Single Of The Week: Sean McCabe & Hanlei – How Does It Feel? (Sean McCabe Raw Bass Remix) (Good Vibrations Music)
If ever familiar with these shores, then chances are great you’ve seen us enthuzing about the protagonists of this gem. With East London pair Hanlei (also known as HanLei, standing for Hannah Khemoh and Aleysha Gordon) renowned for their jams along with Rhemi. And Sean McCabe standing among our fav producers/remixers. With the question now being how does it feel seing them together?
Well, the answer is without a single hesitation pretty good, if not awesome. This, as a result, explaining their presence with what stands as our current Single Of The Week.
From the lyrics, to the vocal arrangements and the performance, HanLei bring us to an enlightening trip. Celebrating the beauty of these (little) things / feelings bringing into unconditional love. Meanwhile, McCabe ideally frames the song into a bumpin’ bass-driven groove, therefore enhancing its emotional content to the deepest. A feeling which is most likely similar to the one one could feel on his memorable rework of ‘God Created Woman’ for Margaret Grace for instance.
The combination of these talents simply stands as an evidence. As a result, the fruit of their collaboration is due to find some space in our 2016 Top 10. So how does it feel? Oustanding don’t you think?
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Bristol-based producer Sean McCabe has had plenty of time to develop his own sound. He released his first tracks in 2003 at the early age of 17. From then, he spent the last decade fine-tuning a trademark sound that is effortlessly soulful.
McCabe made his name in House Music. He developped a long-running relationship with seminal US garage label King Street Sounds. Eventually remixing the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Roy Ayers, Blaze and Todd Terry.
Since then, he’s amassed an impressive discography, delivering reworks for labels like Z Records, Vega Records, Tribe and Quantize.
A quick listen to any of his productions or one of his DJ sets will confirm this attractive, emotion-rich aesthetic. While rooted in House, his sound regularly takes on flavours of Disco, Boogie, Afro and much more besides.
As a DJ, he has forged a reputation at the legendary Southport Weekender, where he has performed regularly. Anyone who can impress the notoriously knowledgeable SW crowd must be doing something right.
Refreshingly, he seems to have no particular aspirations to play in gargantuan clubs though. And he admits to preferring gigs in small, intimate venues, where he can make a connection with the crowd.
As a producer, McCabe is constantly learning and evolving, taking his sound in different directions. He admits to a love of vintage synthesizers. Meaning these vibes one can get from listening to classic New York Boogie and 80’s Soul.
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