In 2001, the very first Pop Ambient compilation was released by Kompakt.
Track one; You Don’t Fool Me. It was a sound that had me hooked from the very start, amongst a series that still reigns supreme today.
Joachim Spieth had the pleasure of kicking off the legendary series but is yet to return, unlike many other Pop Ambient artists gracing more recent compilations. Instead, Joachim focused on producing techno, going on to release across Kompakt and in 2008 establishing his very own label, Affin.
The label has grown to become one of the most respected outputs for techno, and indeed ambient music, playing host to two Markus Guentner releases; Counting Stars (2008) and Crystal Castle (2009) as well as fellow Pop Ambient contributor Gustavo Lamas, and many more cultivated artists from the mind of Joachim….