TOTAL 21 feels abuzz and alive with possibilities. Significantly, it's the first TOTAL in some time that's streamlined down to a single disc; this makes TOTAL 21 even punchier than usual, a joyous, reflective, and always thrilling 75-minute audio scan of the world according to Kompakt. As with every instalment of TOTAL, there's a deft balancing here of Kompakt regulars and new blood. Of the latter, there's a first appearance by KOLLMORGEN, remixed by PATRICE BÄUMEL into an astral torch song; Amsterdam's NICKY ELISABETH, offering up ROMAN FLÜGEL's pulsating, arpeggiated remix of "Celeste"; and CAPTAIN MUSTACHE swoops down into view, PLAY PAUL in tow, with the dream-like electro lift-off that is "Everything". JONATHAN KASPAR also drops by with a new track, "Von Draussen", a stealthy and lethal floor-hugger with prowling bass.