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MAN 088 VINÍ – CORINGA EP

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
MAN 088 VINÍ - CORINGA EP

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Brazilian bass music lately has done quantum leaps. For long, Brazil was excluded from affordable technology due to absurd custom taxes. Today, thanks to the internet, young producers from across Brazil get unprecedented access to cracked software, online tutorials and music from around the world like never before. The result is a huge new wave from Brazil of bass music inspired music hybrids that fuse the best homegrown grooves with transnational low-end elements. New genres such as baile trap, favela twerk or rasteirinha as well as other bass bastards are represented by artists such as Tropkillaz, Omulu, Sants, Cybass, Maffalda, Carlos, Pesadão Tropical and last but not least, Viní.

Viní is a 22 year old producer and DJ from São Paulo, who has long been influenced by international bass music but also by the vibes of the “fluxos” – the baile funk culture on the streets of São Paulo´s outskirts. Man Recordings inspired Viní since his adolescence when he used to listen all volumes of the seminal “Funk Mundial” series. This series brought producers from Europe and the US such as Stereotyp, Sinden, Oliver Dollar or Feadz amongst others, together with baile funk MCs from Rio and anticipated today´s Brazil bass sound. Viní says: “For me it’s a great honour to write my name in the history of the label that inspired me at the beginning, where I could see big names of the current scene as Diplo, Crookers, Douster, Deize Tigrona, Edu K and many others releasing tracks that have become classics.”

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Viní named his debut after “Coringa”, the Portuguese equivalent name for the split personality character of The Joker in Batman. It´s a tribute to role plays which are popular amongst São Paulo youths using names and dress elements from comic villains, easily to adopt, yet associated with a badass character and dress style, a Paulista interpretation of swag.

On the bass heavy opening track of the EP, “Vai”, Viní moves from an 808 driven crunk beat into dembow territory, “Bandida Arlequina” sports the seductive rasteirinha beat, a fusion of baile funk and dembow, which currently is all the rage in Brazil. “Agente De Caos” kicks off with an amazing collage of the urban sounds audible at the “fluxos”, motorcycle roaring, police sirens, gun shots and frantic laughter which leads into another rasteirinha groove. And finally, there´s “Coringa” in which rasteirinha clashes onto trap inspired grooves.

The “Coringa” EP by Viní. Four amazingly fresh tracks from one of Brazil´s hottest new artist.

Early DJ support from Toddla T, Feadz, Mixhell, Schlachthofbronx, Daniel Haaksman, Sinden, Douster, Bert On Beats, Milangeles, DJ Orgasmik, Jess+Crabbe and many more!

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MAN 087 DANIEL HAAKSMAN FT. BULLDOZER “SABADO” REMIX EP

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
MAN 087 DANIEL HAAKSMAN FT. BULLDOZER "SABADO" REMIX EP

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Daniel Haaksman´s “Sabado” tune ft. Bulldozer has turned a lot of heads on dancefloors around the world since its release earlier this year with its perfect blending of afro vibes, champeta licks and tropical beats. Now the big tune gets a high quality four-pack remix treatment. In classic Man Recordings fashion, the remix EP comes with four differently tempo and style versions from around the world.

Londons garage bass dons LV, of which Daniel has been a long time fan, deliver an high powered island version of “Sabado” that will rock any party carnival style. South African hot ticket of the moment, Aero Manyelo, twisted “Sabado” into a township style house tune. Remix number three comes from Boogaloo, a long time insider´s tip from Lisbon. For their version, they removed “Sabado”´s original melody and remade it in tropical house fashion. The EP gets perfectly rounded up by the dembow inspired version of UK´s Castro who lately rose to prominence in the global bass scene with his releases on Enchufada records.

Four amazing remixes that can be played in all kinds of DJ sets : Daniel Haaksman´s “Sabado” tune is here to stay in crates and dancefloors all summer!

DJ feedback:

Switch “LV remix = Tite!”
Crookers “LV remix is champion!”
Peter Kruder “Aero Manyelo Remix for me!”
Philippe Cohen-Solal / Gotan Project “Very nice remixes!”
Bert On Beats “Dope summer vibz!”
Poirier “Top remixer line up!”
Chrissy Murderbot “LV is killing as always”
Sabo “Castro remix for me!”
Nickodemus “Solid release for different times on the dancefloor”
Shir Khan / Exploited “Castro remix for me!”

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Man 086 Daniel Haaksman – Sabado ft. Bulldozer

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Man 086 Daniel Haaksman - Sabado ft. Bulldozer

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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.

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“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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MAN 085 BERT ON BEATS – HIGH ON CUICA

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
MAN 085 BERT ON BEATS - HIGH ON CUICA

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Carramba, Bert On Beats is back! After his last release on Man Rec featuring the might baile funk queen Deize Tigrona (“Pa Pa Pa”) Bert toured Europe and collaborated with Branko of Enchufada on “Control” ft. Yadi. Now he returns to Man Recordings with a club ready burner that wacks out any Jumpstyle tune the Latin way.

Bert´s big new tune is called “High On Cuica” and it truly lifts everyone up. Who needs formulaic EDM drumrolls when the whip of a plain ol´Cuica can create the same buzz? Fed by a 3Ball reminicing percussion frenzy and an irresistible melody, “High On Cuica” makes clear that triplet grooves are here to stay and can rock any party any-other-way.

The original track gets remixed by a transnational crew of hot remixers. Milangeles spice up the melody with an Italian ghetto twist, Happy Colors remade “High On Cuica” into a hi-speed Merenge mix which at 192bpm is the fastest remix ever released on Man Rec, there´s French-Portuguese bass mechanic Mala Noche, who made a very individualist, arabic-melody-led downtempo version, and then there´s Brasils Pesadão Tropical which lays the Cuica down low in their trap remix. Four crazy remixes and a banging original – this tune is made for every twisted Latin party and freestyle dancefloors! Early DJ support from Munchi, Schlachthofbronx, So Shifty, Dave Nada, JStar and many more.

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MAN 084 VARIOUS ARTISTS “PAK MAN”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
MAN 084 VARIOUS ARTISTS "PAK MAN"

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Mixpak Records and Man Recordings are two labels with a shared, global perspective. Brooklyn based Mixpak has established itself as a proponent of Caribbean music worldwide, while Berlin label Man Recordings specializes in regional electronic styles from the Southern hemisphere.

With both labels twisting styles & defying genre expectations, their strong natural connection has already led to artistic crossover, both having independently released tracks from Poirier, Douster, Schlachthofbronx, So Shifty & Wildlife. Following an ingenious & humorous idea spawned by Hat N Hoodie boss, Alex Wahl, an official collision of the two labels has resulted in “PAK MAN”, a collaborative compilation EP that brings together like-minded producers from both sides.

To start, Murlo and Wildlife ride a heavy Dembow riddim through contemporary UK clubland on “Control,” quoting Grime and Jacking House along the way. A diva screams, a square wave pulses, and the crowd goes crazy.

Poirier and Douster’s effort explores ragga vibes, melding bits of Dancehall and Soca into one skipping whole, accented by a hyper sharp acid synth that takes the whole piece out of the beach and into outer space.

Mixpak and Man bosses, Dre Skull and Daniel Haaksman, combine for a frantic track called “Split Screen,” a Power Soca track trapped in a Tron-style neon vortex, which barrels along at breakneck speed until the inevitable system crash and reboot disrupts the VR.

Munich and Miami team up for Jubilee and Schlachthofbronx’s driving “Go Deh,” which builds tension before unloading into a dancehall-quoting Miami Bass thunderstorm of alarms and lasers.

Milangeles and So Shifty’s collaborative effort “Dembele” gets its name from the talented musician who lent his balaphone skills to the track. A spirited and melodic effort steeped in the traditions of both African and Caribbean music, “Dembele” has its feet firmly planted in the now.

“PAK MAN” is a smart connection between two labels with similar loves. There is nothing forced about the meta-eclecticism of “PAK MAN,” but there is plenty of new and exciting music that points in many different directions while still staying respectful to its source material. This is global dance music for 2014 — the product of unexpected collaboration and complete freedom.

Some DJ Feedback:

Toddla T: “Fiyah!”
Crookers: “Very good!”
Feadz: “Great association!”
Bert On Beats: “Dope compilation!”
The Flexican: “Great pack!”
J-Star: “Every track a killer!”
Chrissy Murderbot: “Love the concept”
DJ Sabo: “Go Deh is the joint!”
Flore: “Wicked release!”

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