Alsarah & The Nubatones are back! After the release of their first album, Silt, the band embarked on an an intense travel schedule that saw the band tour Australia, play a headline slot at WOMAD, sell out their London debut as well as a marquee slot at NYC’s world famous Apollo theatre. After an extended sabbatical in Morroco, their sophmore album Manara was given birth, showcasing a new intimacy in the creative process for the group.
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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.
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 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.