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And so the obligatory Moombahton post rears it’s ugly head. I’m not the first, I won’t be the last and by the time I finish this post a new sub-genre will have emerged. In the past two days I’ve come across Moombahstep, Moombahswag, Moombahdeep and Moombahsoul.

If you have NO idea what I’m talking about I’ll slow it down for you. (See what i did there?!) Moombahton (pronounced “Moom-bah-TONE”) was invented by Dave Nada slowing the Afrojack remix of the Silvio Ecomo & DJ Chuckie song “Moombah” to 108 beats per minute. NOW. If you hate Dutch/Tropical House, don’t be put off. Because I do too. But I’ve found a very definite place for Moombahton is my heart/itunes. Here is my version of an introduction.

This was Dave Nada’s first release, an EP titled, ‘Moombahton’, the start of it all.

Dave Nada – Moombahton

Nada’s latest releases have progressed and calmed down a lot since. This dropped yesterday and is rather lovely.

Wonderful Day (Dave Nada Moombahton Edit)

Then we have Moombahton heavyweight, Munchi who is possibly the genre’s most innovative producer. I have previously mentioned Munchi for his 3BallDub offering of Skrillex’s monster.
Munchi’s first Moombahton release is still my most played track.

Munchi – Sandungueo

Munchi grabbed the blogosphere by the balls with this Moombahcore remix of Datsik’s Firepower. It is HUGE.

Datsik – Firepower (Munchi Moombahcore Remix)

His output is remarkable. I’ll let his soundcloud do the talking. And put my personal favourites here.

Munchi – Esta Noche

Munchi – Hope

Then there is David Heartbreak who is slowly shaping the best of the genres output so far.
Himself and Munchi teamed up to release the Fuck H&M EP which is available for free download here.

Heartbreak & Munchi – Faceoff

Heartbreak’s most solid work so far is Emalkay’s ‘When I Look At You‘ Moombahcore Remix. It’s an absolute beauty and has taken all the filthiness associated with Moombahcore so far and left this…

Emalkay When I look at You (Heartbreak’s I love Moombahcore Remix)

In the last four days he has put out two Moombahsoul tracks which have shredded anything ‘dutch’ associated with the genre and officially fucked it in the bin.

David Heartbreak – Shy Day

David Heartbreak – Grown Man ish…

And there you have it.

To sum it all up and a better introduction to this growing genre, listen to Frankie Grimes’ Moombahton Mix.


Oh Ellie, how you shine.

Don’t believe the hype? Honestly, I think we should. Most of the blogging world have been munching on about Ellie Goulding‘s angelic voice for the best part of 2009 and rightly so. And now, as her name is on most of those ‘hot in 2010’ lists, it’s clear Polydor sat up and took note. I stumbled across this ‘Introduction to Ellie Goulding’ EP type thing on iTunes and decided it was worth the purchase. There is a brief interview where she discusses her writing process and her home and pop influences and the ole, always neccessary process of ‘self discovery’. She also expresses her excitement about headlining gigs and people ‘knowing her songs’. She really is an incredibly personable character, very real and endearing which suits her voice and music. The aesthetic of the video interview and her performances of ‘Wish I Stayed’ and ‘Roscoe’ is possibly an insight into the vision Polydor have for her… Desaturated, beautifully lit studios with a very relaxed looking Ellie, tousled hair and raggy denim shirt.

Bring on 2010 and this highly anticipated album.