Compost Records is a German record label established by Michael Reinboth in 1994.
Gilles Peterson called Compost "the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe."
Compost Records evolved in its 15 years of existence from a small one-man bedroom label to a very productive and creative business located in a Loft-style office in East-Munich. Today Compost Records has about 30 exclusive artists and 60 non-exclusive projects, 350 releases (fragmented in ca. 100 CDs cat no and 250 vinyl cat no), plus several releases (circa 100 cat no) on five subsidiary labels: Drumpoet Community, Angora Steel, Compost Black Label which are active, vital and bubbling, while the previously before 2000 founded sublabels Compose, Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) and Compute are inactive unlively, but Compost exploiting most of the back catalogue of the inoperative labels. All label trademarks are part of Compost Medien GmbH & Co KG. Compost were also Bit known for their special merchandising items like the DJ bags, DJ trolly and other nice gimmicks. The highly as “true classics” (De:Bug magazine) acclaimed compilation series V.A. "Future Sounds Of Jazz" (Vol. 1-11) compiled by label boss Michael Reinboth were the blueprint of Compost’s successful compilation series. These compilations are always state-of-the-art musical extracts. The V.A. “Future Sounds Of Jazz” and V.A. “Gluecklich” series are both credited and praised in the “Best of top 25 compilation series of all times” in magazines like “Mix Mag, “Groove”, “The Face” or “Jockey Slut”.