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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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.
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.
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.
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”.
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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Banda Westfalica, the German percussion ensemble which released their debut EP “Versions” early 2013, is now scheduling a remix EP with a selection of re-intepretations of their versions of original tracks by Schlachthofbronx, El Dusty, Daniel Haaksman, So Shifty or Dutch Rhythm Combo.
Now you have the chance to take part in a remix contest in which you can pick the stems of two tracks from the EP, “Hands Up” (originally by Daniel Haaksman) or “K Le Pasa” (the So Shifty version, originally by El Dusty). If you like the crisp sounds of a live played Marimba and dope percussions (no Plug-In used in the original recordings), this contest should be for you!
K Le Pasa:
Here´s the rules:
1.) Submission deadline is Monday, February 3rd, 2014
2.) Please only send unmastered tracks, leave some headspace in the pre-master!
3.) Please use the Man Recordings Soundcloud dropbox to send in your version (we won´t accept any download links)
4.) The best three remixes will be officially released on Man Recordings in March on the “Banda Westfalica Remix EP”, alongside remixes by Chong-X, Castro, Criolina, Gijs Scheeringa and Alma Negra. The winners will be announced Friday, 7th of February.
And here you can download the stems: