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Friday, Sep 19 2014 | 12:29
Image: 1592554 Joey Negro’s tastemaking and scene defining disco-house label Z Records is proud to announce its next full-length release, namely a debut
album from Sean McCabe entitled ‘It’s Time’. It’s an LP that bucks the modern trend and shows up many of its peers by being one that is
made of wholly original material, sounds and ideas, rather than one that leans on tired and classic samples.
This lush and musical 12-track affair is Sean’s first big solo project and it has been in the works for almost three years. Written mostly in his Bristol
studio, the LP features a wealth of international collaborations – Jennifer Wallace, Diane Charlemagne, Renn - and has been made primarily
on real hardware such as the Fender Rhodes, SH-09, Juno 106, Poly 61, JV-1010, EMU Vintage Keys and the Moog Slim Phatty.
Sean who has been producing since his teens and includes fine labels like US garage staple King Street Sounds, Defected, Strictly Rhythm and
Local Talk in his discography says of the album: “It was important for me to get it perfected to my original vision, and to keep that vision
throughout was difficult. I’ve literally drawn inspiration from everything that’s influenced me as producer and writer over the years. I always
wanted to create something that demonstrates all my tastes in soulful dance music which can be influenced by so many sub genres like Hip
Hop, Disco, Jazz, Soul, Deep House, US garage etc. The NuYorican Soul album has always been a benchmark for me in terms of a perfectly
constructed album and is something I never get tired of listening to.”
Those influences shine though in this fantastically musical and deeply considered album: it bares all the hallmarks of a proper full length that
has been built from the ground up with fantastic arrangements, catchy vocals and real song structures.
‘Everything’s Alright’ opens the album in glorious style, with retro-tastic and sing along vocals, well defined and authentic house production
and plenty of feel good chords. From there, there’s skipping and soulful house like ‘Something About You’, diva vocal cuts like ‘Holding On’
and blissed out dancepop nuggets like ‘Tomorrow’s Another Day’. The good vibes continue from start to finish with many highlights along the
way, such as the sultry and seductive deep garage house of ‘Want Me’ and classically inclined joys of ‘Love For Life’. The production values
are sky high on this album, and though it might have been a long time in the making, it was worth it, because it categorically proves that now
really is Sean McCabe’s time.

CD Track Listing:
01 All Of The Above feat. Big Ed
02 Everything’s Alright feat. Erik Dillard
03 Something About You feat. Jennifer Wallace
04 Holding On
05 Who’s Foolin’ Who feat. Diane Charlemagne
06 Love For Life feat. Renn
07 Want Me
08 Tomorrow’s Another Day feat. Donae’o
09 Sunday Lazin’
10 Finally feat. Taliwa
11 Somethin’ For Nothin’ feat. Big Ed and Diane Charlemagne
12 Found My Way
13 Reach Out feat. Hannah Khemoh
14 Embrace You feat. Migosy
15 Back To Front feat. Nathan Adams
16 Gotta Believe feat. Sabrina Chyld
17 Last Expression Available from 28.11.2014
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