The Bunker presents Andy Vaz at Galapagos
The Bunker presents Andy Vaz at Galapagos 70 North 6th Street 21+, 11p-4a
Andy Vaz manages and curates Background Recordings, which has been a major force in the presentation of minimal techno, introducing and educating the world to the geographic variable influences that exist within the genre with almost 50 releases from a very impressive artist roster (Akufen, Stewart Walker, Oliver Hacke, Portable, Pan/Tone, Sutehk, and Deadbeat to name but a few). Andy began to release his own music to much acclaim in 2000, beginning with his Sounds_variation series, based on the use of the same sounds, re-used throughout, giving each track another musical approach by pushing each instrument in a different compositional direction by re-arrangement, toneshifting and by adding/changing effects in order to demonstrate that a defined production criteria brings forth maximal results through the process of limitation within a lo-fi aestethic. He is well known for tearing it up live, and has live sets documented on his 'Live in Tokyo" CD on Soundvariation and "Live in Detroit" on Persistencebit. In March 2007 Vaz launched a new label called Yore, whichfocuses on the authentic old school Detroit & Chicago House Sound with original artists such as Detroit's Rick Wade, Terrence Dixon, Todd Sines among others.