Consistency is important if you want to make something succesful. A business. A happy family unit. Custard.
Fokuz Records is consistent. Alongside a scattering of sister labels which includes the equally noteworthy Celsius Recordings, they recently celebrated 15 years in the game. That’s impressive when new labels pop up more often than a teenage boy’s trousers during a sex education class.
Their latest offering is a quite incredible project, both in its scale and its quality: Source of Life, a massive 28 track album showcasing a fine selection of liquid from a roster of both well established and upcoming artists. You’ll find tracks from Actraiser, Intelligent Manners, Flowrian, Tokalosh, Loz Contreras, Rowpieces, Mage and plenty more, all stunning you with a heady mix of breezy, summer fuelled liquid in all its forms and styles.
Highlights, frankly, are difficult to pick, such is the overall quality of the LP. Whether you like your liquid served fast and frantic, à la anything Innerground Records, or deeper, and more minimalist, you’ll find something here you’ll love. There’s some more experimental, Med School-esque vibes here too, in the form of Kasper – Blockhead, sounding a little like a DJ Zinc track having a nice lay down.
The most impressive aspect of all this though are the formats the album can be found on. Digital (obviously, duh). Physical CD, which is always a nice touch for albums. But also…
Yep, the whole 28 track album can be bought on an enormous 7 plate boxset so beautiful and wonderous you won’t know whether to play it or place it in a shrine and provide it sacrificial offerings.
Grab the digital release on Beatport (Junodownload follows in a couple of weeks), the CD from Triple Vision, or the exquiste 7×12″ vinyl boxset direct from the Fokuz store.