Daniel Haaksman is clashing cultures

Other | Thursday 21st January 2016 | Christina

Prolific Berlin-based producer Daniel Haaksman presents his new single ‘Rename The Streets’, out on 22nd January via his own label Man Recordings.

Taken from his forthcoming second album African Fabrics, the track exemplifies Haaksman’s unique attitude to music and production, and his dedication to the international development of sound. 'Rename The Streets' is a clash of German and African cultures; a mix of modern electronica and soft kalimba, souped up with some heavy bass and two-step rhythm, creating something that at once sounds familiar and Bonobo-esque but also completely fresh. 

On his first album Haaksman utilised the Brazilian sound as a foothold for the globalisation of music, and with African Fabrics he continues the trend within an African sonic framework. In keeping with his theme, the single is accompanied by original artwork from 2009 Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner Tobias Rehberger, one of twelve individual African inspired patterns created for each track of the forthcoming album.

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