Kompakt Records is a Cologne-based imprint founded by three figures who have had a profound influence on contemporary club music: Wolfgang Voigt, Jürgen Paape and Michael Mayer. Originally a record shop that was opened in 1993 under the name Delirium, Kompakt Records has helped launched the career of many celebrated German producers, including Superpitcher, Gui Boratto and Matias Aguayo. While recognised for pushing micro house and minimal techno styles, the label encompasses a broad and eclectic sonic spectrum, as evinced by its annual Total compilations, along with its Pop Ambient and Speicher offshoots.