KAMPALA FIRE is OUT NOW

We are super happy to tell you that the KAMPALA FIRE ep is out now. Three years in the making and two East Africa tours later we pay homage to the vibrant music scene in Kampala, Uganda.

The KAMPALA FIRE ep, a teaser for our forthcoming album ZIK ZAK, showcases young and raw vocal talents from all over Kampala, combined with our beats, grooves and riddims. Together with this cast of uprising Ugandan artists we are proud to present a collection of Roots Reggae, Dancehall and Hip Hop from one of the most energetic and original music scenes in Africa.

Video for “Ghetto Youth Never Give Up feat. C Wyne Nalukalala”:

You can stream or download the full KAMPALA FIRE ep here:

KAMPALA FIRE

Art Melody / Burkina Faso

Today we have released the very first single from our forthcoming album ZIK ZAK. The song “Ziinga Zanram” features the rapper Art Melody from Burkina and it is about building up self-consciousness for becoming an entrepreneur and a positive role model.

We hope you enjoy this single. Our next digital release from ZIK ZAK is the KAMPALA FIRE ep which pays homage to the vibrant and unique music and party scene in Kampala. It will be out on the 16th of October.

Click the link below for Spotify, Apple Music / iTunes, Bandcamp, Deezer, Amazon Music and Tidal:

Ziinga Zanram

Listen:

ZIK ZAK is coming!

It´s been more than 3 years that we are working on our upcoming ZIK ZAK album. A whole album that is dedicated to young and fresh talent from all over Africa.

Africa is the birth place of civilisation and rhythm and the music from the black continent has always had a huge impact on us and our music. It was more than time to put the spotlight on the black continent. Hip Hop and Reggae are the 2 music styles in Africa that have the most impact on the streets and there is so much unknown talent out there. Conscious Hip Hop and Rasta Reggae is what we love, and exactly that´s what we will present on the ZIK ZAK album.

The first single will be released on the 2nd of October. It is called “Ziinga Zanram” and it features the rapper Art Melody from Burkina Faso. The song is all about self-consciousness and the goals that you want to achieve in life. Watch out fi dis!

New album with Ian Urbina

It´s been a while since our last album BROKEN PUPPETS in 2017. We are proud to announce the release of our new Ancient Astronauts album WE STAND OUR GROUND that we produced in collaboration with New York Times reporter and Pulitzer price winner Ian Urbina.

WE STAND OUR GROUND is inspired by Ian’s book The Outlaw Ocean which adresses high level crime and lawlessness in the international waters on the high seas.

Click here for Spotify, Apple Music /iTunes, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon Music, etc:

WE STAND OUR GROUND

Or listen on Soundcloud:

We Shall Overcome

Corona is still all over the place, some areas are still under severe lockdown and some countries or states are slowly opening up businesses, restaurants, cafes and more. Rumors have been coming up that numbers are rising again. Who knows how this will end? The answer is that nobody knows it right now. But one thing is for sure: WE SHALL OVERCOME

This is a new dj mix by Dogu which was recorded live on video for the Cologne Culture Stream, the online version of the C/O Pop Festival in Cologne / Germany on the 22nd of April 2020. It starts with a little teaser of the upcoming Ancient Astronauts album ZIK ZAK that will be out by end of 2020.

Corona Skank

Dear friends,

we hope that all of you are fine and healthy. This is a severe chapter in our lifes during Corona and it looks as if this won´t be done in a month or two. This will have a serious and long effect on our future behaviour and lifestyle.

To stay positive and strong we have put together a special Reggae & Dub playlist on Spotify for you to guide you safely through these troubled times. We hope you also see this situation as a chance to get grounded, slow down and get creative. This playlist is our musical guide for you on your way out of the crisis:

Switchstance Radio No. 5

Good day fellow earthlings,

Dogu, aka Tom Strauch of Switchstance Recordings, just presented the 5th episode of Switchstance Radio on tuesday evening live from the 674FM studio in Cologne. Here is the complete recording of the show, 2 hours of quality Hip Hop, Reggae, Downtempo, Afrobeats, Latin and more. Plus a special guest DJ mix by Nappy G from legendary Turntables On The Hudson and Wonderwheel Recordings crew out of New York City: