Posts Tagged ‘Poirier’
Mixpak Records and Man Recordings are two labels with a shared, global perspective. Brooklyn based Mixpak has established itself as a proponent of Caribbean music worldwide, while Berlin label Man Recordings specializes in regional electronic styles from the Southern hemisphere.
With both labels twisting styles & defying genre expectations, their strong natural connection has already led to artistic crossover, both having independently released tracks from Poirier, Douster, Schlachthofbronx, So Shifty & Wildlife. Following an ingenious & humorous idea spawned by Hat N Hoodie boss, Alex Wahl, an official collision of the two labels has resulted in “PAK MAN”, a collaborative compilation EP that brings together like-minded producers from both sides.
To start, Murlo and Wildlife ride a heavy Dembow riddim through contemporary UK clubland on “Control,” quoting Grime and Jacking House along the way. A diva screams, a square wave pulses, and the crowd goes crazy.
Poirier and Douster’s effort explores ragga vibes, melding bits of Dancehall and Soca into one skipping whole, accented by a hyper sharp acid synth that takes the whole piece out of the beach and into outer space.
Mixpak and Man bosses, Dre Skull and Daniel Haaksman, combine for a frantic track called “Split Screen,” a Power Soca track trapped in a Tron-style neon vortex, which barrels along at breakneck speed until the inevitable system crash and reboot disrupts the VR.
Munich and Miami team up for Jubilee and Schlachthofbronx’s driving “Go Deh,” which builds tension before unloading into a dancehall-quoting Miami Bass thunderstorm of alarms and lasers.
Milangeles and So Shifty’s collaborative effort “Dembele” gets its name from the talented musician who lent his balaphone skills to the track. A spirited and melodic effort steeped in the traditions of both African and Caribbean music, “Dembele” has its feet firmly planted in the now.
“PAK MAN” is a smart connection between two labels with similar loves. There is nothing forced about the meta-eclecticism of “PAK MAN,” but there is plenty of new and exciting music that points in many different directions while still staying respectful to its source material. This is global dance music for 2014 — the product of unexpected collaboration and complete freedom.
Some DJ Feedback:
Toddla T: “Fiyah!”
Crookers: “Very good!”
Feadz: “Great association!”
Bert On Beats: “Dope compilation!”
The Flexican: “Great pack!”
J-Star: “Every track a killer!”
Chrissy Murderbot: “Love the concept”
DJ Sabo: “Go Deh is the joint!”
Flore: “Wicked release!”
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Listen to the release here.
Just a quick update: We just started our own booking agency. It´s called Balada (Brazilian Portuguese for “party”) and is representing artists such as Bonde Do Rolê, Uproot Andy, Poirier and João Brasil (for Europe) and Bert On Beats, Daniel Haaksman, Milangeles, So Shifty and DJ Edgar worldwide. Please visit our website. Keep in mind: Booking whole Man Recordings nights to festivals and clubs has become much easier now. Watch the Balada promo video below!
Roots, Rock, Reggae! We´ve heard many amazing remixes by Chong X, but his latest remix for Poirier´s “Gal U Good” feat. Natalie Storm marks the step towards legend status for the Czech expat who resides in Lima, Peru. Fusing heavy guitar riffs with the fierce rhymes by Natalie “Hotalie” Stom, this remix brings one of the rare cross blends of JA vibes and hard rock. Grab it for free from below and start the moshing – air guitar moves are recommended!
U.S. Bass-maestro Astronomar lets Natalie Storm spit fire on a twisted 4/4 ghetto House groove on his dazzling remix. Estonian low-end don Bert On Beats delivers his next club banger with his fuzzy bassed-out version.
Peruvian-Czech Moombahton phenomenon Chong X slows down “Gal U Good”in his trademark mid-tempo fashion. And finally, originator Poirier himself gives the “Hotalie” anthem a brand new treatment which will fill any bashment floor in a finger snap.
Four pipin´ hot remixes – Gal U Good, Poirier U Good!
Crookers: “Will play Astronomar remix!”
Toddla T: “Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”
Schlachthofbronx: “Uwee! Bert On Beats remix for us!”
Sinden: Astronomar remix is great! Mad Tune”
Oliver $: “Astronomar remix is wicked!”
MIXHELL: “Fuck Yeahhh!”
DJ Chernobyl: “Great”
Wildlife!: “Huge!Absolutely love the Astronomar remix!”
BeatauCue: “Astronomar remix roxx!”
Boris Dlugosch: Astronomar remix it is for me! DOPE!”
DJ Beware: “Baaangin!”
DJ Tuco: “Loving it all!”
Flore: “Every tune goes directly in my sets”
Chief Boima: “Poirier is king!”
Listen to Poirier’s “Gal U Good” Remix EP promo mix here:
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