Netlabelism presents two Digital Album Remixes from his forthcoming Album as free download.
It’s been nearly 7 years since Andy Vaz (founder of the much respected Label- Imprints such as Background Records, A Touch of Class and his latest House Label Yore Records) released his last full length album “Repetitive Moments last Forever”. Now he’s back with his second and current artist album: Straight Vacationing” (Yore Records), released as a fully fashioned 2×12” Vinyl / Digipak CD as well as Digital Download package. The album’s 8 tracks dive deeper into the various aspects of house music.
From oldschool acid house, over melodic dreamy detroit-inspired tunes to hard hitting Jacking Chi-style house: it’s all there. The album perks up the moment the opening track “Detroit In Me” throws its acid-like bass line determinedly alongside a female vocal motif (“I just got to put a little Detroit in me ») and a wealth of radiant synth smears; the track title leaves little doubt regarding the style in question, but Vaz polishes the track’s Detroit surface to a mirror-like sheen. Followed by something similar to what Maceo Parker might sound like soloing over a funky Detroit-style base, saxophonist Andreas Pasternack spreads his creamy playing all over “Stubnitz” and in so doing bolsters the album’s already soulful character. The album’s poppiest moment arrives in “Just Another Round,” which Vaz powers through a lead bass line and sweetens with a female disco vocal. The funky-as-hell bass playing is rooted in the grand Larry Graham-and-Bootsy Collins tradition, and the music’s cold sweat, not to mention the honk of Pasternack’s sax, might remind listeners of a certain age of the J.B.’s, James Brown’s ‘70s band.
On the clubbier tip there’s “Fukuoka Liquid,” a bubbly, acid-techno shape-shifter featuring a hammering groove overlaid with synth stabs, and “Worlds Collide,” an exercise in jacking acid-techno. An occasional guest adds a distinctive touch to the material too, which occurs when Timir Roy’s tabla playing takes the house-driven sunshowers of “The Other Place” to a, well, whole other place. Overall, the album is much more than just a nice addition to house music, because it’s unique sounding and adds a welcome bonus in form of additional digital only remixes by the likes of: Patrice Scott, Alton Miller, Orlando B., Kez Ym, Ibex, Rick Wade and Memory Foundation to the Package. Netlabelism lets you grab two of these remixes upfront as a teaser to the forthcoming LP. [MS]
Andy Vaz – Detroit in Me (Orlando B. Oldskoo Remix)
Andy Vaz – Stubnitz (Memory Foundation Remix)
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