We love Mama Africa! The black continent is where rhythms and grooves come from. That´s a fact. From a workshop series about music business, artist self management and music recording in northern Uganda Dogu came back with a bunch of killer vocals by some unknown local talents. Kabanjak added some music and here now we present you a FREE DOWNLOAD of the RHYTHM IS LIFE compilation.
It is a Name Your Price campaign so you either type in zero as your Price and download it for free or you donate something to the Nyinomugisha Niyabo Foundation that make all this possible. All money is invested into future projects and studio productions of this young local talents.
Next week Dogu will fly to Uganda again to start rehearsals for the ZIK ZAK East Africa Tour 2018 which be going through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. ZIK ZAK is our new upcoming album project that lays focus on fresh african talents. here is a list of all tour stops:
After having our song “SUFFOC-HATE” with Asphate of Maxilla Blue out via Bandcamp and the sad story about police brutality, mostly against people of colour, in the US not having stopped, we decided the give the song an official release. This is dedicated to all people who have passed away and got maltreated through the hands of those who are there “to serve and protect”:
Here is our new video with the poet Azeem from our BROKEN PUPPETS album:
Our brand new album BROKEN PUPPETS, which is our first full length album with the poet Azeem, is out now through Switchstance Recordings. The album features Hip Hop legends Divine Styler and HPRIZM (Antipop Consortium), 2016 DMC World Champion DJ Brace on cuts as well as Mustafa Akbar (Nappy Riddem) and Ugandan singer Blessed San on Reggae vocal duties.
BROKEN PUPPETS is out on Vinyl LP (with black inner sleeves, including digital download card) and digital download and stream:
Our first single of the upcoming “BROKEN PUPPETS” album with the poet Azeem is out. Featuring Mustafa Akbar of Nappy Riddem on chorus vocals:
Here is the FREE TUNE for our upcoming BROKEN PUPPETS album together with the poet Azeem. Album drops on the 30th of September on vinyl and digital:
Check the latest collaboration by Amlak Redsquare, the nephew of legendary jamaican Dancehall artist Spragga Benz, and Kabanjak on Switchstance Recordings:
Brand new collaboration by Jamaican artist Amlak Redsquare and Kabanjak coming out on the 4th of August on Switchstance Recordings:
Kabanjak, the wizard behind the music of Ancient Astronauts, is back with a new solo release on Switchstance Recordings. Just in time for the hot summer season he comes with a 100% Reggae EP that shows his love and respect for the originators in Reggae & Dub recording and production. Inspired by the wizardry of a Lee “Scratch” Perry or King Tubby, Kabanjak recorded a fully organic “Dubs & Downs” release that will let the heart of every true Reggae lover beat stronger.
Guest appearances on the album come from jamaican singer Amlak Redsquare (the nephey of Dancehall legend Spragga Benz) and horn player Til Schneider.
Summer time is Reggae time. As simple as that. Ancient Astronauts are big fans of old Rockers Reggae and Dub and this influences could be heard on our last albums.
This time Kabanjak comes up with a brand new release on Switchstance Recordings that reveals the big influence some of the big names in Reggae like King Tubby, Augustus Pablo or Lee “Scratch” Perry had on his production. His new release “Dubs & Downs” is an all organic Reggae release with a big load of Melodica and Bass. All instruments are played by Kabanjak himself as well as the complete production, arrangement, programming and mixing is out of his hands.
This will be out worlwide through Switchstance Recordings as a digital release (download & stream) on the 30th of June and can then be found in all digital stores (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, etc) around the globe.
Here is a likkle teaser mix for you: