BEN SMETHURST is one of the UK’s best known soulful house producers. He’s been on the scene for almost two decades. Maybe his best known tunes are ‘The Time Is Coming’ feat. Vanessa Freeman and ‘Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love’ with Barbara Tucker. Both were released on Ben’s own Expressive Records and that’s the source of his latest single – ‘Coral Drive Hustler’ for which Mr S has assumed the alter ego of THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE.
In its original mix ‘Coral Drive Hustler’ is a homage to 70s disco – Linn drums, classy brass fills, sweeping strings, funky bass – it’s all in there and, of course, it’s hugely percussive. It’s a perfect bed for the soulful vocal tones of Heidi Vogel – a lady who’s worked with some big names. Did we mention Quincy Jones, The Brand New Heavies, ‘Lil Louie Vega, Bobby McFerrin, Isaac Hayes and Roots Manuva?
Apart from the original, ‘Coral Drive Hustler’ also comes in a Ben Smethurst ‘City Lights’ Mix, a Toni Economides Disco Dub and the obligatory instrumental (very Salsoul, that one!)
‘Coral Drive Hustler’ will be released on Traxsource Promo tomorrow, August 27th / Full release September 10th, 2021, on Expressive Records.