Kompakt: Total 2 or Total 2 was released on 25 July 2000. The album is the second installment of the Cologne-based microhouse label's annual compilation of vinyl releases and exclusives from its biggest artists and most promising newcomers. Except one (see below) all tracks on the vinyl edition were previously unreleased at the time of release. CD edition includes most of the tracks from the vinyl edition, and additionally some songs which were at the time of release already available on 12 inch from Kompakt.
Tracks A2 and C3 are exclusive to vinyl version. "Channel 28" (which is not on the CD) is taken from the album 'The Modernist – Explosion' released December 1999. Tracks B1, C1 and D1 are shortened on the CD.
Seven of the tracks on the CD are taken from previously released 12" vinyls from Kompakt or sub-labels (catalogue number in parentheses): #2 (KOM17); #3 (KOM14); #4 (dialrec01); #8 (KOM16); #9 (TRAUM V04); #10 (KOM19); #11 (KOM11).