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Chancha Via Circuito “Amansara Remixes” 7″ out now!

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The response to Chancha Via Circuito’s Amansara Remixed album was so fantastic that decided to press a little limited edition 7″ with two of our favorite remixes from the release for all the vinyl lovers out there.  On the “A” side, Brooklyn producer and global bass ambassador Thornato takes “Jardines” up a big notch with thumping drums, heavy synths and swirling middle eastern guitar vibes, while Mexican production duo Frikstailers pound “Guajaca” into deeper, hypnotic territory while keeping things fun for the floor.

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Turntables on the Hudson Vol. 10 out worldwide!

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Nickodemus and the Turntables on the Hudson crew return for Volume 10 of the long running compilation series, showcasing the eclecticism of the infamous, now worldwide party. Entitled “Uptown Downtown”, this compilation CD paints a picture of the dancefloor from the beginning to the end of the night at TOTH’s NYC Summer 2015 Uptown home (La Marina in Washington Heights) and their year round downtown home, above the clouds at Le Bain on top of the Standard Hotel in Manhattan. Deeper, electronic house vibes are represented by the likes of Bonobo, Claptone and Alex Barck, while the Latin and Afrobeat sound is of course heavily represented through tunes from Captain Planet,  Quantic, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Novalima, Chancha Via Circuito, Jose Marquez and more.

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New album “Planetario” by Novalima out NOW!

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Since its formation in 2001, Novalima has been breaking down boundaries, uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities and generations to create an inspiring movement that has revolutionized the music scene in their native Peru. Founded by four friends from Lima with a shared passion for both traditional Afro-Peruvian music and modern DJ culture, Novalima searches for the common ground between past and future, between tradition and innovation.

Throughout 2014 Novalima has been recording what will be their new album, Planetario to be released in June 16 on Wonderwheel Recordings. The name of the album reflects its worldwide feel as it has been recorded in various locations around the globe including collaborations by top local and international musicians. A few of these recording sessions were done in Colombia which has given some of the new tracks an Afro-Colombian vibe and takes their exploration of deep Afro rhythms into the future. Collaborations include Sidestepper vocalist Eka Muñoz, as well as members from La-33, Pernett and La Mamba Negra, plus other worldwide artists such as Marc de Clive Lowe (UK/NZ), Panko from Ojos de Brujo, Kumar (Cuban rapper based in BCN). Remixes from the album are already underway with Bomba Stereo, Quantic and Nickodemus already lined up.

 

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Chancha Via Circuito “Amansara Remixed”

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After the release of Amansara, the third LP from Argentinian neo-folklore producer and one of the leaders of the new Latin electronic sound, Chancha Via Circuito returns with Amansara Remixed, featuring brand new and inventive re-imaginings of the tracks from the album with artists hand selected by Chancha from Latin America and beyond. Artists include Frikstailers, Thornato, Tremor, Maga Bo, King Coya, Psilosamples, El Búho, El Remolón Nicola Cruz, Rafael Aragon, Blocktreat, Prisma, Reptilian Commander, Barrio Lindo, Sidirum and Chancha himself, under his previous alias “Universildo”. The result of this selection is a powerful and experimental album where the unique sounds of Chancha dare to travel to new latitudes, catalyzed by the wide ranging vision of the remixers. 

The album also features the special participation of Acampante, an Argentiniam multifaceted artist, who was encouraged to remix the original artwork ( Paula Duró’s “Madadayo” ) in a fresh and fun way.

 

 

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Novalima – “Como Yo / Santero” 7″

 

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From their humble startfile-sharing musical ideas and producing their first album in separate countries during the dawn of the internet, Novalima is now a live musical force revered worldwide for breaking boundaries and uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities, and generations. They have created an inspiring movement and revolutionized the music scene in their native Peru by bridging a longstanding divide between the mainstream and the minority Afro-Peruvian community, who have struggled against discrimination and cultural dissolution for generations.
Over the last two years, Novalima created their newest offering, Planetario to be released June 16th on Wonderwheel Recordings. The album’s name signals Novalima’s musicalgrowth and international connections – much of the album was recorded on tour when they collaborated with top local and international musicians. There is a strong connection toColombia created through a remarkable recording session in Bogota organized by members of La-33 including Sidestepper vocalist Eka MuñozPernett and La Mamba Negra. The album also has offerings from global artists such as Marc de Clive Lowe (UK/NZ), Pankofrom Ojos de Brujo (Spain), and Kumar (Cuban rapper based in Barcelona).

The album’s debut single, “Como Yo” (to be released May 19th on digital single and 7” vinyl) honors the legendary Peruvian percussionist and longtime band member Mangue Vasquezwho passed away in 2014. Not one for sentimentality, Mangue implored his friends to celebrate his life with song and dance when he passed rather than shed any tears. The life affirming lyrics are underscored by rolling percussion, twinkling synths, and a celebratory sing-song chant chorus: Gozen la vida como yo – Enjoy life, like I do.
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Brooklyn Gypsies “Sin Fronteras” album out NOW!

 

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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.

Sin Fronteras is the groups debut album which translates to “Without Borders”.  This theme can be heard in the seamless fusion of genres taking the listener on a sci-fi desert journey through the Middle East and North African Sahara with The Spy From Cairo’s Oud stylings navigating the caravan.  Lyrics in Spanish, English and even Russian are featured from the group’s two vocalists Carmen Estevez, who showcases her flamenco freestyle textures on “Supercore”, & Tina Kristina’s , whose reggae blues & Russian folk inspired melodies in “Desert Moon” create a unique BK Gypsy sound.  Rhythmic trances are induced via drummer Brandon Lewis & Estevez’s Arabic percussion breakbeats as heard on “Marfa”, while producer Takuya Nakamura’s seductive trumpet lines & deep bass synth pads along with co producer Troy “Mobius” Simms summon Gypsy Dub sax riffs & solos reminiscent of street musicians on Istanbul’s Istikal thoroughfare and dancehalls in Kingston Jamaica.  The roots reach as far east as Japan on “BK Gypsy Dancehall” Feat. Bajah of Dry Eye Crew, fusing a Japanese Koto melody with the Sierra Leonean MC’s signature reggae dancehall cadence.  “Sin Fronteras” is a tribute to the nomadic Gypsy spirit worldwide.

Originating from Spain, Japan, Russia, Italy & U.S.A. BK Gypsies truly represents Brooklyn’s diverse ethnic heritage and style. The gypsies came to be in 2012 within Williamsburg Brooklyn’s Studio BPM music scene. Members include: Carmen Estevez, Takuya Nakamura, Tina Kristina, Brandon Lewis, Troy “Mobius” Simms & Zeb “The Spy From Cairo”. After a number of collaborative projects between the artist were explored the opportunity to form a band that incorporated elements from each project arose. The groups sound is an infusion of Mediterranean, North African, Arabic Themes with Electronic, Dancehall and Dub Reggae. The term “Gypsy” was incorporated into the band name representing the nomadic spirit & way of life within this musical journey.

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Novalima announces new album, 2015 Tour.

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NOVALIMA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND INTERNATIONAL TOUR

The pioneering Afro-Peruvian sound system Novalima returns with Planetario, a new release on Brooklyn’s Wonderwheel Recordings, and international touring launching in June.

April 2015 – From their humble start, file-sharing musical ideas and producing their first album in separate countries during the dawn of the internet, Novalima is now a live musical force revered worldwide for breaking boundaries and uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities, and generations. They have created an inspiring movement and revolutionized the music scene in their native Peru by bridging a longstanding divide between the mainstream and the minority Afro-Peruvian community, who have struggled against discrimination and cultural dissolution for generations.

Over the last two years, Novalima created their newest offering, Planetario to be released June 16th on Wonderwheel Recordings. The album’s name signals Novalima’s musical growth and international connections – much of the album was recorded on tour when they collaborated with top local and international musicians. There is a strong connection to Colombia created through a remarkable recording session in Bogota organized by members of La-33 including Sidestepper vocalist Eka Muñoz, Pernett and La Mamba Negra. The album also has offerings from global artists such as Marc de Clive Lowe (UK/NZ), Panko from Ojos de Brujo (Spain), and Kumar (Cuban rapper based in Barcelona).

The album’s debut single, “Como Yo” (to be released May 19th on digital single and 7” vinyl) honors the legendary Peruvian percussionist and longtime band member Mangue Vasquez who passed away in 2014. Not one for sentimentality, Mangue implored his friends to celebrate his life with song and dance when he passed rather than shed any tears. The life affirming lyrics are underscored by rolling percussion, twinkling synths, and a celebratory sing-song chant chorus: Gozen la vida como yoEnjoy life, like I do.

Novalima has garnered worldwide critical acclaim from mainstream (NPR, UK Guardian, Wall Street Journal, La Presse, Metro, Billboard) and underground media (Giant Step, Remezcla, Nat Geo) alike, delivered legendary performances around the world at festivals such as Roskilde, WOMAD, Pirineos Sur, NYC Central Park, Montreal Jazz Festival and Chicago’s Millennium Park, earned a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album, and were featured in cult filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s hit Mexploitation movie Machete.

For their upcoming year of international touring Novalima has designed a brand new live show that will debut in Lima as part of the country’s celebration of 100 years of Afro-Peruvian culture.

Novalima’s international tour begins in North America this June. Confirmed dates are listed below:

PLANETARIO TOUR

JUNE

19 – Chattanooga, TN – Nightfall Concert Series

20 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph

21 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

25 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

26 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

27 – 2015 Londonderry, VT – Frendly Gathering

28 – 2015 Schenectady, NY – Music Haven Concert Series

JULY

02 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace

03 – Bethlehem, NH – Colonial Theatre

17 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton World Music Festival

18 – Toronto, ON – Harbourfront Center

AUGUST

06 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge

08 – Tidewater, OR – Beloved

09 – Ashland, OR – Ashland Armory

14 – Oakland, CA – Leo’s

15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

 

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NEW RELEASE: Nickodemus – WONDERWORLD: 10 Years Of Painting Outside The Lines

 

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From his early days as a resident at the legendary Giant Step parties in NYC, to his groundbreaking Turntables on the Hudson parties held on a dock on the westside, to his current status as a globe-trotting ambassador of all things Funky, Deep and Global – Nickodemus has been a long-running force in nightlife and international DJ culture, amassing 4 highly regarded albums of original music with accompanying remix records on Thievery Corporation’s ESL imprint and his own Wonderwheel Recordings.

To celebrate 10 years since the release of his debut album Endangered Species, Nickodemus has done a special mix CD entitled WONDERWORLD: 10 Years of Painting Outside The Lines, chronicling his musical evolution over the last decade. The CD is a masterful, seamless mix of 23 career highlights – original productions and remixes from a vast array of producers all over the world.  This special mix CD comes with a card inserted for free download of all the individual tracks, and is also available on cassette form.

There is only one Nickodemus, and only he could transition from 1990′s-era Long Island house parties to becoming one of the most respected global dance music producers of our day.” – Huffington Post

“This Turntables on the Hudson co-founder has proven abilities when it comes to mixing polyglot grooves into something inviting and original that doesn’t trip itself up with too many clichés.” – XLR8R

“From Balkan Reggae to Latin Mantras, Nickodemus holds a mirror up to the World, reminding us of our inherent beauty while inviting us to a dance we’ll never forget.” -  National Geographic World

“Riding high on a whirlwind energy of world beats…Nickodemus sounds like a steamy summer of bright nights and breaking dawns. “ - Wax Poetics

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Tremor’s “Proa Remixed” out now!

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Argentinian neo-folkloric / electronic band Tremor returns to Wonderwheel Recordings after their latest album “Proa” with a collection of remixes of said album. Featuring such names as FilastineDengue Dengue DengueEl Buho and many more – this is a collection of deep and thoughtful takes on Tremor’s signature sound. 

 

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Dengue Dengue Dengue remixes Tremor

Peruvian neo-cumbia bass assassins Dengue Dengue Dengue deliver this deep and edgy remix of Tremor’s “Proa”, to be released on the upcoming Tremor remix album dropping on December 9th. Pre-Order here.

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