Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Haaksman’

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.

MAN 083 BANDA WESTFALICA “VERSIONS REMIXES” EP

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
MAN 083 BANDA WESTFALICA "VERSIONS REMIXES" EP

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The 2013 release of the debut EP of the student percussion ensemble Banda Westfalica from the German city of Bünde, North-Rhine-Westphalia, was an unusual release for Man Recordings. Here were some musicians that would play tropical music exclusively acoustically, focussing on unearthing the rhythmic and melodic structure of originally electronically produced songs from the Man Recordings catalogue which originally would tear clubs apart. Banda Westfalica layed bare the soul of tracks such as “Carimbo” or “Tulum” by Schlachthofbronx, “K Le Pasa” by El Dusty, “El Toro” by Beware + Motorpitch, “Hands Up” by Daniel Haaksman or “Cartagenera” by Dutch Rhythm Combo. The versions on Banda Westfalica´s EP displayed a musicality that was buried deep inside those club bangers – and surprised many. “Versions Remixes” now brings the acoustic versions back to the club.

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Teased with the rhythm tracks and dope stems of Banda Westfalica´s 2m-sized Marimba, we asked a handful of hot and upcoming remixers such as Castro, Criolina, Chong-X, Danilo, Alma Negra, Doblhoff & Wiesflecker, Motin and Johnny 500 (a.k.a. Gijs Scheeringa) to re-work the Banda Westfalica versions. The results are stunning, from zouk bass (Danilo) to trap (Johnny 500) to Afro beat inspirations (Doblhoff & Wiessflecker, Alma Negra) to tropical bass (Motin) to finally electronica tuned vibes (Castro UK and Criolina) there´s a vast sonic range in the set of remixes. Many of the remixers are new names on the block, but all proved their skills masterfully. So here´s Banda Westfalica´s “Versions Remixes”.

DJ feedbacks:

Crookers: “Castro remix in my next set!”
Toddla T: “Motin remix is great!”
Munchi: “Danilo Remix – Ha!!”
Mixhell: “Alma Negra remix is dope!”
Schlachthofbronx: Really nice slo-mo vibes on the Chong X Remix!”
Round Table Knights: “Motin remix is dope!”
DJ Sabo: “Johnny 500 mix is cool, thanks!”
Mumdance: “Love the Castro remix!”
Orion: “So dope! I thought the originals couldnt get any better!”

Listen to the minimix of the release here:

Grab the free track “K Le Pasa” (Motin remix) from here:

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