We're longtime fans of Joey Negro's disco and house remix treatments and that love extends to the DJs and producers on his Z Records label. Admittedly, our ears tend to gravitate towards Opolopo's particular style, but we've grown quite fond of Sean McCabe's output as well. The Bristol-based producer is particularly skilled at crafting soulful house flips that make us wanna hit the floor, and his latest track, a remix of Detroit Rising's "Little Bit," is the perfect dance break to get us over the mid-week blues.
The original song, which premiered just a few weeks ago, served as a funky vehicle for the band Detroit Rising to introduce themselves to the world. The eclectic ensemble boasts a stacked roster, merging highly sought after young writers and musicians from United Sound Detroit with current and original members of legendary funk band Parliament-Funkadelic. Featured artists include Blackbyrd McKnight, Danny Bedrosian, Lige Curry, Benjamin "Benzel" Cowan, Steve Boyd, Greg Thomas, Tonysha Nelson (granddaughter of P-Funk pioneer George Clinton), Sue Ann Carwell, Gabe Gonzalez, Duminie Deporres, Kern Brantley and Martez Claybren. Their collective talents can be heard on the recently released debut album, Detroit Rising: A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure, an 11-track jam session that is equal parts funk, jazz, soul and rock.
For the album's first official remix, Sean McCabe works the original live instrumentation and Claybren’s vocals into his trademark deep and soulful house sound. "Little Bit" is enjoyable enough on its own, yes, but McCabe's vibrant remix is downright irresistible. Listen below and purchase the maxi-single (which includes two additional dubs) via Z Records. Afterwards, scroll down to view the obscure, funk wedding visuals for the original song, then head to Bandcamp to purchase Detroit Rising: A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure.