Posts Tagged ‘Bass’

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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STEREOTYP – GET UP STAND UP FT. TIKIMAN

Monday, November 17th, 2014
STEREOTYP - GET UP STAND UP FT. TIKIMAN

Finally up for free download, the classic Tikiman track by Vienna´s dub don daa daa, Stereotyp.

WILDLIFE! BLENDS MIXPAK W/ MAN RECORDINGS IN HIS EXCLUSIVE MIX

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
WILDLIFE! BLENDS MIXPAK W/ MAN RECORDINGS IN HIS EXCLUSIVE MIX

Our Swiss homie Wildlife! just released an exclusive mix to celebrate our last week´s release of the much acclaimed “Pak Man” EP. Exclusively launched on the US blog “Do Androids Dance”, the mix perfectly illustrates the transcontinental bass relations between New York´s Mixpak Records and us, Man Rec, the Old Europe guys. Wildlife!´s mix provides a fantastic plethora of both organic, inventive and provocative riddims to expand your expectations. From dancehall superstars Beenie Man and Popcaan to Schlachthofbronx, from Dubbel Dutch to Bert On Beats plus a blend of a huge bunch of stateside and Euro tropical bass heads, these are top-tier champion sounds prime for festivals, carnivals and underground dance-floor consumption.

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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Listen to the release here.

LUSO FM #78 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA OF SEPT 6th w/ Mix by Pesadão Tropical

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
LUSO FM #78 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA OF SEPT 6th w/ Mix by Pesadão Tropical