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DT645 – AZARI

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AZARI formally of AZARI & III, the influential electronic band who blurred the lines between sounds, scenes, styles and cultures as they repeatedly played all over the world. AZARI is a mysterious embodiment of free thinking and unrestrained creativity that is utterly honest and heartfelt. It’s a social experiment that aims to drive music–rather than the musicians involved–into new realms. Having proven his skills to the world, then, AZARI is focused on saying whatever he wants, however, he wants to say it.

This project is a reaction to perfection and predictability, a reminder that you don’t have to fit in to function. It’s a return to the raw, expressive and rule breaking days of punk and acid house. It embodies forward thinking music, art and visuals that have the power to incite shock and awe. It’s for a generation that looks beyond labels. It’s a project that places equal power with all genders, sexualities and races, and draws in outsiders at odds with the world’s current categories. 

AZARI will continue to serve up the deep, aquatic DJ sets that he’s renowned for, headlining shows at festivals like Exit, Sonar, Glastonbury, & Ultra — while bringing you to a new urban utopia with stylistic direction by Brooklyn cyber-art fixture James Moore. It’s unadulterated and uncompromising, and through sounds that are best described as expressive body music, it speaks on a visceral level. It draws inspiration from the carefree creativity of yesteryear and races into unknown futures where anything goes.

Today, he delivers a vinyl only podcast for us – Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words… 
Upon Request…Digging deep in the crates for this one. (Vinyl Only).

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Game One by Infiniti

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
VINYL – No audio data is lost when pressing a record. It sounds just as great as the producer or band intended with a touch of that famous reverb courtesy of the Technic 1200.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Each gig is such a different experience, too many variables – but i always loved playing Panorama Bar.  

What have you got coming up?
Starting the summer headlining Elsewhere in NYC on 5/31 & closing out the warm months at Electric Beach in Toronto on 8/31 with lots of gigs in between to announce. Just put out the “ATRIARC” LP at the end of April & working on tons of new music, lots in the pipeline.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Model Future. Our new interactive event series & label out of Canada. You can check out sounds here https://modelfuture.bandcamp.com/

TRACKLIST
1. Plastikman – Plasticine – Plus x
2. Steve Bug – Loverboy – Poker Flat
3. Winx – Don’t Laugh – Sorted
4. Paul Johnson – Soft Spot – Relief
5. JD’S Acid Power – Astridson – Blank
6. Paul Johnson – Construction Work – ACV
7. Jack Master – Bang The Box – Plus 8
8. 69 – Rushed – Planet E
9. Cajmere – Looking For A Man – White
10. BFC – Galaxy – Fragile
11. The MD Connection – Frantic Machine – Muzique
12. Paul Johnson – The Set Up – Dance Mania
13. DJ Sneak – Who’s Knocking – Relief
14. JD’S Power Tools Vol I – Blank
15. Killa Bite 2
16. X-RAY – Let’s Go Dub Mix – Transmat
17. R-TYME – R-Theme Mayday Mix – Transmat
18. Infiniti – Game One – Metroplex