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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
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.