Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Haaksman’


Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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.


Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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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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Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Remix Contest

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:

Stems Banda Westfalica “Hands Up”

Stems Banda Westfalica “K Le Pasa”


Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Friday, December 27th, 2013

2013 was a great year in music. Though there´s hardly any album standing out as a master oeuvre, there´s been tons of amazing new tracks and artists to watch. While the pop world circled around Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk and Kanye West, the commercial dimensions of club culture entered next level in Las Vegas with DJ events bringing in more cash than slotmachine or roulette earnings. EDM became a parody everybody loved to hate. In the field of tropical bass, Tarraxo, renamed as Zouk Bass, was this year´s head-turner, though it eventually didnt succeed to create more of a handful of worthy tracks by its bandwagon-jumping, international adaptors. Afro House remained the next big thing (again) with productions from South Africa, Angola and Mozambique raising the production bar higher, though the increasing branching out to deep house turned off many people. Baile Funk returned with homegrown hits such as “Ah Lelek Lek” or “Bigode Grosso” and the fusionings with trap.

For the Man Recordings crew, it was also a great year. Schlachthofbronx toured relentlessly while working on a new album, Daniel Haaksman kicked off his weekly radio show, created Lusotronics festival and banged out two-much played singles, João Brasil triumphed with his much acclaimed, new Rio Shock project, So Shifty got deeper into the production game with making ace beats for Major Lazer, Bert On Beats teamed up with DJ Sliink and released two high-calibred singles on Man, and finally there´s the hot new Italian promise, Milangeles, their debut EP on Man Rec excited many. See below, what we listened to in 2013.



M.I.A. – Matangi
Busta Rhymes – Twerk it
Machinedrum – Vapor City
Ancestral Club – Zoudreambia
Dubble Dutch – Dipso
Shy FX – Soon Come
Wolfgang Ambros – Wem Heut Net Schlecht Is 
Aidonia – Pon Di Cocky
Moderat – II
Paragons – Left With A Broken Heart
Jeremih – All the Time
TNGHT – Higehr Gruond (DJ Detweiler Remix)
Bad Brains – Bad Brains
Sage The Gemini – Gas Pedal
Mavado – Give It All To Me
Asap Ferg – Shabba Ranks
Rastatroll Battyboy Soundsystem – Out of Di Closet and Into Di Dancehall
Bunji Garlin – Differentology
James Blake – Retrograde
Armand Van Helden – Witch Doctor

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Gijs Scheeringa – So Cu Pe + Hoje Vamos
El Dusty – Trapanera
Tessela – Hackney Parrot
DZC Deejays – Tarraxo Na Pede
Alejandro Paz – El House
JOE – Punters Step Out
Tropkillaz – Falador Passa Mal
M.I.A. – Matangi Album
Rio Shock – Moleque Transante
Gregor Salto ft. Kuenta I Tambu – Otro Dia
Daniel Haaksman ft. Coréon Dú – Lemba
Sistema Criolina – Lambada Classe A
Bert On Beats – Piano Loco
Branko – Rama Dum ft. Compadre
Poirier – Gal U Good (Astronomar Remix)
Milangeles – Samuel
Bansuri – La Fuente
MC Federado E Os Leklekes – Passinho Do Volante
Green Velvet + Oliver $ – Dance To My Beat
Omulu – Treme Treme



Gijs Scheeringa ft. Massiv Mc – Hoje Vamos
A$ap Ferg – Shabba
Dam Funk & Snoop – 7 Days Of Funk
Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu
Cadenza & Nasher – Gyal Town
Dre Skull – Klin Klang Riddim
Bunji Garlin ft. Nigel Rojas – Differentology
Maga Bo – Outras Terras Mixtape
Walter Ego – Baby Benz
Silver Bullit ft. Afrikan Boy – Burning (Mad Professor Remix)
Machinedrum – Gunshotta
Flume – Insane (Astronomar remix)
Jeremih – Fck You All The Time and the whole LateNights mix tape
AC Slater – Dunky Shake
Keys n Krates – DumDeeDum
Jus Now – One time
Gesaffelstein – Aleph
Toddla T Sound – Flash
Daniel Haaksman – Toma Que Toma
M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble
Congo Natty ft. Ras Buggsy, Nanci Correia and Iron Dread – Revolution



Rio Shock – Moleque Transante
MC Federado – Passinho Do Volante
MC Marcelly- Bigode Grosso
Disclosure – When A Fire Start To Burn
Breach – Jack
Hot Natured – Reverse Skydiving
M.I.A. – Come Walk With Me
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Danxe
Mahmundi – Calor Do Amor
Banda Tereza ft. Prince Zimboo – Endorfinar
Emicida ft. MC Guime – Guetto
Bonde Do Rolê – Picolé
MO – XXX 88 ft. Diplo
Inky – Baião
Snoop Lion – Smoke The Weed
Erol Alkan – A Hold Of Your Love
Duke Dumont – Need U feat. A*M*E (Skreamix)
Gorgo City – Real ft. Yasmin



2 Chainz feat. Pharrell – Feds Watching
Banda Tierra Sagrada – La Buena Y La Mala
Milkman – About You
P-Square – Personally
5 Star Akil – Partier
Alkaline – Things Mi Love
anything by Jus Now
Pusha T – Numbers On The Board
Fuse ODG – Antenna
Jowell Y Randy feat. De La Ghetto – Chulo Sin H
Willie Chin & David Lyn – Round She Go
Wizkid feat. Femi Kuti – Jaiye Jaiye
Macka Diamond – Dye Dye
Chronixx – Smile Jamaica
Ciara – Body Party
Popcaan – Everything Is Nice
Vybz Kartel – Right Wine
Bunji Garlin – Differentology
Major Lazer feat. Ezra Koenig – Jessica
Shy FX feat. Liam Bailey – Soon Come



Douster – King Of Africa (Eloq & Milangeles rmx)
Flume & Chet Faker – Drop The Game
Beauty Brain – African iPhone
Busta Rhymes – Twerk It
Tropkillaz – Heartaches
Grupo Socavon – Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX)
Dubbel Dutch – Dip So
Digi G’alessio – La banda dello zoo di formentera
DJ Fresh vs Diplo, Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake (Astronomar Remix)
Aquadrop & Golden Toyz – Favelas
The Clerk – Cathy Dennis
Lucy Love – Drug (Copia Doble Systema Remix)
Ackeejuice Rockers – Victims (Benny Kane Remix)
Yellow Claw & Young Felix – Dancefloor Champion
Mudimbi & The Clerk – Supercalifrigida
Major Lazer – Playground (feat. Bugle & Arama)
Nadia Oh ‘-Slapper (Ayye)’
Golden Gate Quartet – Travelin’ Shoes (Thornato Remix)
Daniel Haaksman – Lemba ft. Coréon Dú
Eloq – C’mon