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man recordings



Man Recordings is a Berlin based record label. Known as Rio de Janeiro's permanent mission on the European mainland, Daniel Haaksman´s Man Recordings label was established in 2005 and has since tirelessly promoted the sounds of Brazilian Baile Funk and various post local electronic music styles such as Kuduro, 3Ball or Reggaeton in the Northern hemisphere.

Berlin based Daniel Haaksman is the brain behind Man Recordings and a DJ / producer / journalist / label CEO in demand. Spinning a club ready mix of baile funk, hip hop, house, electro,baltimore club, kuduro, dancehall or whatever get the people moving, he knows no rules except for one: A DJ has to rock the party. After running Essay Recordings from 1997 to 2004 he started his own imprint Man Recordings in 2005. On Man, Daniel released the compilation "Nao Wave - Brazilian Post Punk 1983-1988", helped the international career launch of Brazilian MC Edu K and Rio based MC Gringo, started two vinyl series ("Funk Mundial" and "Baile Funk Masters") and released other unclassifiable rhythm experiments related to baile funk. On Man Rec, Daniel comissioned various tracks and remixes by artists such as Crookers, Diplo, Count+Sinden, Bonde Do Role, Scottie B and many others.

The label´s high quality music output by the world´s best beat makers Portuguese raps and frantic sampling collages provide an irresistible incentive to shake your stuff on the dance floor - and has proven hugely influential in recent years. The Man Recordings imprint has tirelessly promoted regional electronic music styles from the Southern hemisphere, particularly Brazil, and their international adaptions.

Man Recordings represents the cream of Brazilian producers and artists like Edu K, João Brasil, DJ Sandrinho, Deize Tigrona, DJ Edgar or Sany Pitbull as well as international artists inspired by the post local beats, such as Crookers, Diplo, Schlachthofbronx, So Shifty, Wildlife!, Sinden, Seiji, Scottie B, DJ Beware or the productions and remixes of label boss Daniel Haaksman himself, amongst others that adapted the style and released baile funk inspired singles on Man Recordings.

Lately, the label has opened up to a more global sound. Since its inception the label has put out more than fifty releases.