The latest from Not So Fast Records is here and ready to take over dance floors at supersonic speeds. The Envision EP comes from the Fresno, California, mover and shaker Steve Perez, aka P-REZ. With releases on the likes of Denied Music, Whiskey Pickle, and Bounce House, P-REZ returns to his own Not So Fast imprint to lay down more of his potent grooves. Transmitting a funky sound driven by quirky 303-acid action, it’s the type of prime time sound celebrated at P-REZ’s Frisky event, now in its 15th consecutive year of house music hijinks.
“Feel It” opens up the proceedings with a killer rhythm track, a deep, bouncing bass line, strategically placed acid flourishes, and soulful vocal drops. It’s got energy to go. “So Crazy” follows with definite after-hours appeal, intro’ing with a sparse but funky drum track and repeating spoken vocals dipped in reverb. Midway through the acid takes the track in new directions. Lauro Martins (CZ, Audiophile Deep) also contributes a remix for “So Crazy,” bringing the vibe even deeper into underground territories. “That 303” does what it says on the tin, propelled by its acid bass and lead lines alongside trippy percussion effects. P-Rez takes the mic on this one, delivering a cool, rhythmic spoken bit that praises the acid in the house. Four crucial tracks … don’t sleep on the Envision EP!
Dutchican Soul (Strictly Rhythm) – “Dope beats! Nice deep vibe.”
Louis Huges (6th Sense Music) – “That 303 is a bit of peak time madness, isn’t it? So Crazy is also a cool track.”
Lee Guthrie (Click Therapy) – “Feel It is the track for me here.”
Vanilla Ace (Toolroom) – “That 303 stands out.”
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson) – “This is a dope release!”
Richie Hartness (Untitled Music) – “Quality quirkiness.”
Jay Hill (Superfreq) – “Feeling the Lauro Martins Remix.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Sometimes all you need is a 303, and that is exactly what we have here. Ace!”
Salvatore Logicfusion (Deepinradio) – “The Lauro Martins Remix is so cool!”
Wilbour Craddock (Groovewest) – “Fantastic late night bubbler with a hint of acid and a spacey vocal hook. This is ready for prime time.”