“Style is the answer to everything …” a male voice intones during “One for Charley”, the concluding cut on Andy Vaz’s Humanization EP, and no better words might be used to describe the Background head’s glorious contribution to Yore’s 12-inch series. Naturally, the material’s deep fusion of House and Techno is given the lush production treatment we’ve come to expect from Vaz but the EP is also, without question, his most dance-floor-oriented release with all three tracks exuding a laser-sharp club focus. Another distinguishing feature is that the material locates a perfect middle ground between exuberant extroversion and carefully calibrated restraint. Of course, Vaz is no stranger to the world of minimal Techno – in his Background releases, he’s been pushing the sound for years – but his sound is rendered even more irresistible when wedded to Yore’s sleek Detroit-edged vibe.
YRE-004 / 12 inch record
Release Date: 25.06.2007