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Since '94 Compost Records has released over 70 records, promoted incredible talent, and developed their sound by combining elements of Dub, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and various dance styles. Compost is a label that is influenced by so many styles, yet on its own has inspired many others. One of their latest compilations, Compost Community, is a collection of some of their more recent releases form the likes of Beanfield, Trüby Trio, Les Gammas, Kyoto Jazz Massive, and previously unreleased material from Fauna Flash, Voom:Voom, and A Forest Mighty Black.

If you are not familiar with Compost, innovation is the primary element that distinguishes their sound and the material combines so many influences, making it near impossible to classify. The opening track to Compost Community, "Mother Nature" by Fauna Flash, features vocalist Sugar B and happens to be the opening track to Fauna Flash's new album It's one of the best tracks, but just a taste of the material on the album. There are some stellar dance tunes like Trüby Trio's "A Go Go," "Positivity" from Compost new comers, Wordless People, as well as thick dubby numbers like Procreation's "Citizen." All of the material is exceptional and it should also be noted that and it may be the last chance to get CD copies of vinyl only releases like Voom:Voom's wickedly heavy bass track "Poppen" or the hypnotic melody of Native Force's "Music Box." -Justin Hardison

1. "Mother Nature" (feat. Sugar B) - Fauna Flash
2. "The Season " (Swag Vocal Mix) - Beanfield
3. "Poppen" - Voom:Voom
4. "Music Box" - Native Force
5. "A Go Go" (Video Edit) - Trüby Trio
6. "Sunday City Sequence" - A Forest Mighty Black
7. "Badman & Throbin" - Minus 8
8. "Citizen" - Procreation
9. "Positivity" - Wordless People
10. "Eclipse" - Kyoto Jazz Massive
11. "Chocolate" - Syrup
12. "All Of Me" - Les Gammas


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