Dirty South does a Lane 8 catalog favorite justice in his remix of Little by Little lead single, “No Captain.” A deft dabble in electronic subtlety, the original foregrounded the vocals of featured artist, Channy Leaneagh of POLIÇA. Laid atop a lush bed of melodic multi-chord synths, Leaneagh’s piercingly clean vocal contribution and the ascendant progression of “No Captain” engendered an ethereal quality that distinguished the song as an album standout even before Little by Little made its highly anticipated arrival.
Dirty South’s take preserves the layered construction of the original, interweaving dusky strings and pulsating, glinting synths that amplify the moody contemplative tone of the original. Although Dirty South by his own admission “does not do many remixes,” the XV producer called his re-imagination of Lane 8’s signature hit one of his “favorite” remixes that he’s ever done in a tweet that followed the rework’s release, and listeners will surely agree. The remix is yet another cerebral showing from the subgenre spanning visionary, slated to release his second album of 2018 on November 15. The untitled project will follow Dirty South’s ten-track February offering, XV.