January Reggae Vibes

DOGU is back with the January 2023 edition of Switchstance Reggae Radio and the show features music by Dezarie, Zion I Kings, Buju Banton, Lek Sen, Marcus Gad, Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, Kwabna, Joan Reggae Drummer, Mikey General, Nomade Orchestra, Sebastian Sturm, Chezidek & Iyah Syte, Alborosie, Midnite, King Tubby, Junior Byles and more.

Click the show logo above to listen to the show !!

New collabo with C Wyne Nalukalala

Greetings,

today is the release of our new collaboration with Ugandan Reggae singer C Wyne Nalukalala. After 2 songs with him on our ZIK ZAK album and short Kenya tour with Dogu we are happy to release another song with him. “Do It” is celebration of the sexy ladies on the dancefloor and the comeback of normal life after Corona.

This is a Dancehall meets Hip Hop banger for all party massive out there. Please click the cover art above or the link below to listen to this song!

Our fans are the greatest

WE LOVE YOU

honestly we cannot express enough how grateful we are for your continued support over more than 20 years. This year for the very first time our music had more than 10 million streams on Spotify alone. This is incredible !!!

But we have to admit that is has been hard over the years, especially when digital took over and vinyl and cd sales, dvd´s and any kind of physical compilations died out. Music streaming was at the beginning and cd sales and downloads were the thing to make money from, well but there was illegal downloading and cd burning like there was no tomorrow. So streaming really helped to get piracy down but we all know how badly the payouts are. Still we are standing strong with Ancient Astronauts and Switchstance Recordings and continue to release music that we feel, with messages that we believe in.

Much love and thanks a million for your continued support over all these years. We wish all of you beautiful Xmas days with your friends and loved ones and a smooth start into a positive 2023 !!!

Dogu & Kabanjak

Interview Special Part 2

DOGU presents Part 2 of his Interview Special on Switchstance Reggae Radio featuring second part of the interview with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley as well as interviews with Empress Black Omolo, Treesha, Uwe Banton, Fyah Son Bantu and Singing Gold.

He also had a special live guest in the studio, the Ugandan drummer and producer EJUKU, who performed a live set and gave an interview. EJUKU will have his first release on Switchstance Recordings by end of this year and his debut album will be out in 2023.

Here you can enjoy the show:

Switchstance Radio – Interview Special Pt. 1

DOGU is back with the latest episode of Switchstance Radio. This time he has something very special to present. For his radio show he visited some of the biggest Reggae festivals in Germany and was able to do exclusive interviews with some of the biggest Reggae artists in the world like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Morgan Heritage, Macka B, Pressure Busspipe, Micah Shemaiah and more.

Here is Part 1 of his Switchstance Radio – Interview Special where he also had 2 live guests in the studio, the Togolese singer Donia Touglo and the US rapper Shelly Quest:

New remix for Nilotika Cultural Ensemble

Greetings,

today is the release of our new remix for Ugandan Nyabingi band Nilotika Cultural Ensemble. We are huge fans of this band whose debut album was released by DOGU on his label Switchstance Recordings in cooperation with East African Records in Kampala / Uganda. This is mellow groover with a Boom Dub touch that underlines the dope vocals of Spyda MC.

For Spotiy, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Youtube, Boomplay, Audiomack, Soundcloud, etc please click the button below:

Switchstance Radio – June 2022

DOGU is back with the June episode of Switchstance Radio. Check out his 2 hour selection of brand new Hip Hop, Trip Hop, Funk, Jazz, Soul and Afrobeat releases to get your groove on for a hot summer.

The show features music by Danger Mouse & Black Thought, Core Fields, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad & The Midnight Hour, Butcher Brown & Michael Millions, DJ Revolution & Planet Asia, Fly Anakin, Quakers & Sampa The Great, The Duke Massive, K.O.G., Zretro and many more:

Live in Nairobi

DOGU was travelling in East Africa in March together with Ugandan singers C Wyne Nalukalala and Ras Tizzo Kalalankoma for their SHINE YOUR LIGHT short tour in Kenya. Here is a short clip from their gig at Jamdown Shafflas TV in Nairobi where they bring the FIRE:

Switchstance Reggae Radio – May 2022

DOGU is back with the may 2022 edition of Switchstance Radio. It features new music by Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, Dubmatix, I-Cient-Cy Mau & The Mau Mau Warriors, Linval Thompson, Mutabaruka, Autarchii, Cpt. Yossarian vs. Kapelle So & So, Hummingbird, Ras Tizzo Kalalankoma & DJ Moocha, Maxi Priest & Macka B and many more:

Nyabingi Resurrection – The Movie

Today was the world premiere of a movie documentation on REGGAEVILLE about Nilotika Cultural Ensemble from Uganda. The debut album “Nyabingi Resurrection” was mixed by Kabanjak and the music of the band follows the ancient tradition of the Nyabingi movement in East Africa. The movie documentation gives background information to the music of Nilotika Cultural Ensemble and the culture behind it.

This is a piece of important history about East African resistance to colonialism and the influence of the Nyabingi movement on the Rastafari movement on Jamaica.

To watch the movie click the photo of the Nilotika band above or click the button below: