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 !!!

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Legendary

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In the last part of the Ästhetiker crew´s “UP North” road trip through Norway they end up in Riksgransen / Sweden to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a legendary snowboard event and a changing point in worldwide snowboarding.

20 years ago Ingemar Backman catapulted the snowboarding sport on a totally new level with his so far never seen huge backside air. That jump was a total game changer and graced the title covers of numerous snowboarding magazines worldwide. And to celebrate that legendary jump some of the world´s biggest snowboarding personalities came down such as Terje Haakonson, Nicolas Müller, Ingemar Backmann (of course), Drew Stevenson (most influential dude in the biz!), Steve Gruber and many more.

Pure Ästhetics!

Tell Ä Vision “Ästhetiker Go UP North” Part 3 from monEpic on Vimeo.

A Cologne Bar Tale

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Dogu of Ancient Astronauts wants to give you some local insight into the nightlife of Cologne / Germany. The SPIRITS, one of Germany´s best cocktail bars (winner of 2 Mixology Bar Awards in 2014), is the place to go in Cologne when you want to have a quality cocktail mixed with quality music.

This place is not one of those sprinkling you with spotify playlists, the SPIRITS has a selection of Cologne´s finest music selectors presenting their finest tunes from Thursday to Saturday.

Here is Dogu´s live mix from the second weekend of 2017. Visit the Mixcloud website for the full tracklist:

Roadtrip UP North

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

We hope all of you out there had a positive and fun start into 2017!

It´s winter time and it´s cold outside. Ok true, it depends on where you are based, but here in Germany it´s freezing cold right now. And this brings us to legendary Austrian Snowboard crew the ÄSTHETIKER. For more than a decade these guys were known to reveal the full joy and fun part of Snowboarding, with the addition of Skateboarding and Surfing. The ÄSTHETIKER crew, consisting of pro snowboarders like Steve Gruber, Tommy “Beckna” Eberharter, Wolle Nyvelt and more, always incorporated the true Freestyle ästhetics in a nice & easy laid-back style.

This time these guys went on a road trip way up to the north of Europe, into the heart of Norway. Think it´s too cold to surf there? Naaahhhh, check this first part of the trip and learn for yourself:

The Dooza returns

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Kabanjak, main man behind the music of Ancient Astronauts, is releasing his first beat tape-ish album “The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1” on Switchstance Recordings this friday, November 25th. His alter ego of the Dooza was always a synonym for superdope beats and riddims with the Switchstance camp. This is first time showcasing the diverse directions of his producer talent.

Have a listen to a snippet mix of his new album here:

New Tshirts, Hoodies & Sweaters

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Switchstance Recordings and Ancient Astronauts teamed up with Everpress.com in the UK to provide you with an epic line of space out apparel. We chose some slick Hoodies, Tshirts and Sweatshirts, male and female designs, to fit every kind of taste.

Why? Cause we celebrate 15 years of Switchstance Recordings and Ancient Astronauts 🙂

This campaign is time-limited, which means that these items are not produced upfront, but become reality as long as there is a minimum order of 5 products of the same campaign. It sounds simple and it is simple. This way we do not have high pressing costs upfront or the risk to not sell all merch and then make a minus. We even order our own shirts and hoodies with you guys for the same price.

Here are 2 examples for the beauty of these merch items. Simply click on the photo to go to the campaign site!

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