Atlanta’s R&B/Pop princess Ciara is slowing it down for her sexy new single “Body Party!” The slow jam is her third official release for Epic, and takes things in a whole new direction following the Dance Pop driven track, “Got Me Good.” The song comes from a very personal place for Ciara, since it was co-written with her boyfriend and Epic Records label mate, Future. The track’s producer, Mike Williams, best known under the title, “Mike Will Made It” has worked with Future on more than one occasion. He served as one of the primary producers on Future’s 2012 Epic Records debut, including work on his single, “Neva End.” They later teamed up again for work on Lil Wayne’s current single, “Love Me”, also featuring Drake. After working with major Hip Hop stars like Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, among many others, it is easy to see why Mike Will Made It is on the pulse of the current sound of today’s Hip Hop sound.
However, when it came to slowing things down while producing Ciara, Mike drew inspiration from an older sound. For “Body Party” Mike very cleverly samples a slowed down version the Freestyle classic “My Boo” by the Miami Bass group, Ghost Town DJs. The song originally became a hit in the spring and summer of 1996, helping push Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings label into the Pop/Top 40 mainstream. It was included on Jermaine’s So So Def Bass All-Stars I & II compilations. This is particularly interesting because Jermaine Dupri is listed as one of the many producers also contributing to her new project.
“Body Party” is the current single from Ciara’s forthcoming album for Epic Records, One Woman Army, which is due for release this June! The album’s title appears to be a fitting one, due to the fact that the album comes after her very public split with her former label, Jive Records. During the dispute with Jive, Ciara claimed that she was not at all financially supported by the label while making both her third and fourth albums, Fantasy Ride (2009) and Basic Instinct (2010). Ciara signed with Epic Records shortly after Antonio “LA” Reid was named the label’s Chairman And CEO in July of 2011. Jive Records was dissolved by it’s parent company, Sony Music Entertainment in August of 2011. Keep checking in with us for more details on Ciara’s One Woman Army as they become available, until then, enjoy the new single!
From One Woman Army
Ghost Town DJs
From So So Def Bass All-Stars I & II
So So Def Recordings/Columbia Records
“Got Me Good”
From One Woman Army
Future Featuring Kelly Rowland
“Neva End (Remix)
From Pluto 3D
Lil Wayne Featuring Future And Drake
From I Am Not A Human Being II
Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records