Tag: Kompakt

Meteor on Pop Ambient 2020 compilation

    Press Info   20 years of Pop Ambient. Already? One didn’t notice. It’s an anniversary which comes quietly. An anniversary with quiet tones.
In the spirit of the special restraint of pop-elegance, it has no reason to drawn attention to itself with a big „Tam-Tam“. Or better: „Bum-Bum“. The

Pop Ambient 2001 Vinyl Album

  I’m happy to see the first-ever “Pop Ambient” compilation will finally appear on vinyl! It was an honor to open this compilation series years ago. Read the press infos here: “While during the 1990s – higher, faster, further! – the straight bass drum has been shooted around the globe,

Astral Plane vinyl now shipping

  I was waiting for it since a while. Finally i can announce “Astral Plane” is out on vinyl & digital now. I hope you’ll enjoy as much as me when i made it… moreover, I’m happy for the nice trailer from Jennifer Trees as it visualizes the flow of the

20 years ago

  20 years ago… there was a young boy, located in the south of Germany near the black forest. He lived in a small city, went to school and dreamt about making music day and night… started to deliver newspapers to earn money to buy the records he loved. During

Podcast and interview on 6 AM

  “We are honored and proud to welcome Affin boss Joachim Spieth for his Global Vibe Radio debut. It’s hard to summarize Joachim’s accomplishments in a few words. Calling him a talented producer is barely scratching the surface,  considering his large discography that began with early releases on Kompakt and continues on, over a decade later,

In the DJ’s mind – Joachim Spieth (interview on Monument)

  Some days ago i was interviewed by Cédric Finkbeiner for Monument Magazine from Norway. The article itself is about DJing, mixing preferences and my mentors in electronic music, moreover it reveals a bit about my label Affin. You can read the result here, enjoy reading, listening and thanks to

25 Years Of Kompakt @ Studio 672

    I’m really looking forward to celebrate 25 years of Kompakt on 1st September at Studio 672 in Cologne. The event itself will be part of c/o pop festival. It feels a bit unreal that it’s almost 20 years now that i travelled to Cologne to introduce myself to

Joachim Spieth – Irradiance Album Previews

  Irradiance is Joachim Spieth’s first full length album, to be released on his own imprint Affin. It reflects a cycle of realignment in a carefully realized emotional journey. A constant motion through the layers of the tracks shape the sonic landscape, while evolving atmospheres provide a cohesive feel with

Serenity on Affin

With “Serenity” we dive into our 10th years anniversary of the label. Find some hidden ambient pearls from Markus Guentner, Joachim Spieth, Gustavo Lamas, Zann, Toki Fuko and Ismael Pinkler. Artist: Various Artists Title: Serenity Format: Digital Cat: Affin Ambient 004 Release: 11th September 2017

Focus on Markus Guentner

Photo by Franziska Holten   Markus Guentner is an ambient musician, dj and live performer based in Bavaria (Germany). Musically we got in touch through the first “Pop Ambient 2001” compilation that was released on Kompakt. A good opportunity to look back and forward in the following conversation…   Joachim Spieth:

Isolated mix 58 – Joachim Spieth

  “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

Affin showcase @ Griessmühle Berlin

  On 22th August we’re guests of Habitus Berlin and playing together with them at Griessmühle Berlin. See you there! Line Up Keith Carnal Joachim Spieth Elias Emanuel De Vayrac  

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