ANDY VAZ - Straight Vacationing LP



"Refusing to risk getting caught on a sinking ship during the last part of the ‘00s, Düsseldorf’s Andy Vaz set up Yore Records as an alternative to minimal techno emporium, Background Recordings, in 2007. Dedicated to exploring the embryonic elements of house and techno — the gold leaf sounds of Chicago and Detroit — Vaz’s first full-length opus, ‘Straight Vacationing’, is everything you’d hope for. ‘Detroit In Me’, with its simmering 303, pitch-bending tones and tinkering keys, is a pristine postcard image of early Motor City techno. ‘Stubnitz’ and ‘Fukuoka Liquid’ exhibit Fingers Inc depth, while ‘Just Another Round’ preps a Philly disco jam for a Chicago dancefloor circa ’85. Add in a bumper remix LP, featuring Alton Miller, Rick Wade and Patrice Scott, and this desirable collection becomes a totally essential one. Adam Saville