Kaptain – Wouldn’t Change A Thing (Original Mix) [Free Download]
San Francisco-based producer Kaptain is swiftly building a reputation as a skilled implementer of analog-based glitch hop and funk. A majority of Kaptain’s recent output spotlights “real” and electronic instrumentation equally. Jazz horns, guitar licks, and vocals are arguably as central to the artist’s productions as LFOs and bass stabs.
Kaptain’s most recent release, “Wouldn’t Change A Thing,” began as an audio/visual collaboration with Greg Ellis, who conceives Pretty Lights‘ legendary visual stage productions as the LazerShark. The chilling synthesis and wistful horns that introduce the track blend fluidly with Ellis’ colorfully erratic graphic designs. Outside of the LazerShark collaboration, Kaptain’s instrumental piece progresses from its aforementioned mystifying segment into a raucous breakdown, defined by gritty bass syntheses and soulful guitar solos. Eventually, the track concludes with a triumphant call-and-response interaction between the horns and electric guitar which pervade the track’s entirety.
View the collaborative video above and stream/download “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” below.