29 Jul 2016
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
15 May 2016
New video to the upcoming "Akabongi" single ft. Spoek Mathambo.
21 Jan 2016
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
30 Oct 2015
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.
24 Sep 2015
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
13 Jul 2015
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!
18 Jun 2015
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!
02 Jun 2015
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
03 Mar 2015
Daniel Haaksman is back with a new single and it´s called "Sabado". It´s a laid back uptempo track that puts the listener to an imaginary car park party on an African city beach front. It features the mighty guitar licks of Colombia´s Bulldozer, but has an allover South-African feel to it. Yes, Paul Simon´s "Graceland" is an influence here, but also all the hot new house track that comes out... more
06 Feb 2015
Brand new video for Daniel Haaksman´s upcoming single "Sabado" ft. Bulldozer. Out March 3rd on Man Recordings!
27 Aug 2014
2014 marks the ten year anniversary of Daniel Haaksman´s compilation “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” which was originally released on CD (and limited edition 12″ vinyl) on Essay Recordings in August 2004 (Cat Nr. Ay 04).
When released, “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” was the first compilation to introduce the mad beats from Rio´s hillside slums, the favelas, to a global audience... more
15 Aug 2014
Hold on, summer´s not over yet. Especially when you´re listening to the hot hot dancehall afropop soca mix by Hamburg bass dons So Shifty. Remember: Don faget to put up dat suntan lotian!