DANIEL HAAKSMAN With his compilation “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” (Essay, 2004) the Berlin based DJ, producer and music journalist Daniel Haaksman put baile funk on the global map. Ever since, he tirelessly promoted various post-local music genres from the Southern hemisphere and their international adaptions through his label Man Recordings. With his own productions and releases, numerous remixes and globally party-proven DJ sets, Daniel Haaksman is considered one of the leaders of the worldwide tropical club sound . Since January 2013, Daniel hosts “Luso FM”, a weekly radio show on German public radio Funkhaus Europa. In May 2013 he conveived and curated Berlin´s “Lusotronics” festival. Besides, he contributes as a writer for German publications such as Frankfurter Allgemeine, Zeit Magazin, German Rolling Stone, Tagesspiegel amongst others.