What´s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon? One option is to drive out of town to the beach and hang out with your friends. Crank up the volume of your car stereo and enjoy your own music selection while sipping beers and puffing joints.
Now imagine this scenario in a sub-saharan African metropolis of today. Add a bit of a traffic jam before you reach the beach, think of car stereos that blast out selections of Afro House, Kuduro, Kizomba and African Rap. And soon you are close to the vibe that Daniel Haaksman´s new single “Sabado” is all about.
“Sabado” is a laid back uptempo track that puts the listener to an imaginary car park party on an African city beach front. It features the mighty guitar licks of Colombia´s Bulldozer, but has an allover South-African feel to it. Yes, Paul Simon´s “Graceland” is an influence here, but also all the hot new house track that comes out of South Africa and the Portuguese speaking African countries such as Angola and Moçambique. Consequently, the tune is called “Sabado”, Portuguese for “Saturday”.
Early DJ support by Crookers, Poirier, Toy Selectah, Round Table Knights, So Shifty, Samim, DJ Sabo, Shir Khan (Exploited) and many more!
Listen to the tracks here:
I recently played at Trash-Dance in the area of Veneto (close to the Alps). Trash Dance is the name of Italy´s leading party for international bass music. The monthly party series promotes an alternative electronic music to the big room club sound of Europe, presenting the best DJs. Since 2008 the stage of “Trash” was graced by names such as: Rustie, Roses Gabor (Gorillaz), Drop The Lime, Canblaster, Girl Unit, Melé, Nguzunguzu, DJ Sliink, Milangeles just to name a few. Listen to my set below.