Sunday, 4 September 2016

Andy Vaz – House Warming Remixes – Yore

NEVER one to rest on his laurels, Andy Vaz is back with a trio of tip-top remixes to celebrate this year’s earlier release of the essential House Warming, his first album in four years.

And as you might expect from the Yore Records head honcho, with quality control foremost as always, the resulting House Warming EP is every bit as must-have as the long-player of the same name.

A self-confessed lover of the golden era of funk, house and soul from the seventies to nineties, it’s little wonder that eclectic German producer Damiano von Erckert, head of AVA. Records, opted to tackle the soulful jack of Want U Back. His Chicago mix is a sterling effort, a groovier and chunkier take on an already fine track with, of course, a significant nod to the Windy City house pioneers.

Nobody featuring the vocal talents of Eva Soul is without doubt one of the highlights of Vaz’s full-length. Broad musical shoulders were needed to tackle it head on. Step up Detroit’s Patrice Scott who turns in a glorious, slow burning, heads-down classic, the After Dark mix, which builds and builds to a delightfully soulful finale.

The boss man Vaz’s instrumental re-working of the same track is just as satisfying, a seriously uplifting head and feet mover to warm the soul.

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House Warming Remixes @ Juno

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