Boomkat Product Review:
After suppressing his club instincts on the ‘Chameleon’ album, Anthony Naples gets loose and up-for-it in a sort of dembow deep house electro mode.
‘Club Pez’ dispenses five cuts of high grade, hip-swivel gear of a sort not heard from Naples since pre-pandemic times. The wobbly canter and square bleeps of ‘Bonk’ sets the agenda with something like a 2021 update of Nu Groove’s original ’91 NYC house templates, and ‘Drops’ keeps it below the belt with rudely offset jakbeat wiggle. The gritted drums of ‘Pez Anthem’ tuck into a bolshier sort of acid rolige, lit up with scudding rave stabs, and ‘Uni Vibe’ heads off on a proggier trajectory, with the sublime closing stroke of ‘Solero’ harking to DJ Python’s modern classic ‘Dulce Compañia’ album, as issued on Naples’ Incienso label.