The berlin based tropical bass pioneer celebrates Berlin on his new album.
...has been touring the world for over twenty years as a DJ and music producer, digging exciting, new, local music styles and making them accessible to a wider audience. In 2004, the Berlin based tropical bass pioneer released the compilation "Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats" [Essay Recordings] and thus presented the formerly locally known sound from Rio to an international audience. En passant he created with his compilations and the following releases on his own label Man Recordings the genre term "baile funk" (in Brazil the music is called "funk carioca"). This was followed by travels to the northeast of Brazil (the first, international tecno brega compilation), as well as to Southern Africa (which resulted in his last 2016 album "African Fabrics", which featured collaborations with artists such as Spoek Mathambo, Kuduro inventor Tony Amado and Dama Do Bling amongst others).
On his newest album effort, "With Love, From Berlin", Daniel Haaksman focuses on the city in which he has lived for over twenty years: Berlin. Since the late nineties, the German capital has changed radically. The regional metropolis has become an international boomtown, growing by 50.000 new arrivals annually. Berlin today has become a global magnet for tourists and, in a crisis-ridden political world, incidentally turned into Noah's Ark for refugees from Syria or Afghanistan, but also intellectuals from Hungary, Poland, Turkey, even from Great Britain or the USA.