Turntables on Las Rambles

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When Nickodemus and Mariano started the Turntables on the Hudson (TOTH) parties in 1998 it was one of the first late night outdoor events in NYC. With the addition of Groove Collective founding member Nappy G on percussion, the party became an adventurous, young, free-spirited community known worldwide for its eclectic musical blend. In the past ten years TOTH took their beats from parking garages, lofts & boats to residencies at renowned NY clubs and venues like The Frying Pan, Opaline, Shelter, The Brooklyn Loft, Cielo, Element, Hiro Ballroom, SOB's and Spiegelworld.

TOTH’s music policy has always been maximum funk and absolute fun. One can easily hear home-born genres like hip-hop, funk, house and soul played back to back with Latin, Afrobeat and Eastern European gypsy sounds. In addition to hosting live guests in the past including Brazilian Girls, Antibalas, Tortured Soul and Los Amigos Invisibles, the crew has also fused live musicianship into their sets. The heavy percussive element has been highlighted with West African percussion ensembles, live samba batucada bands and New Orleans & Eastern Brass bands. Top-shelf DJs that joined them on deck over the past decade including Louie Vega, DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, DJ Smash, Mr. Scruff, Rainer Truby, Peter Kruder, The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Mark Rae, among dozens of others. Additionally Turntables on the Hudson has 9 volumes of music that were made by members of the crew and from friends in NY and abroad such as Zeb, Nickodemus, Nappy G, Quantic, Candela Allstars, Raeo, Sabo, Jay Rogriguez and Groove Collective are frequent contributors to the TOTH sound, and the albums have sold tens of thousands of units worldwide.

After nearly 15 years of doing the party NYC, Nickodemus has begun to branch out the Turntables on the Hudson brand internationally, throwing parties such as Turntables on the Thames (London), On the Nile (Cairo), On the Seine (France), On The Danube (Budapest), On The Rimac (Lima), and many other countries worldwide. Mid-2012 found Nickodemus starting a monthly “Turntables on Las Ramblas” event in Barcelona with fellow DJs Sujinho, Pablo Sanchez and Andyloop. Despite being known for its throbbing late night Techno parties, The Turntables on Las Ramblas events found instant success and a scene began to revolve around the party, so much so that Nickodemus decided to dedicate the next volume of the long running Turntables on the Hudson series of albums to this very special Barcelona party.

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 & compilations in NYC, latin, funk, house & global grooves mirror the party atmosphere as well as the diversity of Barcelona's constantly changing demographics & soundscape.

Highlights include: Colombian funk bomb “Palenque Barcelona" by Los Chicos Altos Vs. Palo Q'Sea, DJ VADIM's very catchy hip hop remix of “Fly Away" by Mariella, Novalima's biggest song off of their new album Macaco (ESL Music), Carlos Barbosa-Lima & Blasterjaxx's catchy & heavy hitting “Toca Flute" song with a DJ Sabo Moombahton Edit, as well as the long awaited Cumbia DUB remix of Flowering Inferno (aka Quantic) with a Nickodemus & Zeb remix. Other songs include Sid Vaga's Nu-Disco Balkan electronic remix by Oscar Barila, original Turntables on the Hudson collaborators Sujinho (Nossa) remixes Nickodemus' Andalucian gypsy “Los Tarantos", Pablo Sanchez's (Lovemonk/ WONDERWHEEL Recordings) Hip House track featuring vocals by iLLspokinN, Brazilian Barcelona local Wagner Po sends us a classic samba “Na Estrada" (on the road), & a finishing touch by Catalan superstars La Troba Kung Fu with a Toti & AndyLoop Remix of the song “Barcelona." CD compilation design by AndyLoop.

Turntables on las RAMBLAS is the first of the Turntables on the Hudson “City to City, River to River" series connecting various DJ's, artists, musicians & party people city to city that will soon feature Turntables on the Nile, Turntables in Lima, Turntables on the Caribbean & more…

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