Strictly Heat [PROPER-003] by Will Azada is Almost Here – Pre-Order until 4/21/12

Hadn’t realized that previews for PROPER-003 were not available on the site itself, so let’s fix that little problem…

Will Azada makes his solo vinyl release debut with STRICTLY HEAT, on Proper Trax. Test pressings and promos are out and about, with the final shipment of wax slated to hit shelves in late April / early May. Featuring three floor-focused tech-house (are we allowed to use that term or is it a dirty word?) tracks to bang in the spring…properly.

We’re not too keen on circle-jerking ourselves with track-by-track self-analyses, so have a listen yourselves. For those interested in pre-ordering a copy we’ll give you a limited opportunity to get it by release day for just $6 +S&H. Now that the catalog has expanded for the Trax Store, we’re also going to offer free shipping to the US for purchases of 3 records or more (and we lowered the additional price per record for international orders). We will also send along a limited CD of some new unreleased material that may or may not see the light of day, but it’ll be tight anyway.

Pre-order offer expires on April 21st. Records will be mailed the day we have them, which will likely be about a week or two before it starts hitting the shops.

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Will Azada Featured on Droid Behavior’s D-Node Podcast

Obviously, it’s a big news day…or maybe we’re just slow with the updates. Busy making those new joints, yo. But we’d like to spread the word about Will Azada’s latest podcast, this time for Los Angeles-based Droid Behavior and their heavy-hitting D-NODE podcast series. Although Mr. Azada is known for his housier outings with Proper Trax, he’s also getting some attention for his more techno-oriented material. After receiving a smattering of support from Droid’s techno-bro duo Raiz for PROPER-002 and the new shit on Woods N Bass, he was asked to do a podcast for the prestigious label’s long-running mix series, which also features the likes of Chris Liebing, Drumcell, Speedy J, Alland Byallo, Aubrey, and Perc to name a few of the established guys, in addition to up-and-coming artists like Dead Sound, Daegon, Francois X, and Harvey McKay.

This mix is a bit different though. Will focuses on his own material for the majority of the mix, showcasing mostly unreleased techno tracks from his archives, along with a number of remixes and originals from some close associates, and a couple heavy hitters to start things rolling. It clocks in at 105 minutes, with 27 tracks, and rolls around from broken beat electro cuts, to ball-smashing dirty south techno, chilling out by the end with a series of deeper cuts. It’s a good introduction to the other side of his sound and what was previously mostly unheard material. Also featured is one of Vanguard Sound’s Chris Mitchell’s upcoming Proper Trax cuts slated for PROPER-004, two tracks off MYST-001 from Will and Jackson Lee, and a special dubplate remix of “Let’s Get Tight” by Grey People. Big shit!

You can stream and download the mix at Droid Behavior. Tracklisting and extra info is also listed.

Will Azada featured on Paraplan Radio podcast #41

Russian blog and party promotion crew, Paraplan Radio, has featured a live mix consisting of mostly vinyl (with the exception of a few unreleased testers) by Will Azada. Needless to say, we’re honored to be included here, with the likes of Vanguard Sound’s Amir Alexander, Unbroken Dub of Rawax, DJ TLR of Creme Organization, and load of other great DJs. The mix clocks in at 2 hours and 24 minutes so prepare to sit back and getcha groove on for awhile!

Paraplanraddio Podcast #41 by Will Azada