Believe it or not, today we celebrate our tenth anniversary! We just had a beautiful, yummy, globe-shaped cake delivered to the office to celebrate this special date! Tomorrow, we´ll release a “Best Of Man Recordings” compilation, followed by various blog posts in the following weeks which we reflect on ten years of our label, the best releases, the craziest parties and our biggest successes. Watch this space for more ten year anniversary stories, and cheers to all that have been following us over all these years for this long and beautiful music journey!
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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.
In the latest edition of Man FM, Daniel Haaksman talks about his new EP Toma Que Toma, his photobook on Iggy Pop and unveils some of the plans for 2014. For his mix, the Man Rec owner digs deep in the crates to present and comment his personal selection of the ten most inspiring bass music tracks.
Turn up your woofer, lay back and enjoy a ride through three decades of subsonic history with Daniel Haaksman!
Daniel Haaksman’s 10 Most Inspiring Bass Music Tracks:
1. Mantronix “Bassline”
2. LL Cool J “I´m Going Back To Cali”
3. Public Enemy “Bring The Noise”
4. Ragga Twins “18” Speaker”
5. UK Apache & Shy FX – Original Nuttah”
6. Sly & Robbie “Stripped Down To The Bone”
7. Mr.Oizo “Flat Beat”
8. DJ Zinc “138 Trek”
9. Hardhouse Banton “Sirens”
10. Tropkillaz “Falador Passa Mal”
Last week Italian tropical bass duo Milangeles released their awaited debut Passionata on Man Recordings. Now the boys talk about the making of their EP and play an exclusive DJ set on the latest episode of Man FM, the Man Recordings podcast. Super figo!
Man FM mix by Hat+Hoodie
01. Mulatu Astatke vs. K’naan ft. Mos Def – America (Uproot Andy Remix)
02. Atropolis – Una Mezcla Costeña (ft. Darwin Escorcia)
03. Thornato – Gaita Gaita
04. Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde – Ê Boi (Maga Bo Remix)
05. Cocotaxi – Sueños de Marimba (Joelito & Copia Doble Systema Remix)
06. Viní – Vai!
07. Red Foxx ft. Cocotaxi – Hot Like Fiya (Hat+Hoodie Remix)
08. Aidonia – Pon Di Cocky (Schlachthofbronx Edit)
09. Jamtech ft. Bounty Killer – Neva Know
10. Jaloo – Prostituto ft. Deize Tigrona
11. DJ Comrade – Xão Trap
12. Tropkillaz – Kizumbau
13. Viní – Um Cinco Sete (ft. Sants)
14. Batata y su Rumba Palenquera – Macaco Mata El Toro (So Shifty Remix)
15. What So Not – Like This Like That feat. Deize Tigrona
16. Otto Von Schirach – Salpica
17. Kill Frenzy – Make That Booty Clap ft. DJ Funk (The Martin Brothers Remix)
18. Santino – Sabor De Tú Amor
Guest mix by Milangeles
01.Douster – King Of Africa (Eloq & Milangeles rmx)
02 Milangeles – Untitled
03.Gérard Kremer – El Hombre Celoso (Thornato remix)
04.Milangeles ft Copia Doble systema – Passionata
05.Uproot Andy ft. MC Gringo & MC Nem – Fock Me Avontade (Milangeles rmx)
06.Milangeles – Senta, Senta, Senta !!!
07.Gijs Scheeringa – So Cu Pe (Milangeles raving edit)
08.Milangeles – Samuel
09.Beware + Motorpitch-El Toro (Schlachthofbronx Hennessy Remix)
10.The clerk – Cairo
11.Fs green – Goolie Goolie (edit)
12.Milangeles – Pan Man
13.Big Chocolate + Schlachthofbronx – Blue ayoba (Milangeles edit)