A decade under the influence of eclectic grooves.
Nickodemus really can find a groove anywhere.
To prove it, the Bay Shore native, best known for his long-running Turntables on the Hudson party series, collects some of his most potent dance-floor-fillers on "Wonder World: 10 Years of Painting Outside the Lines" (Wonderwheel).
He blends Brooklyn and Eastern-European rhythms on the charming "Brookarest" featuring Tarafs de Haidouks. He puts his own powerful spin on Afro-pop with "Back from Africa," and old-school hip-hop with "Give the Drummer Some." However, Nickodemus is at his best when he blends a great party vibe with world beats and a house groove, as he does on the good-time "Funky in the Middle" and "Under the Volcano."
Nickodemus celebrates his album release at Louie and Chan, 303 Broome St., Manhattan, at 9 p.m. March 12.
THE GRADE B+