Daniel Haaksman set to storm Lagos for the European and Nigerian electronic music dj sessions on Friday October 14 2016 during Felabration at the Freedom Park in Lagos..
Enjoy the best of European and Nigerian electronic music at the closing concert of the second Electronic Soundscapes Workshop. Taking place in Lagos as part of Felabration 2016, the concert will feature live performances from the workshop participants, and facilitators from Germany (Daniel Haaksman) and Nigeria (DJ Afrologic).
With additional support from the Franco-German Cultural Fund, the Electronic Soundscapes concert is organised by Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Institut français du Nigeria, Felabration at Freedom Park, and BrowneHill Radio.
About Electronic Soundscapes
As a follow-up to a successful first edition in 2015, Institut français du Nigeria and Goethe-Institut Nigeria, with additional support from the Franco-German Cultural Fund,organised a second Electronic Music workshop, this time simultaneously in Lagos and Abuja.
Based on its population structure, Nigeria has been able to develop a music industry that is heavily influential on the rest of the continent. However, this dominance of commercially-oriented musicians has made it increasingly difficult for independent artistes to access a platform for developing artistically-ambitious music. Artists like Keziah Jones, Nneka, Asa, Ade Bantu and others are more successful abroad than in Nigeria, where independent music producers and artists do not have proper support schemes and places to produce and present their musical creativity.
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, parallelly creating the genre term „Baile Funk“ (in Brasil, the music is called „Funk Carioca“).
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 by artists such as such as Diplo, Schlachthofbronx, Crookers, Bert On Beats or Daniel Haaksman himself amongst others, as well as the creme of Brazilian artists such as Deize Tigrona, João Brasil, Lovefoxxx, Marina Gasolina or Edu K.
Daniel's own musical output includes various EP releases, the „Rambazamba“ album, plus dozens of smashing, official remixes for artists such as Ray Baretto, Gotan Project, Bonde Do Rolê, Schlachthofbronx, Waldemar Bastos or Lord Nelson amongst others. As a DJ, he has travelled the world and played countless clubs, festivals and events, from Hollywood wedding parties to gunman-patrolled bailes in Rio's favelas. His party-friendly mix of baile funk, house, trap, bubbling, kuduro and everything in between has excited audiences everywhere. Daniel knows no musical rules, except for one: A DJ has to rock the party.
Since 2013, Daniel hosts the weekly radio mix show „Luso FM“ on German public radio „WDR Funkhaus Europa“. In February 2016, Daniel released his second album "African Fabrics" to international acclaim. Currently, he´s working on a live show version of "African Fabrics”.
Ade Oyedele aka Afrologic, is one of Nigeria’s most rounded music/broadcast industry personalities.
He currently presents THE SUNDAY CRUISE, “A journey into the Beats of Afro, and the Soul of Global Grooves”, on-air/online, 3 – 7pm, Sunday’s, on Classic fm97.3, Lagos (www.classic97.net).
Graduating as it were, from deejaying as a hobby in clubs, and on campus radio, while at University in the UK (Loughborough), he went on to produce/present diverse music/talk shows on various Nigerian fm stations from 1994, including - OGBC 2fm, Eko 89.75fm, Metro 97,6fm, and UNILAG (University of Lagos) 103.1fm, prior to joining Classic fm97.3 in 2010.
As D.j/Producer, other engagements include the TEN CITIES Album Launch/Concert (Ritter Butzke, Berlin, Nov, 2014); an Intra-Africa Workshop/Concert (The Mall-Rooftop, Nairobi, March 2014); COKE STUDIO AFRICA SEASON 2 Finale (Mandala Studios, Nairobi, Aug, 2014), ELECTRONIC SOUNDSCAPES - a workshop organized by Alliance française, Institut français, and Goethe-Institut Nigeria in June, 2015 (Lagos, and Abuja), and BACK 2 DA FUTURE OF DANCE: Alternative Club Culture For Lagos! - a monthly series of club events at various venues, for which he is main D.j/Coordinator.
Other major production credits include landmark recordings/remixes of Nigerian artistes as diverse as Keziah Jones, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Willy Bestman (of the 70’s Nigerian Afrofunk group –The Funkees), Duro Ikujenyo, and Laitan Adeniji aka Heavywind, for the Lagos-based Jazzhole label between 1997 and 2003, plus collaborations with artistes such as U.K’s Pinch, and Rob Smith, Angola’s D.J Satelite, Kenya’s Just A Band, Wangechi, and Maia, plus Nigeria’s Wura Samba, and Temi on Ten Cities, for which he is Curator/Musician (Lagos).
Afrologic was also commissioned by the FELABRATION board to do a remix of Fela Kuti & Koola Lobitos Viva Afrika, as theme song, and soundtrack to a video for FELABRATION 2010, Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers Africa Centre Of The World in 2012, Fela Kuti/Bob Marley M.O.P NO.1/Exodus, in 2013, and Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 Just Like That, for the 2015 edition.