Definitive Findings

Definitive Findings is our first digital-only compilation, featuring 16 trax from as many artists (a lot of which are fresh faces to the label), that we wish we could have pressed and presented on our preferred format of choice: vinyl. Instead, we figured it would be a good way to wrap up 2013 and give ya’ll something to munch on, considering the last Proper Trax release was in February with Alex Falk’s TERSE. Raw as ever, even the artwork, here’s what I originally wrote for the press release:

Twenty-thirteen. It’s been a year filled with glory and growth, followed by trials and tribulations. For Proper Trax and the tight rep it built from the previous two years’ jams, exceptional tunes from unexpected corners of the globe became the norm. With plans drafted to step up the number of record productions for 2013, other circumstances ($$$) jacked that shit and torched hopes for PROPERs 006 through 009 for the year. Slightly disappointing, right?

Fuck it, we don’t let shit get us down! The ruckus churned by cult jams like Alex Falk’s “NARNAR,” Chris Mitchell’s “Drum Trax,” and Grey People’s “Abrahadabra” opened a spigot of dopeness, but that bitch we know as Cash Flow was just too tight to get it all out. It was time to take a breath and temporarily alter course for the binary realm. Thus, the House of Proper would become a haven for all trax cut from a particular cloth, and selectively groomed as Proper Trax tried and true. The result of which is now known as Definitive Findings.

Keep it proper,
Will Azada

To help celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new chapter for Proper Trax, here’s a website-exclusive discount code for 50% off Definitive Findings until January 1st, 2014.

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Proper Placement

113 minutes of Papa Proper doin’ his thing.

Off the cuff 2-hour excerpt from a recent 6-hour studio mix session.

01 – Paul Maslin – House! [forthcoming Proper Trax]
02 – Will Azada – Cliche [forthcoming CGI]
03 – Will Azada – Strapped [???]
04 – Grey People – Panik Mode [Proper Trax]
05 – Chris Mitchell – Drum Trax [Proper Trax]
06 – Ste Roberts, Will Azada, & Dick Darling – Ann Summers [Initials]
07 – Will Azada – Self Control [???]
08 – WA – Lemme Plaaay! [Initials Red]
09 – Alex Falk – NARNAR [Proper Trax]
10 – Jackson Lee – Three Mile Island [Mystical Disco]
11 – Will Azada – Contrast [Finale Sessions]
12 – Will Azada – Unintentionally Sadistic (The Whip) [forthcoming CGI]
13 – Will Azada – Endless Journey To The Inner Crust [???]
14 – Will Azada – A Night In The Life Of Mr. Dirtbag McDiscopants [Hypercolour]
15 – Will Azada – It’s, Uh, Like This [Initials]
16 – Will Azada – Pump That Shit [Proper Trax]
17 – Will Azada – Michalski’s Theme [forthcoming CGI]
18 – Will Azada – For The Floor [Proper Trax]
19 – Will Azada – Mysterious White Powder [Hypercolour]
20 – Will Azada – Easy Does It [Mystical Disco]
21 – Grey People – Tempo Planet [forthcoming Proper Trax]
22 – Alex Falk – HSTL [Proper Trax]
23 – CC_ – L’Danque Cave [forthcoming Proper Trax]
24 – Chris Mitchell – Fury [Proper Trax]
25 – Ste Roberts – Louie Mate [forthcoming Proper Trax]
26 – Grey People – Abrahadabra [Proper Trax]
27 – Oliver Dodd – Untitled [forthcoming Proper Trax]
28 – Alex Falk – PTR [Proper Trax]