Nícola Cruz announces album of remixes from his debut “Prender el Alma”

"Nícola Cruz announces album of remixes from his debut “Prender el Alma”"

Nicola CruzEcuadorian Electronic artist Nicola Cruz consolidates the success of his breakthrough debut album and prolongs the life of those songs through a new record: the album of “Prender el alma” remixes will be released on June 10 on ZZK Records, and features remixes by twelve artists including label-mates History of Colour (El Buho & Barrio Lindo), beGun, Chancha Via Circuito, Jhon Montoya and sister label-mate EVHA.

Cruz designed the sounds of “Prender el Alma” inspired by electronic music techniques and local Andean music and culture. He built his songs layer by layer, instrument by instrument, drum by drum.  A cast of eclectic Latin American artists seamlessly pick up where Nicola left off, adding their unique flavor to each individual track.

Since the release of the original album in October of 2015, Cruz has been crisscrossing the globe, touring relentlessly. His music has been frequently featured on KCRW, KEXP, Radio 3,and FIP. Prender El Alma Remixed comes out just days before his debut set at Sonar Festivalin Barcelona (June 16, SonarHall stage) and ahead of his forthcoming North American tour.  Also, he added a new european tour from September 29th to Octobre 16th.

“The best kind of music hits you like 3D, sounding like textures and feeling like colors. That’s exactly the case with Nicola Cruz” (The Fader) 

“Much like his onetime collaborator Nicolas Jaar, Cruz’s set gets psychedelic without topping 92bpm (Pitchfork)

“The best Latin American sound I’ve heard in a long time is from Ecuador.  Have you heard of Nicola Cruz?  He’s incredible! (Jorge Drexler)

“The new electronic jewel of the South American continent” (VICE)



Track List:

Colibria – History Of Colour Remix

Colibria – Ninze & Thomash Remix

La Mirada – Umoja Remix

Cumbia Del Olvido – Montoya Remix

Cumbia Del Olvido – Jiony Remix

Cumbia Del Olvido – RLHBSLCN Remix

La Cosecha – Captain Planet Remix

Puente Roto – EVHA Remix

Puente Roto – Psilosamples Remix

Puente Roto – Siete Catorce Remix

Sanacion – Begun Remix

Cocha Runa – Chancha Via Circuito Remix


Tour Dates:

16-June – Barcelona – Sonar

18-June – Marseille – Friche La Belle de Mai

19-June – Berlin – Kater Blau

24-June – Hamburg – Golem Club

25-June – Avila – Tropical Camp

29-June – Berlin – Fusion

30-June – Berlin – Fusion

01-July – Paris – Garorock Festival

02-July – St Denis de Gastines – Au Foin de la Rue

05-July – Madrid – Frinje

06-July – Ibiza

08-July – Berlin – Renate

12-July – France – Calvi on the Rocks

13-July – France – Horde à la Clairiere

14-July – Mikonos – Skorpios

16-July – St Aubin sur Mer – Pete the Monkey

17-July – Madrid

20-July – Ibiza

22-July – Porto – Milhoes Festival

29-July – Miami – Bespoke Musik @ Electric Pickle

30-July – NYC – Bespoke Musik Boat Cruise @ Circle Line Cruises

04-Aug – Chicago – TusSoni2 @ East Room

09-Aug – San Francisco – Soundpieces @ Monarch

10-Aug – Santa Fe – Meow Wolf

11-Aug – Los Angeles – Low End Theory & Goldenvoice @ The Roxy

12-Aug – Seattle – Nectars & Solid Sound @ Nectar’s Lounge

13-Aug – Tidewater – Beloved Music Festival

25-Sep – Oakdale – Symbiosis Gathering