25 Years Kompakt: Weekend Rave & Travel Guide

The weekend is ahead! tunes&wings supports you every Wednesday with planning your upcoming weekend. Curated happenings like festivals, raves and club events are listed here. In addition to the techno part here you’ll also find great travel tips for your weekend with friends and family.

While nearly everyone is at Burning Man in the USA these days, there is a very special event going on in Cologne this weekend. The legendary label Kompakt celebrates its 25th anniversary in their hometown at the ‘Stadtgarten’ with many live sets and DJ sets of artists like Michael Mayer. Just a few days ago the label released their new ‘Total 18’ compilation with tracks from Christian Nielsen, Jürgen Paape, Geiger, Aaron Ahrends and Thomas/Meyer.

Tip: tunes&wings recommends loading up your energy at Daikan before. Daikan Izakaya Restaurant serves one of the best ramen soups on this planet.

Picture by Daikan

‘The legendary label from Cologne, Germany has been responsible for bringing artists like Michael Mayer, GAS/Wolfgang Voigt, Kölsch, Gui Boratto, Matias Aguayo, The Field, Superpitcher and DJ Koze to the eyes and the ears of the world over it’s 25 year run. 2018 has been celebrating this special anniversary for a few months now with events in Istanbul, Tbilisi, Berlin, Barcelona. KOMPAKT shall soon head to Marseille, Paris and Amsterdam. For their home team match on September 1st (as part of the 15th edition of Cologne’s c/o pop Festival), KOMPAKT has invited a whole string of international artists that have strongly contributed to the first chapters of what has become established as the “Sound of Cologne”. Beside the local ambassadors Michael Mayer, Tobias Thomas, Reinhard Voigt and Jörg Burger aka The Modernist, the »25 Years of KOMPAKT« party will return to its roots – the legendary Stadtgarten where 3 floors shall showcase live and DJ sets from T.Raumschmiere, Rex The Dog, Anton Kubikov, Schaeben & Voss feat. Schad Privat, Jonas Bering, ADA, COMA, Gebr. Teichmann, Joachim Spieth and Unland.’

Picture by Kompakt



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