Tag Archives: Kompakt

Weval LP

Continuing their exploration into slow-burning, emotive electronica, Dutch duo Weval have just dropped two more dreamy soundscapes ahead of their debut LP, due for release on Kompakt on 10th June.

We also highly recommend trying to catch their live show at some point this year. Kicking off with the formidable ‘Gimme Some’, their live set from Nuits Sonores looked pure class.



Agoria – Baptême EP

Come get baptised:

French techno producer Agoria has marked his Kompakt debut with this ‘Baptême EP’ and it’s emotional. The man himself says it represents “a lot of changes in my personal life these last two years. It signals my ‘second life’.” Heavy stuff. Either way, ‘Baptême’ and the remix by DJ Tennis and The Rapture’s Luke Jenner provide 20 minutes of emotional techno that are worth investing in, the man’s had a tough few years yeah.

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Weval – Easier EP

Weval‘s ‘Gimme Some’ has been been on constant loop at HD HQ, with all of them hand-claps and it’s subtle, slow build-up. It’s strangely addictive.

The full ‘Easier’ EP from the Dutch duo is now available to stream and it’s well worth a visit. Full of catchy electronic meanderings, there’s a dash of Caribou’s Swim about it. It’s been a big year for Kompakt with releases from Dauwd, Marc Romboy and Barnt, but this understated affair from Weval shouldn’t go unseen. It’s difficult to choose a favourite track from all four gems. Quite like that artwork, too.


Audion – Dem Howl Feat. Troels Abrahamsen

‘Dem Howl’ by Audion promises to be a big release for Kompakt come November 3rd.

As Audion, Mathew Dear has explored the darker side of his sound since 2004. ‘Dem Howl’ features the vocals of Danish singer Troels Abrahamsen. Whilst the vox don’t sit well with everyone, judging by the ever-insightful comments section on Soundcloud, we think they add a trembling layer of emotion over the dark swell underneath.

For those who just want to get lost in Audion’s deep fog, vocal free, then fear not; the release features an instrumental, as well as remixes from Michael Mayer and Joris Voorn.

A lot of people happy about this one.



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WEVAL – Gimme Some

This one’s layered.

‘Gimme Some’ is the totally infectious track by a Dutch pair called Weval who have recently signed to Kompakt. It’s the lead track from their forthcoming EP on the label and we can’t to hear the rest of it. Check out their Half Age EP from last year on Atomnation.


Dauwd – Saleh

For those of you lucky enough to have been at Canavan’s for Human Drizzle presents back in May*, you’ll no doubt agree that South London producer Dauwd knows his way around a tune.

His second appearance on Kompakt this year comes in the form of ‘Saleh’, due out on October 20th. As intricate as his last release on the label, the excellent ‘Kindlinn’ EP, ‘Saleh’ furthers his rep as a romantic techno tunesmith with this six-minute gem.

*Talking of Human Drizzle Presents, the next one’s been a long time coming. We’re just finalising details for it now and it’s going to be big. Block out Friday 5th December.

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Human Drizzle Presents – Special Guest Announcement

HD_april_flyer_digital_FINALTomorrow night – us, you, a recently re-decked dancefloor and a mighty fine line-up of DJs laying down some tasty tunes for you to wiggle your tails to.

But wait, THERE’S MORE.

All you lucky ticket holders are in for a treat as today we announce our SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST for the night. We have the first ever set from AZ&TOR’s new side project, Kalyde. Rich Main is one half of the MadTech Records duo: he presses the buttons as TOR, whilst AZ provides the lung power.*

Well, he’s about to press a lot more with releases out this month on both Universal and Zed Bias’s brand spanking new label, Biasonic. Applebottom‘s behind the debut release on said label and Kalyde is on remix duties. Watch this space as his new solo alias gets heavily touted.

As if Kompakt’s Dauwd playing a set on his home territory wasn’t enough? There’s a lot of fun to be had tomorrow night so if you don’t have a ticket, do the right thing:



*For a little taster, check these:

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Human Drizzle presents…Dauwd, James Sison, Paradise Forum & Hot Karl @ Canavan’s

HD_april_flyer_digital_FINALWe’re very excited to announce the details of our next party! We’re taking over Canavan’s in Peckham on Friday 9th May and we want you to be there. Tickets are a steal at just five pounds and with the line-up we’ve put together, you’d be a fool to miss out:


We’re thrilled to announce Dauwd as our headliner for the night.

Having had releases on Pictures Music, Ghostly International and most recently Kompakt, the SE15 resident has carved out a formidable reputation for his intricate productions. Since his debut in 2011, he’s continued to experiment with bass, techno and house to critical acclaim. He premiered the soaring title track of his new ‘Kindlinn’ EP on Mixmag just two days ago:

He’s toured both sides of the pond, been twice booked for Boiler Room and is without doubt one of the most exciting UK producers out there right now – we cannot wait for him to headline proceedings. Check out his own Dub version of ‘Silverse’, a highlight from last year’s ‘Heat Division’ EP:

Support is threefold.

First we have James Sison. He’s co-founder of the hotly-tipped London and Leeds-based label Bade Records and is resident at Tessellate. The latter have played host to HD faves Urulu, Eliphino and Citizen in their debut year, and Bade Records are running a stage at the Innervisions-affiliated One Day festival on 21st June. We’re really excited to see what he throws down. Check out Bade Records’ first two free downloads. One from James himself and one from Berlin-based Ben Bohmer:

We’ve also asked Paradise Forum to come play some records, having been wowed by their ace taste in disco, soul and house at the launch of their label and club night, Paradise Loft. We highly recommend checking out this newly-formed collective:

Warming things up will be HD resident Hot Karl.

More on all the aforementioned soon. But for now, block out Friday 9th May and go bag those early birds!

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