Captain Planet premieres the second single off his 'Esperanto Slang' LP on Bastard Jazz, "In The Gray" featuring Brit Lauren.
<p><strong>Charlie B. Wilder</strong>, a.k.a. the man behind the globe-trotting beatmaker mask of <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/captain-planet/" target="_blank">Captain Planet</a></strong>, is gearing up to release a new album on <strong>Bastard Jazz</strong>. Today he's out with the album's scorching second single which we're excited to premiere here. On "In The Gray," the "Gumbo Funk" producer teams up yet again with L.A.-based songstress <strong>Brit Lauren</strong>. The first time the pair linked up was on their 2011 breakout hit "<a href="http://youtu.be/6nAkIlix7rI" target="_blank">Get You Some</a>," which more recently saw some shine in season one of <em>Orange Is The New Black</em>. On their latest collaboration, Captain Planet calls upon his geographically diverse sonic aesthetic to create a lilting, reggae-infused summertime anthem. Lauren's soulful, honey-smooth vocals glide over a down-and-dirty bass line to march the track along while crisp horns (courtesy of L.A.'s <strong>Ubiquity Records</strong> "supergroup" <strong><a href="http://www.ubiquityrecords.com/artists/THE-LIONS.html" target="_blank">The Lions</a></strong>) blaze through the chorus. The result is a no-cares-in-the-world, sweet summer composition that uses the same riddim as CP's <a href="https://soundcloud.com/dj-captain-planet/katy-on-a-mission-captain" target="_blank">Katy B "On A Mission" remix</a>. "In The Gray" is <a href="http://bastardjazz.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-gray" target="_blank">out today</a> digitally and on 7" vinyl on <strong>Bastard Jazz</strong>. Captain Planet's forthcoming <em>Esperanto Slang</em> LP arrives this September on <strong><a href="http://www.bastardjazz.com" target="_blank">Bastard Jazz</a></strong>.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158711219%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-K4NsU&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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