SO SHIFTY – SWEET LIKE OREO (DANCEHALL + AFROPOP MIX 2015)

March 9th, 2015
SO SHIFTY - SWEET LIKE OREO (DANCEHALL + AFROPOP MIX 2015)

Looks like spring is finally here (at least in Germany) so it’s about time for So Shifty to drop another dancehall & afropop mix… enjoy!

FATNOTRONIC BRINGING BRAZIL DISCO HEAT

March 6th, 2015
FATNOTRONIC BRINGING BRAZIL DISCO HEAT

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Just when you thought you heard it all in disco and boogie edits, the tracks of Brasilian duo Fatnotronic appear and make it all exciting again. Until now, the two men behind Fatnotronic are mostly known by their main projects: Gorky is part of Bonde do Role and Phillip’s Killer on the Dancefloor. Music wise, both are authorities and manic vinyl collectors of Brazilian music, be it disco, boogie and balearic – and as Fatnotronic always giving a fresh take to it. Fatnotronic´s debut edit, “Margarida”, released only a year ago, was such a bomb that Diplo spontaneously asked them for a guest mix in his show on BBC Radio 1. Fatboy Slim became cited it as one of his top five tracks of 2014. Soon after, Belgium´s mashup and edit kings 2ManyDJs invited them to their studio. 2015 looks even more promising, in January they released and curated an EP via Chit Chat Records from LA (with collabs’ by Poolside, Daniel T. (Cosmic Kids) and Tony Adams, and today they released an edit of the Jorge Ben Jor classic “Matto Grosso”. Download it below, and check their Soundcloud page for more edit heat!

Man 086 Daniel Haaksman – Sabado ft. Bulldozer

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!

Buy the single here:

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Listen to the tracks here:

BAZZERK FREE BUCKET #2

March 2nd, 2015
BAZZERK FREE BUCKET #2

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.

LUSO FM #100 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA

February 27th, 2015
LUSO FM #100 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA

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!