New Reggae playlist on Spotify


we are big fans of original Roots Reggae, Rockers Reggae and Dub. Guess you knew that already 🙂

Anyway, here is a brand new Reggae playlist we put together on Spotify. Have a listen and give it a like in case you feel the music.

Reggae heals the world!


Here is the full 2 hour live recording of SWITCHSTANCE RADIO featuring new tunes by Aesop Rock & The Real Blockhead, Milton Gulli, Protassov, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce, Kutiman & Mejja, Kava Jah & Drecko Helpa Chikicha, El Michels Affair & Bobby Oroza, Dj Shiru, Jamal Waswa & Djking Shango, Silas Short, DJ Vаdim & Jaydene & Keya Nemesis, Juanita Euka, Bagunço, Little Simz, Koma Saxo and more.

Here comes BAD MUJE

2017 was the year when DOGU met singer and producer Brazen Rule for the first time when he was part of the Rhythm Is Life 2017 tour in northern Uganda. As a result of that meeting Brazen recorded the lyrics of “Bad Muje” for the final free download compilation of the Rhythm Is Life 2017 tour. This version of “Bad Muje” was recorded to a beat by Ancient Astronauts and Poldoore and it was only available through Bandcamp.

As Switchstance Recordings is celebrating it´s 20th anniversary this year we decided to re-do “Bad Muje” and give it a new twist, a new riddim. And we did. And we love it a lot. This new version got an official release now and we hope you guys enjoy as much as we do. The first version from the Rhythm Is Life 2017 compilation became a big hit in northern Uganda and since then people call Brazen Rule the “Bad Muje” where ever he goes. Let´s see how they will react to this new version.

To listen to the song please click the cover above or the button below:

20 years of dope beats & grooves

20 years ago DOGU aka Thomas Katongole-Strauch started Switchstance Recordings in our home town Moers / Germany. Since then the label has released all our music by Ancient Astronauts and lots of music by fellow artists Kabanjak, DJ Brace, Protassov, Deela, Muito Kaballa, Astroboter, Enrique Nicolas Noviello, Fat Albert Einstein, Void Pedal and more.

The new label compilation “DOPE BEATS for DOPE PEEPS” highlights the dopest releases of the Switchstance artist roster from the past 20 years. And it features great artists such as Akua Naru, Martin Perna (Antibalas / Ocote Soul Sounds), Hugo Kant, Raashan Ahmad and more.

Streaming & Download:


DOPE BEATS for DOPE PEEPS by Various Artists

New Remix for “Pump Up The Sound”


we hope all of you are doing fine. We would like to announce the release of a remix of our song “Pump Up The Sound” featuring Ugandan songstress Bani Fyah. Greek Reggae producer Professor Skank laid his hands on our song to give it some deep, sound system tested remix treatment for the dancehall. This is heavy soundbow biznizz for all the Reggae dancefloors worldwide.

Click the cover artwork below to check out the remix:

3rd single by Nilotika Cultural Ensemble

Our label Switchstance Recordings and its partner label East African Records just released the 3rd single by Ugandan Nyabingi band Nilotika Cultural Ensemble called “Oli Kibun´omu”.

It is a sweet poem in the Luganda language of the Baganda people in Uganda. The song is performed by the honey-toned Nsonga who sings to a hypnotic bass adungu rhythm, with the sweet harmonies of the Nilotika vocal choir and the massive percussion rhythm of the whole band.

To stream the song please click the cover above or the link below:

Oli Kibun´omu

Here some selected international feedback for the single:

“Precioso.” Cassette Blog (MX)


“Beautiful” Miss Prebo Show (Radio Krimi / FR)

“Just simply stunning X.” Ketch A Vibe Radioshow (UK)

“!!!!” Jeremy Sole (KCRW Radio / US)

“Its that Adungu providing the rhythm, the soft lead vocals and the nyabingi rhythms that hit the spot. Add the vocal choir and the trumpet and its a grand affair for a lazy day. Sweet.” Afrobase Radio (Radio Reverb / Totally Radio / UK)

“This series of Nilotika Cultural Ensemble releases is WONDERFUL. I have been playing these on my KEXP radio shows, and will soon play some of them in the clubs as venues open up again in my city.” Kid Hops (KEXP Radio / US)

“A refined Reggae, a lot of sobriety, very pleasant.” Reggae Radio Show ( / FR)

“Wow. This is stunning. Thank you Switchstance for bringing this to the worlds attention.” Russ Jones (Hackney Globe Trotter / SOAS Radio / UK)


Our label Switchstance Recordings is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. KINKY REGGAE is a new label compilation that showcases the best Reggae songs that were released on Switchstance Recordings within the past 20 years.

Click the cover art to stream or download the album:

International feedback for KINKY REGGAE:

“Nice collection!“ Neil Perch (Zion Train / UK)

“Excellent release — Will playlist on my web Radio (PBB)” Laurent Garnier (FR)

“Really cool selection! Marci!“ Reggae Blog (DE)

“Muy bueno!“ Cassette Blog (MX)

“Nice collection of contemporary Reggae and Dancehall.” Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic UK)

“Thank you I’ll be playing these.” DJ Sep (Dub Missions SF / US)

Congratulations ! Top selection.” Makossa (FM4 Radio / ORF / AT)

“Superbe sons !!!!” Jean-Marc Baehler (Republik Kalakuta Radio Show / Couleur 3 / CH)

“Cool tracks…” Rob Smith (Smith & Mighty / RSD / UK)

„A fine selection of dancehall vibrations!” Jay Scarlett (Sounds Supreme Radio / DE)

“Great compilation, and an awesome way to celebrate the milestone! Happy anniversary!!” The Pressure Drop Radio Show (CA)

“Awesome!” LA VUELTA AL MUNDO EN 80 MUSICAS Radioshow (ES)

“Solid material with love.“ Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / AT)

“Greatest selection.” Double D (Funky Fresh Radio @ Radio X / DE)

“Hot selection!” Global Riddims Radio (BE)

“If it’s Switchstance you know it’s good.” Sista Selecta (The Roots & Reggae Show / 2bob Radio 104.7 / AU)

“Cool!” Input Output Radioshow ( / DE)

“Dub come save me!” Renegades Of Jazz (DE)

“High grade music right here – vibes!” Mr. Benn (UK)

“Thank you for making these available to us … I love the dub production and the clean yet dirty sound – beautifully made! So original and daring.” The Outerglobe Resonance (104.4fm & DAB London / UK)

“Nice day vibes will play on the radio show.” The Crate Show (AE)“Good Reggae vibrations!” Cocktail Chant Radio Show (IT)

Turn on the radio

Switchstance Radio, hosted by DOGU of Ancient Astronauts, is back with the August 2021 edition. The 2 hours show features brand new music by Adrian Younge, Sa-Roc, Action Bronson, Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Roots Natty and many more.

Please click the radio logo below to stream and listen to the show:

Ghetto People

We would like to introduce to you Nilotika Cultural Ensemble from Kampala / Uganda. The 14-piece band was also featured on our last album “ZIK ZAK” and now our label Switchstance Recordings and their Ugandan partner label East African Records will release their debut album “Nyabingi Resurrection by end of October.

Here is their video for the song “Ghetto People”.

To stream the single please click the cover below:

You can buy MP3, WAV, AIFF or FLAC files of “Ghetto People” here:


To stream their first single “Jajja Alimuffe” click the cover below:

You can buy MP3, WAV, AIFF or FLAC files of “Jajja Alimuffe” here: