Nickodemus: A NY DJ Who Thinks and Acts Globally


“Hello, thanks for the interview. Pardon my long responses as I’m on a 30-hour flight to Oz, and I have a lot of time to talk.”

A champion of dance music emanating from all corners all over the world, it’s no surprise that New York City DJ/producer/promoter/indie label mogul Nickodemus is answering questions from Big Shot on a transatlantic flight bound for Down Under.

With a discography full of releases on Thievery Corporation’s ESL imprint, assorted remixes and a litany of projects on his Wonderwheel Recordings label, the forward-thinking, Brooklyn-based bon vivant has been reflecting on the past decade of his musical life. It’s all captured on his splendid DJ mix, Nickodemus Wonderworld: 10 Years of Painting Outside the Lines, which he released in February.

From his early days throwing down on the decks as a resident DJ at Giant Step’s weekly shindigs in Manhattan to co-founding the long-running Turntables on the Hudson club night, Nickodemus has built his reputation on playing funky music, from Afrobeat, Asian and Latin styles to everything and anywhere in between.

If a track will get people moving on the dance floor, Nickodemus will play it.


Musical fads have come and gone over the past decade. But if you’re Nickodemus, wavering from the musical ideals you hold true isn’t an option. Continue Reading