Sun. Oct. 21, 2018

Nathan Adams & Sabrina Joy – Love Yourself

Tennerz: Nathan Adams & Sabrina Joy – Love Yourself (Sean McCabe Main Vocal Mix) (Tribe Records)

No matter what, our aim here on IDMW is to (hopefully) feed your appetite with the best vibes we may think of. And ‘Love Yourself’ unsuprisingly makes no exception. From the frist notes of this bumpin’ rhythm driven gem, you can tell. With producer Sean McCabe takin’ the greatest care to get it to the next level. Meanwhile givin’ it a soothing atmosphere. Therefore perfectly fitting with the theme of this self-encouraging song. But also its heartfelt interpretation courtesy of Sabrina Joy.

How could you properly pretend lovin’ anybody if you don’t first love yourself? In other words, if you don’t have respect for yourself… A theme that brings us back to the souvenir of Kim English‘s ‘Learn 2 Luv’. If not Soul:ID‘s ‘Believe’ as a matter of fact. Meanwhile putting once more London multi-tasking Nathan Adams among the driving forces to count with…

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– Hailing from London, Nathan Adams has established himself as a multi-tasking man. From singing to playing instruments. Not to mention writing and eventually producing. The first traces ohf him bring us back to 2008. Back then, he shared the duties with Zepherin Saint on ‘Circles’. The two men setting up what would become a strong relationship. Meanwhile delivering extra gems such as ‘Holding On’ in 2009. But also the unmissable ‘Love Of My Life’ standing as a definitive 2011 blast.

Adams went to drop his debut-album – ‘Audio Therapy’ – 2 years after. Teamin’ up with producers such as Louie Vega, DJ Spinna and Black Coffee‘ among others. With this resulting in extra goddies such as ‘Falling’, ‘Just Another Love Song’ and ‘I Wonder’. The latter produced by Sean McCabe with whom he also released ‘ Someday We’ll All Be Free’ and, more recently ‘Love Yourself’ featuring Sabrina Joy.

Sean McCabe lives in a city – Bristol – where the sound has always had a meaning. Whatever the genre may be at the end. And God knows how the man has set up a clear identity wherever he might have put his hands.

Born in 1985, McCabe saw the light along with House Music. And, by that, belongs to the second generation of actors in that scene. Although givin’ a listen to his already quite consistent repertoire makes you realize it’s way more than that. That ‘that’ bringin’ us to McCabe‘s signature itself. Made of a blend of Soul, Funk and atmospheric vibes over some blowin’ groove where the infectiousness most likely prevails.

Therefore, no wonder why Sean has become a regular on these shores. With his own productions as with his remixes. Thus bringin’ us to welcome many of them as our ‘Single Of The Week’.

McCabe crafted his first production by the age of 17. This under the Southern Divide back in 2003 with the Latinesque ‘Ate O Amanhecer (Until The Dawn)’ in 2003. And even from then you could realize that he had the style. With this eventually gettin’ him to bring 11am‘s ‘Give It Up’ to a stellar dimension soon after for Soulfulric Deep, then to remix ‘Resist’ for Roland Clark on Fluential.

2008 marked the start of what would be a regular collaboration with King Street. This with his remix of Dennis Ferrer‘s ‘Run Free’. But also his rework of ‘Take Me’ for Soulstar Syndicate feat. Dawn Tallman. Then how to not think of his revamps of Blaze presents UDAUFL? From ‘Wonderful Place’ featuring Ultra Naté to ‘We Are One’… Or of the blowin’ ‘Pick It Up’ for Carolyn Harding to name but a few.

With his sound establishing itself as a signature if not an evidence from a release to another. Beginning with his firing rework of ‘God Created Woman’ for Teddy Douglas and Margaret Grace (Save Your Soul). But also his retouch of ‘All This Love That I’m Givin’ for Belezamusica back in 2010 (Soul Love). And ‘Race Of Survival’ for Mekkah feat. Stephen Granville for the same label the year after. This in addition to Nova Fronteira‘s cover version of Roy Ayers‘ ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ here again for the Soul Love label in 2012. Eventually bringin’ ‘Passin Thru’ for Poussez VS Demarkus Lewis into another dimension during the same year. But also turnin’ Nathan Adams‘ ‘I Wonder’ into like a Summer breeze in 2013.

Another year on – (2014) – and McCabe delivered his debut-album – ‘It’s Time’ – on Joey Negro‘s Z Records label. An effort featuring goodies such as ‘Tomorrow’s Another Day’ along with Donae’O and ‘Reach Out’ featuring Hannah Khemoh of the HanLei fame. Not to mention the aptly titled ‘Everything’s Alright’ as fronted by Erik Dillard. Or the aerial ‘Who’s Foolin’ You’ along with the late Diane Charlemagne.

Another two years this time – (2016) – and McCabe would launch his own imprint. This by the likes of Good Vibrations Music, opening his account along with Mike City on the vibrant ‘I Know Someone’. Then joinin’ forces with HanLei on ‘How Does It Feel’. But also co-writing with Lem Springsteen (Mood II Swing) the heartfelt ‘New World’ featuring Pete Simpson. And sharing the bill with Mr. V on ‘It Can Be’. Then doin’ the same with Cinnamon Brown on the infectiously syncopating ‘It’s My Life’. And tailoring the soothing ‘I Wonder’ featuring Nathan Adams with additional remix courtesy of Louie Vega.

Hard to not list neither his rework of ‘Time To Rise’ for Thee Gobbs featuring Kabomo on Atjazz Records. Or his contribution to Louie Vega‘s unreleased of lost mixes of his ‘Starring XXVIII’ album. And more precisely the one of a kind ‘Gimme Some Love’ featuring Vikter Duplaix.

More recently, Sean graced us while delicately revisiting Nathan Adams & Sabrina Joy‘s ‘Love Yourself’ on Tribe Records. And he eventually went further way with Lem Springsteen. With the twosome crafting the deep and jazzy ‘Rocket Love’ along with NYC singer Dannis Winston.

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