The Dusseldorf producer's new album will be released in October.
In the five years since the release of his debut LP, Repetitive Moments Last Forever..., Vaz has shifted away from the minimal techno sound of that album, and of his Soundvariation and Background imprints. He established a third label, Yore Records, in 2007, with a view to referencing the roots of Detroit and Chicago house. The label has since gone on to feature artists like Rick Wade, Alton Miller and Patrice Scott alongside Vaz's own productions.
While Straight Vacationing is in keeping with Yore Records' commitment to deep, melody-driven house with a US influence, it also sees Vaz branching out into overt sampling territory: "Just Another Round" reworks Kasso's Italo boogie classic "One More Round," and "A Dope Jam (Bullyshit Mix)" takes on A Taste of Honey's disco favourite "Boogie Oogie Oogie." A digital version of Straight Vacationing will offer additional digital remixes from Yore artists Scott, Wade and Miller, plus Memory Foundation, Ibex, Kez YM and Orlando B.
01. Detroit in Me
03. Straight Vacationing
04. Fukuoka Liquid
05. Just another Round
06. Colliding Worlds
07. A Dope Jam (Bullyshit Mix)
08. The other Place
Yore Records will release Straight Vacationing on October 26th, 2011.