Yesterday was a great day in the history of Kompakt. Record sales? A multi-million pound international distribution deal? The signing of an artist they’d been chasing for half their life? Nope. Yesterday will stand out in history as the day the elusive Jürgen Paape finally stepped up. In a time when “faceless techno” is fashionable again, the man from Cologne has just distributed his first official photo, thus ending over a decade of imageless life as a recording artist. For almost fifteen years, Paape kept himself out of the limelight, refusing to DJ or play live, and even made sure that no photo of him was published. So why step up now? Because Kompakt, of which he is a co-owner (with partners Wolfgang Voigt and Michael Mayer), is getting ready to release “Kompilation” on their Kompakt Klassiks division. The album collects thirteen of the best moments –from classic house distillations to catchy pop, the minimal way– by Paape from the past decade, including one new and exclusive track, “So Wird Die Zeit Gemacht”. Like every volume of their “Klassiks” series, the physical version of the album (limited to 500 copies) will only be available via the official Kompakt channels: their physical shop in Cologne and their Kompakt.fm website.
The CD will be released next week, on 17th December. The digital version will be out on 10th January.
Jürgen Paape - “Kompilation”01. Einklang (*) 02. Mit Dir 03. We Love 04. So Wird Die Zeit Gemacht 05. Fruity Loops #2 06. Come Into My Life (Radio Edit) 07. Nord 08. Rheintreue 09. How Great Thou Art 10. Ofterschwang 11. Take That 12. So Weit Wie Noch Nie 13. Silikron (Jürgen Paape Rmx) 14. Ausklang