By renaming Delirium into Kompakt in the beginning of 1998, it was possible to manage the problem with the confusing jungle of names, logos, store, labels etc. By giving a long overdue trademark and brand to the meanwhile internationally known Cologne minimal sound. Under the same roof as the already known labels Profan and Studio 1, Kompakt comprises not only label and record store. Due to the constantly rising number of newcomers and new talents and the necessity to offer the utmost freedom for releases of weird, experimental sounds, it seemed only consequent enough to found Kompakt distribution. Strictly following the motto: "From the creator directly on to the turn-tables", Kompakt Distribution supplies national and international wholesalers and retailers with freshly-made home-productions. Moreover, special care is dedicated to the comprehensive back catalogue that has been developed over the years.
Has sublabels: Auftrieb, Freiland, Kompakt Extra, Kompakt Pop, Kreisel 99, Profan and Studio 1.
Kompakt is also the distributor of the labels Dial, Esel, Festplatten and Shitkatapult.