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Hey There

Welcome to Switchstance Recordings' homepage, where music is our passion. As a music label and publishing company located in Cologne, Germany, we've been dedicated to showcasing the talents of our friends and artists since 2001. Thomas Katongole-Strauch, also known as Dogu of Ancient Astronauts, founded Switchstance Recordings to provide a platform for their music. Since then, we've expanded our artist roster to include musicians from around the world. Our mission is to promote diverse and innovative music that transcends boundaries and resonates with audiences everywhere.

All about us

Switchstance Recordings is known for delivering a groovy blend of organic Hip Hop, Downtempo, Funk, Reggae, Dope Beats, Afro, Jazz, Latin and Breakbeats. Our artist roster features some of the most talented musicians in the industry, including Ancient Astronauts, Protassov, Kabanjak, Muito Kaballa, Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, Deela, Fixed Error, Ejuku, Enrique Nicolas Noviello, Core Fields, Azeem, Void Pedal, Cypher Kabaka, Astroboter, Mango Juice, Aeronautix and Sema Lo.


We believe in the ultimate freedom of expression for our producers and DJs, encouraging them to seamlessly "switch" between styles and explore new musical territories.

Our label's goal is to merge early musical influences, such as Funk, Jazz, Latin, 90's Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Reggae, with cutting-edge electronic production techniques to create a dynamic and innovative sound. We pay homage to the diverse cultures that inspire our music and aim to provide a soundtrack for a conscious and open-minded generation. Our label members' lifestyles in music, boardsports, arts and travels, shape the unique vision and attitude of Switchstance Recordings, a sound that is constantly in motion.

Since 2001, we've been delivering quality grooves that captivate audiences and defy genre limitations. Join us on a journey of sonic exploration and discover the sound of Switchstance Recordings.



+49 - (0)221 - 1682 3165


Leyendeckerstraße 91, 50825 Köln, DEU


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