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In the jazzy club world inhabited by folks like Rainer Trüby, Gilles Peterson and the Movement clan, there might be no more fundamental imprint than Michael Reinboth’s Black Forest label, Compost. From soul-influenced house, techno and drum ‘n’ bass to rare fusion, latin beats and obscure European jazz, the Bavarian label has become the pivot point for the underground club funk scene. Rather than simply cashing in on their heavy back catalogue, Compost One Hundred celebrates the label’s surprising global success with 20 new tracks by some of the scene’s biggest stars. Trüby Trio, Fauna Flash, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Amalgamation of Soundz, Les Gammas, A Forest Mighty Black and others check in with crucial new cuts on this two-disc set that demonstrate the range of styles under the Compost roof. Soul and jazz dominate and none of the beats sound stale.

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