WOM Streams – Ignite The Night: Jackson Colt’s ‘Shake Your Body’ Infuses 80s Rock Zeal With Infectious Dancefloor Elation

Jackson Colt, the embodiment of reimagined 80s Rock, is set to ignite the music scene once again with their latest single ‘Shake Your Body’. This exhilarating track seamlessly blends danceability with a rock essence, promising an unforgettable sonic journey!

Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of this South African Rock powerhouse as they transport you to the neon-lit streets of 1980s Hollywood with pulsating beats and infectious earworm melodies. Paying homage to the timeless allure of 80s Rock, Jackson Colt delivers catchy hooks, melodic riffs, and blistering solos reminiscent of the Golden Era of the Guitar. Prepare for a fresh, modern twist that will captivate audiences worldwide.


Vocalist & Guitarist Jackson Colt shares that “I envision ‘Shake Your Body’ unfolding in a setting reminiscent of 1980s Hollywood. A nightclub graces ‘Heartbreak Avenue,’ remaining open throughout the night, hosting vampires who revel in dancing away the hours. A lady, nursing a broken heart, steps into the nightclub. Observing the vampires dancing and singing, she later discovers she was bitten by her ex-lover before arriving, transforming her into a vampire and integrating her into the music. These vampires symbolise the broken-hearted, nocturnal club-goers seeking to numb the pain of heartbreak. A vampire bite leads to transformation, mirroring how a broken heart turns one into a soul consumed by heartache. Dance and music play pivotal roles in the song, offering solace from heartbreak by immersing oneself in the melodies.

I aimed to craft a song that seamlessly blends danceability with a rock essence. Drawing inspiration from both 80s dance music and the robust sound of 80s rock, I wanted to fuse these musical styles. Writing and recording the vocals brought me immense joy, allowing me to explore my vocal range. The song maintains its rock identity while incorporating elements of 80s dance music. I particularly take pride in the high notes featured in the song.

The interplay between bass guitar and drums contributes to the song’s groove. The bass line establishes a danceable rhythm, complemented by drum accents that maintain the beat while incorporating stylish rock fills. The guitars contribute to the distinctive hard rock sound, featuring riffs inspired by 80s rock gallops and a blend of power chords and intricate licks. Playing the guitar solo was enjoyable, especially as the song takes a momentary break, allowing the solo to sync with the groove. To enhance the guitar’s sonic landscape, we employed various delays and reverbs, creating a ‘futuristic/underwater’ ambiance. The resulting sound encapsulates the essence of the song, marrying dance music with the heavier tones of 80s rock.”

Jackson Colt (Vocals & Guitar)

Dean Gerber (Bass & Backing Vocals)

Matthew Safi (Drums)

Piet Snyman (Guitar & Backing Vocals)

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