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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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FAMILY TIES

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
FAMILY TIES

MAN 031 DANIEL HAAKSMAN “WHO´S AFRAID OF RIO?”

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
MAN 031 DANIEL HAAKSMAN "WHO´S AFRAID OF RIO?"

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ARTIST:DANIEL HAAKSMAN
TITLE: WHO’S AFRAID OF RIO?
CAT NR: MAN 031
DIGITAL RELEASE: AUGUST 22ND, 2008
VINYL RELEASE: SeptEMBER 12TH, 2008

Who’s Afraid Of Rio” is the debut EP by Man Recordings label boss Daniel Haaksman. It’s the latest culmination point in his steady, mad love affair for baile funk from Rio De Janeiro which started in 2003 when a friend returned from Brazil bringing Daniel a stack of CDs with funk from Rio. A virgin trip to Rio ensued in January 2004, in which Daniel explored the – then in Europe – unknown terrority called baile funk, resulting in genre defining compilation “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” on his former label Essay Recordings in summer 2004. The CD received global acclaim and produced considerable sales, encouraring Daniel to leave Essay and establish his own label Man Recordings in 2005, where he decided to fully concentrate on baile funk – establishing Man Recordings as the sole label outside of Brazil consistently and exclusively focussing on baile funk. Since it inception, Man Recordings internationally broke artists such as Edu K, Deize Tigrona or MC Gringo and released the first productions and remixes by artists like Crookers, Diplo, Count+Sinden, Bonde Do Role, Sany Pitbull, DJ Edgar, DJ Amazing Clay, Joyce Muniz and many others.

After releasing the acclaimed „Rio Baile Funk Breaks“ (Man 024) turntablist album together with DJ Sandrinho and DJ Beware in spring 2008, the Berlin based DJ and producer now proudly releases four baile funk inspired club bangers on his „Who’s Afraid Of Rio?“ EP. Haaksman decided to name his debut EP „Who’s Afraid Of Rio?“ as a bow down to the city and its rich music culture. He asks „Who’s Afraid of Rio?“ as he certainly isn’t – returning to the sugarloaf city twice a year since his first visit, attending numerous bailes in both the favelas and the regular neighbourhoods, establishing a steady contact and friendship with MCs, producers and DJs from Rio De Janeiro, with whom he collaborated on various projects and releases. “Who’s Afraid of Rio?” feat MC Jennifer, is the opening track, mixing up the beatbox sound of baile funk don Mr.Catra with a nasty snyth bassline, fitting to shake any dancefloor instantly. MC Jennifer is a well known baile funk song writer, who also wrote „Tamborzuda“ for MC Thiaguinho, which was produced by Count+Sinden for Man Recordings.

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Track two is „Parolar De Veso“ featuring the infamous SD Boyz who have provided baile funk hits such as “Popozuda Do Planeta” or „Cerol No Mão“, the latter a track which was also featured on the first „Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats“ compilation. With a dancehall meets ghetto-tec beat, a mad synth bassline and the funky rhymes of the SD Boys „Parolar De Veso“ will cause mayhem on numerous Non-Brazilian bailes.

Track 3 is „Senta Senta“ a track that elegantly fuses baile funk with old school latin house beats and a fidget house breakdown. Think of the early Kenny Dope or Todd Terry visiting a baile funk party in one of Rio´s favelas. Finally, “Jogo Do Bilhar” („Playing Billiards“) featuring MC Betta, a hot young female MC from Rio’s North Zone, fusing Brazilian booty bounce with Euro crunk and dope science. Four DJ friendly club tracks that mix the best of baile funk with Euroland ghetto club sounds. The „Who´s Afraid Of Rio?“ EP by Daniel Haaksman quite likely will ignite another wave of passion for the hot, booty shaking music of Rio.

TRACKLIST

A1 Who’s Afraid Of Rio? Feat. MC Jennifer
A2 Parolar De Veso Feat. SD Boys
B1 Senta Senta
B2 Jogo Do Bilhar Feat. MC Betta