Dial Records celebrates 10 years of existence with their 2010 compilation. When Dial Records started in 2000 with a bunch of friends highly inspired by deep house, Detroit techno and Cologne lovetunes, none of them ever thought about running a decent record label. The only concept David Lieske, Peter Kersten and Paul Kominek had in mind was never to be part of any proper record business, never to be controlled by any rule or trend, and to always let the record label be a part of their love for music and art. Even the Dial family was never intended to grow that big -- almost 70% of the artists on their first compilation are the same as on 2010. This small label from Hamburg has climbed a high mountain. Touching on cities such as Detroit, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, and Buenos Aires, releasing music like contemporary classic, drones and glitches, ambient, guitar pop, singer-songwriter, deep house, minimal techno, and discovering artists such as Michaela Meise, Sergej Jensen, Dirk Stewen, Hanna Schwarz, Anna Möller, and Cosima von Bonin, all this fills a decade of Dial Records. But still the main part is the music -- and as you hold the 2010 compilation in your hands and listen to tunes by Phantom Ghost, Isolée, Pantha Du Prince, Carsten Jost, John Roberts, Efdemin, Lawrence, Christian Naujoks, Dominique, Rndm, Pigon, and Kassian Troyer, please know that this is only the beginning of what more is yet to come from Dial.