P-REZ - Night Sweats EP (Not So Fast Records)

Fresno, California’s P-REZ has been steadily making waves and honing his funky sound through releases on the likes of Bounce House, Whiskey Pickle, Household Digital, and Blunted Funk, and with his monthly party Frisky which has run for eleven groovy years. Now P-REZ (known to some as Steve Perez) leaps forward into the acid zone with the Night Sweats EP, released on his own Not So Fast Records imprint. Featuring four high-charged original cuts, this EP is a sonic energy drink for any club-goer within listening range. “Alive” opens the release, and owes a bit of debt to Beat Street and like-minded classics. The rhythms are crisp and the bass line bouncy, and the cut builds nicely with energetic vocal drops and stereo effects. “Astronaut Juice” follows, filled with plenty of tripped-out elements and cool percussion floating above its solid four-on-the-floor. This one’s got prime time underground warehouse flavor. The EP closes with two massive acid tracks, the first being the aptly named “Because Acid”. Driving old school drum machine beats, totally effective voice snippets, and a big 303 line power this one right onto the dance floor. Finally, “The Shed” recalls early UK acid house with its hypnotic bass pulse, spoken vocal grabs, and echo effects. The 303, of course, again plays a prominent role, giving this cut unmistakable after-hours appeal.

DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio) – “Whoa! Alive is super funky!”
Eric Davenport (Guesthouse) – “This might be my favorite EP released in 2016!”
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio) – “Digging this!”
Snooba (Radio Panik) – “Because Acid is infectious!”
DJ Solveg (O.X.O Records) – “Excellent release!”
Enne (Electunes) - “Alive is really good.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Love it! The Shed is a weapon. Powerful.”
Kenny Substance (Pure Substance) – “Alive & The Shed are really cool.”
Jorge Font (AUDIO nights radio show) – “Acid!”
Tariq Ziyad (Planet Rave) – “This is outstanding! More of this please, every track goes in!”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, And Spotify.