Believe it or not, today we celebrate our tenth anniversary! We just had a beautiful, yummy, globe-shaped cake delivered to the office to celebrate this special date! Tomorrow, we´ll release a “Best Of Man Recordings” compilation, followed by various blog posts in the following weeks which we reflect on ten years of our label, the best releases, the craziest parties and our biggest successes. Watch this space for more ten year anniversary stories, and cheers to all that have been following us over all these years for this long and beautiful music journey!
Posts Tagged ‘DJ Sandrinho’
ARTIST: Various ARTISTS
TITLE: „Funk Mundial – The Rio Baile Funk Mixes“
CAT NR.: Man 040
RELEASE DATE: April 21st, 2009
Rio strikes back! With the release “Funk Mundial – Rio Baile Funk Remixes”, Rio De Janeiro’s top baile funk DJs give their musical answers to some of the best tunes of the Funk Mundial series on Man Recordings – presenting baile funk remixes of anthems like Count+Sinden’s “Tamborzuda”, Crookers “Para De Graçinha” or Stereotyp’s “Jeçe Valadão”.
DJ Fú + DJ Dinho, currently highly demanded DJs on the Rio Funk circuit, reworked The Count + Sinden’s “Tamborzuda” in contemporary baile funk fashion. Mixing the ubiquious Tamborzinho – a beatbox line sampled from a live recording of baile funk MC don Mr. Catra – with the track’s original main snyth and MC Thiaguinhos lyrical punchlines, they created a Euro-Brasilian hybrid that is easily matching the original version in floor effectiveness.
DJ Sandrinho, who already contributed to Man Recordings in the Baile Funk Masters series as well as the legendary “Rio Baile Funk Breaks” vinyl, twists Crooker´s “Para De Graçinha” into the Rio booty shape. “Chou Chou!” chants the MC in the opening beats, and surely this track will make girls grind their booties to the ground.
Mashup-boss and Baile Funk Master DJ Egdar put his hands on Stereotyp’s “Jeçe Valadão” feat. Edu K + Joyce Muniz and added Accordion flavour to his Tamborzão based remix. Seiji’s “Tudo Mundo” was remixed by DJ Amazing Clay, the veteran Baile Funk DJ, who’s another contributer to the Baile Funk Masters series and regularly spins the weekend’s with the Curtisom Rio sound system. Last but not least DJ Phabyo, one of the hot new talents in Rio, brings Popozudas into ecstasy.
1. The Count+ Sinden “Tamborzuda” feat. MC Thiagiunho (DJ Fú + DJ Dinho Baile Funk Remix)
2. Crookers “Para De Graçinha” feat. MC Leka (DJ Sandrinho Baile Funk Remix)
3. Stereotyp “Jeçe Valadão” feat. Edu K + Joyce Muniz (DJ Edgar Baile Funk Remix)
4. Stereotyp “Jeçe Valadão” (DJ Edgar Baile Funk Remix Instrumental)
5. Seiji “Todo Mundo” feat. MC Dolores (DJ Amazing Clay Baile Funk Remix)
6. Crookers “Soca Ali Baba” feat. MC Dandão (DJ Phabyo Baile Funk Remix)
ARTISTS: DJ SANDRINHO, DANIEL HAAKSMAN, DJ BEWARE
TITLE: RIO BAILE FUNK BREAKS
FORMAT: VINYL LP
CAT.NR.: MAN 024
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 14th, 2008
A true supergroup of DJs has teamed up for the release „Rio Baile Funk Breaks”, the world’s first ever battle vinyl exclusively dedicated to baile funk – the mad beats from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. This transnational DJ cooperation presents the best beats and elements, the most sampled voices, breaks and loops of baile funk’s rich musical history. The release contains moreover lock grooves and skipless beats, for the advanced turntablist, made entirely of original Rio funk material. This is the essential baile funk source material – the first and only one of it’s kind.
DJ Sandrinho is currently one of Rio de Janeiro’s hottest DJs. Playing the tough Rio favela circuit for more than a decade, he’s one of the top cats in the game, Djing for the likes of Mr. Catra, Menor Do Chapa, Deize Tigrona amongst others. In spring 2006 Sandrinho released the seminal first volume in the Baile Funk Masters series, and he remixed M.I.A., Bonde Do Role, Tag Team, Gotan Project and Edu K amongst others. In 2005, Sandrinho started to spin internationally, being one of the few Rio funk DJs regularly visiting Europe. On his side, DJ Sandrinho presents the trademark grooves of baile funk, spiced up with sounds and effects.
Berlin based Daniel Haaksman is the compiler of the genre defining compilations „Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats 1+2″ on Essay Recordings, which introduced baile funk to the world. Daniel Haaksman is the label boss of Man Recordings and conceived both the acclaimed Funk Mundial and Baile Funk Masters series, and has helped the international career launch of artists like Edu K, MC Gringo or Deize Tigrona. As a DJ with almost twenty years of club experience Haaksman regularly spins across Europe as an ambassador of funk and other unclassifiable grooves. For „Rio Baile Funk Breaks” Haaksman opened his funk archives and provided many of the loops and sounds.
DJ Beware is Hongkong’s 3 times Technics DMC champion. This radio dj, remixer, and globe trotting party rocker is a dedicated fan of Rio de Janeiro’s mad beats. Currently based in Vienna, Beware hosts a daily mix show on acclaimed radio station FM4, where he is responsible for breaking much new music to daytime radio listeners. Beware came up with the idea of the baile funk battle vinyl record, and arranged Sandrinho’s and Haaksman’s material to be ready for the jam rocking business.
Rio de Janeiro´s TiM Festival is an annual live concert extravaganza sponsored by Brazilian-Italian telecom giant TIM. This year´s headliners included Björk and Arctic Monkeys, plus shows by Spankrock, Girl Talk, Lindstrom, Toktok, Juliette & The Licks, Killers the main attraction on the festival´s last night however was the FUNK MUNDIAL stage.
The line up was: MC Gringo, Daniel Haaksman, DJ Sandrinho, Sinden, Diplo, DJ Marlboro. A night in which the international ambassadors of funk would meet up with Rio´s hottest funk talents. Months before the event it was decided not to include any MC from Rio as political dynamics within the MC community wouldve boasted the night´s program. It´s still scarce that MCs from the funk community get the chance to participate in international festival stages in Brazil so to keep heat low, MCs were excluded, except for MC Gringo, the German-Brazilian MC, who was considered neutral for the event.
Sound rehearsals started in the afternoon – MC Gringo being the only artist performing with a live instrument, he needed some adjustment with his co MC Gus to warm up.
After rehearsals Sinden went off with MC Gringo to a footie match at Maracana stadium. Daniel Haaksman chilled at the pool of Sheraton Rio – to doze off after a hard party night in São Paulo. Diplo was busy putting his final hands on his “Favela On Blast” movie and a hungover from Björks party the night before.
While on his way up to his room, Haaksman crashed into Diplo. Sinden followed shortly after, together they hung out in the lobby, laer, a small bus took the bunch from Sheraton to the festival.
The TIM venue was rammed with people, three stages attracted tons of folks hungry for partying – the night before it was raining cats and dogs, Saturday night was a perfect and warm early Rio summer night. Soon the FUNK MUNDIAL tent filled up. Backstage all artists came together for a quick talk about running order and playing length. Sinden and Haaksman met TIM programmer Hermano Vianna for a brief chat
MC Gringo started the night in the giant tent and soon proofed his skills as a A list performer. Backed by DJ Comrade from NY and his Co MC Gus, Gringo filled the tent in a second and soon got the audience moving their hips in funk carioca stylee.
Up next was Haaksman who added extra bass to the stage and got the crowd moving fast. Hermano Vianna mentioned “It was the best set to make sex too”. Some dancers agreed, others like Deize Tigrona, Sany Pitbull, Diplo and Sinden decided to do other dance routines.
After Haaksman, DJ Sandrinho took over the decks. And with his party proof MPC/Pioneer CD-J wizzardry soon brought the tent to the boil.
Finally our boy Graeme Sinden burned the tent with a breathtaking mix of niche, brandnew tracks by himself as well as remixes from the Dubsided crew.
Last but not least, Diplo brought the party to the peak with his irresistible mix of Bmore joints, baile mashups and party bombs. Rio just couldnt do nothing else but dance – even the bouncers joined in.
The night was rounded up with DJ Marlboro playing tracks from his label – sorry, no photo available!
ARTIST: DJ SANDRINHO
TITLE: BAILE FUNK MASTERS #1
FORMAT: 12“ VINYL + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
CAT.NR.: MAN 011
DIGITAL RELEASE: Feb. 9TH, 2007
VINYL RELEASE: MARCH 2ND, 2007
With „Baile Funk Masters“ Man Recordings starts a second vinyl series which deals with the mad beats from Rio’s favelas. While the „Funk Mundial“ series focuses on the transatlantic dialogue between Brazil’s most versatile ghetto word smiths and various hand picked European producers, „Baile Funk Masters“ exclusively presents the real deal: Raw, uncut baile funk, straight outta studios of Rio De Janeiros’s currently hottest producers – all put on good ol’ wax.
#1 in the series is kick started by DJ Sandrinho, who is considered to be one of Rio´s brightest young MPC wizards. Long time DJ of the „James Brown of baile funk“, Mr.Catra, Sandrinho’s skills as a spinmeister and producer were wielded in many many baile funk parties over the years. From Rio to Stockholm, from Paris to Berlin to São Paulo: This 25 year old from the favela of Borel has rocked many parties around the world. Recently, he produced remixes for Gotan Project, Edu K and M.I.A., and his tracks have been included in compilations like „Favela Chic“ and the 2nd volume of „Rio Baile Funk More Favela Booty Beats“.
With his contribution to the „Baile Funk Masters“ series, DJ Sandrinho presents some of his hottest tracks. The EP starts with „Italiano Lento“, where one of baile funk’s most sampled sound bits gets another splendid treatment: Added with some „oohs“ and „ahhs“, the folkloresque mafia-soundtrack splinter receives a sensual rework. In „Berimbau“ Sandrinho mixes up the traditional sound of a Berimbau with DJ Battery Brain’s infamous „Volt Mix“ beat. The track was already licensed to the 2nd volume of the highly acclaimed „Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats“c ompilation.
„Tiroteio“, shows another example of the sonic avantguardism that Baile Funk represents. Consisting only of a dirty laugh and a gun shot put upon a funk riddim, it demonstrates the versatility with which minimalist sounds can be shaped in an MPC into a musique concrete that no booty is able to resist. „Sampler Louco“ returns to the first theme of „Italiano Lento“ and goes freestyle, with Sandrinho twisting his MPC till it bleeds. And last but not least the bonus instrumental „Montagem Percuca“ with it’s percussive playing a perfect backdrop for any aspiring funk MC. „Ta ligado!“