Switchstance Recordings‘ debut music video comes from Kabanjak (one half of Ancient Astronauts) for “Don’t Worry,” featuring Sitali of Thievery Corporation’s live band. Shot by ESL Music’s Robin Bell on a sunny day in the nation’s capitol, the backdrop for the video fits the song perfectly. And with new material from Kabanjak and the Ancient Astronauts coming soon, the new year is looking equally bright.
Marking a foray into new frontiers of D.C.’s ESL Music, Ancient Astronauts‘ debut We Are To Answer is a melting pot of funk, dub reggae, and pure unadulterated hip hop. Featuring vocal collaborations with Bootie Brown and Imani of legendary hip hop group the Pharcyde, Azeem, Tippa Irie, Bajka, Phat Old Mamas, Ulf Stricker, Raashan Ahmad and Entropik, it’s a block rockin’, boom-bappin’ sonic tour-de-force.
Their very name, Ancient Astronauts, implies a mash-up of the distant past and the far future; traits exemplified in their melding of genres with forward-thinking flair and production technique. The artists behind Switchstance Recordings, Kabanjak and Dogu hail from Cologne, Germany…via outer space! Coy with their true origins, the duo can only confirm that they returned to planet Earth in 2001 after traveling the musical cosmos for thousands of years.
Click here to download “I Came Running” and stream more tracks from the album.