Compost Records was founded in 1994 by Michael Reinboth
. Michael is a music-journalist, DJ, club-organizer, producer and a dedicated record collector.
The first release of A Forest Mighty Black "Fresh In My Mind" was already a small underground hit, which found its way to the playlists of James Lavelle and Gilles Peterson. Since then Compost Records established itself as one of the most important labels nation wide and gained a lot of respect all over Europe with acts like A Forest Mighty Black, Beanfield, Fauna Flash, Trüby Trio, just to name some of them.
A lot of comparisons were made by the international press to labels like talkin' loud
, Yellow Productions and Mo'Wax
(see press clippings), but Compost has just recently shown that it has an independent position in the middle of the current events around Jazz, Electronica, Dancefloor and Homelistening.
Today Compost Records has more than 100 releases, among them such successful compilation series like "Future Sounds Of Jazz" Vol. 1 - 8 and "Glücklich" Vol. 1 - 4.In 1998 JCR (Jazzanova-Compost-Records) was founded together with Jazzanova. The foundation was a logical consequence of the close co-operation between the Jazzanova DJ-team and Compost Records. Jazzanova (based in Berlin) is responsible for A&R, signings, studio-productions and bookings while Compost (based in Munich) is organizing the production, distribution, marketing, promotion, accounting and artwork for JCR. JCR acts are: Jazzanova, The Underwolves, Victor Davies, Koop, Yukihiro Fukutomi DJ Matsuoka, Classen Collective.www.compost-records.com