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 Gotan Project, Bonde Do Rolê, Schlachthofbronx, Waldemar Bastos, Lord Nelson or Scottie B amongst others. As a DJ, he has travelled the world and played countless clubs, festivals and events, including Hollywood wedding parties to gunman patrolled ghetto- jams. 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.
From 2013 to 2016 Daniel hosts the weekly radio mix show „Luso FM“ on German public radio „WDR Funkhaus Europa“. He also writes as a music journalist for various German language dailies and weeklies.
2016 saw the release of Daniel´s second album "African Fabrics", featuring vocal contributions by Tony Amado, Dama Do Bling, Tshila and Throes + The Shine as well as collaborations with Colombian guitarist Bulldozer.