Sammy Porter, The Pressure Review
Sammy Porter is a renowned producer, international DJ, and label manager known for his live sets. Porter’s blending of styles has allowed him to gain a following from various musical tastes and a wide range of gig opportunities, like super club pool parties, intimate VIP venues, or sizeable underground warehouse events. His gig roster spans events in the United Kingdom, Marbella, Ibiza, Monaco, and Dubai’s most elite venues. Porter’s relentless touring schedule puts him in front of thousands per week; combined with his consistent flow of releases, remixes and promo mixes, he continues to build his reputation. Porter’s first single, “How You Feel,” featuring Jessica Agombar charted at number 11 on the iTunes dance chart after receiving extensive Radio 1, Capital FM, 1xtra and Kiss FM Support. He also has regular guest mixes on these stations. Recently remixing DJ Snake, Tinie Tempah, Jeremih, Ella Eyre, Flux Pavillion. His Tinie Tempah remix alone has hit 1.8 million plays, and plus his other songs have amassed millions of online plays and a serious following across all social media. Porter is now focusing on his original material and productions and is now releasing his latest single “The Pressure.”Bottom Line: “The Pressure” follows Porter’s hit “Back To Funk” with Martin Ikin and is the second single released on LoveJuice Records. The Deep House vibe is driven by a full bass line, danceable beat, and solid vocals. The song’s crossover potential will certainly build Porter’s fan base and continue his trajectory upward. The vocals are sung by Shannon Saunders, previously featured on Sonny Fodera’s album, and dance music writing powerhouse Dee Adams, who has written for Wilkinson, Lowsteppa, Snakehips, and more. “The Pressure” is his first commercial independent release outside of his major-label deal. Porter says this about the song, “So excited to see this release see the light of day. I have spent most of the first lockdown working on this production and was quite literally feeling the pressure!. I feel people need music now more than ever.” Starting right-on it with Fodera’s warm vocals singing over a light synth sound and drums, the energy feel wonderful right from the start. The big House bass joins as the vocal samples swirl around the pulse. Porter’s subtle use of layering develops the song as each section surges forward. The bass line is the driving force, along with Fodera’s vocals. Porter’s drums have enough variance not to sound static, and the beat is certainly dance floor ready. Solid sounds throughout “The Pressure,” and that’ the short of it!
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The Pressure (single)
Release Date: November 17, 2020