After the major success of their debut “Silt” album, Wonderwheel Recordings have enlisted the help of some of our favorite producers from across the electronic spectrum to take a crack at the unique East African Retro Pop of Sudanese American chanteuse Alsarah and her band the Nubatones.
Argentinian laptop mystic Chancha Via Circuito brings “Fugu” into the rainforest with his deep and folkloric take on the tune, while Captain Planet brings “Wad Alnuba” into deep, late night slo-mo Disco Dabke territory. Africa is represented on “Silt Remixed” by both Central African Republic’s Boddhi Satva and Cape Verdean/Angolan producer DJeff, who both properly represent the wildly popular Deep House scene in the motherland with their refixes. Sorceress producer Issac Aesilli takes “Bilal Al Dahab” into melancholy, abstract electronic territory while KCRW DJ and LA fixture Jeremy Sole gives a tasteful, classy beat driven remix of “Habibi Taal” with help from Clap! Clap! and Beats Antique. Lastly, Wonderwheel label boss Nickodemus turns “Rennat” into a hypnotic, driving four to the floor filler, while labelmate The Spy From Cairo goes straight for the jugular with his dubby dancehall version of “Nouba Noutou”
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We are happy to announce that Chancha Via Circuito’s sophmore album “Amansara” is out today!
Originally coming out of Buenos Aires’s famed digital cumbia scene, Chancha has notoriously broken way outside those boundaries to forge unprecedented mergers between Brazilian rhythms, Paraguayan harp, Andean mysticism and the solitude of Argentinian folklore – all processed through his own futuristic style of post-dubstep. Chancha’s sound is without question truly unique and instantly recognizable to the point he has become a key reference point for an entire crop of artists that have begun to carry his genes.
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Out July 1st, 2014 – Purchase on our Bandcamp
The on going musical relationship between Nickodemus & Brian J (The Pimps of Joytime) continues with this new collaboration aimed at the dance-floor this Summer 2014!
“Wanted Man” original version is a tech-house floor burner giving space to Brian J’s vocals within the backdrop of a heavy filtered synth. The second version of the song is an organic galloping Ska Reggae version at 125 BPM’s full of brass & verb.
Stay tuned for the full Nickodemus & Brian J EP this September/ October!
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve signed Argentinian producer Chancha Via Circuito’s next album to Wonderwheel. Stream his first single “Coplita” below and order the 7″ or digital release - out worldwide today!
Fresh off the stage from Coachella 2014, Argentinian producer Pedro Canale aka Chancha Via Circuto fulfills his long-awaited return “Coplita” – the debut single and 7” from his new album after 2010’s Rio Arriba, which was hailed by the New York Times, Pitchfork, the Washington Post and named amongst the top ten albums of the year by NPR and XLR8R among many others.
“Coplita” ventures onto a well worn path through the mystical outer reaches of South America for longtime Chancha fans with it’s traditional folkloric rhythms blending into otherworldly electronic sounds and the vocals of longtime collaborator Miriam Garcia gently haunting the song.
Chancha’s new album Amansara will be released by Nickodemus’s Wonderwheel Recordings on CD, Double Vinyl and Digital in Late September 2014
Stream the full album below and purchase CD or digital on our Bandcamp
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In the heyday of Dubstep taking over America, Zeb decided to make his own version of steppers dub & wobbly bass that had more Soul, Dub & World influence rather than edgy techy vibes. Here you have the missing tapes of “ZEBSTEP” by ZEB aka The Spy from Cairo who has had over 5 studio albums to date as well as remixes for hundreds of artists including Bob Marley, Billy Holiday, Tosca, Nickodemus & Quantic, Mr Scruff, Bet.E & Stef, See-I & many more.
Wonderwheel Recordings is pleased to present Back In The Days, the first taste of the brand new Nickodemus album coming in 2014. Touring and collaborating with musicians all over the world since 1996, Nickodemus is continuing his impressive streak. Recently when Joyce Muniz introduced Nickodemus to NY hip-hop artist Baby Bam (The Jungle Brothers) at a festival in Sicily, the two had more in common then they could have ever imagined. One of Nickodemus’ biggest musical influences has been the Native Tongue Movement of the ’90s, so they already spoke the same language and knew they had to work together. The Real Live Show, the barrier-breaking duo of Stimulus and Malik Work, have collaborated on several past songs with Nickodemus including “Give the Drummer Some,” “Sun Children,” “Gimme the Music,” “Moon People,” and more.
“Back In The Days” is the meeting of these minds, all quick to the concept of going back to their NYC roots. BAM takes listeners to the ’80s while Stimulus and Malik Work aim for the ’90s. The song hits hard with a hip-hop (read: electro-funk) groove meets acid house style and tempo. Nickodemus goes solo on “The 303 Scenario” which does what it says on the tin, developing into a thick but fun acid track. Both of these songs and the alternate Hip House version of “Back In The Days” would work over any dancehall.
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Wonderwheel Recordings is proud to present the debut album, Silt, from Sudanese singer Alsarah and her band the Nubatones. Called “The New Star Of Nubian Pop” by The Guardian, the album was produced solely by Alsarah who describes the sound of Silt as “East African Retro Pop” – it’s music that harkens back to the hazy sounds of 1960s and 70s Nubian music with it’s Eastern instrumentation, soaring vocal melodies, and pentatonic arrangements.
The album has it’s musical roots in the Nubian “Songs of Return” that began to spring up after mass displacement and resettlement of hundreds of thousands in a region of lower Nubia that went under water after Egypt built Aswan High Dam to control the flooding of the Nile in 1970. The focus of these songs, both thematically and lyrically is about a return to home and the beauty of home and embodies a certain kind of saudade – a nostalgic longing for a place that no longer exists. The album encompasses Alsarah and her band’s musical curiosities in the concept of migration and Silt is their take on this mixed with the musical fusion happening in 1970s Khartoum, along with Arabic and North African influences appearing in the mix.
Wonderwheel Recordings is proud to present the debut EP & a remix 12″ for new signingAlsarah & The Nubatones. Called “The New Star Of Nubian Pop” by The Guardian, the album was produced solely by Alsarah who describes the sound of Silt as “East African Retro Pop” – it’s music that harkens back to the hazy sounds of 1960s and 70s Nubian music with its Eastern instrumentation, soaring vocal melodies, and pentatonic arrangements.
The original song “Soukura” is a small taste of her upcoming album Silt (out on 3/11) and gets a signature deep and entrancing Ancestral Soul remix by African house legend Boddhi Satva . Perennial Wonderwheel favorite The Spy From Cairo gives “Nuba Noutou” a dubby dancehall re-rub, and label head Nickodemus takes “Rennat” into late night house territory with his remix, letting only the slightest of vocals come through and build tension until the final moments of the tune.
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