Captain Fantastic and the Wonder Crew is a children’s party music album. An 11 track album that is filled with lighthearted, good fun throughout, Captain Fantastic gives your children a great set of tunes that is sure to evoke their imaginations and get them moving!
It is well documented how beneficial singing and sensory functions are when it comes to child development, and Captain Fantastic and the Wonder Crew can go a long way in helping your children be happy and healthy. Playing Captain Fantastic and the Wonder Crew at your kid’s parties will not only give the party a new life, but will create some incredible memories that your children will never forget. Captain Fantastic and the Wonder Crew can simply be described as “the ultimate children’s party music album”.
Just how do you get ahead of the competition in the mainstream electro, dance, pop market? That’s the trick isn’t it? Pitch a sound and a style that is too radical, too out there and whilst you will pick up a few new fans from the fringes and underground scenes, you risk loosing the main target audience. Create a sound which is too similar to the centre of the fashion curve and you risk being lost in the noise of the competition, or worse brandished a copycat act trading on a sound already associate with more established artists.
That’s the clever thing about Edgar Crespo, he understands the balance between the tried and test and new, between the comfort zone and the exploratory high and Let’s Go is proof of that fact. Smooth and soulful, built on R&B grooves and hypnotic rhythms it also moves the genre forward brilliantly. It will resonate with the early hours club dance floor set as much as the after party chill out, it is music for the late night drive and perfect for setting a chilled vibe around the house. It ticks boxes in any number of genres from dance to pop to modern soul to R&B, very soon this song is going to be everywhere.
I guess the question that this short collection of music asks us is this….where next for the seemingly tried and tested format of contemporary rap? And without deviating too far from the recognisable traits of the genres contemporary and commercial pastures…smooth, beat driven soulful melodies…Leo Jr. still manages to find some interesting new places to explore.
And whilst Down Under clearly has one foot planted in the traditions of rap music, right down to the defensive lyrical stance and the confident, scatter gun vocal deliveries, it is where he places his other foot that moves the genre forward. R&B grooves are also prevalent and there is enough pop sensibility that the song walks a fine line between edginess and mass appeal.
One of the aspects of our non-tribal, post-genre musical world, is that as the various barriers have been kicked down, as rules and traditions have been abandoned, the more commercial has been allowed to merge with the underground, or more importantly a whole generation of musician has grown up not even knowing that those restrictions even existed. This is their time, this is their music.
Yeh is a young upcoming hip-hop artist who is turning his hobby into a passion. Characterised with strong catchy choruses and a steady flow, his song “Main Event” in fact showcases his skills while also hyping every listener for a party. This in fact allows his character and natural young spirit to shine through while also entertaining others as he moulds his own sound in music. With it’s strong narrative form, taking the listener on a one night journey of partying, the song remains engaging throughout and as soon as the chorus hits it will have you singing along to it too.
Starting off with some classic hip-hop samples highlighting a relaxed vibe with a steady groove, “Main Event” not only offers a tight rap flow but also a strong melodic element which homogeneously connects the instrumental arrangement with the chorus of the song. With lyric accents that align with instrumental ones, the sound of the verses remains steady and strong throughout while the chorus offers an interesting contrast with more melodic lines and elongated syllables, creating a good balance between repetition and variation for a lasting impression.
-Sarah Marie Bugeja