• Poirier In The Mix For Toddla T

    This mix for the Toddla T radio show on BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra was done to celebrate Poirier´s first single ("Why feat. Face-T") from hus new album to come out later in 2015 on Nice Up! Records.


  • Fatnotronic DJ Mix for Luso FM

    Fatnotronic did an exclusive 30min mix for Daniel Haaksman´s Luso FM show on Funkhaus Europa. Listen to it below.


  • 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!



  • Bert on Friday

    Call it a Bert On Friday if you wish, our Estonian bass don Bert On Beats will be giving away a free banger choon on every first Friday of the month! Bert´s going to kick the debut off a little earlier this time with “Wedding”. It´s a track for all you guys diggin’ these over amplified double-reed mijwiz and oud sounds, heavy beats, handclaps with compelling vocal cuts and some low end... more

  • 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

  • Wildlife! Feverpitch EP

    Marking his move from Switzerland to New York and a new step in his career, Mixpak is pleased to announce the release of Wildlife!’s “Feverpitch” EP. Though currently finishing up his graduate studies in Contemporary Art Practice with an emphasis on Sound Installation, this 3-track EP keeps the focus strictly on the club. Drawing from the foundational Fever Pitch riddim that now operates like... more

  • Daniel Haaksman - Sabado ft. Bulldozer, out now!

    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

  • New Milangeles + The Clerk Edit!

    Barbatuques is a Brazilian collective that produces music mainly through their bodies, like beatboxing, clap of hands, whispers, finger claps, hitting their chests, tap dancing etc. resulting in stunning sounds. Now hot Italian producers Milangeles and The Clerk have teamed up to rework Barbatuques´epic “Baiana” anthem in contemporary bass style. Grab it for free from below.


  • Daniel Haaksman "Sabado" ft. Bulldozer video out now!

    Brand new video for Daniel Haaksman´s upcoming single "Sabado" ft. Bulldozer. Out March 3rd on Man Recordings!

  • Bert On Beats "High On Cuica", out now!

    Bert on Beats presents his new single "High On Cuica", which features remixes by Milangeles, Happy Colors, Mala Noche and Pesadão Tropical.

    Watch the video here.

  • Man FM #17 ft. Wildlife!

    Alex from Hat + Hoodie presents vol #17 in the Man FM series ft. new tropical heat from the Man Rec universe, an interview with Dre Skull on the Man Rec x Mixpak collaboration and an exclusive DJ mix by Wildlife!

    Listen to the new episode from below.

  • WILDLIFE! blending Mixpak and Man Recordings in this great mix

    Swiss homie Wildlife! just released an exclusive mix to celebrate our last week´s release of the much acclaimed “Pak Man” EP. Exclusively launched on the US blog “Do Androids Dance”, the mix perfectly illustrates the transcontinental bass relations between New York´s Mixpak Records and us, Man Rec, the Old Europe guys. Wildlife!´s mix provides a fantastic plethora of both organic, inventive... more

  • PAK MAN - out today!

    Bang! Out today is the magnificent "PAK MAN" release, a collaboration EP between Mixpak from New York and Man Recordings from Berlin. The Ep features half of the Balada roster, including co-ops between So Shifty + Milangeles, Poirer + Douster, Daniel Haaksman + Dre Skull, Schlachthofbronx + Jubilee and Murlo + Wildlife!. Listen to the release here and get it from all major shops!


  • João Brasil Remix Friday

    João Brasil can´t be stopped. First, his Rio Shock project becomes the biggest dance music sensation in Brazil. And now he kicked off Remix Friday on his Soundcloud page. Following his much acclaimed “365″ mashup project of 2012 where he released one mash up per day, João now releases a free remix every Friday. Recent remixes included João Brasil interpretations of Daft Punk, Chet Faker, MC... more

  • 10 Year Anniversary Favela Booty Beats

    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

  • So Shifty - Summer Cyan Done

    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!

  • Luso FM #74 of Aug 2nd.

    #74 in Daniel Haaksman´s weekly radio show on Funkhaus Europa presents new Favela Trap, Rasteira, Brazilian Indietronics and Neo Carimbó.

  • João Brasil - Swag do cor

    Our super pop boss João Brasil delivers another amazing tropical tune which makes you ask: How much styles can this man blend into one track? The answer is: João just brings in the best of everything. For “Swag Da Cor”, a dedication to axé star Daniela Mercury, he boils up axé, rasterinha, space-pop chords and a Jazzy B inspired dance beat that makes you immediately dream of Bahia. If that all... more

  • Balada Booking Now Online!

    We´re happy to kick off our agency today and created this small video to promote our artists. Booking requests are welcomed as of now!