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Man 103 Daniel Haaksman “Remixes 2008-2017”

Friday, November 17th, 2017
Man 103 Daniel Haaksman "Remixes 2008-2017"

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Daniel Haaksman´s remixes have been a fixture in the global club scene for years, offering up a hard-to-define blend of Brazilian and Afro sounds mixed with various club genres. “Remixes 2008-2017” shows Daniel Haaksman´s eclectic sound melded into a more club-friendly format with eleven remixes for artists such as Schlachthofbronx, Batuk, Felipe Cordeiro, Omulu and Populous amongst others, most of which were released over the past nine years.

The compilation “Remixes 2008-2017” now anthologises Daniel Haaksman´s best remixes, covering his finest remixes from 2007 up to 2017. The compilation displays his preference for remixing a diverse range of artists from around the world, including Germany´s Schlachthofbronx, South Africa´s Batuk or Weird Together from New Zealand. The opener, a remix for Brazilian Nordestino star Felipe Cordeiro kicks off with a hip shaking, dembow inspired beat. Colombia´s Makine Del Karibe gets reworked in a tropical house fashion, the Brazilian-French collaboration of Omulu + King Doudou receives a trap inspired treatment. The compilation excels when it showcases Daniel Haaksman´s knack for transforming the original onto a club ready rework withouth losing the original´s essence and identity. “Loco” for example by Cuban outfit Madera Limpia is remixed into a dancefloor bomb, deftly layering synths and percussions on a thundering beat. Other highlights include his recent remix for Italian up and commer, Populous as well as Montreal- Mocambican singer Samito.

Creating a great remix is a delicate process, one that requires a relationship to the original, yet also a certain forcefulness in order to create a new production, rather than merely adding another beat to an acappella or melody. Over the last decade, Daniel Haaksman has displayed exactly this balance of reverence and confidence, creating his own sound in using the groundwork of others to build upon. This compilation presents Haaksman´s capacity to produce remixes that sound today as fresh as they did when they were originally released.

MC THA “BONDE DA PANTERA” (PROD. OMULU + KING DOU DOU)

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
MC THA "BONDE DA PANTERA" (PROD. OMULU + KING DOU DOU)

MAN 102 DANIEL HAAKSMAN “FUNANÁ REMIXES”

Friday, October 13th, 2017
MAN 102 DANIEL HAAKSMAN "FUNANÁ REMIXES"

We are happy to present the remix version of Daniel Haaksman´s much hyped summer release, the “Fun fun fun / Aná Aná Aná” single, Daniel´s take on the Cape Verdian high speed dance sounds Funaná and Kotxi Pó – as not all dance music from Africa necessarily has to be Afro house these days.

The remix package is also breaking boundaries in the Afro sounds we hear today. Three of 2017´s hottest tropical music acts put their hands on the Funaná tracks: DJ Marfox, Freak De L´Afrique and Populous.

DJ Marfox, a long time supporter of the original “Fun Fun Fun” track kicks off the remixes with a hypnotic, Portuguese Kuduro inspired version of “Fun Fun Fun” that brings every dancefloor to the boil. Just check the Instagram feed of the Principe DJ crew, there´s various ocassions where the Marfox version gets played out the somewhere around the world, even Berlin´s Berghain went nuts on this (believe it or not!).

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From left to right: DJ Marfox, Daniel Haaksman, Tony Amado, Kalaf Angelo

Freak De L´Afrique from Berlin, who are currently getting a lot of love for their recent Afro club bomb “Mama Eh”, released on Man Recordings, also did their take on “Fun Fun Fun” and turned it into a festival style UK funky anthem with hands-up-in-the-air build ups – accordion included!

Last but not least, Italy´s Populous, whose recent album “Azulejos” was internationally acclaimed, put “Aná Aná Aná” in dembow mode with his hip shaking version.

DANIEL HAAKSMAN “ANÁ ANÁ ANÁ” FT. PUTO ANGOLANO

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
DANIEL HAAKSMAN "ANÁ ANÁ ANÁ" FT. PUTO ANGOLANO

DANIEL HAAKSMAN “SEMBENE” (HAPPY COLORS REMIX) FREE DL!

Monday, September 25th, 2017
DANIEL HAAKSMAN "SEMBENE" (HAPPY COLORS REMIX) FREE DL!