Posts Tagged ‘Man Recordings’

TROPICAL FREQUENCIES ONE ON ONE

Friday, January 13th, 2017
TROPICAL FREQUENCIES ONE ON ONE

Native Instruments recently held a “Tropical Frequencies” showcase at Berlin´s Prince Charles club. Watch our label head discuss with Throwing Shade how he first started to incorporate a wider sonic palette into his musical output, on how he came to run Man Recordings and what global music means to him as an artist.

THROWBACK THURSDAY PLAYLIST #1 DANIEL HAAKSMAN “HANDS UP” (FRENCH FRIES REMIX)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
THROWBACK THURSDAY PLAYLIST #1 DANIEL HAAKSMAN "HANDS UP" (FRENCH FRIES REMIX)

Man Recordings started in 2005 and has released more than 95 releases since its beginnings. Many of today ´s biggest artists in club music have released or remixed tracks on Man Recordings. From now on, every Thursday we´ll take a look back in our catalogue and pick gems, anthems and unknown treasures. Since Man Recordings wasn´t and still isn´t following trendy genres that quickly wear out, all of the tracks still sound fresh today. #1 in the series is the French Fries remix of Daniel Haaksman´s “Hands Up” from 2010, a grime influenced tropical club monster that didnt lost its edge. French Fries has since abandonded his old artist name and music style and now releases and is deejaying as Valentino Mora.

DANIEL HAAKSMAN AFRICAN FABRICS SUMMER DATES EUROPE

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
DANIEL HAAKSMAN AFRICAN FABRICS SUMMER DATES EUROPE

African Fabrics Summer 2016

Man 089 VARIOUS ARTISTS “BEST OF MAN RECORDINGS – CELEBRATING 10 YEARS 2005-2015″

Monday, September 14th, 2015
Man 089 VARIOUS ARTISTS "BEST OF MAN RECORDINGS - CELEBRATING 10 YEARS 2005-2015"

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Ten years in the world of dance music is like a century in real life. Dancefloor trends come and go in fast pace and so do record labels, especially in times of social media platforms such as Soundcloud through which artists can build world careers without having a record deal. Nevertheless, record labels still serve as compasses, followed by listeners surfing on the giant music ocean of MP3s . Selecting only the very best music, accompanying a release with proper designs, picking remixes, helping in creating a music video and marketing ideas, labels are not only orientation tools but still important partners in artists careers.

Man Recordings has proven to be a record label in the classic sense. It has picked hot new producers when they were hardly known, accompanied them while riping to become real artists and guided numerous projects to outstanding performances leading to globally known club anthems and pop hits.

On Man Recordings it was e.g. Diplo that released his first international remix in 2005. Crookers broke on Man Recordings internationally with their “Funk Mundial” debut and shortly after released their “Day N´Night” world-hit. Schlachthofbronx had their first internationally recognised single, “Ayoba” ft. the then unknown MC couple Spoek Mathambo + Gnucci. Junior Blender, one half of Hamburg´s So Shifty, which have been close to Man Rec for years, today co-produces Major Lazer. Last but not least Madonna got inspired for her “L.O.V.E. Madonna” song by the Man Recordings released hit “L.O.V.E. Banana” by João Brasil ft. Lovefoxxx. The list of anecdotes and ties of underground talent raised on Man Recordings and their influence and effects on global bass and international pop superstardom is long and continuing.

Now Man Recordings celebrates ten years of releasing amazing transnational club music with some of the best tracks from its catalogue. The compilation “Best Of Man Recordings – Celebrating 10 Years 2005-2015″ includes some of the best and sucessful tracks and remixes by artists such as Diplo, Crookers, Riva Starr, Seiji, Lovefoxxx, Schlachthfobronx, Seiji, Edu K and Man Recordings label boss Daniel Haaksman himself amongst others. It´s a tiny review of the more than eighty releases (and more than 350 tracks) released on Man Recordings over the stretch of a decade.

To accompany the celebration of the label´s ten year anniversary, we´ll feature various stories on our blog surrounding the ten years in business, featuring photos, anecdotes, tracks and videos of our label´s joyful and long musical journey. In the meantime, listen to the compilation and buy it from these fine shops below!

Wood artwork by Angelika Götz.

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MAN FM #18 – The Clerk

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
MAN FM #18 – The Clerk

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The new episode of Man FM sports one of Italy’s most promising players in the game of “slow & low”: The Clerk. Ever since his hit “Supercalifrigida”, the young producer turns heads with his seductive productions. His skilful reductions of trap, ambient and world music to minimal post-genre bass music are as avant-gardistic as they are fun – a rare combination.

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