Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, is home to a music scene that reflects its people's cool modesty. While there is a lot of buzz in the media about creatives being envious of Berlin, the music scene, especially in the electronic fields, has been thriving in Hamburg. hafendisko, the Hamburg-based sublabel of hfn music, now puts an end to Hanseatic understatement with the 29 tracks of Hamburg Elektronisch 3, the third installment of a compilation series of awesome electronic beats from the river Elbe. When approaching the Hamburg music scene, one must be sure not to confuse its estimable past with the present. From the legendary Golden Pudel, the jazz and minimal techno of Golem, and the Frappant collective's off-scene exhibitions and screenings to open-air shows at the Grünanlagen park, as well as clubs like PAL in Karoviertel, TurTur in Wilhelmsburg, Uebel & Gefährlich, and many more, it's clear that Hamburg values music and dancing over the bottom line. Off the beaten track, there's a vivid scene of dedicated hosts and labels such as Smallville, Pampa, Derivé Schallplatten, Baalsaal Records, and Diynamic Music, not to mention hafendisko itself. Hamburg Elektronisch 3 includes previously released tracks by DJ Koze, Christopher Rau, Isolée, Lawrence, Remute, Smallpeople, Tilman Tausendfreund, Vincenzo, Boris Dlugosch remixed by Session Victim, Florian Kruse & Hendrik Burkhard, Miyagi, Monte, Extrawelt, and André Winter presents D-Saw remixed by H.O.S.H., and 15 exclusives by Erobique, Wareika, Deo & Z-Man, Suburb, Les Loups, RVDS, Lance, Joney, Tobias Schmid, La Boum Fatale, RSS Disco, Chris Gruber, Patlac, Oliver Huntemann, and Clark Davis. Two CDs in a digipak for a special price. Disc two is mixed; its tracks are available in unmixed form via the included download code.