• In today’s social media age, label owners are constantly looking for new ways to promote their next record. But when you’re Dan Ghenacia, an artist with nearly 70,000 followers on Facebook, a wobbly clip of you and Jamie Jones playing at an afterparty in Ibiza will be enough to get fans in a tizz. At the time of writing, the post has had 294 comments, most of them to the effect of: « What is this track??????? Somebody must know!!! » 

    Laser’s « Body Beat » first came out in 1993 through Pin Up, a small Italian label based in Udine until it folded in 1996. At some point in the ’90s, Ghenacia picked up a copy of theBody EP and hammered the trackier B-side, « Body Under. » Last summer, when browsing his collection, he chanced upon it and started playing the housier, more upbeat A-side in his sets alone and as part of Apollonia. The response was such that he decided to reissue both tracks on Apollonia Music. 

    « Body Beat » has all the elements of a killer ’90s house cut: slamming kicks, organ-led melody, choppy female vocals. It’s catchy and full of life, the kind of track that, as Ghenacia has shown, will stand out in most peak-time sets. « Body Under » is darker and more stripped-back, mapping a stark framework of knocks, claps and echoed bleeps over a pounding 4/4 kick and a chugging bassline. The occasional shifts in gear are subtle yet stirring. Unlike its counterpart, it won’t knock dance floors sideways, but it’s nevertheless a strong and atmospheric tool.