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 the Body 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.