NO VISA, the 5th full-length album from producer Charlie Wilder (aka Captain Planet), is both a return to form and a launchpad into the future. With 13 songs that feature vocalists from around the world, long-time fans will recognize several previous collaborators as well as the global influences that have always been central to Captain Planet’s music. New friends, like prolific Zimbabwean-American singer Shungudzo (who has recent hits with Oliver Heldens & Rudimental), and Jamaican reggae star Jesse Royal, bring powerful subversive messages to the music as well. Showcasing the Captain’s production chops and songwriting talents equally, the album unveils a unique musical landscape, a place where our political boundaries and cultural hierarchies begin to dissolve, where foreign languages mingle together and deep rooted traditions dance with the future.
With NO VISA, Captain Planet unveils a fully matured and truly unique form of electronic music- one that bridges gaps between worldwide cultural diasporas as well as contemporary dance music sub-genres (house, hip hop, dancehall & global bass). Throughout every Captain Planet song, it’s clear to hear his inspired appreciation for breaking the boundaries between genres and bridging continents through rhythm.
Captain Planet is a world traveling DJ & music producer who blends global roots music styles with forward-thinking hip-hop, dancehall, and electronic beats. After cutting his teeth in the competitive New York City club scene, he went on to host a popular radio show on WNYU Radio, and started the globally renowned music blog www.MixtapeRiot.com. He has released 4 full-length albums featuring his trademark “Gumbo Funk” sound on Bastard Jazz Recordings (“Cookin Gumbo” 2011, “Esperanto Slang” 2014, “Through The Wire” 2015 & “Night Visions” 2017), and can be heard on the soundtracks to multiple popular TV shows such as “Silicon Valley”, “Orange Is The New Black”, “Entourage” and “CSI:NY” to name a few. Additionally, he has produced world recognized remixes for the likes of Little Dragon, Katy B, Nicola Cruz, Erykah Badu, Mayer Hawthorne and many more. His song “Un Poquito Más” featuring Chico Mann has earned over 2.5 million streams and was featured in major ad campaigns for Target & Honda. 2020 is set to be another big year for the Captain, as he releases his 5th full-length album NO VISA, featuring a wide range of global collaborators from Jamaica, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Long live the Gumbo Funk!