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OUT NOW: BANDA WESTFALICA VERSIONS EP LIMITED 12″ VINYL

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
OUT NOW: BANDA WESTFALICA VERSIONS EP LIMITED 12" VINYL

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We waited a bit long for our French pressing plant to finally deliver the vinyls, but now they are here and we´re super hyped: Banda Westfalica’s Versions EP is now also available as 12″ vinyl! Strictly limited to only one hundred hand numbered copies, it´s now available exclusively through the brand new Man Recordings online store.

The EP features live versions of Man Recordings classics such as “Carimbo” and “Tulum” by Schlachthofbronx, “El Toro” (So Shifty Version) by Beware & Motorptich, “K Le Pasa” (So Shifty Version) by El Dusty, “Hands Up” by Daniel Haaksman and “Cartagenera” by the Dutch Rhythm Combo, the tropical  project of Daniel Haaksman´s brother Felix.

Make your order fast, these vinyls will fly out our shops soon!

Banda Westfalica – Versions EP (DJ Beware Minimix) by MAN RECORDINGS

BUY IT EXCLUSIVELY AT THE MAN RECORDINGS ONLINE STORE!

MAN 076 BANDA WESTFALICA “VERSIONS” EP – INCL. FREE DL!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
MAN 076 BANDA WESTFALICA "VERSIONS" EP - INCL. FREE DL!

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Banda Westfalica is from the city Bünde in the German area North-Rhine-Westphalia. “Banda” means “group” in Spanish and Portuguese, and it’s Latin rhythms that this nine-headed student percussion ensemble is dedicated to. “Westfalica” is the ancient Latin word for the area of “Westphalia”, located in the far Western part of Germany (where the famous German DJ WestBam also stems from thus calling himself “Westfalica Bambaataa”).

Each Monday afternoon, the Banda meets up for class at Bünde’s music school. The students aged fourteen to nineteen come together to learn to play percussion instruments such as marimba, bongos, cajón, cowbell and cachichi amongst others.

One of the classes students, Sönke Oberschmidt, aged fifteen, has been a huge fan of Man Recordings for a while, and when his music school teacher asked for student’s suggestions of preferred songs, Sönke came up with „Carimbo“ by Schlachthofbronx. The song was rehearsed various times and peformed live on a field trip of the music school. When the mobile phone video of the high street performance made it to Youtube, Schlachthofbronx soon found out about it and were enthusiastic.

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Shortly after, Man Recordings label boss Daniel Haaksman got in contact with Sönke and asked whether they’d be up for covering further songs from Man Recordings. Sönke and his ensemble rehearsed for weeks and eventually mastered to play live percussion versions of their favourite Man Recordings songs such as El Dusty‘s „K Le Pasa“ (in the So Shifty version), Schlachthofbronx’ “Tulum“ (and of course „Carimbo), „Hands Up“ by Daniel Haaksman, Beware & Motorpitch‘ “El Toro“ (also in So Shifty’s version) and last but not least „Cartagenera“ by Dutch Rhythm Combo, the solo-project of Daniel Haakman’s younger brother Felix.

In autumn 2012 Daniel and Felix drove to Bünde to record the songs with a mobile studio set up. Now the mixdowns of the recording weekend are finished and we are proud to present the debut EP by Banda Westfalica „Versions“.

Since Tropical Bass is music often associated with heavy bass, rampant sampling, simplicist melodies and sexist lyrics, it is actually often very musical, as these fine cover versions display in a very fascinating way.

So sit down and relax and enjoy the vibrant grooves and sounds of Banda Westfalica!

FREE DOWNLOAD
Man Recordings gives you Banda Westfalica’s Carimbo as a free download, grab it here:

Watch the mini documentary about the making of “Versions” EP:

Banda Westfalica – Versions from Man Recordings on Vimeo.

DJ FEEDBACK

Round Table Knights: “Yeah, love it”

Riton: “Great Project!”

Untold: “Respect – Sounds great and a wonderful story”

Chrissy Murderbot: “I love this”

DJ Feadz: “I like it! Cool concept”

Boogalo: “Ta muita bom! We love it”

Poirier: “Good job, it’s quite an unusual project! You got my full support.”

Bert On Beats: “Perfect sunny-sunday-listening. Very cool interpretations!

DJ Sabo: “Loving this! Super vibes on here, cant wait to hear the electronic remixes of the band versions of the electronic songs!”

DJ Orion: “Amazing work”

Isa GT: “Awesome! good work guys!”

Eastenders: “Cool!”

DJ Crabbe (Bazzerk): “Nice and unusual release!”

Flore: “Fantastic, will play it on the radio”

Makossa: “Great music”

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MAN 054 BEWARE+MOTORPITCH “EL TORO” REMIX EP OUT NOW

Monday, November 15th, 2010
MAN 054 BEWARE+MOTORPITCH "EL TORO" REMIX EP OUT NOW

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Vienna tropical house meisters Beware & Motorpitch bring back their summer anthem “El Toro” with four slammin´remixes.

Used in a campaign for Hennessy Black cognac, the remixes by Oliver $, Schlachthofbronx, So Shifty and Bass Ill Euro now see an official release. With a new mastering, these re-interpreations already proved to nail dancefloors around the globe.

Oliver $ brings the horns in his Panorama Bar approved remix, included is also a dub for those who like it more minimal. Pure maximal is Schlachthofbronx´s remix which speeds up the Viennese bullride to ghetto-pogo-friendly 160BPM. Stuttgart´s Bass Ill Euro produce full belly dancing fever with their Moombathon remix of “El Toro”. And finally there´s Hamburg´s #1 Caribbean crew So Shifty, who made a superb Cumbia re-imagination.

Enjoy the ride!!

DJ FEEDBACK:

Feadz: “Fat remix from Oliver $!”
Schlachhhofbronx: “So Shifty remix heat all the way!”
Malente: “Oliver $ Remix – Like It!”
Mixhell: “Really strong pack!”
Larry Tee: “The original rocks”
Emynd: “Great stuff!”
Toy Selectah: “Good Pak!”
DJ Rob 3: “The original mix is funky!”
Mumdance: “Great assortment of remixes!”
Act Yo Age: “Whoa! Oliver $ is on fiyah!”
Shir Khan: “Oliver $ Remix Is Peaktime Track”
Chernobyl: “Oliver $ is my fav”
Lazy Flow: “So Shifty remix is funny”
DJ Sabo: “Nice Remixes”
Isa GT: “I like the Oliver $ dub a lot!”
Missill: “Schlachthofbronx – Love it”
Makossa: “Some Cool Remixes!”
Flore: “Schlachthofbronx & So Shifty rmxs are totally dope!”
Joyce Muniz: “Great Remix EP”
Tim Turbo: “Solid Release”
DJ TLP: “Nice stuff as always”

Listen to it and buy it at Juno:


EL TORO (OLIVER $ REMIX) CRAZE

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
EL TORO (OLIVER $ REMIX) CRAZE
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The feedback on the remixes for Beware+Motorpitch´s “El Toro”, used in the new Hennessy Black campaign, have been hysteric. With the brand´s Soundcloud remix page download limit reaching 100 in only a few hours after the release, the online hype on the remixes by So Shifty, Bass Ill Euro, Schlachthofbronx but most of all Oliver $ have risen to the max. The limit has now been dropped, so you can go back to “Made To Mix” site and get them all. For all the fans of .WAV formats: All remixes will be officially released at the end of October on Man Recordings. Until then, check the video and sip some Hennessy!

El Toro! video

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
El Toro! video
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Here’s a little video that I put together for El Toro! Hope you guys enjoy it. My 8 year old cousin finds it hilarious.

Oh, and since it was Chinese New Year last week, we at Man Recordings have decided to give away a little present for you all – the fantastic Seiji rmx of El Toro!

Beware+Motorpitch “El Toro (Seiji Remix)” by MANRECORDINGS

The El Toro! EP is out now in Man Recordings and available on Beatport, Itunes, JunoDownload, Zero Inch etc.