August 22 2019
The fourth single release from Daniel Haaksman's acclaimed “With Love, From Berlin” album presents a collaboration with legendary Dominican singer and MC Paul St.Hilaire. In “City Life” Hilaire
reflects on the sounds and pleasure of living in a large metropolis.
Paul St.Hilaire soon became a renowned artist under his moniker Tikiman after moving to Berlin in the 1990s. It was his soulful yet dynamic voice that became the trademark vocal of the electronic reggae project Rhythm n Sound. Launched by Berlin techno pioneers Moritz Von Oswald und Mark Ernestus (of Basic Channel fame) in the late 1990s, the project as well as its label Burial Mix became a staple in the world of electronica and the bass continuum. As Daniel Haaksman's album “With Love, From Berlin” is featuring collaborations with international artists residing in Berlin, Paul St. Hilaire aka Tikiman was on top of Daniel's wish list of collaborators.
The “City Life” single features a dub version by UK´s #1 echo chamber engineer, the legendary Mad Professor. He dubbed out the many musical parts of “City Life” into a trademark Mad Professor dub.
May 24 2019
January 18 2019
"La Añoranza" by Daniel Haaksman is a collaboration track with Berlin based artists such as Coco Maria (Mexico), Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru) and Ori Kaplan (Israel). Featuring a heavy bass kizomba beat, the trademark flute of Ori Kaplan (Balkan Beat Box) and the sweet voice of Coco Maria, the soothing song reflects on homesickness.
The collaboration emerged when Daniel met Berlin based Mexican DJ Coco Maria and suggested she should sing on a beat that Daniel made with Ori on flute. A debut singer, Maria came to the studio and immediately came up with the idea on singing about homesickness, a feeling that many expats living in Berlin occasionally endure. Daniel then asked Dengue Dengue Dengue to add some additional synths and ready was the very catchy "La Añoranza".
The additional, cumbia influenced remix is by Belém up- and coming talent Will Love, originally from tecno brega super group Gang Do Eletro. The remix fuses cumbia with North East Brazilian vibes. Released on Man Recordings