The Sound Of: Kompakt

Like so many stories in dance music, it all started with a record shop: Delirium, in Frankfurt. A “mecca for house and techno heads” as Michael Mayer calls it, in 1993 the store was doing so well that franchises were being opened. Three friends who’d all become enamoured with acid house and techno — Wolfgang Voigt (aka GAS), Ingmar Koch and Jörg Burger — decided to open one in Cologne, asking two more Jürgen Paape and Reinhard Voigt (Wolfgang’s brother) to join them in the project....