Posts Tagged ‘CROOKERS’

THROWBACK THURSDAY PLAYLIST #4 CROOKERS “PARA DE GRAçINHA” FT. MC LEKA

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
THROWBACK THURSDAY PLAYLIST #4 CROOKERS "PARA DE GRAçINHA" FT. MC LEKA

Quite likely in the top five of the best selling tracks on Man Recordings of all time, “Para De Graçinha” ft. MC Leka emerged at a moment when Crookers were still two unknown young producers from Milan. It was the MySpace days, and when Daniel Haaksman accidentally landed on their page discovering on their MySpace music player that they sampled Mr. Catra from his “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” compilation for their debut “Aguas De Março” single, he knew these guys were a force to reckon with. The Funk Mundial release by Crookers became a club staple and lay the blue print for the fusion of baile funk lyrics mixed with electro beats. Promptly, half a year after their Man Rec debut, Crookers exploded on the international scene with a stream of hot, rowdy fidget house remixes that eventually landed them a world hit: Their version of Kid Cudi´s “Day + Night”, which wasn´t originally even comissioned by Fool´s Gold but first circulated as a bootleg mix (and wasn´t released on the original single release of “Day + Night”).

Man 089 VARIOUS ARTISTS “BEST OF MAN RECORDINGS – CELEBRATING 10 YEARS 2005-2015″

Monday, September 14th, 2015
Man 089 VARIOUS ARTISTS "BEST OF MAN RECORDINGS - CELEBRATING 10 YEARS 2005-2015"

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Ten years in the world of dance music is like a century in real life. Dancefloor trends come and go in fast pace and so do record labels, especially in times of social media platforms such as Soundcloud through which artists can build world careers without having a record deal. Nevertheless, record labels still serve as compasses, followed by listeners surfing on the giant music ocean of MP3s . Selecting only the very best music, accompanying a release with proper designs, picking remixes, helping in creating a music video and marketing ideas, labels are not only orientation tools but still important partners in artists careers.

Man Recordings has proven to be a record label in the classic sense. It has picked hot new producers when they were hardly known, accompanied them while riping to become real artists and guided numerous projects to outstanding performances leading to globally known club anthems and pop hits.

On Man Recordings it was e.g. Diplo that released his first international remix in 2005. Crookers broke on Man Recordings internationally with their “Funk Mundial” debut and shortly after released their “Day N´Night” world-hit. Schlachthofbronx had their first internationally recognised single, “Ayoba” ft. the then unknown MC couple Spoek Mathambo + Gnucci. Junior Blender, one half of Hamburg´s So Shifty, which have been close to Man Rec for years, today co-produces Major Lazer. Last but not least Madonna got inspired for her “L.O.V.E. Madonna” song by the Man Recordings released hit “L.O.V.E. Banana” by João Brasil ft. Lovefoxxx. The list of anecdotes and ties of underground talent raised on Man Recordings and their influence and effects on global bass and international pop superstardom is long and continuing.

Now Man Recordings celebrates ten years of releasing amazing transnational club music with some of the best tracks from its catalogue. The compilation “Best Of Man Recordings – Celebrating 10 Years 2005-2015″ includes some of the best and sucessful tracks and remixes by artists such as Diplo, Crookers, Riva Starr, Seiji, Lovefoxxx, Schlachthfobronx, Seiji, Edu K and Man Recordings label boss Daniel Haaksman himself amongst others. It´s a tiny review of the more than eighty releases (and more than 350 tracks) released on Man Recordings over the stretch of a decade.

To accompany the celebration of the label´s ten year anniversary, we´ll feature various stories on our blog surrounding the ten years in business, featuring photos, anecdotes, tracks and videos of our label´s joyful and long musical journey. In the meantime, listen to the compilation and buy it from these fine shops below!

Wood artwork by Angelika Götz.

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Man 071 V.A. “Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega”

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Man 071 V.A. "Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega"

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Tecno Brega is Portuguese for “cheesy techno” and it’s the sound of the Amazon finally getting its hands on cheap technology. Cheesy by name and cheesy by nature this is the sound of a simple preset drum pattern and mid to high range synth lines being pushed to the max. Brega can be seen as a further example of the musical possibilities emerging from the world’s developing areas, yet another third world peripheral music that is based on a rigid but at the same time ever-evolving structure. This is no underground phenomenon, it is popular music, reviled by the urbane sophisticates but designed to appeal to and move the maximum number of Saturday-night revellers.

“Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega” gives a thorough overview of what is happening to Tecno Brega at the moment, in Pará, Brazil and the rest of the world by including a range of the most cutting edge producers and artists working within this genre. The compilation kicks off with three heavyweight names together, Man’s own genius of mash-up João Brasil teaming up with ex-Bonde de Rolê Marina Gasolina and remixed by DJ Cremoso, a recent new kid on the block whose remixes have been shaking up the genre with his indie crossovers. Banda Uó have two tracks on the compilation, their namesake track showing off their signature style, while “Chorei” seems to be their attempt to get a song played on the Novella (soap opera) at nine o’clock, a sure-fire way to have a hit in Brazil. This strategy seems to have worked for Gaby Amarantos, now a household name in Brazil, who turns up here for the tasteful “Aguas de Março”, again with Man’s own João Brasil.

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WALDO SQUASH

Banda Uó’s producer, DJ Gorky, this time working with Bonde de Rolê, turns out the joyous and uplifting remix of Major Lazer’s “Get Free”, Gorky again showing why he is the man most likely to move Brazil’s music scene forward with a stunning remix of an already great track (the track is only available in the Germany/Austria/Switzerland edition of the compilation) . No Brega compilation would be complete without contributions from Pará’s own DJ Waldo Squash, here weighing in with two contributions as well as his work with Gang do Eletro. Squash’s signature sound of wailing synths and juddering stop/starts are an important contribution to the development of Brega, and key track “Bass Melody” is a lesson in short sharp minimalism. Elsewhere on the compilation you can find him inventively adapting anything from Kraftwerk to “Popcorn”.

The João Brasil remix of Daniel Haaksman’s own “Kid Conga”is the track that introduced Brega to Europe and deserves inclusion for it’s pioneering spirit and for demonstrating the blueprint synth sounds and drum pattern. Elsewhere Edu K’s remix of charque’s version of “Money” is channelling Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Belgium techno, Pink Floyd have never sounded so good (and let’s face it, energetic), there’s life in the old dogs yet! Part of the new generation coming out of Belém, Felipe Cordeiro offers up the kitsch but charming “Fim de Festa” a track that nicely encapsulates that melancholy feeling at the end of the party, where the punters are leaving and there’s a few stragglers on the dancefloor, a great example of the traditional meeting the new.

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FELIPE CORDEIRO

The disc finishes with compiler Haaksman’s own take on Brega with the aptly named “Berlin Brega”, for where else would a strangely kitsch sound from the most northern region of Brazil be adopted and accepted with such loving care.

TRACKLIST

1. JOÃO BRASIL FEAT. MARINA „BREGA DO IPHONE“ (DJ CREMOSO REMIX)
2. BANDA UÓ „FAZ UÓ“
3. MAJOR LAZER FT. AMBER COFFMEN „GET FREE“ ( BONDE DO ROLÊ REMIX)
4. DJ WALDO SQUASH „MELO DO DEDO“
5. GANG DO ELETRO „PITH BULL“
6. CHARQUE „MONEY“ (EDU K REMIX)
7. JOÃO BRASIL „METAL BREGA“
8. DANIEL HAAKSMAN FEAT. MC MILTINHO „KID CONGA – JOÃO BRASIL REMIX“
9. GANG DO ELETRO „DIABINHOS DIGITAIS“
10. DJ WALDO SQUASH „BASSMELODY“
11. CROOKERS FEAT. MC DANDÃO „SOCA ALI BABA – JOÃO BRASIL REMIX“
12. FELIPE CORDEIRO „FIMDEFESTA“
13. BANDA UÓ „CHOREI“
14. JOÃO BRASIL FEAT.GABY AMARANTOS „AGUASDEMARÇO“
15. DANIELHAAKSMAN „BERLIN BREGA“

DJ Feedback:

Big Dope P: This compilation is the best release i heard in 2012… This is for that kind of stuff Man Recordings is the best european record label to me. Much love and respect and thanks for making people discover new music. in an era owhen the music is consumned very fast projects like that you can listen to for months is a real breathe !”

WayneAndWax: “Great collection of cutting edge brega sounds. The tracks really pop, with sawtooth synths and rough raps cutting right through the cheese. Tecno brega still awaits its international moment, and this comp might give it just the opening (into DJs’ sets) it needs.”

Untold: “Lots of fun! Thanks for the introduction to this music!”
Sinden: “Love this, It´s so unique!”
Schlachthofbronx: “Dant decide which we like the most, probably Banda Uó. Really good stuff! Great comp!”
So Shifty: “Silly, yet hot shit!”
Toy Selectah: “Good! It’s been a while for TECNO BREGA , great that finally a comp that appeals to worldwide audience! ”
Edu K: “WOW! SICK! Congrats, Haaksman: YOU DID IT AGAIN! <3” Wildlife!: "Super fresh!" Mumdance: "This looks great, Bigup Daniel as always for shining a light on the stuff that needs to be seen :)” Acid Washed: "Big! Thanks" Mumdance: "Starting to build my own aparelhagen to play this entire compilation at my next gig!" DJ Dolores: "Finally, Tecno Brega!" DJ Rob 3: "Me gusta muchisimo" Chong X: "Next level!" DJ Passion: "Love It!" Listen to the 15 min megamix of the compilation here:

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MAN 050 VALEU COMPILATION DIGITAL VERSION OUT NOW!!

Monday, September 6th, 2010
MAN 050 VALEU COMPILATION DIGITAL VERSION OUT NOW!!

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We are happy to announce that the “Valeu” compilation is out today on all major platforms! Catch new and exclusive tracks by Schlachthofbronx feat. MC Gringo & MC Nem, Beware+Motorpitch, Seiji, Oliver Dollar, Edu K, Ku Bo, Isa GT, João Brasil+Crookers and many more.

DJ FEEDBACK:

DIPLO “Congrats!”
JESSE ROSE “Big Tings!”
FEADZ: “Happy Anniversary, a long life to Man Recordings!”
SINDEN: “Been playin tunes in my radio shows already”
SCHLACHTHOFBRONX “Big line up!”
RENAISSANCE MAN: “Diggin it!”
KISSY SELLOUT “Love Purr Na Na!”
UNTOLD “Wow, what a release!”
LARRY TEE “Subiu is fresh!”
ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS “Happy birthday, nice compilation!”
BEATAUCUE “Big!”
TOP BILLIN “Man Rec is the truth!”
STEREO MCS “Top Grooves!”

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VALEU! (THE VIDEO)

Friday, September 3rd, 2010
VALEU! (THE VIDEO)