Captain Planet returns to Bastard Jazz after his debut album Cookin Gumbo with a treasure trove of remixes both by and for the slicing & dicing chef of global dancefloor delights! Kicking off the A-Side, Tummy Touch artists’ Los Chicarrons gets a nitrous-oxide injection as the Captain flips their tune “Ma Do Nar” into bass-heavy Afro-Electro territory. Up next, Captain Planet applies the magic to Chip Wickham’s “Hit & Run” – originally released as a 7” by Spanish label Lovemonk. Once a heavy instrumental Funk tune, the Captain grabs the churn and whips up a full-on flute-driven Broken Beat joint full of Latin percussion, Knight Rider guitar licks, building horns, and nasty synth squelches!
On the flip, CP’s alter ego Chuck Wild takes on “Get You Some” from the album – sliding away from the Brazilian dancefloor vibes of the original, Chuck reconstructs the sultry vocals of Brit Lauren around a deep & funky Boogie beat for a primetime Disco floor-filler….lasers activate! Next up, BBE and Breakin’ Bread artist Chris Read fills in the gaps with his stripped down and chopped up remix of Captain Planet’s “Samba Radiante 2011” – letting the drums and percussion shine while the vocals delay out just right…a great tune to ease into the later ends of the evening. Rounding out the vinyl is our remix contest winner Aphrololo who beat out the competition with their remix of “Get You Some”. The Filipino / Austrian duo give us a head noddin’ boom-bap remix of the tune with deep Baritone sax getting right into the pocket next to Brit’s vocals. Touché!
Additionally on the digital package are two of the “Get You Some” Remix Contest runners up that we just couldn’t say no to! Philadelphia native and Record Breakin’ alumn Lil’ Dave’s remix is a fantastic excursion into a deeper, electronic side of the Brazilian sound with an irresistible bassline, deep keys, and blurry percussion all in the mix, while Austria represents yet again in the form of a remix from the producer PDF, who takes “Get You Some” into instantly catchy outerspace Disco-Dub territory in his bubbler of a remix that you can’t help but bounce to! Rounding out the package is a buzzing remix by Bastard Jazz’s own Erik The Red who delivers a punch in the gut with his dirty dancehall refix of the tune. Boom!