The explosive Afro-Peruvian sounds of Novalima get taken up a notch with two big house remixes of their hit “Santero” from their last album, “Planetario”. Spain’s Los Chicos Altos gives us a chugging synth workout, while France/Hong Kong producer and DJ Hallex M goes straight for the jugular with a deep, tribal vibe.
The Brooklyn Gypsies are a group of NYC based musicians/ producers whose creative influences draw from the constant shifting of an ever changing urban sociopolitical landscape while retaining their unique cultural backgrounds through what has come to be recognized as “Gypsy” music. On the “Sin Fronteras” Remix EP, the Gypsies sound gets reflipped by a handful of favorite producers working in a similar vibe. LA producer Yukicito flips “Supercore” into a stomping, dancefloor filling joint while Italian wonderboy Corrado Bucci takes “Sin Fronteras” into thumping gypsy house territory, while NYC’s Subatomic Sound System turns “Kunta Bana” into a deep dub stepper.
New Zealand soul electronic five-piece Sorceress present a blissed-out remix of their ‘Dose’ album cut ‘Teacups’ by London-based Kiwi sibling duo Chaos In The CBD. Featuring an exotic marimba beat layered with lush electronics and rich vocal samples, it equally accentuates the original’s woozy brass phrases. No strangers to collaborating, Sorceress producer and one half of its creative core, Isaac Aesili, provided horns for CBD’s 2015 release ‘Midnight In Peckham’, which premiered on i-D and won ‘Track of the Year’ at the Hypnotic Awards in the same year.
Ocote Soul Sounds is Martin Perna, founder of the New York-based group Antibalas. together with Adrian Quesada, co-founder of the Grammy-winning Latin music powerhouse Grupo Fantasma.
This 7” is their debut on Wonderwheel Recordings and features more of the same hazy, psychedelic Latin funk that they’ve become known for, featuring Chico Mann providing vocals on the “A” side, alongsided Quantic on guitar and accordian. Quantic is also featured on the “B” side instrumental cut “Not Yet”
The next volume of Wonderwheel’s long running Turntables on the Hudson series, curated by Nickodemus, heads down to the Caribbean, encompassing diverse music made for the dancefloor. TOTC touches on the culturally rich shores of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Belize, Mexico, Colombia and the USA and beyond with Island inspired vibes from the likes of Ocote Soul Sounds, Zeb, Corrado Bucci, Captain Planet, Hector Lavoe, Poirier, Sunlightsquare, and much more.
The long awaited EP from Queen’s global bass ambassador Thornato is finally out today on digital and 12″ vinyl! Get yours
After the success of DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko’s afro-futurist masterpiece “Khalab & Baba” LP, and winning the Track of the Year award at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, K&B return to Wonderwheel with two remixes of “Bognya” from the album. First up, Black Acre labelmate Clap!Clap! delivers an absolute monster that veers into 4/4 territory with hints of classic jungle vibes, while Brownswood’s LV brings in the vocoder and goes into bass territory with a driving beat, bleeps and blips.
After the success of their latest album, Planetario, Afro-Peruvian outfit Novalima returns to Wonderwheel with a digi-EP of four deep remixes for the dancefloor from California’s Jose Marquez (Tribe Records), NYC’s Chris Annibell (Afrokinetic), South Africa’s Aero Manyelo, and Italy’s Gigi Di Martino.
After a recent relocation to Mexico City, producer El Buho makes his debut on Brooklyn’s Wonderwheel Recordings with the Cenotes EP – a collection of some of his deepest and most striking work to date. Lush tropical vibes clash with ambient soundscapes, deep bass, and folkloric innerworkings.
Wonderwheel Recordings is proud to present a special collaborative album between Italian Afro-Futurist beatmaker DJ Khalab and Malian master musician and Griot Baba Sissoko. Previously known for a string of buzzing solo releases on fellow Italian producer and close comrade Clap!Clap!’s Black Acre Records, Khalab has developed an international reputation for his fusion of tribal drums, deep bass work, and heavily layered & dense electronic textures. It was a natural evolutionary branch to collaborate with multi-instrumentalist Sissoko (regarded as the undisputed master of the original talking drum – the tamani), who had been living in Italy and conducting prolific career, collaborating with the likes of Ibrahim Ferrer, Buena Vista Social Club, Don Moye and Art Ensemble of Chicago, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Oumou Sangare, Toots Thielemans, Toumani Diabate, Ballake Sissoko, and many others.
The sound of the self titled Khalab & Baba album is at once both entirely new while remaining familiar for both avid listeners of electronic music and traditional African sounds. Preview and purchase below.