Review: This Ep is fun, zany and full of funky Latin flavours. 'Hello Everybody' starts proceedings in a wacky way, with its laid back samba style beat, the bassline's slow moving bouncy vibe and the crazy vocal, it could be the soundtrack stoner flick. 'Que Tu Balies' is so cool, mixing the funkiness breakbeat with the soulfulness of disco and the sexiness of Latino, this is a winner. 'Limbo Dance' is an infectious little number with whistles and shakers, it will certainly whisk you away to a sunny Brazilian carnival, but the manipulated vocal and oddly pitched sub bring a a sinister edge. 'No Somos' is the funkiest of the bunch, with a sexy vocal, jazzy piano and cow bell. So. Much. Fun!
Review: breathing new life into "Baille funk and other unclassifiable Brazilian rhythms", it makes perfect sense that he'd want to showcase some of his best work on one must-have collection. Haaksman's genius has always been his ability to find the middle ground between the needs of European dancefloors and his South American source material. This approach is at the heart of Remixes 2008-2017, though ironically some of the most enjoyable rubs here - particularly the brilliant revisions of Makina Del Karibe and Jalla Banda - are less concerned with out and out dancefloor devastation. Haaksman can do heavyweight bangers, though, and there's plenty of full-throttle, bass-heavy tropical house dotted throughout the compilation.