Thought I hit you guys with another one from David Heartbreak for this week’s Moombahton Monday. Fed you all some Moombahcore this morning, so we’ll slow it down for this evening with some Moombahsoul. This is a brand new track Heartbreak posted on his Soundcloud this afternoon. It’s the first one off his new Moombahsoul collection available for download HERE. Its got a great soulful vibe with an aggressive tempo and lovely ambient notes throughout.
It doesn’t get more classic than Aphex Twin. Considered one of the most influential electronic artists of the 90’s, this EDM vanguardist has spent his musical career moving through all electronic genres and has influenced a generation of musicians today. Windowlicker is one of my favorites by Aphex Twin. The tone is incredible complicated, evoking feelings of melancholy and anxiousness, yet it remains a totally danceable piece of music. The music video will also creep you out 100%.
There is so much to say about Moby, I really don’t know where to begin. Like many of you, my first real contact with Moby was after his 1999 release of the single ‘Southside’ featuring Gwen Stefani. At the time I didn’t have the vocabulary to describe why I liked the song, but in retrospect I think I was drawn to elements of Chicago house and jungle that make up the core rhythm, which Moby himself stated were sources of inspiration for the track.
After ‘Southside’ I really didn’t encounter Moby until my first year attending Ultra Music Festival in 2008. My first reaction was, “wait, Moby is a DJ?” I quickly answered my own quandary with a resounding YES. His performance was out of control. His stage presence was amazing. At one point he climbed up on top of a massive speaker next to the stage and began screaming at the crowd, throwing up his hands and jumping up and down to the beat. Needless to say, it got everyone quite fired up and I can’t wait to see him at UMF again this year.
Born in New York, Moby (a nickname given to him because of an ancestral relationship to Moby Dick author Heman Melville) is a DJ, singer-songwriter, and musician. He became a successful artist on the ambient electronica scene throughout the 90s and has been credited as one of the most important dance music figures of that time period, helping to bring EDM to mainstream audiences in the UK and US.
From the early 90s until present day, Moby has produced an immensely diverse musical repertoire, releasing multi-genre albums, remixing countless artists, headlining the worlds largest music festivals, making a multitude of film pieces, and participating in an astounding amount of nonprofit and charitable organizations and campaigns. This is an artist worth much more investigation than my brief bio and I encourage you all to look into him. His music is highly emotional and imaginative and I always find myself having to take a couple minutes to think about it and the thoughts/feelings it elicits from me afterwards.
From the most symphonic trance to the crunchiest dubstep, I spin whatever makes bodies move. If I'm not DJing or producing around DC, you will find me front row with the party people; eyes on the strobe, hands in the air, ears against the speakers. This is because music is my drug and I need my fix. That is all you need to know about me.