There’s eight million stories in New York City, and if you’re in the know, there’s a refreshing movement of bodies several stories above the Manhattan street bars and clubs in secret lofts and apartments. One of these reoccurring parties is Roland’s Six Degrees, with Sid Vaga providing the sonic backbone. After over ten years of heavy dance-floor smashing, Sid steps into the studio to make some of his own sounds, presented here via Nickodemus’ Wonderwheel Recordings. Starting as a music lover in his native Paris, 1999 is the year Sid Vaga took control of the turntables. Since then, he’s played in lounges, clubs and hotels all over the Americas (North, Latin, and South). Sid has DJ’ed aside many renown DJ’s and friends like Roy Davis Jr., Nickodemus, Ursula 1000, Matthias Heilbronn, Rich Medina, and Gilles Peterson (during an underground set at the Getdown Party III). “Brazuca" showcases Sid Vaga’s original Latin/Brazilian house signature sound filled with percussion, funky bass, and straight-driving backbeats that make for a solid party starter. The B side goes a notch deeper and heavier as D’Sol from Paris remixes “Brazuca” with additional electronics and moodier sounds. Together, these two tracks balance the 12” for both early and late-night dance-floors. It’s another fine, exotic track to tempt the DJs from Wonderwheel.
Roger Sanchez - “Sexy!”
Robert Owens - “The ‘Brazuca (D’Sol Remix)' is a great track and mix.”
Marques Wyatt (Vanguard / Deep L.A.) - “Luvin’ this groove!”
Ursula 1000 - “Dope!”
Ancient Astronauts (Switchstance Recordings) - “A very cool release from Wonderwheel. I love it!”
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music / Ibiza Global Radio) - ”A very nice EP. Both versions bring back summertime to me.”
All Good Funk Alliance (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi) - “Nice Latin House jam.”
Santos (Yoruba Records) - “Dope! I love the percussion!”
Basement Freaks (Goodgroove / Manmade) - “Diggin’ this release.”
Danny Massure (Spring Strut / Ticklejunk) - ”Sweet Latin House grooves.”
Stereo 77 (Research Deluxe / Filtered Sunshine Radio) - “I have been dropping the ‘D’Sol Remix' in my sets for a couple of weeks now … Perfect for the lounge and rooftop vibe.”
Also supported by Danny Tenaglia, Kid Loco, Mousse T, Minus 8, DJ Sabo, Qdup Foundation, and DJ Friction.
Available now from Beatport and Juno