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Chuck Wild

Chuck Wild aka Captain Planet is a DJ / Producer / Artist / Professional nice guy.

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Wildflowers

A whole lot of life has been lived in the past 3 months. I spent all of May & June touring Europe, playing the most amazing parties with my sonic bredren Bosq & GUTS, and having my own family tag along too. It was nothing short of a dream come true- one which I hope will repeat and maybe become a semi-regular occurrence! Then I came back to LA to hustle, catch up on projects and do some local gigs. I spent a few days working with one of my good friends, fellow DJ / producer and all-around great human being Sumohair. And then I left for a week on the East Coast where I’m originally from. A couple days into my trip I got a call from a mutual friend that Sumo had been in an accident and didn’t make it. The shock and pain are still pretty overwhelming at moments. He was such a bright light and inspiration to so many folks in our music scene, locally in LA and way beyond. He had started touring a lot more with his super dope band Reyna Tropical, and his career was really taking off. We talked about so many things we dreamed of doing… I was contemplating doing a proper tribute to him here, but honestly the very tasteful DJ T-KAY did an amazing job of that on her latest radio show for Dublab, so I kinda prefer to just send you there. Instead I’m sharing some songs that have provided some of the highlights from the past season, including a couple of my own latest remixes. I know Sumo would dig some of these joints too. I will try to post more, I swear.

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Mixtape Riot Radio #25

Been so long I know! The site was down again inexplicably, and I’ve been insanely busy- finishing a major motion picture soundtrack (for Disney no less!!!) working on a new EP and a grip of new remixes and production work as well. But most importantly, I’m headed to Europe on tour with 2 of my favorite DJ’s GUTS & Bosq! That’s right, all you folks across the pond, check the schedule and see if I’m coming to a city near you. I’d love to see some Mixtape Riot heads in the crowd.

Partly in preparation for this tour, I dug deep in the crates to make a new mix- 60 minutes of top tier musical medicine from around the world. As per usual, expect to take a proper sonic journey, making stops in Jamaica, Israel, Turkey, Guadeloupe, Nigeria, The Congo, Brazil, Switzerland and places in between. Gritty disco & soulful funk are the glue here holding it all together, so pull out your two stepping shoes and get ready to move.

Full tracklist & download available on BrooklynRadio.com

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Room Too Small

Once again, I’m locked up in the house, quickly losing my sanity. This time unfortunately it’s one of my daughters who has the ‘Rona. Thankfully the fever was pretty mild, but the total disruption of life is near total. And with all of us cooped up, no school or outside help, the walls of our small abode are quickly shrinking. While I barely have enough mental space to compose an email right now, I did feel it was a priority to put together a life-saving playlist of surefire soul shakers. I have a couple decent party lights here, and turning my living room into a night club is one of the best forms of escape we’ve got. Cheers to any of you out there going through something similar, we’re in this together, keep focussed on better days ahead. And to all you lucky bastards who are avoiding the worst, screwwwwww youuuuuuu (just kidding, ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM). Cool art above from don dada David Byrne (needs no intro). Press play and turn up!

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Mixtape Riot Radio #24

Posting this late, but better than never! In case you missed the latest episode… From the depths of isolated Covid quarantine, Charlie Wilder (aka Captain Planet) returns with an hour of soulful sounds to help soothe the spirit and get your body in motion. Eclectic as always, this sonic journey zig zags across continents and through decades, with some favorite new releases from 2021 as well as some older material that was newly re-discovered. Buckle up and prepare for blast off, with your eyes steady focused on better days ahead.

Download and Full Tracklist available on the BrooklynRadio page (plus past episodes)

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Pockets Full Of Funk

Man o man, I’ve been collecting so much premium product, it would be a crime to keep it all to myself. I proudly present to you all, a big batch of seriously hard to find hip-propulsing mind melters, from places near and far, with enough dust and grit to make a mop bucket jealous. Several are recorded from my own LP’s. Enjoy this bounty, share with friends, play em loud, and may the funk be with you.

  • benoit de Vilmorin

    mindblowing tunes here !! thanks for sharing ! bless

  • Wytse

    Man this is good (Check it Out is my favourite), I am so happy you are continuing Mixtape Riot; I have been following this musical journey since the beginning. Thank you!

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Late To The Party

Consider this post your official invitation to one of the baddest disco parties that never was, roughly 40 years after it didn’t happen. We can dream though! And let me tell you, discovering each one of these choice vintage nuggets felt like I was finding a special place that was specifically designed for me to get down. So hopefully you’ll have a similar reaction. All played together back to back, this is one seriously soulful funk throwdown. You have been warned! Also props to the one Alex Voinea for providing visual stimulation today, he’s got plenty more where that came from.