Life On Mars
1976 Space funk classic! Essential!

Life On Mars

Dexter Wansel

€ 29,95
  • LP
Music On Vinyl
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  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Sleeve finished with linen laminate finish
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent blue coloured vinyl

Life On Mars is the 1976 debut album by the American R&B/jazz fusion singer, arranger, musician, composer and conductor Dexter Wansel

The album is considered to be a "space-funk" classic, inspired by David Bowie's "Life On Mars?". Wansel composed his own sci-fi sounds with swirling, ring-like oscillators, cosmic sub tones, and metallic, otherworldly leads using his signature ARP 2600 synthesizer. 

Wansel's pioneering synth sound was shared on numerous records with artists like MFSB, Billy Paul, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Teddy Pendergrass, and The Jones Girls. 

The album inspired other artists and Wansel's "Theme From The Planets" drum beat intro is hailed as being one of the first foundation beats of hip-hop. His sampled music has been used by Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Ice Cube amongst others.



  • 1.A Prophet Named K.G.04:20
  • 2.Life On Mars05:50
  • 3.Together Once Again04:23
  • 4.Stargazer03:20


  • 1.One Million Miles From The Ground05:00
  • 2.You Can Be What You Wanna Be05:04
  • 3.Theme From The Planets04:53
  • 4.Rings Of Saturn03:43


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