Nickodemus / Endangered Species
Album:Endangered Species Collection:General
Artist:Nickodemus Added:Nov 2006
Label:Esl Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-02-18 Pull Date:2007-04-22 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 22Apr 15Apr 8Mar 25Mar 18Mar 11Mar 4Feb 25

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 03, 2019:oatmeal for lunch
Funky In The Middle (Featuring Jay Rodriguez & Ticklah)
4.Aug 06, 2012:Happy Hour
Cleopatra In New York (Featuring Carol C) Zim Zam Mix
2.May 27, 2013:Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC on Memorial Day)
Give The Drummer Some (Featuring Real Live Show & Nappy G)
5.Feb 20, 2012:Happy Hour
Cleopatra In New York (Featuring Carol C) Zim Zam Mix
3.Jan 17, 2013:Happy Hour
Give The Drummer Some (Featuring Real Live Show & Nappy G)
6.Jan 28, 2012:New World Disorder
Give The Drummer Some (Featuring Real Live Show & Nappy G)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-02-20 
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/15/06
Globalized dance/hip hop/funk/house from NYC and around the world. Turntablist and guests from all over spin ideas of peace, unity, and dance Some of it is less beat-driven and more sound collage/trance, some of it is irresistibly funky. Lots of Latin and Middle Eastern elements and a healthy dose of hip hop.
No FCCs detected. It’s all great, I like 2 and 11 best, and 1 and 3 too.
1. 3:42 *** minimal instrumentation & Spanish vocals for first 30 secs, then swingy midtempo mambo with lots of percussion and horns – great vibe.
2. 4:28 ****funky bellydance beat with a bit of human beatbox and great horns.
3. 4:47 *** funky as hell beat, a bit of Latin feel, hip hop rap about music in English. I love this. Shoutouts to all kinds of drummers. Sweet!
4. 7:31 ***uptempo doumbek and added layers of music, Middle Eastern oboe. Jazzy and mysterious vibe. No vocals, a bit trance-y.
5. 4:54 ***downtempo, slinky vibe, seductive Middle Eastern female vocals, no lyrics, some nice oud.
6. 3:54 **clapping, acoustic guitar and pipes, males vocals in Spanish. Midtempo steady beat with some Andean trance-iness.
7. 4:21 ***starts with thumb piano, then midtempo beat and female hip hop rap in English. Nice lyrics, lots of cool sounds, some tree-hugging.
8. 4:50 **uptempo Latin-tinged funk, pretty female vocals in Spanish.
9. 5:27 *** uptempo complex percussion and snare, guitar with heavy African accent. Mostly it’s all about the syncopation. Tasty and pretty.
10. 4:09 **doumbek solo intro, other elements come in gradually. A bit uptempo, sort of a sound collage.
11. 4:48 ****midtempo very swingy groove with some Middle Eastern horn, bits of electronica, gradually builds layers, gets really wildly cool.
12. 5:34*** starts with solo plucked instrument, again building layers. Midtempo hip hop beat, but with stuff like melodica. Female vocals in English.
13. 1:41 **water sounds and ethereal female voices, no lyrics. Some hand drums, trance-y. Ends with long fade of crickets chirping.

Track Listing
1.Mi Swing Es Tropical (Nickodemus & Quantic Featuring Tempo) 7.The Spirits Within (Featuring Apani B)
2.Funky In The Middle (Featuring Jay Rodriguez & Ticklah) 8.Bailamos En El Junque (Featuring Malena Perez)
3.Give The Drummer Some (Featuring Real Live Show & Nappy G) 9.Back From Africa (Featuring Mitch Stein)
4.Crazy Stranger (Featuring Harel Shachal) 10.Rhythm Love Reprise
5.Cleopatra In New York (Featuring Carol C) Zim Zam Mix 11.The Global Village (Instrumental)
6.Peace Pipe (Featuring Jean Shepherd) 12.Mystery Of Life (Featuring Andrea Monteiro)
 13.Endangered Species (Outro)