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ARTIST
TITLE
Way Back When
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAZBIT 012EP VAZBIT 012EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/22/2007

"The new EP presents a slightly different Vaz persona than the one heard on the EPs and the full-length Repetitive Moments Last Forever. Whereas those releases showcase a mercurial, future-groove style, the latest material invokes the classic sounds of Detroit techno and Chicago house while also directing its gaze firmly towards tomorrow. That's nowhere more evident than on the A side's 'Day Light Saving' where a glimmering keyboard pattern's sunny vibe sets the stage for an old-school stomp to gradually emerge from the shadows. Over the course of its seven minutes, the tune shifts from classic techno to a free-flowing mode closer in spirit to Vaz's current approach. Also representative of that current style, the B side's propulsive shape-shifter 'Walking Up My Own Alley' gathers steam as reverberant chiming chords twist into oblique configurations, the path ahead illuminated by hand-claps and a buoyant pulse. At disc's close, Vaz mixes the jazz-funk strut of the house-flavored 'Way Back When' into an infectiously swinging groover before battering it into shape with an incessant stream of syncopated percussive accents."