In this era of social distancing, when international travel and dancing together in clubs has been restricted to our daydreams, "Body Yako" delivers the much-needed, vibrant, uplifting sounds of Tropical Africa, directly to your living room dance floor. The 2nd single from Captain Planet's forthcoming album "NO VISA", Body Yako (or "Your Body") is a perfect expression of the global collaborative process employed throughout the entire album. Longtime friend and collaborator Thornato provided some guitar licks he recorded from Ghanaian maestro OT Woode (instrumentalist on Ed Sheeran's Grammy Winning album "÷"), then Captain Planet went to work building and arranging the beat, which fuses older elements of West African highlife and Soukous with the more modern aesthetics of current Afrobeat and Afro House. The track was then sent to mutual friends Kongo Elektro down in Cape Town, South Africa, where the vocals (sung in Swahili & French) were laid and sent back to Captain Planet in Los Angeles for more mixing and arranging. The finished song is an instant shot of Summertime vibes, irresistibly danceable and sure to lift the spirits of listeners from California to Cape Town and beyond!
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