SXSW Festival in Austin was a blast. We played 11 gigs in 7 days which made us the most playing German artists at SXSW. The vibes and crowds were incredible and we wanna thank all the artists, labels and sponsors we showcased with such as ETNIES, Dubspot, J-Boogie, Funk Ark, Ocote Soul Sounds, Empresarios, Nappy Riddem, Nickodemus, Bellerushe, Afrolicious, Rob Luis & Tru Thoughts Massive, DJ Yoda, Thavius Beck, DJ Shiftee, DJ Obah, Bary Cole, C3 Management, DJ Manny, Chicken George, DJ Sun, DRM (Bastard Jazz), Adrian Quesada & The Echocentrics, Adrian Young, Shawn Lee, Dennis Coffey, DJ Chorizo Funk and Erik The Red (Giant Step). What a pleasure to be able to play with such a variety of great talent who support true music. We Love you guys!
Definately one of our greatest memories come from the Silent Disco event by our friend Motion Potion and his Sunset Promotions crew during full moon in an enchanted forest in Austin. This event was amazing. We were really stoked how easily you can get into the “sound zone” of your headphones and dance through the wood all night. Imagine 400 people dancing with headphones on and being able to switch channels between 2 different dj sets.
This year´s SXSW was even stronger than last year and we can´t wait till 2012 to move forward. Right now we arrived safely in DC again where we will play 2 gigs this weekend (Newseum & Eighteenth Street Lounge) before we head over to the West Coast.
And to lay a cherry on top, please find our first official music video for our song “Worldwide“. Yesss!
our first gig in Washington D.C. was at the W Hotel with the Frank Mitchell Jr Band. Had a fun time playing at this high class place with a nice view on the White House. We spent the night there and enjoyed their king size bed!
it´s Astronauts release day. We are very happy to announce that today ( March 8 ) is the official US release day for our new album Into Bass And Time. Woohooo the day has come. It´s our second studio album on ESL Music and it features our trademark variety of conscious Hip Hop, Dopebeats, Funk and Reggae. Our collaborations on this album reach from former collaborators Azeem, Raashan Ahmad, Phat Old Mamas, Entropik and DJ Zeph to new partners in crime Akua Naru, W Ellington Felton, Monsoon, DJ Brace, Dave Finnell, Kiran Gandhi and Will Rast.
Into Bass And Time
UK graphic artist Will Barras, our partner for all Ancient Astronauts art and design, took it to next levels with the artwork for Into Bass And Time rounding up a bass- and beat-heavy album that rides through different cosmic music genres. Enjoy the ride!
(Info: the 2LP Gatefold Edition will be released on Apri 8, 2011)
We are starting our US release tour very soon and will be visiting Washington DC, SXSW Festival in Austin, Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles this time. Please check the Dates Section for more information!