Monday, June 01, 2009

Just Damn Good Banging Music

Ancient Astronauts

Cool mix of beats to crank up for the summer. Drop this one at your next PTA meeting.
Ancient Astronauts will release "We Are to Answer" on June 9th on ELS Music. As taste to the album, they are offering an hour plus DJ mix prior ot their full length, entitled "Heart of the Future." From old school hip hop legends, to new school deep beat masters, the mix skips in and out of genres lacing hints of reggae with thick slabs of funk, creating an overarching vibe of just damn good summer hanging music.
Marking a foray into new territory for ESL, the Ancient Astronauts debut album '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, 'We Are To Answer' is a block rockin' boom-bappin' sonic tour-de-force!
Having already remixed Fort Knox Five, Up Bustle & Out, Ladybug Mecca of Digiable Planets, Zion I, and Dr. Rubberfunk, the duo spent the last year putting their cosmic production skills to use crafting their genre splicing masterpiece debut. The tracks on the album exhibit a melding of old school hip-hop, funk and dub reggae with forward-thinking flair and production technique. The end result is a stunning debut, a genre-defining album.

01. Beatstalkers Anthem - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)

02. MCs Act Like They Don't Know - KRS-1 (Classic Re-Edits)

03. I Wanna Make You Move - Freddie Cruger feat. Anthony David (Tru Thoughts Recordings)

04. Catatonia - Connie Price & The Keystones feat. Percee P & Wild Child (Ubiquity Records)
05. Edgelactic - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)

06. Classic - Ancient Astronauts feat. The Pharcyde (ESL Music/Switchstance Recordings)
07. Insight - Fort Knox 5 feat. Asheru (Fort Knox Recordings)

08. The Roc Boys Get Back - Jay's Soul Connection (Amsterdam Gangster Music)

09. Funky Furious - DJ Aeon Seven (Modern Funk/Freestyle Records)
10. The Tide Is High - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)

11. 7 Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix) - Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell (Tru Thoughts Recordings)

12. Shine Eye Gal (Chase The Remix) - Michael Rose feat. Shabba Ranks (Like Dat Records)

13. Don't Worry 'bout Romie - Beenie Man vs. Bob Marley (Jiggy Records)
14. Dukku Dukku (The Beatstalkers Remix) - Keith & Tex feat. Shabba Ranks (Fizzle Recordings)

15. Tequilimba - Barrio Katz (Planet Blend Records)

16. Blowing Up The Spot (Ancient Astronauts Remix) - Fort Knox 5 (Fort Knox Recordings)

17. Everybody - Ancient Astronauts (ESL Music/Switchstance Recordings)
18. The Outsider - Lack Of Afro (Freestyle Records)

19. Caffeine (DJ Format's Getaway Remix) - The Quartertones (Freestyle Records)

20. Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)

21. Keep On Looking (Kenny Dope Remix) - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (Soulplex Recordings)

22. D'azour Cotaz (Ancient Astronauts Remix) - Timewarp Inc. (Timewarp Music)


Troy McClure said...

Hi mate,

Sorry to see you dropped Wait4TheRicochet. I guess the not working comments has a share of guilt for the lack of comments.

I'll be happy to read all your recommendations in Trustar Vibrations!

The Dwarf