TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Captain Planet,
Esperanto Slang,
The Deluxe Edition

Captain Planet’s long-awaited sophomore album has finally hit the shelves and we’re looking to send one your way! Released on October 7, Esperanto Slang takes you for a spin around the globe as this “transformative LP illuminates the ‘Gumbo Funk’ producer’s fluency in breaking boundaries between genres and bridging continents through rhythm.”

Best known for drawing from a wide range of musical styles, it’s no surprise Planet’s latest album seems to effortlessly combine everything from “NY hip-hop, UK bass and Turkish psychedelic, to Nigerian afrobeat and Amazonian funk.”


“Led by the smashing Latin-House single ‘Un Poquito Mas’ featuring Spanish lyrics from fellow international beats don Chico Mann (Soundway), the album also finds Captain Planet traveling South to join forces with esteemed Argentinian electronic chanteuse La Yegros (ZZK) on ‘Que Quiero Volver,’ as well as Brazilian artists Samira Winter and Nevilton on the Samba heater ‘Tudo de Bom.’

Jumping to the motherland, ‘Safaru’ showcases the Sudanese vocalist and NPR darling Alsarah’s soaring Arabic vocals, with horn arrangements by L.A. brass legend and Kelis’s bandleader Todd Simon. A banging Bachata-infused club anthem ‘Perdido en el Excesso’ further weaves a transcontinental thread with the help of Berlin-based rapper Paco Mendoza, while the crushing reggae vibes of the album’s 7-inch single “In The Gray” brings the islands to the West Coast with the help of soul singer Brit Laurén backed by horns from supergroup The Lions (Ubiquity).”

Every track on this record will make you want to get up and dance. “Throughout the entire album, border-crossing collaborations on both vocal and instrumental tracks seamlessly translate the musical synergies between global dancefloor cultures. Esperanto Slang demonstrates that Captain Planet’s trademark sound has matured into a truly unique form of electronic music, connecting scenes and languages worldwide through his unique sonic thesaurus.”

Want to win a copy of Esperanto Slang on vinyl, along with a 7-inch of “In The Gray,” and a kickass tote bag? Well then, leave us a comment below with the name of your favorite track off Captain Planet’s Esperanto Slang—which you can stream directly above. One winner with a North American mailing address will be chosen and notified via email on Thursday, October 23.

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  • https://twitter.com/Erasmones HotButteredSoul

    Captain Planet and Chico Mann on the same track?? “Un Poquito Mas” por favor!

  • http://teecardaci.com/ tee

    Really, it’s hard to pick one favorite but Cicada is dope. The whole album sounds ace though! Cheers!

  • CameronCorrea

    Fall All the Way is my jam!

  • HeathBodine

    “Enter The Esperanto” is the jam with the finger board going. oh! & that horn toooooo.

  • Mr Lee

    Cicada. Simply because it’s the deepest one.

  • JasonHateSixOh

    Captain Planet Feat. Chico Mann’s “Un Poquito Más” for the win. Gotta love the whole Latin feel…

  • crowbarmark

    Clearly cicada

  • http://www.daundra.com/blog Dee Wallace

    I personally like “In the Gray” and the video that comes along with it.

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