This is an album with a very definite feel and mood – the Latin and African beats are paced and deliberate (clearly influenced by the Thievery Corporation production) with the vocal contributions (from label-mates Natalia Clavier, Sitali, Verny Varela and Chico Mann) having to share centre stage with them.
The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dugo, two German-born producer-DJs, and ‘Into Bass And Time’ is their second LP on ESL Records, home to Thievery Corporation. Although giving us a similar big bass feel, Ancient Astronauts are like the up-start younger brother to Thievery’s more mature chilled vibe – the beats are bigger, as are [...]
You can’t blame chill-out electronica maestros Thievery Corporation for bringing out a ‘Best Of…’ LP, considering they’ve been at it now for 15 years. The tracks have been selected by Rob Garza and Eric Hilton for “longtime fans and for music lovers who have heard of Thievery Corporation but may have never listened to the [...]
The word ‘cinematic’ is used an awful lot to describe the Thunderball sound. The music is, indeed, fairly grand and very polished (as you would expect from a band on ESL, a label founded by Thievery Corporation), but it is more the sense that any of the tracks on this, their fourth LP, would fit [...]