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
Buy direct - https://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/zebstep
Preview on Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/wonderwheel-recordings/sets/zeb-zebstep
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.
Purchase the 12″, digital or T-Shirt at: http://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/back-in-the-days
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.
Preview & Purchase the digital or 12″ on our Bandcamp
Wonderwheel Recordings is proud to announce new signing Alsarah & The Nubatones. Called “The New Star Of Nubian Pop” by The Guardian, Alsarah, is a Sudanese born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Born in the capital city of Khartoum, where she spent the first 8 years of her life, she relocated to Taez, Yemen with her family to escape the ever stifling regime in her native country. She abruptly moved to the US in 1994, when a brief civil war broke out in Yemen. Now residing in Brooklyn, NY, she is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African retro-pop. Working on various projects, she most recently has been working with The Nile Project and was featured on their debut release, Aswan (named 1 of the Top 5 “Must Hear” international albums by NPR). She has also collaborated with French producer Débruit on the album Aljwal, released this past November via Soundway Records UK.
The Nubatones started out as dinner conversation between Alsarah and percussionist Rami El Aasser in his living room, digging thru archives of old music from North Africa, and reading about migration patterns in modern day Nubia, Soon the conversation opened into a musical one and spread to include master Oud player and Luthier Haig Manoukian and bass player Mawuena Kodjovi. With a collective love for pentatonic music and a common understanding of what it means to be an immigrant, the group went on to perform both nationally and internationally at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, The Apollo Music Cafe, Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park, The World Music festival in Chicago, and the Festival du Mond Arab in Montreal just to name a few.
The new album “Silt” will be released March 11th on LP, CD, Cassette, and Digital. Pre-order your copy HERE (and get an instant download of select tracks!)
The “Soukura” EP with remixes from Boddhi Satva, Nickodemus and the Spy From Cairo will drop digitally and on 12″ vinyl on Feb. 25th.
Preview a song from the album below!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve placed Nickodemus & Carol C’s classic “Cleopatra in New York” (Zim Zam Mix) in the brand new & brilliant film “Her” from acclaimed director Spike Jonze – keep your ears open for it in the bar scene, and stream the track below!