Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Haaksman’

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!”

Buy it from these fine shops:

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Listen to the release here.

RIO BAILE FUNK FAVELA BOOTY BEATS – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
RIO BAILE FUNK FAVELA BOOTY BEATS - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2014 marks the ten year anniversary of Daniel Haaksman´s compilation “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” which was originally released on CD (and limited edition 12″ vinyl) on Essay Recordings in August 2004 (Cat Nr. Ay 04).

When released, “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” was the first compilation to introduce the mad beats from Rio´s hillside slums, the favelas, to a global audience. Baile Funk took the world by storm and the compilation received wide critical acclaim.

Ten years later, the compilation is widely considered as the major international reference and compilation of baile funk featuring the biggest tunes of the genre from the early 00s.

Today, the genre is still in full bloom and has diversified in various sub-genres such as funk ostentação, proibidão, rasterinha amongst others. Also, it has been adapted by many gringo producers from Europe, Asia and the Americas, which fused elements of baile funk with trap, house, electro and various bass music genres.

Now Daniel put the compilation in a continuous mix on his Soundcloud. Listen to it below.

TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH BERLIN @ YAAM

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH BERLIN @ YAAM

Berlin´s tropical scene has a new, beautiful home: The Yaam. The legendary Berlin reggae and bass club, which has been around for more than two decades in various spots across the Spree river area now has moved into former Maria / Magdalena club. The club´s line up so far is stunning, including shows by Lee Scratch Perry, David Rodigan, KRS-1 or New York´s Electro Punany. On July 12th, Moombathon Massive w/ Dave Nada, Matt Nordstrom and Sabo will drop their club heat on the Yaam´s main dancefloor. With a brand new sound system that has a special emphasis on the low end frequency range, the Yaam promises to be the metropolitan Berlin non techno-club everybody yearned for. More infos on Yaam here. Coming Friday Hamburg bass dons So Shifty and Emicida tour DJ Nyack will play at Tropical Soundclash, together with Daniel Haaksman.

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BRAZIL NOW! MIX BY DANIEL HAAKSMAN

Friday, June 13th, 2014
BRAZIL NOW! MIX BY DANIEL HAAKSMAN

Berlin´s Lodown magazine comissioned our boss Daniel Haaksman to produce a sixty minute mix of current Brazilian stuff, and of course we have to share it with you. It features heat by Tropkillaz, Bonde Do Rolê, Criolo, Lucas Santtana, Omulu, Waldo Squash, Rio Shock amongst others and gives a great insight in what´s hot in Brazil right now.

PINDUCA – VAMOS FARREAR (DANIEL HAAKSMAN EDIT), FREE DL!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
PINDUCA - VAMOS FARREAR (DANIEL HAAKSMAN EDIT), FREE DL!

The state of Pará (located in North-East of Brazil, in the Amazon area) has long been a hotbed for musical innovations. It´s an area where many musical strings from the whole South American continent are crossing, blending and giving birth to very unique regional music styles. Due to its remote situation, Pará for long did it´s own thing. As Brazilian styles such as samba and forró came in from the south of the giant country, sounds like merengue, calypso and cumbia flowed in from the north in equal measure.

All these influences poured into the region´s first home-grown pop music movement in the 1970s, when artists like Pinduca adapted the rainforest´s traditional Afro-indigenous carimbó rhythm to a dance band format. The super musical hybridity of the carimbó is one reason why the genre had a pan-Latin-American appeal for various decades. The other reason: It´s just great party music. And carimbó´s anthem is undoubtedly Pinduca´s “Vamos Farrear” (Portuguese for “Let´s roam”). Praising the joy that drinking cachaça can bring, “Vamos Farrear” is Brazil´s 1970s pre-cursor to Riva Starr´s “Yesterday, I got drunk”.

Daniel Haaksman has now created the contemporary update of this great Brazilian anthem in a club friendly edit that already smashed dancefloors on his recent tour through New Zealand and Australia. Play it out loud, and make sure those cachaça´s are downed! Grab it for free from below.