Few labels have managed the feat of staying around long enough to be called a true classic while at the same time ceaselessly pushing their genre forward, thus turning into a catalyst for the scene’s growth as a whole. Figure is one such an exceptional imprint, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Coinciding with the monumental catalogue number 100, the label has gathered a group of their most defining current artist both for a very special compilation as well as sending them on an Figure 100 tour across selected european clubs.
Over the years Figure has unfolded a sound that still carries the big bravado of techno’s early days but also embodies modern minimalism and efficiency. New additions to the roster have further broadened the label’s spectrum: while Lady Starlight, Kirilik (aka KiNK) and Juxta Position recently accounted for some machine-heavy outings, young producers such as Setaoc Mass, Viers and Nocow brought in fresh and original perspectives. Equally important in the evolution process were regular contributors like veteran mainstay Jeroen Search and Roman Poncet. Steering this constant progression with a clear vision has always been the one Len Faki, whose uninterrupted passion has driven the label since its inception in 2003; a series of sub-labels have complemented the discography, such as the lately-launched Figure Jams or the already concluded chapters of Figure SPC and Podium. With Faki as a genuine figurehead leading the course and a crew of auspicious artists manning the rows, Figure will keep sailing with full speed ahead!
Check the compilation here.
A1 / 1. Setaoc Mass – Far Away From Yesterday
A2 / 2. Juxta Position – Hexagon
B1 / 3. Roman Poncet – Turn Down
B2 / 4. Viers – Moomin Trash
B3 / 5. Nocow – Metha
C1 / 6. kirilik – Batut
C2 / 7. Lady Starlight – d5-12
D1 / 8. UBX127 – Vectors
D2 / 9. Len Faki – Robot Evolution
E1 / 10. Pablo Mateo – Anfang Ende Immer
E2 / 11. Shlomi Aber – 3000 Reasons Why
F1 / 12. Nocow – Run Far
F2 / 13. Truncate – Bassline
G1 / 14. Lewis Fautzi – Modern Humans
G2 / 15. Jeroen Search – Rubidium
H1 / 16. Amotik – Neela
H2 / 17. Setaoc Mass – Silence