Next up on the ever-eclectic XVI Records, a shadowy figure steps into the spotlight: enter the mysterious Captain Over, whose dark yet soulful bruk-infused tracks soundtrack the next stage of their voyage towards the sun. For his debut outing, Captain Over calls on the abstract vocal stylings of the legendary Trim (Roll Deep, 1800 Dinosaur) on opening track ‘SICK’.
Showcasing why he’s one of the most iconic and forward-thinking MC’s to grace the mic, Trim’s dulcet tones twist through a jungle of shuffled beats and subterranean sub-bass, an eerie child-like melody drifting overhead.
Clack Clack and No One Ever Really Flies inhabit a more dancefloor friendly space, their unique syncopation, fierce instrumentation and relentless energy open up the dancefloor for some real get loose moments.
On the remix, they hand the controls over to XVI homestay Books (following on from the success of his previous ‘Feel It In My Bones’ and ‘High Praise Edits Vol 1’ releases which won praise from the likes of The Black Madonna, Moodymann, Gilles Peterson and Seven Davis Jr) Books expertly crafts a cosmic footwork jam, full of his trademark soulful chords and eerie midnight saxophone licks.
As he prepares to launch his forthcoming EP ‘No-One Every Really Flies’ into the cosmos ; Captain Over is beginning to cement his place as one to watch in the UK underground – a sequel EP featuring grime upstart Nico Lindsay is scheduled for release later in the year, with several more collaborative works in progress.
Published: 14th May 2018