New Release: Captain Planet – ‘Cookin’ Gumbo’ + Free MP3s


You may remember reading about our excitement about this album a couple weeks ago. Or perhaps you still can’t stop playing Captain Planet’s amazing EP’s released over the last few years. Either way, get ready for a thrill with the release of his full length album, Cookin’ Gumbo, today!

The globe-trotting producer presents a musical feast, blending hip-hop production sensibilities with world music to create dancefloor-blazing electronic music.

Make sure to take a listen to the newest free download, “Get You Some,” below, and grab the rest of the free tracks if you missed them earlier.

The lucky ones can check Captain Planet at his release parties in LA, Brooklyn, DC, and SF this month.

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Captain Planet feat. Brit Lauren – Get You Some by bastardjazz

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New Track: DJ Center – “You Got the Love” ft. Gretchen Paralto (Sam Champ Remix) + MP3


Now this is some groovy ish. DJ Center and Gretchen Parlato’s cover of Rufus and Chaka’s “You Got the Love” is beautifully remixed by Sam Champ. If this song was a cloud, we’d float on it. Awesomeness. The track is a free download for the week – grab it fast!

The remix is part of a download series working up to DJ Center’s October release of Everything In Time Remixed. Remixes include work by DJ Spinna, Waajeed, DJ Eleven, J.Rawls, Captain Planet, and others – amazing lineup much?

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Video: Mia Doi Todd at The Satellite + Exclusive Free MP3


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Mia Doi Todd has an incredibly soothing sound; it’s as if any sound that exits her lips becomes a gorgeous lullaby. Her music is folky, soulful, and global, traversing Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, France, and India.

You may recognize Mia from the recent Captain Planet “Paraty” remix we posted, the Red Hot + Rio 2 project, or her “All My City” video we shared back in June.

Today, we share with you a live clip of Mia’s beautiful performance of “Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo” from Red Hot + Rio 2.

Also, we are pleased to share an exclusive free download from her most recent album, Cosmic Ocean Ship – “Canto de Iemanjá” is an Afro Samba tribute to the great Orisha of the Ocean by Baden Powell and Vinícius de Moraes.

Mia Doi Todd – “Canto de Iemanjá [MP3]

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Captain Planet to Release ‘Cookin’ Gumbo’ + MP3


We already know y’all loved Captain Planet’s Ningané EP – we did, too. But the diverse beatsmith might have outdone himself with his first full length, Cookin’ Gumbo. Out on September 6th, the album combines funk, soul, and world music from “all corners of the globe” to bring an irresistible concoction of dancefloor tunes. It is in fact difficult to stay in our seats while writing this – we may well have to end this post prematurely and attend to our urge to move.

Moving along swiftly. Do take a listen to the free MP3 remixing the amazing Mia Doi Todd’s “Paraty.” We enjoyed thoroughly!

And lastly, do not miss out on the sure to be incredible release parties in LA, SF, NY, and DC. Details below!

Paraty (Captain Planet Remix) by DJ Captain Planet

Release Parties
9/8 @ Afro Funke – Zanzibar, Los Angeles
9/9 w/ TTOTH Crew – Southpaw, Brooklyn
9/10 – Eighteenth Street Lounge, Washington DC
9/16 @ Afrolicious – San Francisco

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New Release: Nickodemus – ‘Turntables On The Hudson Volume 8: Reflecting Cielo’


Last week, our friend Nickodemus released Turntables On The Hudson Volume 8: Reflecting Cielo. This compilation includes remixes from Simbad, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and Captain Planet, amongst others. Also, this year Turntables On The Hudson celebrates 13 years of feel good events! Stream the preview below and turn it up, y’all!

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