With 70+ releases, 40+ remixes, 75+ compilation appearances and still counting in under four years, prolific would be an understatement to one of today's youngest and most invigorating producers in Dance music today - Sweden's John Dahlbck. It's only natural when one of '90s Techno's most copious musicians and Kompakt co-owner Wolfgang Voigt struck a personal affinity to John Dahlbck when he reached out to Kompakt under his new techno alias, Hug. Now with four singles under his belt for the imprint as Hug, Dahlbck's releases have helped build the identity (and successes) of offshoot label K2, so it's fitting that he be the first musician to deliver the first full-length commemorating an artist from the imprint. Heroes is not a collection of these 12" singles (though the album features two favorites, "Radio" and "Birds," previously released on K2) but a tremendously adherent album that reflects the full-sounding nature of his Hug project in a heterogeneous fashion - analog meets digital in the most fundamental of ways. Kompakt. 2007.