Friday, March 25, 2011

Featured Artist - Ancient Astronauts - Into Bass and Time

Back again today with something a little different we have a got a bit on the Ancient Astronauts for you. Prepare for a kaleidoscopic journey into bass and time as the Ancient Astronauts return once again from the far reaches of the musical cosmos with their stellar new Sophomore album just released on March 8th. The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu, a bombastic production and Dj duo hailing from Cologne, Germany. The phenomenon of “ancient astronauts,” a belief that extraterrestrial beings visited Earth in ancient times to mingle and trade ideas with early human civilizations, isn’t an alien concept to these Ancient Astronauts. The cross-pollination and mash-up of ideas, sounds, styles, and a collaborative spirit are their modus operandi. Already having remixed and collaborated with Fort Knox Five, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Zion I, Imani and Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde, Issa Bagayogo, Vieux Farka Toure, Kid Loco, Zion Train, and Tippa Irie the Ancient Astronauts have linked up with a variety of new sonic collaborators for their kaleidoscopic sophomore album "Into Bass and Time"!

"Into Bass and Time" sees the Astronauts take their vintage-meets-future block party aesthetic and blast off to new frontiers. The Astronauts are not alone in their journey however, as they bring along a solid crew of MCs, vocalists, and turntablists for the intergalactic ride. Entropik adds lush strings while Dj Brace cuts it up with vinyl acrobatics. Akua Naru and Phat Old Mamas lend a haunting feminine vocal edge while MC’s Azeem, Raashan Ahmad, and Monsoon drop sonic bombs on the m-i-c. From hard driving Hip-Hop, and funky Breakbeat to righteous Dancehall Reggae and late night smokers’ Trip-Hop, "Into Bass and Time" is a sonic rocket ship ride not to be missed!

The Ancient Astronauts also released a 3 track EP in preparation for "Into Bass and Time" entitled "Worldwide". We have the official video for "Worldwide" for you below. Wicked old school breaks, Hip-Hop vocal samples, healthy scratching and a positive vibe make for an instant classic that will stand the test of time.

Plus, to top it all off we have an amazing LIVE mix from the Ancient Astronauts recorded at Sensor Club. Funkin up the Reggae flavor and Rasta behavior this is a perfect mix to kick your summertime activities into gear with a proper cipher. Download, enjoy and check out the Astronauts at the links below.

Ancient Astronauts - Reggae & Jungle Mix (Live at Sensor Club) by Switchstance Recordings

Ancient Astronauts on ESL Music -

Ancient Astronauts on Facebook -

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