To launch our new record label, we at Bouquet. wanted to lead with a V/A compiling compelling and unusual tracks from both new and established artists that we respected. We wanted to be true to our namesake, and offer different shapes and shades and colors of music that went together pleasingly and cohesively. We turned to our friend Caffeine Worldwide:
"Last year, the party series Bouquet asked me to curate a compilation for them as a means of launching their new record label. The idea was: eight tracks, eight artists, and a pay-what-you-want release that would send a portion of proceeds to charity. Sounded easy enough.
I dropped a line to every working producer I knew personally or was merely aware of; I scoured Soundcloud for new artists; I damn-near harassed some of my closest friends for interesting work. Eight months and a thousand Facebook messages later, and it’s finally ready for you to rinse.
Rather than the random collection of b-sides and sketches that characterizes most digi comps, Bouquet. and I were very keen on making this a cohesive collection from front to back. I think we ended up with exactly that—and a collection that reflects the eclectic, fun party lineups that Bouquet. usually books.
In advance of the collection’s release on Bandcamp on April 27th, here is a preview of sorts in the form of “Ask Me”, a slinky, psychedelic house gem from Vancouver’s Regularfantasy. She’s a talented producer and it’s a joy to share this with you.
Proceeds from the comp will benefit The San Diego Foundation, a 501c3 that administers grants to over 1700 nonprofits in the San Diego region. For those anxious to grab this release before it's available on the 27th, $1 presale downloads are available right now on the Bouquet. Bandcamp page."