Everyone loves the Sun… some love the Moon too! A few Moonlighting DJ/ Producers, inspired by the original Moon People album (released June 2012) set out to take the songs for another turn in space.
Here we have Ancient Astronauts remixing the title song featuring The Real Live Show & Kathrin deBoer (Belleruche) into a straight ahead Hip-Hop groover. Los Angeles producer Yukicito took “Mirage” deeper in the desert over to Mauritania & Nigeria with nice live horns, while Canadian house producer Rise Ashen follows up with 2 deep 4 to the floor remixes of “Peaceful Island Life” for the late night. Also included are the Ancient Astronauts instrumental and a special bonus instrumental version of “Alekuban” from the album.
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We’ve just released the next installment in our new compilation series for 2013 and are happy to announce that we’re offering it as a FREE DOWNLOAD through our Bandcamp page. The Wonderwheel Spins in 2013 features brand new and unreleased tracks and remixes coming out this year on the label from the likes of Nickodemus, Zeb, The Whiskey Barons, The Real Live Show, Rise Ashen, Funkommunity, Pablo Sanchez, Wriggly Scott, Sid Vaga and more… grab it now!
WONDERWHEEL Recordings is proud to present the next volume in our long running Turntables on the Hudson compilation series based around the beautiful city of Barcelona!
On his instinctive travels & paths of rhythm, Nickodemus comes back from Barcelona with a full compilation of unreleased songs from friends & family affiliated with the monthly Turntables on las RAMBLAS party! Like the Turntables on the Hudson parties in NYC – Latin, Funk, House & Global Grooves mirror the party atmosphere as well as the diversity of Barcelona’s constantly changing demographics & soundscape.
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Rewind to Nickodemus’ 1st album ENDANGERED SPECIES in 2005… “Give the Drummer Some” marks the 1st collaboration between Nickodemus and Malik Work & Stimulus of THE REAL LIVE SHOW. It was a dedication to all the rhythm providers throughout time who’ve inspired Nickodemus & The Real Live Show including: Mino Cinelu, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Clyde Stubblefield, Quest Love, Zakir Hussain, & Nickodemus’ long time music & party partner Nappy G.
Fast forward to 2013 & the Drummer is getting some more on this limited edition 7″ with remixes by DJ Regal of The Wiseguys fame. Regal’s remix delves deep into the rarest break-beats as this true digger lines up the funkiest chunkiest beats to fit the vibe of the original lyrics. Also included is an instrumental on the B-Side.
NYC (via Paris) based DJ and producer Sid Vaga returns to Nickodemus’ Wonderwheel Recordings with another 12“ full of exotic deep house vibes sure to light up dance floors everywhere. It’s an impressive follow-up to his genuinely well-received ”Brazuca“ single from earlier in the year. On the A side, Sid delivers ”Na Na Ye“, a driving cut with a pulsing bass line and hypnotic African chant that pushes the tune forward before getting flipped into a percussive section alongside deep and subtle synths. On the flip ”Manouche“ can be found, a late night house tune with psychedelic Balkan guitars and swirling Gypsy vocal samples punctuating the track. Rounding out the single, Valencian producer Oscar Barila(Plastic City, Kling Klong) gives ”Manouche” a truly funky remix with a squelchy ’80s ‘new wave’ style bass line, thumping house beat, and irresistible synth work coming together for a real after hours nightclub workout.
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GLOBAL MINUTE is a series of collaborations with songs, MC’s artists & film makers. It started in NYC by producer Nickodemus featuring MC’s The Real Live Show, Sadat X, iLLspokinN & Rabbi Darkside. Each MC was then made into a painting by artist Justin Carty & animated into a full video. The project then traveled from city to city asking MC’s to give us a minute in their city. Beirut, Tokyo, Saigon were next. Now we land in Dubai, a city know to most as a very flashy Vegas-like city built in the desert of the United Arab Emirates. Nickodemus met with local MC’s Toofless, Jibberish, Eslam & Ed Hooligan to get a better look inside Dubai with all their very unique perspectives. Listen closely as they paint their verbal picture of a different side of life in Dubai. In addition, we have a very futuristic remix by the newly signed Wriggly Scott who weighs in on some heavy synth hip hop beats.
Next up in the series of A GLOBAL MINUTE will be the song, video & paintings for SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico. coming soon…
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WONDERWHEEL Recordings is back with another set of songs from it’s diverse pallet of releases. On Nickodemus’ DJ travels he met up with these fine MC’s & producer Wriggly Scott (aka DJ Solo) for the making of “A DUBAI MINUTE” (release date Dec 2012). The experience working with them has been smooth & easy… they blend right in with the WONDERWHEEL family. Wriggly Scott is originally from the UK but has been residing in the Middle East for the last ten years. A self-confessed hip hop purist, Scott has become an integral part of the local scene working with similarly like-minded artists from the UAEand across the region. His latest release is an honest depiction of his influences since his formative years of growing up with hip hop in the early 90s to his years living abroad, teaming-up once more with his long-term collaborators Feras Ibrahim (aka Toofless), Jibberish and also the renowned local soul vocalist Hamdan Al Abri.
On the lead track ‘Back And Forth’ we hear a delicate jazz piano sample coupled with a thick bassline and hard, yet swinging drums reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest. This provides the background for Feras Ibrahim’s self-exploratory rhymes set above Hamdan Al Abri’s mesmerizing harmonies. On the track ‘Names’ Scott combines slick instrumentation with loose percussion sequencing to provide the organic groove that is often missing from a lot of contemporary hip hop, whilst the two MCs trade bars skillfully. On the third track ‘The Ish’ he provides a lounge hip hop vibe whilst Jibberish laces the beat with humorous metaphors, questioning where is the soul in much of modern-day music.
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Wonderwheel is happy to release the very first taste of our upcoming “Turntables on Las Ramblas” compilation dropping in early 2013. This 4-song sampler EP is a sureshot for the dancefloor and is full of the talents that we regularly collaborate with for our monthly party in Barcelona. On this EP, Los Chicos Altos give us “Barcelona Palenque” a warm Latin vocal groove representing the inevitable cultural diffusion of Colombians & Catalans in the city. “Toca Flute” by Carlos Barbosa & Blasterjaxx weighs in heavy with a Sabo Moombahton re-edit that makes the party react! Turntables on the Hudson original Sujinho remixes “Los Tarantos” by Nickodemus to give us that deep Moombah-House he’s been rocking on Barcelona dance floors for over 5 years. Lastly, the Nickodemus & Zeb dub remix of “No Soy del Valle” by Flowering Inferno (aka Quantic) finally gets released to the World via Las Ramblas.
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Check out photos from the tour so far on Nickodemus’ Facebook page!
Wonderwheel Recordings is proud to present a new 3-track digital release by hard-playing Brooklyn mainstays the Mobius Collective. “Gypsy Cab” kicks things off with it’s big stuttering drums, Mulatu-esque horn sections, swirling effects and new school synths – compounded by the sizzling vocals of Carmen Estevez, who adds a Latin vibe to this mystic brew. Barcelona / NYC producer Sujinho gets the dancefloor churning with his Moombahton remix of “Gypsy Cab” – letting the drums thunder and the synths shine out. Lastly, the Dame Lo Remix is a dubbed out slo-mo chugger with hypnotic chops and effects galore!
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