Patrice Bäumel’s remains one of the most cherished and pragmatic members of the KOMPAKT pack. Through a relentless touring schedule, he continues on an incredible rise as both a DJ and producer.
Patrice returns to SPEICHER through our newly minted X series. X was created as a means to not worry about long vinyl manufacturing lead times and allow us to be more spontaneous with tracks that we feel should be immediately released to the world.
Grace and Puppets are prime contenders for X – why? We can let Patrice explain himself. “I had been stuck, unable to finish anything in months. To break out of this creative dead end, I decided a change of scenery would do me good and I moved into the Kompakt studio at their Cologne headquarters for a few days, working day and night without much interruption.”
The results are two weapons of choice titled “Grace” and “Puppets” that both characterize Patrice’s signature sense of delivering an audible means of showcasing his immense depth of passion for music by a means that is both subtle and explosive.