Yes yes yes, we can finally announce that our album ZIK ZAK has been released today. We have worked on this album for more than 3 years and we managed to gather together 21 fresh and upcoming African talents from 9 different African countries. It´s been hard work but no work is too hard if you can work with such a cast of talents. For us this has been our most beautiful sound excursion in our 20 years long career and we are happy to be able to present some raw talent from Mama Africa to you.
To stream or download the album just click on the cover art below:
We have put subtitles under the video of “Ghetto Youth Never Give Up feat. C Wyne Nalukalala” by Ancient Astronauts for all those not speaking Luganda. And that definately includes us 🙂
This song has such a strong message for all children living in ghettos worldwide. It´s about positivity and self-awareness. It is exactly as legendary lyricist Rakim once rhymed in the song “The Ghetto” (Eric B & Rakim):
“Cause it ain’t where you’re from, it’s where you’re at.”
The Pre-Order for our new album is up on Bandcamp now. If you pre-order the album (official release on January 22nd) then you will directly receive a download of 5 album songs and will get an automated email when the album is released on the 22nd:
We are proud and happy that after 3 years of hard work our new album ZIK ZAK will be out through Switchstance Recordings on January 22nd, 2021. The album showcases the outstanding talent of uprising singers, rappers and musicians from 9 different African countries.
See the whole crew below:
We wish all of you a great start into the new year 2021 !!!
Wow, 2020 was heavy year, don´t you think? Corona, a rise of right-wing powers worldwide and then nearly another 4 years of Trumpism in the US. Sorry 2020, but we have enough of you. Let us all pray that 2021 will bring back positivity in all sorts.
To celebrate the coming new year 2021 we have reduced the prices of all Ancient Astronauts merchandise in the Switchstance Recordings online store. The AA logo hoodies are sold for only 25,- € now (former price was 35,-) and the female logo T-shirts go for only 10,- € now (20,- before). Sorry guys no more AA logo shirts for you!
We also reduced the price of the BROKEN PUPPETS T-shirts (male & female) to just 10,- €.
This special offer will be live until the end of this year!
our brand new single “Tebamanyi” featuring Ugandan singer MoRoots is OUT TODAY !!
We are so happy to be able to work with such a talented singer on our new single. This is also one of the songs from our upcoming ZIK ZAK album. What it is? It is a sort of heavy Afro Neo Soul. That´s how we would describe it. You will feel the Hip Hop and the Jazz in it as well.
Have a listen:
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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: