Bernard Wright – “Just Chillin’ Out (Kartell Remix)”

Image via Kartell
Image via Kartell

Oftentimes, the best tracks make the most sense when what sounds ideal in theory becomes magnificent in execution. Paris, France-based house producer Kartell has quickly amassed a significant following by establishing a formula built around funky live DJ sets, production erring toward sultry down-tempo grooves and a significant presence in the blogosphere. Thus, given his production pedigree, remixing oft-sampled (Snoop Dogg‘s mid-90s classic “G’s and Hustlas” owes a debt of gratitude to Wright’s “Haboglabotriblin’”) jazz fusion funkateer Bernard Wright’s 1981 single “Just Chillin’ Out” would have incredible possibilities. In execution, the just released (and free-to-download remix of the Billboard charting ’80s pop-jazz tune meets expectations. Kartell’s loop-driven take is sexy, swinging and thumping ride.