Joe Hart and Scott Fraser’s Body Hammer, London’s legendary jack party has been capturing the hearts, minds and feet of Londoners for 11 years strong. Having kicked off in 2008 at the Korsan Bar, and now comprising only of residents Scott & Joe, it takes place in various venues every month. Their open minded music policy commands a friendly, spirited, diverse and fiercely loyal crowd making it consistently one of the best nights out in the city, hands down. More recently, taking the party out of London they have been touring at clubs and festivals from New York to Berlin in and everything in between. They now have their own label and its 100% Body Hammer dancefloor certified.
The first release, of course, features two banging club tracks written and produced by Fraser and Hart at Fraser’s East London basement studio, mastered and cut by Keith Tenniswood at Curve Pusher.
The A side, “Spit from the Sun” is a peak-time jacking acid number which will set any dancefloor on fire. Its rattling drums and pulsing bass stabs capture all the intensity of the convict poet on the vocal telling his story and lamenting the waste of his life behind bars.
Over on Side B, “Igniter” strikes a more subtle tone with its gently rising strings and breathy vocal. But don’t let the subtlety deceive you as those kicking drums and thumping bassline come through to get the dancers screaming for more as it hits its crescendo.
Published: 21st February 2019