Posts Tagged ‘Afro’

MAN 095 DANIEL HAAKSMAN “AFRICAN FABRICS REMIXES”

Friday, July 29th, 2016
MAN 095 DANIEL HAAKSMAN "AFRICAN FABRICS REMIXES"

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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.

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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!

AFRICAN FABRICS REMIX CONTEST: BLACK COFFEE FT. DAMA DO BLING

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
AFRICAN FABRICS REMIX CONTEST: BLACK COFFEE FT. DAMA DO BLING

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Daniel Haaksman´s “African Fabrics” album is still going strong, and a remix compilation version of the internationally acclaimed album is about to drop on July 29th on Man Recordings. “African Fabrics Remixed” will feature remixes by artists such as LV, Dotorado, DJ N.K., 2 Pekes, Izem, Rudeboyz, Mo Laudi, Bad $ista, Weird Together and – maybe you?

Together with Native Instruments, Man Recordings is kicking off a remix contest which will allow you to rework “Black Coffee” ft. Dama Do Bling!

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Here´s the remix contest rules (in short):

1. Submission deadline, Monday, 11th of July 2016, 23:59 CET
2. Upload your remix to Soundcloud only
3. Please tag the remix on Soundcloud with : #AFRICANFABRICSREMIX
4. No download enabled

For legal reasons, here´s the rules in full: This competition is being conducted by Man Recordings UG from 30th of June 2016 until 11th of July 2016. By entering, participants agree to these terms and conditions:

All personal information is protected by privacy and data protection laws and will not be shared with third parties. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Employees of Man Recordings and the Native Instruments group are not eligible to participate.

By creating an original remix of ‘Black Coffee’ by Daniel Haaksmanft. Dama Do Bling with the available remix parts and uploading the remix to the participant’s SoundCloud profile, participants can win to have said remix featured on the forthcoming Man Recordings release of “African Fabrics Remixed” (will be available in standard stereo and Stems formats).

Sharing the remix with friends and fans generates more plays, likes, and comments that will have a positive influence on visibility. Downloads may not be enabled.

Prize winners will be notified by email, and are required to notify Man Recordings that he/she accepts the prize within one week after receiving the notification email. If Man Recordings does not receive notification within this period, the winner forfeits the prize and Man Recordings reserves the right to choose another winner. Native Instruments and Man Recordings will link to the winner’s mix from its social media channels.

All cool? So download the stems for the remix from this new link here and go for it!

Listen to the original version here:

DANIEL HAAKSMAN MIX FOR CLASH MUSIC

Saturday, February 20th, 2016
DANIEL HAAKSMAN MIX FOR CLASH MUSIC

Already excited to launch his new album “African Fabrics” coming Friday, 26th of February, Daniel Haaksman just made a mix for UK Magazine CLASH to warm up your ears + legs for the “African Fabrics” vibe. The Berlin-based Man Recordings boss can be found digging deep into rhythms coming out of various corners of Africa, such as Angola and Cameroon, which he blends with tropes from modern electronica and heavy bass. Listen to it below.

DANIEL HAAKSMAN “AFRICAN FABRICS” VINYL EXLUSIVE PRE-SALE

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
DANIEL HAAKSMAN "AFRICAN FABRICS" VINYL EXLUSIVE PRE-SALE

Afabrics Vinyl

Two weeks prior to its official digital release, Daniel Haaksman “African Fabrics” album is now exclusively released on 180g vinyl in the Man Recordings Online Store . “African Fabrics” is Daniel´s second album and features collaborations with Spoek Mathambo, Tony Amado, Dama do Bling, Alcindah Guerane, El Propio Kachaco Bulldozer Musica, Throes + The Shine, Tshila and Ku Bo amongst others. The artwork is by Tobias Rehberger. Be quick, only 500 copies were made!

Man 091 Daniel Haaksman “Rename The Streets”

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Man 091 Daniel Haaksman "Rename The Streets"

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Did you ever wondered how a Steve Reich minimalist kalimba composition could sound in combination with a heavy sub bass and a two step influenced rhythm? Well, Daniel Haaksman serves the answer: His new single “Rename The Streets” perfectly combines the best of classic minimalism with the bass love of today, the kalimba is rooting the track somewhere in Africa, the sound of the sub bass connects it with Europe and the Carribbean.

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The great thing about this beautiful track: You can dance to it, at the same time it raises political awareness. The music video to “Rename The Streets” is adressing the demand for street name changes in Berlin´s colonial quarter, the so called “Afrikanisches Viertel”. In the video, two pole-dancers transform street signs bearing the names of questionable colonial figueres with their moves. Yes, call “Rename The Streets” funky postcolonialism!

The single comes with a DJ friendly extended mix and two remixes. The first remix is by Lisbon´s Kuduro whizkid and Afro don of the hour Dotorado, whose “African Scream” track was considered by many DJs one of the major club tracks of 2015. The second remix by South Africa´s DJ Spoko – the inventor of “Bacardi House”, which laid the foundation to the global success to DJ Mujava´s “Township Funk”. The artwork is by German artist and Venice Biennale 2009 golden lion winner Tobias Rehberger.

“Rename The Streets” is the first single from the upcoming Daniel Haaksman “African Fabrics” album which is scheduled for a late February 2016 release.

Early DJ support by Duke Dumont, Feadz, Seiji, Sinden, Toy Selectah, Roundtable Knights, Flexican, Philippe Cohen-Solal/Gotan Project, and many more!

Listen to it here

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