March 3rd, 2015
What´s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon? One option is to drive out of town to the beach and hang out with your friends. Crank up the volume of your car stereo and enjoy your own music selection while sipping beers and puffing joints.
Now imagine this scenario in a sub-saharan African metropolis of today. Add a bit of a traffic jam before you reach the beach, think of car stereos that blast out selections of Afro House, Kuduro, Kizomba and African Rap. And soon you are close to the vibe that Daniel Haaksman´s new single “Sabado” is all about.
“Sabado” is a laid back uptempo track that puts the listener to an imaginary car park party on an African city beach front. It features the mighty guitar licks of Colombia´s Bulldozer, but has an allover South-African feel to it. Yes, Paul Simon´s “Graceland” is an influence here, but also all the hot new house track that comes out of South Africa and the Portuguese speaking African countries such as Angola and Moçambique. Consequently, the tune is called “Sabado”, Portuguese for “Saturday”.
Early DJ support by Crookers, Poirier, Toy Selectah, Round Table Knights, So Shifty, Samim, DJ Sabo, Shir Khan (Exploited) and many more!
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Listen to the tracks here:
March 2nd, 2015
Bazzerk, a.k.a. DJs Jess+Crabbe, Paris #1 adress for Afro digital-dance music, are glad to offer you this second free compilation. The artists featured in the Bazzer Free Bucket #2 pack are a sample of what Jess+Crabbe consider the most dynamic, young and prolific generation of artists mostly from the Afro-lusophone club scene. The free download is here.
February 27th, 2015
Daniel Haaksman just celebrated the one hundredth volume of his weekly radio show Luso FM on German public radio station Funkhaus Europa. In little more than two years, despite being presented in German language, Luso FM has become a global reference to new sounds and artists from countries such as Angola, Brasil, Portugal, Moçambique and Capo Verde.
In Luso FM #100, Daniel presents the most played songs and talks about guest mixes and the rising wave of cutting edge sounds and grooves from the Portuguese speaking world which developed largely unnoticed outside the Anglo-Saxon dominated, online media world we live in. Over it´s one hundred show stretch, Luso FM presented genres like Kuduro, Baile Funk, Tecno Brega, Funana, Kizomba, Ku House, Favela Trap or Pandza and displayed the music´s countless trans-atlantic relationships and diasporic roots. One hundred volumes of Luso FM have shown that music from the lusosphere (“Luso” meaning “Portuguese speaking” (anaolgous to Francophone for French speaking)) has become an important force in global dance music to reckon with. If you missed out any past shows, check out Daniel´s Luso FM playlist on Soundcloud which contains 97 of the 100 last presentations. Man Rec says Big Up!
February 26th, 2015
Every now and then you stumble across a tune on Soundcloud that stand outs like no other. “White Noise” (Dembow Edit) by Imaabs is such a special track. A twisted white noise patch, a few small clonks here and there, all riding on a irrestibly speeded up Dembow beat make this tune that secret club bomb that everyone tries to Shazam. And the great thing is: You can grab it for free from below!
February 20th, 2015
Trash-Dance in the area of Veneto (close to the Alps) is the name of Italy´s leading party for international bass music. The monthly party series promotes an alternative electronic music to the big room club sound of Europe, presenting the best DJs. Since 2008 the stage of “Trash” was graced by names such as: Rustie, Roses Gabor (Gorillaz), Drop The Lime, Canblaster, Girl Unit, Melé, Nguzunguzu, DJ Sliink, Milangeles just to name a few. Now our very own Daniel Haaksman rocked the house at Trash Dance and you can listen to his set below.
Daniel Haaksman dj-set live @ TRASH-DANCE – 20.12.2014 New Age Club by Trash-Dance on Mixcloud