Varhat, also known as VINCEN, has enjoyed a particularly productive year. The Yoyaku studio engineer-turned-producer has released all manner of 12" treats, mostly on labels associated with the esteemed Paris record shop, agency and studio. Here, he gets straight down to business on track one ("Ban"), a breezy exercise in hazy deep house/two-step garage fusion that boasts serious dancefloor chops. The jaunty, melodious stabs that are such a feature of the A-side are also present on the flipside track 2 ("Yond"), which boasts a more straightforward 4-to-the-floor rhythm with occasional classic tech-house touches. Both cuts are warm, rich and hugely enticing.
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