Globe-trotting beatmaker Captain Planet returns to soundsystems worldwide with his hotly anticipated sophomore album Esperanto Slang, a transformative LP which further illuminates the “Gumbo Funk” producer’s fluency in breaking boundaries between genres and bridging continents through rhythm. Steeped in finely-tuned collaborations with artists from across the map, the album documents the Captain’s continued musical travels in the wake of his critically-acclaimed 2011 debut album Cookin’ Gumbo and subsequent ‘Mystery Trip’ beat-tape (heralded “Best Music of 2012” by Sasha Frere-Jones in The New Yorker).
The lead single "In The Gray" is a heavy reggae joint featuring vocals from LA's Brit Lauren (who had previously sung on 2011's breakout hit "Get You Some" which was featured on the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black). Captain Planet fans will no doubt recognize the riddim on "In The Gray" had been previously used for CP's unofficial remix of Katy B's "On A Mission" which blew up the internet, garnering over 150,000 plays on Soundcloud. Here on the official re-flip, Brit's powerful lovelorn vocals drive the tune alongside the crushing bass and horns courtesy of Los Angeles supergroup the Lions (Ubiquity Records). A perfectly primed anthem for all your summer jams, pool parties and outdoor BBQs.