Posts Tagged ‘Fania’


Wednesday, May 16th, 2012


Our homies So Shifty from Hamburg are currently putting the finishing touches to their upcoming EP on Man Recordings, scheduled for a July release. In between, they put together this amazing Salsa mixtape which contains many Kenny Fiesta edits, which allow perfectly to blend the usually tempo changing original Salsa tracks.

Tracklist So Shifty Salsa Mix:

Ricardo Ray – Cabo E
Marvin Santiago – Vasos de Colores (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Oscar D’Leon – Sigue Tu Camino (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Fruko Y Sos Tesos – El Preso (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Joe Arroyo – La Rebelión (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Joe Arroyo – Suave Bruta (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Joe Arroyo – Ban Ban (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Willie Colon& Hector Lavoe – Te Conozco Bacalao (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Willie Colón& Hector Lavoe – Che Che Cole
Angel Canales – Lejos de Ti (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Tommy Olivencia – Plante Bandera (Kenny Fiesta Edit)
Richie Ray& Bobby Cruz – Sonido Bestial
Oscar D’Leon – Yo Quisiera (Kenny Fiesta Edit)


Monday, June 15th, 2009

If you ever wondered why Man Recordings records and releases sound so extra special, it´s because we put a lot of effort into mastering. Practically all Man Recordings releases from Man 01 up to Man 041 were mastered by our man Andreas Schönrock , or S-Rock, as he is often featured in our label copies. Based in Berlin, Andi has an experience of more than 8 years in mastering. He did an internship at mastering legend Bob Katz’s „Digital Domain“ Studios in Florida, and recently finished with a Master Of Arts in Audio Communication, Musicology and Technical Acoustics at both the Technical and the Humboldt University in Berlin. Before his degree he wrote a pretty fascinating piece on the physics of a hit, analysing 2Pacs “California Love” in closest detail (which you can find on his website). But mostly, Andi is a man of practise with a perfect ear. He even managed the miracle to master original baile funk MP3s making them brilliant, loud and punchy.

Besides mastering all releases for Man Recordings, Andreas is the Mastering Engineer for Munich’s Jazz & Milk Recordings, Cologne’s Up My Alley, the Spanish heavyweights Lovemonk and New York’s Bastard Jazz, just to name a few. A recent highlight was his remastering of classic recordings from artists like Mongo Santamaria, Héctor Lavoe or La Lupe. Originally released on legendary Fania Records, his mastering gained critical acclaim around the globe.