“With great pleasure I pronounce Compost the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe. Quietly releasing the right and proper pieces from a slowly building alternative club culture that has now not only made worldwide news but is also changing the rules Stateside! Compost is the honest and independent vision of Michael Reinboth who I first met when he invited me to play at his tiny residency in Munich 13 years ago! I was at that “lets see what’s up in Deutschland phase” and Michael was the first to show me there was a future in playing cool records for a living!
In the years that have passed his label has somehow not only represented the correct edge but most importantly has given this scene a true base enabling DJs and artists a feeling of being part of something truly meaningful! It hasn’t been easy as there’s always someone ready to put you down but after enough time you achieve collective strength to knock the cynics off! Today all of clublife is looking at Germany a little like the French touch a few years back and where Daft Punk led the disco revival I feel truly excited at the impact Truby, Jazzanova, Kruder, the Fauna Flash crew and the whole Compost family will have on world clubbing related music ! These guys are bringing the Soul back! Ask Oakenfold, Carl Cox or Tenaglia and you’ll see that even the biggest djs in the world are tuned and inspired by those Bavarian beats.”
Every wenesday from 19H00 to 20HOO enter in th Black Label universe to a unique blend of their most favourite tunes, secret weapons and a bunch of tasty soon-to-be released gems.
Hosted by two of Munich's Housemusic aficionados and DJs Show B & Thomas HERB, both part of the COMPOST family,Of course these guys are going to feature some guest mixes from like-minded artists from time to time. So, spread the word and enjoy !
Thomas Herb, the Munich-based DJ and Producer, is no rookie. This DJ has been sharing his talents with us since 1996; establishing a residency in his hometown in 1999 at the seminal Friday night event "Flokat", held in club legends Ultraschall and later in Harry Klein. Currently, Thomas Herb ist the resident DJ of the massively in demand monthly club night "Compost Blacklabel Sessions" held at Bob Beaman.
Thomas takes his main inspiration from US-Garage House. Classic tunes like Hard Drive’s "Deep Inside" will probably never leave his recordcase. However he’s far from one-dimesional. Deep, quality tracks, touching his musical senses will always be given airtime by Thomas Herb. His DJing is not constrained by any genre boundaries – it’s spontaneous and the result, the essence of his sets, is a versatile blend of true House Music.
Awarded as the best newcomer at the Italian Music Conference 2001 (Riccione), Herb can always be found performing at selected spots outside his hometown where he is ever in demand: Cookies (Berlin), Tape (Berlin), Meierei (Wien), Màd (Geneva), Pascia / Echoes (Riccione), Tunnel (Milan) - are just a few selected examples. Over the years Thomas Herb has performed alongside artists like Tony Humphries, Joris Voorn, Karizma, Heidi, Dixon, Ame, Deetron, I:Cube, Soundstream or Osunlade, gaining invaluable experience and inspiration.
Combining his mixing talent with a instinctive awareness for the perfect tune at the right time, the music of Thomas Herb is a vital ingredient in your club night.
What do molecular cooking and modern music have in common?
Both venture the realms of the avant-garde, without loosing the prosaic outlook on life, art and good taste, while inelegant junkies for Bavarian leberkäs, Jamba subscribers and Starsearch-kiddies wallow in the insufferable boringness of mediocrity. Shallowness, ordinarity and a simple sensation of contentment do not mix well with higher forms of artistic communication.
SHOW-B is taking on the challenge, and is making a triumphal procession through the heaven of arrangements and the musically modernistic housemusic. With his background as a DJ, his music is not always only dance-oriented, it is definitely treading in its own new paths.
Complex, but fleet-footed, his rhythmic structures produce a soulful symbiosis with the music of long-gone times of dance music. Traditional elements, such as Flutes or Rhodes unite with sub basses, crisp kick drums and detriotesque bass lines, culminating in SHOW-B’s own definition of Housemusic.