Few individuals can claim to have done so much for musical exchange across the globe as Berlin based DJ, producer, journalist and label boss Daniel Haaksman. With the release of his 2004 compilation "Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats" he introduced the sound of Rio ́s favelas for the first time to a global audience.
From 2005 Daniel gave the sound of Rio De Janeiro its own platform and the Berlin treatment and started Man Recordings, today considered one of the leading international labels in tropical bass music. Man Recordings has released countless records pioneering the tropical bass sound by years.
Daniel´s own musical output includes various EP releases, compilations, remixes and the „Rambazamba“ and "African Fabrics" albums. As a music journalist he wrote for numerous German magazines and dailies and hosted "Luso FM" radio show on German Funkhaus Europa from 2013 to 2016.