Laser – Body (ep)

  • Label: Apollonia
  • Artist: Laser
  • Remixer: –
  • Title: Body (EP)
  • Cat.: APO029
  • Vinyl Release: August 2017
  • Digi Release: –
  • Tracklist :
  1. Body Beat
  2. Body Under

Last summer Dan Ghenacia was digging through his own record collection when he found a rare gem, a priceless Italian jewel. Back in the 90s when he first picked up the EP, Dan was spinning the B-side, with no vocal.  Back to present time, and after a few weeks of pondering, Dan decided to give the vocal version a spin… The track quickly became a total bomb in fact, sending kids crazy both in the clubs and online, where nobody has been able to identify it. Intrigue has surrounded the track over the past year, with a ceaseless hunt for the mysterious old gem proving fruitless…

Apollonia are proud to finally unveil this old school killer with an exclusive repress of ‘Body Beat’ originally released by Laser on Pin Up Records in 1993. This early nineties organ-led masterpiece is uplifting and groovy, with heavy beats powering the track along, illuminating dance floors around the world every time Dan has played it. On the A-side we have ‘Body Beat’, the vocal version that has been doing so much damage, while on the flip is ‘Body Under’,  which is more of an eyes-down, moody roller.


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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.