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Rhythm Section welcomes Nicola Cruz to the fold with his debut EP on the imprint, ‘Subtropique’, out on the 19th February. The new signing is announced with the hip-hop influenced lead single ‘Individuality Riddim’.

The EP is a new experiment for Nicola who had to strip back his setup to produce at home, using fewer elements. Noting the power of collaboration, Nicola enlisted long-time collaborator and master of drums Pablo Vincencio for ‘Zularic Permutations’. On ‘Barretto’, Nicola recognises the history of his influences, paying tribute to the North American percussionist Ray Barretto from the golden age of La Fania - a collective and record label originating in NYC in the 60s which is renowned for helping to bring Latin music to a global audience.


  1. Individuality Riddim 
  2. Subtropique 
  3. What Now 
  4. Barretto (Tienes Algo) 
  5. Zularic Permutations