Kaptain – Testament (feat. Grant Genske & Willdabeast) [Free Download]
When San Francisco-based producer Stephen Kaplan first entered the music scene as Kaptain, his music centered around an electro-inspired spin on moombahton. However, across the last two years, Kaptain has undergone a major pivot into the spheres of funk and glitch hop. Strongly invoking the essence of GRiZ, the producer has hit his stride more strongly than ever before with his newest track, “Testament.”
The second single to drop from his forthcoming EP, When The Sky Shimmers, “Testament” draws upon a variety of influences, sprouting from Kaplan’s diverse selection of collaborators. Frequent Michal Menert affiliates Willdabeast provide velveteen jazz instrumentations, while dark horse crooner Grant Genske tempers the track with mellifluous vocalizations. Amidst his crew, Kaptain sits at the helm, purveying a formidably funky brand of analog synthesis, reminiscent of 2010-era Pretty Lights. Stream and download below, and look out for more from Kaptain – he won’t be moving down in the ranks anytime soon.