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Das Kölner Produzenten-Duo Kabanjak und Dogu aka ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS stellt auf seinem neuen Album ZIK ZAK verschiedene Sänger, Rapper und Musiker aus Uganda, Nigeria, Mozambique, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Tanzania, Kenya und Senegal vor und verwebt Live-Instrumentierung mit ihrem unverwechselbaren „Boom Dub” Sound, basierend auf HipHop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Bassmusic, Soul, Electronica und Breakbeat.

“With ZIK ZAK, we want to give a platform to young talents from Africa that are too good to ignore – they must be heard internationally. Africa is our motherland too, in the end. Civilization comes from Africa and that ́s where rhythm comes from. After too many years of slavery and exploitation of the African countries, it is time to shine light on the great talent of Mother Africa.”

Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt auf ZIK ZAK liegt bei der intensiven und lebendigen Szene in Uganda, in der sich lokale, mutierte Formen von Afrobeat und Dancehall von den bekannteren, globalisierten Produkten Nigerias und Jamaikas weg entwickelt haben. Ancient Astronauts gründeten eine Basis und eine Partnerschaft mit dem lokalen Studio East African Records, um tief in die Musikszene in Ugandas Hauptstadt Kampala einzutauchen.

Dope shit – absolut beeindruckend und faszinierend. Big Up!

Und mit dieser Meinung bin ich nicht alleine:

“Run go tell your friend Ancient Astronauts strike again!”
Don Letts (Culture Clash Radio / BBC Radio 6 Music/UK)

“Yes Yes & Yes. Thanks for the connection. This is lovely music. I have a bi daily stream on Twitch. These will get lots of play on the shows!”
Osunlade (Yoruba Soul / USA)

“Boom shot! Wicked tracks. I love your Sonics and production sound. Lots for me to rinse.”
Dubmatix (CAN)

„Stellar album!! I love these cuts, and I’m thrilled to play them on my KEXP radio shows and in the clubs again (as soon as we’re allowed!).“
Kid Hops (KEXP Radio / USA)

 

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Beim KFMW Adventskalender gibt es heute ein paar DopeBeats auf die Ohren:
 

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Tracklist:
01: Nitin Sawhney – Anthem Without Nation
02: Xavier Jamaux – Neither Sing Sing Nor Baden Baden
03: LTJ Bukem featurig DRS – Constellation
04: Visit Venus – First Man On The Moog
05: Shantel – Bass & Several Cars
06: DJ Shadow – Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
07: 4hero – Spirits In Transit
08: Portishead – Numb
09: Poets Of Thought – The Rhyme Goes On
10: Peace Orchestra – Marakesh
11: The Wiseguys – Nil By Mouth
12: Boards Of Canada – Aquarius
13: DJ Cam – Hip Hop Pionners
14: Phoneheads – Second Sight
15: Odyssey – Artifical Life
16: Adam F – Circles
17: Doc Scott – Tokyo Dawn
18: Roni Size & Reprazent – Brown Paper Bag (Full Vocal Remix)
19: Badmarsh & Shri – 130 Steps
20: Appaloosa – Travelling
21: Small World – Livin‘ Free (Soundtrack Mix)

 

 

 

Sema Lo haut seine Debütsingle bei Switchstance Recordings veröffentlicht. Dope!

Lorenz Herrmann aka Sema Lo was born and raised in Germany, and after studying Swahili in Berlin and Dar Es Salaam, he found himself rapping in Swahili and making good friends in the music scene. As cultural activist and music lover, he finally decided his energy would be more needed and efficient in East Africa, so he found himself moving to the beautiful island of Zanzibar in Tanzania in 2015.

But what is the “Slow Life”? This is how Sema Lo describes it in his own words:
“Slow Life is a song that truly expresses my annoyance of the crazy fast life we live in…having to be on the phone all the time…all the social media crap going on…especially young, but also older people, really being fixed to their phones for everything…so the song is about actively leaving the phone at home, going out and enjoying the Slow Life…the real non-digital life…meeting up with your friends…chatting and spending quality time while your phone is at home…recording the song was like a family thing with Jamila and Hardmad… Jamila is a really good friend in Zanzibar and we spent a lot of quality time aka Slow Life together…Hardmad is a Reggae legend in Tanzania and it´s a big honor to have him on the song…Hardmad and Jamila bring in a little different style that fits perfectly to my idea of the song…”

 

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