Posts Tagged ‘African Fabrics’
It´s been a bit more than four months since Daniel Haaksman´s “African Fabrics” album has been released and it has become a success story. “African Fabrics” was nominated for a German Music Critic prize, was praised on leading media outlets such as SPIN, NPR, XLR8R, Der Spiegel, NZZ, Songlines Magazine and Goethe Institute Podcast amongst others and has been played by countless club and radio DJs around the world.
The accompanying single releases “Sabado”, “Rename The Streets” and “Akabongi” received remix and video treatments, now the other tracks of the albums have been reworked. The result is “African Fabrics Remixes”, which presents a trans world cast of amazing remixers.
First off is South African Mo Laudi with an Afro house rendering of “Akabongi”. It´s followed by three remixes featuring the hot new Lisbon sound, starting with 2Pekes, a member of the infamous DZC Deejays crew who remixed “Sembène” in Euro kuduro fashion. Izem, also based in Lisbon, put “Kaggua” ft. Tshila on a broken beat turf. Man of the moment Dotorado is featured with his Kuduro house version of “Rename The Streets”. UK´s freestyle bass dons LV revisit “Sabado” with a London carnival mood. Then there´s São Paulo´s hot new beat talent Bad $ista who samba-funked up “Black Coffee” ft. Dama Do Bling. Another Lisbon remix contribution is by legendary Portuguese kuduro don DJ NK remaking “Xinguila” ft. Throes + The Shine in a raved up kuduro smasher. Swedish bass maestro Dance, Kill, Move tamed the original footwork monster “Aho” to a tarraxo influenced half timer. Probably the heaviest remix on “African Fabrics Remixes” is by São Paulo´s ambassador of low end schlepp beats, Cybass, who put “Afrika” ft. Tony Amado ft. Alcinda Gueraneh into madness territories. Durban´s Gqom kingpins Rudeboyz added a weighty groove to the Mbira infused “Raindrops” track, turning it into a club ready track. And finally, New Zealands Afro popster Weird Together remade “Querido” ft. Bulldozer with a UK funky inspired mood.
And there you have it, “African Fabrics Remixes”, featuring eleven diverse and club-friendly remixes that will put “African Fabrics” in further and more varied contexts. Play it out!
We´re happy to announce the winner of the remix contest with Daniel Haaksman´s “Black Coffee” ft. Dama do Bling Music!
We´re happy to announce the winner of the remix contest of Daniel Haaksman´s “Black Coffee” ft. Dama Do Bling! We received almost forty submissions from around the world. Stylistically, the contributions contained everything from techno remixes to dub reggae versions, the winner is the Moombathon inspired remix by Germany´s DLA. Listen to all submissions below.
The winning remix is track #1 by DLA and will be officially released on Man Recordings July 29th as part of the “African Fabrics Remixes” release by Daniel Haaksman, alongside remixes by LV, Dotorado, Izem, DJ NK, 2Pekes, Weird Together, Cybass, Bad $ista, Rudeboyz, Mo Laudi and many more!
Fresh in today, the limited editon African Fabrics t-shirts featuring the great illustration by Tobias Rehberger! These silk screen t-shirts are made with Earth Positive shirts, and are now available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
Organic and ethically made, but crucially, manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power, Earth Positive is a practical and immediate solution for fashion taking immediate action to combat climate change. Earth Positive apparel is made to demonstrate the highest possible environmental, social and ethical standards, in one of the world’s most environmentally damaging industries, and to provide the music, fashion and promotional garment industries with a familiar product with which to promote awareness and take action on climate change.
Get them here from the Man Rec online store!