Daniel will present his African Fabrics album live in Brasil and Colombia in November!



    Que Bajo Records drops Angola Ting EP, featuring two golden-era, Angolan semba tracks remixed by New York global bass pioneers Uproot Andy and Geko Jones. Free download!


    First aired on BBC Radio 1 on Thursday 5th of August and on 1Xtra on 12th of August 2016.


    Daniel Haaksman - SembèneSants - Zé PovinhoKing Doudou & Omulu - Baile SaborosoMC Zaac & Jerry - Bum Bum Granada (Ioia Remix)Dotorado Pro - Rei Das MarimbasDaniel Haaksman - Sembène" (2Pekes Remix)Daniel Haaksman & Throes + The Shine - Xinguila (DJ NK Remix)Daniel... more


    It´s been a bit more than four months since Daniel Haaksman´s “African Fabrics” album has been released and it has become a success story. “African Fabrics” was nominated for a German Music Critic prize, was praised on leading media outlets such as SPIN, NPR, XLR8R, Der Spiegel, NZZ, Songlines Magazine and Goethe Institute Podcast amongst others and has been played by countless club and radio... more


    New video to the upcoming "Akabongi" single ft. Spoek Mathambo.

  • Daniel Haaksman "Rename The Streets" (Video)

    Did you ever wondered how a Steve Reich minimalist kalimba composition could sound in combination with a heavy sub bass and a two step influenced rhythm? Well, Daniel Haaksman serves the answer: His new single "Rename The Streets" perfectly combines the best of classic minimalism with the bass love of today.

    The great thing about it: You can dance to it, at the same time it raises... more


    João Brasil, our favourite Brasilian mashup-maestro and pop wizzard is back with a new single ft. Tecno Brega queen Gaby Amarantos, called “Garafa De Licor” (“Bottle Of Liquor”). We asked João what he has been up to lately.

    Hi João, that new track with Gaby is big! How did you meet her?

    I know Gaby for a long time, since the time I produced her version of “Águas... more


    Banger alert! After months of road testing his moombathon inspired remix of Felipe Cordeiro´s “Problema Seu”, Daniel Haaksman finally releases his remix for the guitarada don of Belém, Felipe Cordeiro. Grab it for free from Daniel´s Soundcloud page.



  • Free Aero Manyelo download!

    Aero Manyelo is positioning himself as one the leading names in South Africa’s electronic music scene — not an easy feat for a country that’s been increasingly saturated with groundbreaking sounds and producers. “DNA Test” sees the producer teaming with Lisbon´s Enchufada label for a single that aims to showcase the genetic make-up of South Africa’s dance... more

  • 10 Years Of Man Recordings

    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... more

  • Malcolm McLaren "Duck Rock" - A Sonic Essay By Daniel Haaksman

    If you ever wondered who inspired Pharell Williams to wear a giant Canadian ranger hat – here´s the answer: It´s an homage to the sartorial style in the 1982 hip-hop video “Buffalo Girls” by Malcolm McLaren and the World’s Famous Supreme Team. A year ago, Daniel Haaksman made a mix celebrating the album on which “Buffalo Gals” appeared, the “Duck Rock” album. Originally released on a limited... more

  • New Bonde Do Rolê EP

    In order to shorten the wait for their much anticipated, upcoming album, Bonde Do Rolê just released an impromptu EP called "Biblia Rosa", which reflects on various moral scandals shaking Brazil lately. The existence of "pink books" was a much discussed topic in recent weeks in Brazilian media. It´s a type of book found in guest rooms of selected 5* hotels in Brazil. Pink books feature... more

  • Uproot Andy Barrioteca Euro Tour 2015

    Catch Uproot Andy in theses cities!



  • C.K. Mann “Asafo Beesuon” (Daniel Haaksman Edit)

    Here´s a little edit Daniel Haaksman made of one of his all time favourite highlife tracks by Ghana´s C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7. It´s inspired by an ancient edit of the same song by the Funky Lowlives. The edit was road tested for weeks, grab it now for free from Daniel´s Soundcloud!

  • Milangeles 40 Degrees Mix

    Italy is currently burning under a relentless African heat. Nevertheless Milangeles found time between one shower and the next to pack this cool new mixtape. 35 minutes of global club music to listen to in the car while hunting for your own private beach with your new summer partner. The dashboard is on fire and so are your speakers. Happy summer to you all wish Milangeles, a.k.a. Filippo... more

  • Man Rec Local Playlist June: Dembow, selected by Milangeles

    The 2nd installment of our monthly series, the Man Rec Local Playlist comes with mad dembow heat, selected by Milangeles. Listen to the fiyah tunes below!



  • Gnucci, Daniel Haaksman, Aero Manyelo + Milangeles @ Fusion Festival Germany!

    Balada programmed an entire stage on the 2015 of Germany´s Fusion Festival!

  • Weird Together "No Compromise (Daniel Haaksman Remix) out now!

    Banger alarm! Daniel Haaksman´s remix for New Zealand´s afro popsters Weird Together is finally out today on Soundway records. Go get it from all major platforms!



  • BBrave Europe summer tour, DJ mix for Luso FM

    Benjamin Le Brave from Akwaabaa music is kicking off his European tour next week. To catch up with his latest DJ sounds, check his mix for Daniel Haaksman´s Luso FM-Show!