Nicola Cruz

Whether he’s studying North African melodies or spiritual chants, Nicolá Cruz shows profound respect for a given sound’s cultural context. This is evident across his entire discography. His earliest releases on Multi Culti and ZZK Records layerered traditional woodwinds and percussion with folktronica and tribal house, reflecting a holistic understanding of global rhythms.

His more recent work takes an adventurous, polyglot approach to club music, with EPs on Highlife, Rhythm Section and Tra Tra Trax exploring breaks, acid and other spirally sounds. But even his deep, drum-heavy techno cuts feel unusually organic, vibrant polyrhythms bursting with character.

Global Warming

Nicola Cruz – Noite Longa
Pastrana – Prisioneiro
Babani Soundsystem – Touni Minwi
Uffe – City’s Dead
Laurent Garnier – Boom (Remix)
Interfearence – Xtradition (Remix)
Mala – Cuba Electronic…

Slow Mo Electronica

High Lands Vol.2

Batu Ozer – Pinus
Quixosis – Lisergium Tremens
Uji – Maloka
Feathered Sun – Hmm Hum Humm
Nicola Cruz & Uji – Inversions
Dj Ground – Tumulus (remix)
AkizzBeatzz​ – ​I’m An African (remix)


DBFC – Leave My Room
Tim Paris – Rain (Pilooski remix)
Nicola Cruz – Tzantza (Simple Symmetry remix)
Manfredas – Pink Industry
Guido Minisky – I’m A Cliche Edit Service 30
Carrot Green & Selvagem – Vandre (Marvin & Guy Halal Sensation)…

Von Party

10 Tracks by Thomas Von Party

Manfredas – Place to Fear
the Normal BoyZ – 99% (Version)
Red Axes – Sun My Sweet Sun (remix)
Tanzania Soundsystem – Msichana
Benjamin Ball – Flash A Flashlight (Edit)
Aguayo & Spoko – Dirty Dancing
Fango – N1 (Recubierto Mix)…