New Release: Captain Planet – ‘Mystery Trip, Vol. 1′ + Limited Edition Cassette & Walkman + Hand Painted Boombox Contest

 

Captain Planet is just continuing to knock ‘em out with absolutely no shame. His most recent release, Mystery Trip Vol. 1, is quite the special one with all the goodies that come along. Firstly, we strongly advise you to listen to the entire mixtape below and get to percolating.

The globetrotting man blends together obscure cuts from around the world and original production to create glorious whirlwind of sound. On this mixtape, you’ll travel across generations and continents, visiting Senegal, Jamaica, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Peru, Brazil, Italy, Korea, Guadeloupe, and Zimbabwe.

This mix will be released digitally and as limited edition cassette tapes. The limited edition sets will also come with an exclusive batch of hand-painted walkmen with one-of-a-kind designs by Captain Planet himself. You can peep those photos after the jump.

Another snazzy component to the release is Turntable Lab’s sample-spotting contest, which includes the grand prize of a hand-painted Boombox (vintage 1982 Panasonic RX-5110) designed by sir Captain Planet himself – none like it exist anywhere else!

Enter the Turntable Lab contest to win a vintage boombox hand-painted by Captain Planet.

Purchase Mystery Trip Vol. 1 on Big Cartel

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NYC: Q-Tip Mans The Decks For Offline On 10.19, Midnight

Starting at 12:00 am next Friday 10.19, Q-Tip‘s Offline party will be burning the midnight oil!

The September edition of Offline saw its highest attendance yet. On 10.19, come join over a thousand people on the dance floor into the wee hours of the morning including noted celebrities such as past attendees Jarobi of A Tribe Called QuestJust BlazeDJ Cassidy, Busta Rhymes, Gabrielle Union and many more.

From his specially designed DJ booth, Q-Tip will  play with music genres and nostalgic memories going through a supreme selection of funk, jazz, hip hop, salsa, and Latin records.

Tickets are selling quickly, grab yours here.

Enter our contest to win tickets.

Offline with Q-Tip Powered by Giant Step
Friday, October 19
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza
Doors: 10:30 PM
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Gilberto Gil in Concert on March 11 – Tickets on Sale at 12pm Today

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Brazil’s most influential musician and its Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, will be performing live at Nokia Theatre Times Square on Thursday, March 11. The String Concert will feature Jacques Morelenbaum and Bem Gil.

Tickets go on sale today at Noon. If you have seen Gilberto Gil in the past, you probably just bought your tickets. If not, do yourself a favor and get two tickets today. You’ll thank yourself in March. Here’s the Village Voice review on last year’s show.

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Márcio Local Says, ”Don Day Don Dree Don Don”: Adventures In Samba Soul + Free MP3 Download

With Márcio Local Says, ”Don Day Don Dree Don Don”: Adventures In Samba Soul (out now on Luaka Bop), he stands at the crossroads of two great traditions in modern Brazilian music: one foot in samba (the heavily percussive Afro-Brazilian dance music that took its modern form in the early twentieth century) and the other in soul.
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Márcio Local Video: “Samba Sem Nenhum Problema”

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On the video for the opening track to Márcio Local’s album Márcio Local Says, “Don Day Don Dree Don Don”: Adventures In Samba Soul, he takes us on the perfect trip through Brazil: beach-side bliss, Carnival, football, sunshine, sunsets, and the lush countryside.

Márcio Local stands at the crossroads of two great traditions in modern Brazilian music, with one foot in samba, the heavily percussive Afro-Brazilian dance music that took its modern form in the early twentieth century, and the other in soul, the African American music rooted in the blues that attracted a mass audience in Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s.

The album is out May 12th on Luaka Bop. More Info