Having recently dropped his second studio album African Fabrics on February 26 through his Man Recordings imprint, the widely respected Berlin-based artist Daniel Haaksman further proved his ability to expand his worldly sound into new, exciting, danceable territory. Wielding a heavy African influence, the title of the album pays homage to British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, whose work consists of "draping African fabrics on Victorian figures in a reflection on colonialism and post-colonialism." Hailed as an "ambassador for the urban sounds of Brazil," Haaksman has melded Rio and Berlin's musical influences into a unique blend sound that is all of his own making. African Fabrics marks the producers migration towards styles of music such as Afrobeat, Kuduro, Kwaito, Chimurenga, and beyond.
Today, Haaksman has offered up a remix of his track "Rename The Streets" from the Lisbon-based producer Dotorado as an XLR8R download. Using distinct Angolan rhythms and marimba sounds, Dotorado's remix is a stripped down and repetitive jam with a high-tinged and somewhat off-kilter tropical feel that possesses intriguing yet promising dancefloor potential.
You can download the track for free via WeTransfer below.