2018 Jun 25     
2 Bit Thugs

24-year-old Dutch producer Collin Priest impresses with his first-ever release

SP Recordings have covered a lot of house ground over the 12 years in the game. Latterly they've mostly been focused on deep, Afro-inspired grooves, but as this offering shows, there's still room for some good-time Saturday night house stomping.

Body Rock is all the more impressive for being the debut release from young Dutch producer Collin Priest. The track opens with snares, hi-hats and shakers and the sinuous, snaking bassline that drives it along throughout. The energy levels then go up a notch when the kickdrum slams into life around the 30-second mark, followed a minute later by the "don't stop, don't stop, don't stop, don't stop... the body rock" male vocal. As it progresses, parping Hammond-like organ stabs and stuttered keys add musical interest, while some understated risers around four minutes in herald the obligatory voice-and-percussion breakdown.

Body Rock is supplied in simple Original and Radio Edit flavours, so there's not really much more to tell you, except that for yours truly this energetic, peaktime-friendly cut is going straight in the (virtual) box.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 22 June




Review Score: 8




Tags: Collin Priest, SP Recordings