With a pair of acclaimed albums under his belt (Amazonico Gravitante and Cardos Redondo), Argentinean DJ/producer/musician Mati Zundel, who goes by the musical alias Lagartijeando, will release his third album, El Gran Poder, via Nickodemus’ Wonderwheel Recordings on March 31. The title borrows its names from the Aymara festival that takes place annually in Bolivia and Peru.
Boasting melodies and influence drawn from Brazilian house and bass music, Afro-Brazilian beats, and Andean folk music, Zundel, who is based in the small town of Dolores, has a captivating global view of music.
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Antofagasta de la Sierra” from the soon-to-be released album. Hit the play button below and savor gentle, worldly grooves from one of South America’s most talented producers.
“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 →