Wonderwheel Recordings is a renowned Brooklyn-based record label established by Nickodemus back in 2004. In 2011, the label experienced a relaunch with a new partner, Aaron DRM, known for his Bastard Jazz fame. Since its inception, Wonderwheel Recordings has been dedicated to releasing a diverse range of dance-floor music from a global network of talented artists who consistently contribute their unique musical ideas and inspirations.
The label boasts an impressive roster of artists, including Novalima, Nickodemus, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Chancha Via Circuito, Turntables on the Hudson, El Búho, Thornato, Populous, Sid Vaga, DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko, Zeb, The Spy from Cairo, Lagartijeando, Nickodemus, Los Chicos Altos, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Tremor, Sorceress, Jose Marquez, and many more.
Agua De La Tierra (Nicola Cruz remix) - (4:53) 93 BPM
A La Muerte (Nicola Cruz remix) - (4:18) 90 BPM
Review: Matanza member Rodrigo Gallardo has long been interested in the "folkloric traditions" of South America, and in particular his native Chile. El Origen is his attempt to incorporate these traditional sounds, rhythms and instrumental tropes into a contemporary electronic music setting. His original productions - all fluttering flutes, gentle acoustic guitars, warm electronics and evocative vocals - are showcased on the A side, with pal and fellow Chilean Nicola Cruz providing his own interpretations on the B-side. Naturally, his revisions tend towards the more cosmic and dancefloor-friendly, but also retain enough elements from Gallardo's original tracks to not be too revolutionary. Crucially, all Cruz's versions are superb.