Kompakt - Various Artists
'Total 15' (Kompakt)
Kompakt's extensive catalogue is full of era-defining releases, but only a few of the previous instalments of their annual compilation series have truly captured the moment. This year's addition, though, bucks the recent trend with a consistent selection of leftfield tech-house and vocal-led electronica.
As usual, label co-founder Michael Mayer and the Voigt brothers lead a cast of long-term mainstays, with Matthew Dear and Agoria among the high-profile guests. Sure, it might be the same old names working within the confines of their signature sounds, but 'Total 15' presents Kompakt's current roster in vintage form.
Check out one of the standout tracks from the album below.