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

  • 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!

  • 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!



  • Daniel Haaksman "Sabado" Remix EP out now!

    Daniel Haaksman´s “Sabado” tune ft. Bulldozer has turned a lot of heads on dancefloors around the world since its release earlier this year with its perfect blending of afro vibes, champeta licks and tropical beats. Now the big tune gets a high quality four-pack remix treatment. In classic Man Recordings fashion, the remix EP comes with four differently tempo and style versions from around the... more

  • Uproot Andy - Barrioteca

    New York´s Que Bajo records is back with a new selection of dancefloor heaters. This time Uproot Andy introduces the concept of Barrioteca, and provides a blueprint for a sound him and Geko Jones have been nurturing with their musically diverse Latin-oriented parties. Free download!!

  • New Poirier DJ Mix!

    Just in time for springtime kick off in the Northern hemisphere, Poirier kicks off his "Je Suis Selected" mix for free download!



  • Aero Manyelo at Boiler Room South Africa

    Balada is happy to welcome Aero Manyelo on the booking roster. Aero has long been a household in South African House recently, now he is receiving an increasing international recognition. Having already released three albums, on Akwaabaa and Outhere amongst others, in 2013, he released his debut EP on French Sound Pellegrino label. Earlier this year he performed at South Africa´s Boiler Room... more