BROKEN PUPPETS

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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:

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Dubs & Downs

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Dear friends,

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.

MORE FIRE!

Dubs & Downs

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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:

Riddims Galore

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Good day world,

we are back with a new DJ mix loaded with Dancehall Reggae, Hip Hop, Dope Beats, Breakbeats and even a slice of Latin heavy Moombahton riddims. Most of these tunes come from the Switchstance Recordings artist environment (Deela, Kabanjak, Broken Puppets, Ancient Astronauts, Poldoore). Add some Dancehall heavyweights like Ward 21, Shabba Ranks or Elephant Man, Hip Hop veterans like Nas or Biggie and world groove orientated artists such as Nickodemus or Thornato to the mix and you can imagine the whole picture.

Enjoy!

Dubwise

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Through the sunshine of this beautiful spring days Ancient Astronauts production wizard Kabanjak got inspired to add his classic Dub Reggae song “Ketama Dub” as a FREE download to his Bandcamp page.

The song is set to “name your price” which means you can simply add 0,- and receive it totally for free or you can add a value as a kind of donation. No pressure, nothing. Just do as you like.

Enjoy the sunshine!

RIP David Axelrod

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One of the greatest and most sampled composers has died: DAVID AXELROD

Some might not be familar with his works, but will have heard his melodies and harmonies here or there in there life. Sampled by Dr. Dre, DJ Shadow, Lauryn Hill and many many more, David Axelrod had his hands on the groove and the rhythm.

Once again the world has lost a great musical soul.

RIP !!!