Ancient Astronauts

DJ Rap Funk Reggae
Ancient Astronauts - Rap Funk Reggae DJ in Cologne

Ancient Astronauts Short Info

Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu, a production and DJ duo from Germany, who are known for their unique blend of conscious Hip Hop, Reggae & Dub, Funk and Breakbeat. The duo has released music on international labels ESL Music (USA), Pedigree Cuts (UK) and Switchstance Recordings (GER) and collaborated with artists such as The Jungle Brothers, Thievery Corporation, The Pharcyde, Fort Knox Five, AM & Shawn Lee, Nickodemus, Raashan Ahmad, Tippa Irie, Bajka, Azeem, Subatomic Sound System & Anthony B, Akua Naru and many more. They played DJ Gigs all around the world in cities such as Miami, Zurich, Sarajevo, Milano, Washington DC, Playa Del Carmen, Innsbruck, New York, Warsaw, Athens, San Francisco, Vienna, Thessaloniki, Budapest, etc.

The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu, a bulletproof 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.
Although, the long-time friends are quick to admit that they are not followers of the German music scene, Kabanjak notes, “for us music is and will always be an international phenomena”, and Ancient Astronauts are certainly not afraid to draw on influences from international artists and styles.
Self described as a “mash up of the distant past and far future”; these time travelers´ music is a mystic brew born out of an eclectic mix of ideas, sounds and styles.
Already having remixed and collaborated with AM & Shawn Lee, Nickodemus, Fort Knox Five, Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Zion I, The Pharcyde, Azeem, Analogik, Subatomic Sound System & Anthony B, DJ Brace, Bajka, The Pharcyde, Vieux Farka Toure, The Jungle Brothers, Raashan Ahmad, Bajka and Tippa Irie, the Ancient Astronauts always link up with a quality selection of sonic collaborators.
“At an early stage we realized that we are both big music heads so we started running parties in our hometown together”. Those parties became the catalyst for a production team that never forgot its roots. They specialize in diversity loosely glued together by a single thread. Like a good party, you don’t just listen to the music, you experience it.
In 2001 Dogu of Ancient Astronauts started his own label Switchstance Recordings, which was developed as a way of allowing them total musical freedom. The label soon gathered momentum and built up an impressive international fan base. Switchstance Recordings is now famous in international club circles for the integrity of its production and style.

Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu, a production and DJ duo from Germany, who are known for their unique blend of conscious Hip Hop, Reggae & Dub, Funk and Breakbeat. The duo has released music on international labels ESL Music (USA), Pedigree Cuts (UK) and Switchstance Recordings (GER) and collaborated with artists such as The Jungle Brothers, Thievery Corporation, The Pharcyde, Fort Knox Five, AM & Shawn Lee, Nickodemus, Raashan Ahmad, Tippa Irie, Bajka, Azeem, Subatomic Sound System & Anthony B, Akua Naru and many more. They played DJ Gigs all around the world in cities such as Miami, Zurich, Sarajevo, Milano, Washington DC, Playa...

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Past Gigs Ancient Astronauts

  • 06 | 2014 Thessaloniki/Athens support for Thievery Corporation in Greece
  • 04 | 2014 Thessaloniki/Athens/Sparta/Patra/etc 10 cities tour in Greece
  • 03 | 2014 Kulturwerkstatt Paderborn Dancehall meets Paderborn
  • 09 | 2013 Alter Schlachthof Görlitz fokus Festival
  • 09 | 2013 ROXY Club / Köln Family Affairs Cologne
  • 09 | 2013 ROXY Club / Köln Viva Con Agua City Leaks Special feat. Family Affairs Cologne
  • 08 | 2013 ROXY Club / Köln Family Affairs Cologne
  • 07 | 2013 ROXY Club / Köln Family Affairs Cologne
  • 06 | 2013 Schlachthof / Krefeld Ancient Astronauts Night
  • 04 | 2013 Schlosskeller / Frauenfeld / CH The Good Feeling Culture
  • 02 | 2013 GINGER Club / Sofia / BG Ancient Invasion
  • 02 | 2013 Kolbhalle / Köln Karneval Global
  • 09 | 2012 Parasol / Erresos / Griechenland Lesbos AA Invasion
  • 08 | 2012 Grotta / Makarska / Kroatien Ancient Invasion
  • 07 | 2012 Reggae Summer Jam / Köln Gauloises Area @ Summer Jam
  • 03 | 2012 Art House / Thessaloniki / Griechenland Night Of The AAstros
  • 03 | 2012 Six Dogs Club / Athen / Griechenland Night Of The AAstros
  • 01 | 2012 Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld / Köln Funkhaus Europa´s Global Player Party
  • 01 | 2012 Bergamo / Stuttgart Ancient Vibes
  • 01 | 2012 Stadtcafe / Innsbruck Olympic Youth Winter Games
  • 01 | 2012 8 Seasons / München Snowboarder MBM Party @ ISPO
  • 03 | 2011 ESL Lounge / Washington DC / USA ESL Sundays
  • 03 | 2011 SXSW Music Conference / Austin / USA Wax Poetics & Dubspot Night
  • 03 | 2011 Zanzibar / Los Angeles / USA AfroFunke
  • 08 | 2010 W Hotel / Washington DC / USA White House Congress of Future African Leaders
  • 08 | 2010 Lollapalooza Festival / Chicago / USA Lollapalooza DJ Stage
  • 04 | 2010 Canibal Royal / Playa Del Carmen / Mexico Ancient Invasion

Discography Ancient Astronauts

  • 2015 Themes From Tomorrowland Album | Switchstance Recordings
  • 2012 The Orion Nebula Remixes Album | ESL Music / Switchstance Rec.
  • 2011 Into Bass And Time Album | ESL Music / Switchstance Rec.
  • 2011 Best of Ancient Astronauts Album | Switchstance Recordings
  • 2011 Worldwide EP Single | ESL Music / Switchstance Rec.
  • 2010 Put Em Up EP Single | ESL Music / Switchstance Rec.
  • 2009 Classic EP Single | ESL Music / Switchstance Rec.
  • 2009 We Are To Answer Album | ESL Music / Switchstance Rec.

Media

  • Sound Into Bass And Time - album ...
  • Video Ancient Astronauts - Still ...
  • Sound Love What Ya Got --- exclus...
  • Sound Wohngemeinschaft
  • Video Ancient Astronauts - Worldwide
  • Video Kabanjak - Rhythm feat. Aze...
  • Video Ancient Astronauts - Live I...
  • Video Ancient Astronauts & Etnies...
  • Sound We Are To Answer (album sni...
  • Sound ESL197 AA The Orion Nebula ...
  • Video Ancient Astronauts - Tuff G...
  • Sound Peace No Memory
  • Sound We Are To Answer
  • Sound Ancient Astronauts - Where ...
  • Sound Ancient Astronauts - Yebechi

Fan Radar

60,275 Fans
385,902 Plays
1,245 Follower

Origin

  • Cologne DE

Founded

  • 2001

Members

  • Kabanjak Producer, Composer, DJ
  • Dogu Producer, DJ