Aïwa: The French Kings of Oriental breakbeat.

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One of a new breed of Iraq artists establishing themselves in Europe, Aïwa – brotherly duo Wamid and Naufalle – are a French based global music act. Their new album “ElNar” takes breathy vocals and dense instrumentation with a downtown sound you’d hope to hear in better times somewhere in a downtown Baghdad bar.

“All Aïwa’s songs have only one thing in common – they groove,” offers Naufalle.

“I mean that I love music that makes you dance. You can find this in all the traditional Arabic music, there’s always a very groovy pulse even behind the huge orchestra. This is why Aïwa is this mix of Arabic/traditional stuff with black music [such as] jazz, funk, hip hop, dub, etc.)”

ELNAR offers a fantastic body of work, successfully blending Middle Eastern instruments, vocals and sounds with Hip hop and breaks delicately spliced with cutting edge technology. The album features New York’s finest; MC Jamalski (Boogie Down Productions), Says (X Makeena) and Anissa Derkaoui (Algerian singer).

Wikkid Records follows up Aïwa’s second full-length album “El Nar” and their highly successful debut “Yi Yi” with their “Aïwa Remixed” CD series featuring remixes produced by Cheb I Sabba, Transglobal Underground, Nuskool Players, Rise Ashen, RCola, Generic, Sarcastic, Balanced Crew and more…

David Kristian – Music From the Mermaid Room (series)

David Kristian – Music From the Mermaid Room (series)

David Kristian – Music from the Mermaid Room (sampler)

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Enhance your Films, TV, Advertisements and Video Games with Wikkid Records’ catalog of arabesque hip-hop, digital roots and electronic atmospherics.

Some of the artists we represent include Belgian technoist CJ Bolland, French oriental breakbeat purveyors Aïwa, Canadian sonic dreamscaper David Kristian, and International underground rub-a-dub soldier RCola.

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“Global Electro” – Shisha Sound System

Global Electro is a high-octane road trip that careers through the continents; from the beaches of Rio to the plazas of Rome; soaking in the spicy flavours of the Beirut maghreb, and the vibrant, bustling street life of Calcutta. It cruises down the Panama canal, and arrives at the Mexican border dusty and exhausted; but euphoric.

What Bobby Friction [ BBC Radio 1 / UK ] said about Global Elektro : “Habibi is on Global Elektro, an album sent to me by the Shisha Sound System…I’ve gotta say this, you may remember DJ UMB who did this great Arabic Electronic mix on the show a couple of months back, well Wikkid Records have just released this album… it has blown me away… Amazing album… I really, really like it… I can’t go on enough about it.”- Bobby Friction [ BBC Radio 1 / UK ]

“Rub A Dub Wize” – RCola

Rub A Dub Wize” establishes RCola as a bona-fide producer in the truest sense. This full-length artist album does for Jungle / D ‘n B what Nasa or Blue Sky Black Death have done for hip hop: working with a variety of artists and sounds to create a modern day fusion project curated by an omniscient hand at the mixing console.”

“Stellar remixes of The Wailers’ classic “Kinky Reggae”, Trans-Global Underground’s “Dancehall Operator”, and Franco-Iraqi dub-hop outfit Aiwa’s “Azeri” + “Skimalja” featuring Jamalski are all given the complete treatment; finding a new home nestled in the soundscapes of RCola’s signature grooves and fueling his crossover appeal. RCola’s remix work has also afforded reggae greats Barrington Levy, Sister Nancy, and Jimmy Riley an opportunity to shine in a new light.”

RCola on Soundcloud

“Art, Rythme, Ethique” – Micronologie

“Art, Rythme, Ethique”, Micronologie’s latest full-length on Wikkid Records, revisits the old school with some motown samples and conscious lyrics, all the while bringing their mix of rap, funk, soul and spoken word in like a fresh breeze into the hexangonal world of Hip-hop.

Micronologie is a French hip-hop group founded in Rennes in 2005, by K.Oni, Safirius, Casta (MC’s) and Dj Sambal, and now includes production work from Permone (Drum Brothers). Their style lightly mixes R’n'b, Soul, Funk and Jazz with the science of the groove at the centre.

Solid guest appearances from Foreign Beggars, Sun7, Naufalle from Aiwa, DJ Deheb and Panel Large bolster Micronologie’s effort and show not only the strength of their own original work but also their ability to hold their own with a diverse group of collaborators.

These versatile artists sculpt each tune with a solid musical dexterity that allow them to deliver intelligent flows and surgical cuts with poise. They walk in line with the “Native Tongue” concept lifted from American Hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, De la Soul), and are equally nourished from the best of french 90′s Rap (Sages poetes de la rue, Saian Supa Crew, Scred Connexion).

“500 EURO COCKTAIL” – CJ Bolland


CJ Bolland‘s “500 EURO COCKTAIL” is a musical collision of multi-layered and orchestrated rhythms and bass-lines that takes the listener on an emotional roller-coaster from start to finish.

Darling Nikkie, the mysterious voice featured on CJ’s classic Dance chart hit “Sugar is Sweeter” returns to the studio with CJ and features on the elevating and haunting lead-off single “Freak”. The emotion captured on the spine-chillingly beautiful “Cry” will leave you breathless and reaching for the tissue box. The rest of “500 Euro Cocktail”‘s tracks pulsate across the musical spectrum with a sweet electro-pop smoothness and a harder, typically Bolland-esque, techno-fuelled edge.

“500 Euro Cocktail” not only confirms that CJ Bolland, long-time advocate of the Global Dance scene, is a pioneer of the Techno movement – he remains one of the most respected DJ/Producers in the world.