We Are To Answer

by Ancient Astronauts

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    These are the last remaining CD´s of Ancient Astronauts debut album on ESL Music

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From The Sky 01:56
Everybody 04:50


This is the official Re-Release of the debut album by Ancient Astronauts, which was originally released on Thievery Corporation´s label ESL Music.

Here some selected international feedback quotes:

“Bridging the gap between library beats and straight-up club funk ain’t nothing but a Saturn Ring for the Ancient Astronauts. Prehistoric space explorers probably built the pyramids, so it’s no surprise that they’ve got the right stuff when it comes to making those moon booties bounce!”
Wax Poetics Magazine/USA

“Yes, this is a slice of great German hip hop.”
BBC Online (UK)

“The album is a beautiful slice of hip hop ingredients, dub-tinged spices and jazz chili sauces, all blended into a heady stew of breakbeat wonderfulness.”

“Like the album guys. Good job.”
DJ Vadim (Ninja Tune/BBE/UK)

“Peeped the CD, good stuff.”
Beni B (ABB Records/USA)

“The new album is EXCELLENT!!”
JonH (Fort Knox Five/USA)

"Melding old school hip hop, funk and dub-reggae with forward thinking flair and production, the duo of Kabanjak and Dogu come from Cologne with a fresh take on quality, contemporary hip hop with soul." Ibeats.co.uk

" The Ancient Astronauts bring a very refreshing sound to the table.
Being that I work in the music industry, I'm given a lot of music from
new artists....too much music from new artists. Majority of the CD's
I'm handed bore me after about 5 seconds, but the Ancient Astronauts'
music stands the test of "substance." They really capture a certain
vibe that is nostalgic to classic hiphop beats but with their own
twist. Their collages of sound really bring you to another world...a
world that I enjoy."
J57 (Fat Beats NY/Brown Bag AllStars/USA)

“a refreshing, genre defying, cross pollinating masterpiece”
Pathaan (BBC Asian Network/UK)

“Great album, great production!“
TM Juke (Tru Thoughts Recordings/UK)

“LOVE the album. everything, beats, arrangement, mastering, vocals. nice work.”
DJ Zeph (Om Records/USA)

“…'Everybody' is just wicked, rockin the dancefloors...”
Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz/UK)


released May 24, 2016

Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu.

Track 3 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch, Romye Robinson and Imani Wilcox. Track 4 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch and Ulf Harald Ralf Stricker. Track 5 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch, Nana Nørgaard-Clausen and Linn Sofie Andersen Holm. Track 6 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch and Raashan Ahmad. Track 7 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch, Daniel Cullen and Deryn Cullen. Track 8 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch and Anthony Henry. Track 11 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch and Ismail Azim El. Track 12 written and composed by Ingo Moell, Tom Strauch and Bajka Pluwatsch. All other tracks written and composed by Ingo Moell and Tom Strauch.

All tracks produced and mixed by Ancient Astronauts at Evergreen Studio. All instruments played by Kabanjak, except DW drums and Zildjian cymbals on track 4 played by Ulf Stricker. Guitar and cello on track 7 played by Entropik. Entropik appear courtesy of Striking Media Music. Scratches on track 1, 2 and 6 by Mighty Maigl. Mighty Maigl appears courtesy of Trust In Wax.

Lyrics on track 3 by The Pharcyde, scratches by DJ Icewater. The Pharcyde appear courtesy of Chapter 1 Entertainment. Lyrics on track 5 by Phat Old Mamas. Lyrics on track 6 by Raashan Ahmad. Raashan Ahmad appears courtesy of Om Records. Lyrics on track 8 by Tippa Irie. Tippa Irie appears courtesy of Walch Music Promotion. Lyrics on track 11 by Azeem, cuts by DJ Zeph. Azeem & DJ Zeph appear courtesy of Oaklyn Records. Lyrics on track 12 by Bajka. Bajka appears courtesy of Bajkamusic.

Artwork by Will Barras.
Executive producer: Tom Strauch.
Track 3 published by Edition Oneminded Soul/BMG and Big Bang Theory Publishing/ EMI Blackwood and Starship Enterprise Publishing/EMI Blackwood. Track 11 published by Edition Oneminded Soul/BMG and Twelth Of Never Songs (BMI). All other tracks published by Edition Oneminded Soul/BMG.
Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering/Berlin.


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