Review: The Field Sublimates Repetition on Entrancing ‘The Follower’

The Field's muscular micro-loops are meant for small spaces — high-quality headphones, or crowded 250-capacity venues. Last October, the man born Axel Willner practically levitated such an…
Harley Brown / March 31, 2016

Stream the Field’s New Album ‘The Follower’

"The Follower is about old myths, finding utopia and how mankind repeatedly makes the same mistakes over and over," says Axel Willner, a.k.a. the Field, in…
Dan Weiss / March 28, 2016

Kompakt Signs Vermont, a.k.a. Marcus Worgull and Motor City Drum Ensemble’s Danilo Plessow

The Green Mountain State isn't exactly known as an electronic-music hotbed, but that hasn't stopped two German musicians from adopting the state's name as their…
Philip Sherburne / January 15, 2014

Stream the Field’s Sublime ‘Cupid’s Head’

We hope that your typical Thursday schedule allows for an uninterrupted hour in the Lay-Z-Boy, because Kompakt has just made the Field's upcoming album, Cupid's…
Philip Sherburne / September 26, 2013

Stream Blond:ish’s Hypnotic ‘Inward Visions’ EP

Don't let the name fool you: Blond:ish are making some seriously dark ish on their new single for Kompakt. This is the Montreal-via-London duo's second…
Philip Sherburne / July 22, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Kompakt Goes Classical

Gregor Schwellenbach Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt (Kompakt)There have been a few examples of classically inclined takes on techno in the past few years, like Brandt Brauer…
Philip Sherburne / May 30, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Michael Mayer’s ‘Mantasy’ Gets Masterful New Remixes

Michael Mayer, Mantasy Remixe 2 (Kompakt) A good seven months since the release of Michael Mayer's Mantasy, do we really need new remixes of it?
Philip Sherburne / May 9, 2013

Stream Coma’s Pop-Infused Kompakt Debut ‘In Technicolor’

"It always comes and goes in waves," says Michael Mayer of Kompakt's tendency to oscillate between anthemic techno and more esoteric electronic pop. "It's nothing…
Philip Sherburne / April 29, 2013