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Captain Planet Shares An Edit Of SBTRKT's 'New Dorp. New York'

'Gumbo funk' originator Captain Planet shares an edit of SBTRKT's 'New Dorp. New York,' featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig.


The masked 'gumbo gunk' originator Charlie B. Wilder, better known as Captain Planet, has been keeping himself busy in the recent months following his globe-trotting sophomore album Esperanto Slang. This time he's sharing a new "bootleg" edit of SBTRKT's 'New Dorp. New York', the second single off the UK wonder-producer's well-received Wonder Where We Land LP which features vocals from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig.

Captain Planet's edit is a masterful exercise in restraint, where the NY/LA producer adds just enough percussive elements to give the original tune a fresh tinge of African flavor. What's most enjoyable is the track's cracking snare, which adds an extra swing to the beat and calls to mind the infectious rhythmic structure of South African house music. To sweeten the deal, Captain Planet's also made the track available for free from his Soundcloud.

Stream and download "New Dorp. New York (Captain Planet Bootleg)" below and check out his hour-long mix for our Africa in Your Earbuds series. You can also read our in-depth interview with A Hidden Place, the anonymous designer behind SBTRKT's iconic tribal masks.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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