Fusicology on March 1, 2018with 0 comments
Featured On Upcoming Album, A Long Engagement
Out May 4 Via WonderWheel
Since the mid-90′s, New York DJ and producer Nickodemus has sculpted an international presence for himself DJing parties in cities across the world from Seoul to São Paulo. Through his travels Nickodemus has been provided with a unique perspective that has allowed him to create an original sound that compiles soundbites from his journeys around the globe. Boasting a discography that contains three full-length albums (Endangered Species, Sun People, Moon People) and nine compilations, the veteran producer has acted as a trailblazer in the global club music movement thanks to his international mergers. Now after 18 years at the forefront of the scene, Nickodemus is preparing for the release of his fourth studio album, the highly anticipated A Long Engagement.
Five years in the making, A Long Engagement encompasses the artist’s travels over the past few years and incorporates a myriad of genres including Funk, Latin, Deep House, Hip-Hop, Arabic, and Electronic. Today, we’re getting our first glimpse into the project with LP cut “Do You Do You?“ Feat. Carol C & The Spy From Cairo. Kicking off with a distinctly Arabic feel thanks to the prominent use of an Oud, “Do You Do You?” features the sultry vocals of past collaborator Carol C and an ode to classic hip-hop thanks to verses from The Spy From Cairo. Undoubtedly setting the tone for the remainder of the record, “Do You Do You?” perfectly showcases what Nickodemus does best with his seamless fusion of seemingly unrelated sounds into one cohesive listen.
As for what’s next from A Long Engagement, fans can expect to hear a collaboratively stacked album featuring Grammy nominated act Innov Gnawa, The Pimps of Joytime, Carol C (Si*se), Jahdan Blakkamore, Femina, Alsarah, Grey Reverend (Bonobo), LA Yegros, and The Real Live Show on the 13-track project due out May 4th via Nickodemus‘ label Wonderwheel.
If this is the first encounter with Nickodemus, aside from his nearly two-decades of original releases, the artist is also well-known for his many remixes for artists including Bob Marley, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Thievery Corporation, Quantic, Mr Scruff, The Pimps of Joytime, Miguel Migs, Natasha Atlas, and more. In the event space, Nickodemus is also known for his famed NYC parties Turntables on the Hudson that have now made their way around the world to cities including Cairo, London, Kalymnos, Barcelona, Budapest, and more.
Up next for Nickodemus, he will be continuing his travels around the world in support of A Long Engagement. Find a full list of tour dates below, and pre-order A Long Engagement via Bandcamp here.
March 3- Melbourne, Australia- Belleville Melbourne
March 18- Sydney, Australia- TBA
April 30- Montpellier, France- Le Rockstore