Andy Vaz.

I’m Chicago-bound this week, and really excited about the events I’m part of, in case you’re in the area:

Wednesday – Re:vivify audiovisual social: Eco-conscious setting and cocktails, all live audiovisual sets. I don’t know these folks, but looking forward to meeting them! “Alexander Bassett going away party, plus live sets by Release, Lokua, Radius, Unkle Garo, with Glen Stephani visuals, Nikki Magdalena readings, Zac Franzoni painting + more.” Expect to spot CDM’s Mike Una making a cameo. I’ll be doing a full live audiovisual set. And Moment Sound, the powerful musical collective, will be showcasing.

Wed., 9p-2a, Grand Blue Line Stop (722 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, Butterfly Social Club)

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Thursday – Andy Vaz meets CDM’s Peter and Liz at Ramp Chicago: The legendary Andy Vaz, the man largely credited with spearheading minimal techno, meets CDM’s own Liz Revision, largely credited with spearheading amazing parties in Chicago, meets me, largely credited with spearheading CDM and distracting you with shiny gadgets in time you should be spearheading some new musical movement. I’m obscenely excited for this one. Eat your heart out, Berlin. And it’s free. I’d say, hey, if you’re in Rockford, Milwaukee, Gary, Indiana, perhaps even Madison or Champaign-Urbana, change those Thursday night plans and come toast with us!

Thurs. 9p-2a, Damen Blue Line stop (1575 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Debonair Social Club)

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CHICAGO IL— Andy Vaz, the Dj/Producer, largely credited with spearheading the so-called minimal movement in European dance music, performs at Debonair Social Club in Chicago, June 26 for a very special date on a four city mini-tour of the USA.

A long time presence in the European techno community, Vaz, introduced the world to the complexities offered by the minimal techno genre in its various regional forms, exposing the world to some of the premiere releases by artists such as Akufen, Geoff White, Deadbeat, Stewart Walker, Sutekh and Oliver Hacke through his highly innovative Background Records label. The Dusseldorf native and now Cologne resident has also made an impact on the global house music scene with his highly influential A Touch of Class imprint, on which Vaz’s keen ear for deep house met his minimal production sensibilities.

Currently Vaz’s work has focused on a new label project, Yore records, which brings Detroit and Chicago house producers such as Terrence Dixon and Rick Wade along with Vaz giving these artists a means to further explore their sounds, transcending their usual classifications as “old school.”

Vaz will be joined by NYC based composer and legendary music technology blogger Peter Kirn, of fame, as well as Ramp Chicago resident DJ Liz Revision.

Video of Andy Vaz live in Vienna…