20 Dec 2011

    Been awhile everyone. I’ve been neck-deep in my studio for the past couple months, really trying to improve on my production. This blog is in no ways finished, just doing some serious reorganizing of things. Anyways, I’m back today with a brand new remix I finished of Kito & Reija Lee’s Run For Cover. Hope you enjoy!

    3 Oct 2011

    Foster The People are on everyone’s radar right now, which means it wasn’t long before the remixers came after their single Pumped Up Kicks. Fortunately, DJ Melo gave the track a moombah-remix. Not too much different going on here apart from the beat, but it works well and gives us a some mellow moombahton to start our week.

    26 Sep 2011

    How sweet it is! Another Moombahton compilation is out fo free, courtesy of Jon Kwest. In his own words:
“These comps are my way of re-introducing music and artists that were highly influential to me (and in my opinion highly over looked these days) to a new generation.
 
As close as all these originals are to my heart, I knew I couldn’t fuck around with this one. A lot of work went into this and I’m very proud of the outcome.
Despite being bogged down with their own projects and gigs, everyone really came through.
Thank you sooo much for the all the support, nah really-LOVE YALL!!!!!!”
Listen in, there’s some great stuff on this one. DL HERE!

    How sweet it is! Another Moombahton compilation is out fo free, courtesy of Jon Kwest. In his own words:

    These comps are my way of re-introducing music and artists that were highly influential to me (and in my opinion highly over looked these days) to a new generation.

    As close as all these originals are to my heart, I knew I couldn’t fuck around with this one. A lot of work went into this and I’m very proud of the outcome.

    Despite being bogged down with their own projects and gigs, everyone really came through.

    Thank you sooo much for the all the support, nah really-LOVE YALL!!!!!!”

    Listen in, there’s some great stuff on this one. DL HERE!

    19 Sep 2011

    Another special treat for your Moombahton Monday. David Heartbreak, one of the leading Moombahton producers, has released his third and final installment of the Moombahsoul collections. Moombahsoul is easily my favorite of the Moombahton sub-genres. These tracks are great for summer BBQs, relaxed pregaming, fancy sippin at the club/lounge, and even back at your crib to set the mood… Volume III brings out all the stops. My favorites would have to be the Pickter remix of Aloe Blacc’s You Make Me Smile, Corcovado & Boyfriend’s Baby I’m Scared, and the Sazon Booya edit of Marvin’s Room by Drake. Heartbreak’s doing great things for this scene, I can’t to see what’s next. As usual the best part of the Moombahsoul series is, it’s absolutely free. Grab it HERE! Merry Moombahton Monday!

    Another special treat for your Moombahton Monday. David Heartbreak, one of the leading Moombahton producers, has released his third and final installment of the Moombahsoul collections. Moombahsoul is easily my favorite of the Moombahton sub-genres. These tracks are great for summer BBQs, relaxed pregaming, fancy sippin at the club/lounge, and even back at your crib to set the mood… Volume III brings out all the stops. My favorites would have to be the Pickter remix of Aloe Blacc’s You Make Me Smile, Corcovado & Boyfriend’s Baby I’m Scared, and the Sazon Booya edit of Marvin’s Room by Drake. Heartbreak’s doing great things for this scene, I can’t to see what’s next. As usual the best part of the Moombahsoul series is, it’s absolutely free. Grab it HERE! Merry Moombahton Monday!

    15 Sep 2011

    The wait is finally over. Porter Robinson, the 19-year old producer from North Carolina, has finally released his long awaited SPITFIRE EP. I recently caught part of his phenomenal set at Electric Zoo, and Porter is pretty much unmatched in terms of the energy and creativity he brings to the decks. He is certainly one of the most talented new producers out there.

    This 6-track EP is one of the best I’ve heard, winding through the EDM genre circuit of Electro House, Dubstep, Moombahton and even Trance. The remixes from Knife Party, Downlink, SkisM, Kill The Noise and Mikkas are all incredible.

    The second track Unison and its Knife Party remix are by far my favorites. SPITFIRE has certainly set a new bar for producers everywhere. Wow, it’s just incredible.

    12 Sep 2011

    


Teen Wolf & Shelco Garcia-Party Hoppin (Original Mix) by DJ Speed - Vegas
OK. I’m back. All that writing about E Zoo put me out of commission for a few days, but I’m ready to start bringing you new chunes! Found this gem surfing Soundcloud yesterday. Teen Wolf and Shelco Garcia’s newest moombahton banger Party Hoppin has so many good things working for it. The build has elements of trance, which are completely unexpected, but work wonderfully. The chopped/screwed vocals give it a very moombahton griminess and the grinding drop is straight electro. Really dope track, I expect to be playing this one out in all my moombahton sets. Free DL above!

    Teen Wolf & Shelco Garcia-Party Hoppin (Original Mix) by DJ Speed - Vegas

    OK. I’m back. All that writing about E Zoo put me out of commission for a few days, but I’m ready to start bringing you new chunes! Found this gem surfing Soundcloud yesterday. Teen Wolf and Shelco Garcia’s newest moombahton banger Party Hoppin has so many good things working for it. The build has elements of trance, which are completely unexpected, but work wonderfully. The chopped/screwed vocals give it a very moombahton griminess and the grinding drop is straight electro. Really dope track, I expect to be playing this one out in all my moombahton sets. Free DL above!

    29 Aug 2011

    Awesome new Moombahton remix today, brought to you by a Santa Barbara duo named Tommy Noble. Today’s track is an astounding “Moombahlectro” remix of Alicia Keys’ Rock Wit U. The original is a soulful r&b piece, however Tommy Noble electrifies it with some powerful synths and bass. I am an enormous fan of this one and will be playing it out in all of my coming sets. 

    22 Aug 2011

    In case you didn’t notice, MOOMBAHTON is blowing up!!! With a recent feature in SPIN Magazine - 'Hot New Sound: Moombahton Goes Boom!' - the genre has gone from Dave Nada’s lucky party foul to the electronic world’s new big thing. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of spending the day at IDentity Festival in Bristow. Seeing Modeselektor, Chuckie, Nervo, Le Castle Vania, Avicii, Rusko, and Kaskade may have been enough for most, but I couldn’t stop there. Why? Moombahton Massive VI. 
Back for its monthly residency at U Street Music Hall, the Massive brought out all the stops, with 16 of Moombahton’s top producers spinning live to a packed house (so packed, that the walls were beading sweat). Needless to say, the party was off the hook. I got there rockin my ‘Fuck To Moombahton' T by Mac & Smash (#fresh #likeabaws) and was able to see Dave Nada, Sazon Booya, Billy The Gent, Heartbreak, Munchi, and Sabo all take to the decks and spin their biggest tracks all in less than an hour and a half. I’ve copied an excellent review of the night by Moombahtonista below: 
Moombahton Massive VI continued in the genre’s commitment to instigating inspiration in the next generation of progressive minds. Treading water in the rapidly switching tides of universal change, moombahton shares much in common with Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” It exists because it needed to, and nobody seemed to be aware of the connection. While the sonics are different, the historical necessity is much the same. When Dave Nada pitched down Dutch house and it sounded like reggaeton, he accidentally, then knowingly tapped into a growing societal trend that brought hipsters together with hood rats, and embraces entirely tearing down the edifice of racial difference. Sixteen of the most culturally diverse DJs in the world, from an Ecuadoran-American mama’s boy to a hyper intellectual mop haired Dutch reggaeton renegade an ex rapper, a deep Latin house champion and a solid group of absurdly young innovators defining themselves professionally through the sound, spun last night. Orgiastic celebration of a brand new society in brand new times? Yes, and if you weren’t there, DC’s U Street Music Hall was sold out, and though unbelievably insane,the walls were sweating, and everything that happened, definitely happened.
This was a family reunion as trial by fire. Moombahton’s top spinners were at moombahton’s top venue, all wanting to exceed the expectations set by the five previous events. They did. New York City duo Sazon Booya had a dancing masked shaman in the booth grooving to their heavily Latin groove. Munchi, overjoyed to finally be back in the states, was a booth moshing mess of rampant glee, dropping his now legendary moombahcore edit of Datsik dubstep tune “Firepower.” In high flying lockstep with the tune’s energy, it was a perfect live commercial for the transformational power of the genre. Six foot five inch David Heartbreak looms over his laptop as not so much a DJ but a tropical bass overlord, as when his 80 inch wingspan arms swing wildly and clap, Zeus is throwing down thunderbolts from the heavens, and no matter how hard you move, you have no other option than to be overwhelmed by the power of his productions.
20-year old Miami prodigy DJ JWLS and Richmond’s Long Jawns collaborated on the major league Vibrate Chick EP with new father Billy the Gent, and in watching them, as well as DC’s Obeyah and Cam Jus, you understand that this genre as movement has permanence. Listening to the tremendous, genre bending work of established top tier professionals like LA’s Sabo, Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom, plus adding in their own unrestrained plethora of influences, we are possibly looking at music as the keystone of a perpetual revolution.  Given that the genre has no rules, it can evolve at the speed of life, absorbing international experiences into an extravagant and populist sound.
At 2:30 in the morning, Hawaiian naturalist John Monsoon closed out the night. As DJ Lightning Eyez, his entire world view was galvanized by moombahton. His DJing errs toward something he calls “wildstyle,” which invokes 500-day old tropical bass invention as the basis of a sonic journey to the id. Instead of bringing the energy down to seal the memory of the evening for the revelers in attendance, his wildstyle set was loud, raucous and undeniable fun. As Monsoon’s set poetically showed, we’ve reached a point with moombahton where the Massive isn’t the biggest party, but galvanizes a never ending energy, dawn’s guiding light illuminating a brand new world.
So yea. That’s that. The Moombahton Massives are truly special events to celebrate a genre that you truly need to see to believe. Many are quick to call Moombahton abrasive or irritating. For relaxation and easy listening, yea, listening to Dillon Francis’ remix of Hitz by Chase & Status may not be the right choice. Save that one for the clubs. But Moombahton has become more than just dirty dutch house music slowed to a 108 reggaeton beat. With new Moombahton sub-genres like Moombahsoul popping up daily, there is more than enough “chill” tracks (ie. Tactic - I Don’t Wanna Be Right or Jaime XX - Far Nearer [Nadastrom & Sabo Moombahton Edit]) for the haters.
Do yourself a favor. Listen to Moombahton.

    In case you didn’t notice, MOOMBAHTON is blowing up!!! With a recent feature in SPIN Magazine - 'Hot New Sound: Moombahton Goes Boom!' - the genre has gone from Dave Nada’s lucky party foul to the electronic world’s new big thing. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of spending the day at IDentity Festival in Bristow. Seeing Modeselektor, Chuckie, Nervo, Le Castle Vania, Avicii, Rusko, and Kaskade may have been enough for most, but I couldn’t stop there. Why? Moombahton Massive VI. 

    Back for its monthly residency at U Street Music Hall, the Massive brought out all the stops, with 16 of Moombahton’s top producers spinning live to a packed house (so packed, that the walls were beading sweat). Needless to say, the party was off the hook. I got there rockin my ‘Fuck To Moombahton' T by Mac & Smash (#fresh #likeabaws) and was able to see Dave Nada, Sazon Booya, Billy The Gent, Heartbreak, Munchi, and Sabo all take to the decks and spin their biggest tracks all in less than an hour and a half. I’ve copied an excellent review of the night by Moombahtonista below: 

    Moombahton Massive VI continued in the genre’s commitment to instigating inspiration in the next generation of progressive minds. Treading water in the rapidly switching tides of universal change, moombahton shares much in common with Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” It exists because it needed to, and nobody seemed to be aware of the connection. While the sonics are different, the historical necessity is much the same. When Dave Nada pitched down Dutch house and it sounded like reggaeton, he accidentally, then knowingly tapped into a growing societal trend that brought hipsters together with hood rats, and embraces entirely tearing down the edifice of racial difference. Sixteen of the most culturally diverse DJs in the world, from an Ecuadoran-American mama’s boy to a hyper intellectual mop haired Dutch reggaeton renegade an ex rapper, a deep Latin house champion and a solid group of absurdly young innovators defining themselves professionally through the sound, spun last night. Orgiastic celebration of a brand new society in brand new times? Yes, and if you weren’t there, DC’s U Street Music Hall was sold out, and though unbelievably insane,the walls were sweating, and everything that happened, definitely happened.

    This was a family reunion as trial by fire. Moombahton’s top spinners were at moombahton’s top venue, all wanting to exceed the expectations set by the five previous events. They did. New York City duo Sazon Booya had a dancing masked shaman in the booth grooving to their heavily Latin groove. Munchi, overjoyed to finally be back in the states, was a booth moshing mess of rampant glee, dropping his now legendary moombahcore edit of Datsik dubstep tune “Firepower.” In high flying lockstep with the tune’s energy, it was a perfect live commercial for the transformational power of the genre. Six foot five inch David Heartbreak looms over his laptop as not so much a DJ but a tropical bass overlord, as when his 80 inch wingspan arms swing wildly and clap, Zeus is throwing down thunderbolts from the heavens, and no matter how hard you move, you have no other option than to be overwhelmed by the power of his productions.

    20-year old Miami prodigy DJ JWLS and Richmond’s Long Jawns collaborated on the major league Vibrate Chick EP with new father Billy the Gent, and in watching them, as well as DC’s Obeyah and Cam Jus, you understand that this genre as movement has permanence. Listening to the tremendous, genre bending work of established top tier professionals like LA’s Sabo, Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom, plus adding in their own unrestrained plethora of influences, we are possibly looking at music as the keystone of a perpetual revolution.  Given that the genre has no rules, it can evolve at the speed of life, absorbing international experiences into an extravagant and populist sound.

    At 2:30 in the morning, Hawaiian naturalist John Monsoon closed out the night. As DJ Lightning Eyez, his entire world view was galvanized by moombahton. His DJing errs toward something he calls “wildstyle,” which invokes 500-day old tropical bass invention as the basis of a sonic journey to the id. Instead of bringing the energy down to seal the memory of the evening for the revelers in attendance, his wildstyle set was loud, raucous and undeniable fun. As Monsoon’s set poetically showed, we’ve reached a point with moombahton where the Massive isn’t the biggest party, but galvanizes a never ending energy, dawn’s guiding light illuminating a brand new world.

    So yea. That’s that. The Moombahton Massives are truly special events to celebrate a genre that you truly need to see to believe. Many are quick to call Moombahton abrasive or irritating. For relaxation and easy listening, yea, listening to Dillon Francis’ remix of Hitz by Chase & Status may not be the right choice. Save that one for the clubs. But Moombahton has become more than just dirty dutch house music slowed to a 108 reggaeton beat. With new Moombahton sub-genres like Moombahsoul popping up daily, there is more than enough “chill” tracks (ie. Tactic - I Don’t Wanna Be Right or Jaime XX - Far Nearer [Nadastrom & Sabo Moombahton Edit]) for the haters.

    Do yourself a favor. Listen to Moombahton.

    15 Aug 2011

    


Chiddy Bang & Icona Pop - Mind Your Manners (BASSCAMP’s Mind Your Moombah Remix) by DJBASSCAMP
MOOMBAHTON!!! So for this week’s Moombahton Monday I’ve got a recent remix that I’ve completed of Chiddy Bang’s Mind Your Manners. Sampling from Icona Pop, this track has such an addicting hook, so I decided to highlight that and give the track a serious moombah infusion. This is really the first track I’ve put together with a majority of my own production so I hope you all dig it. I’m always down for comments/suggestions so hit me up! Plenty more to come. Merry Moombahton Monday!!!
@djbasscamp

    Chiddy Bang & Icona Pop - Mind Your Manners (BASSCAMP’s Mind Your Moombah Remix) by DJBASSCAMP

    MOOMBAHTON!!! So for this week’s Moombahton Monday I’ve got a recent remix that I’ve completed of Chiddy Bang’s Mind Your Manners. Sampling from Icona Pop, this track has such an addicting hook, so I decided to highlight that and give the track a serious moombah infusion. This is really the first track I’ve put together with a majority of my own production so I hope you all dig it. I’m always down for comments/suggestions so hit me up! Plenty more to come. Merry Moombahton Monday!!!

    @djbasscamp

    1 Aug 2011

    Merry Moombahton Monday everyone. For those of you who have recently begun following the site, let me explain my reasoning for devoting a day every week to what many consider an obscure electronic music fad. 

    First, as a DC resident, I want to do everything in my power to promote this “local” genre, which has made a meteoric rise in the past six months thanks to the likes of Dave Nada, Dillon Francis, Munchi, Heartbreak and more. Second, everyone and their mother seems to have caught the “Moombah-fever” and thinks that pumping out a random track or remix at 108 bpm will make them the next big thing (I may be partially guilty of this myself). Thing is, Moombahton is made of more than just reggaeton beat and dirty dutch hook. The tracks that stand out to me in this genre have enormous depth and creativity involved. So I’ve made it my mission to spread the good word about those Moombahton tracks that really make the genre what it is.

    Today’s track is off the new Mad Decent Vol. 1 compilation, released last Friday on Beatport. Dillon Francis decided to give his massive tune Beautician a moombah-upgrade, resulting in Beautician 2.0. In my opinion, this one tows the line between moombahton and moombahsoul, providing both the manic builds and dirty dutch synth, but also finding a laid-back rhythm and tone after the breakdown. A great one for your burgeoning moombahton library and another testament to DIllon Francis’ artistic capability. Being able to remix one of your own songs into something so unique from the original is a fantastic accomplishment. Props to you sir.

    25 Jul 2011

                             

    Here’s one more Moombahsoul track to commemorate the tragic loss of Amy Winehouse. Daims’ edit of Stronger Than Me features Winehouse’s powerful voice and is perfect for those early evening beers and cookouts, right before the nights pre-gaming festivities ensue. Rest in peace.

    25 Jul 2011

                           

    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. 

    25 Jul 2011

    Today I’ve got a Moombahcore remix of Emalkay’s epic dubstep anthem When I Look At You. I had my doubts about this one at first, but after listening to it a couple times and hearing it live in a club, I can confidently say that this one is perfect when it’s time to get sweaty in a dark dancehall or basement. Get ready to get #grimy.

    Emalkay - When I Look At You (Heartbreak’s I Love Moombahcore Remix)

    18 Jul 2011

    I heard this remix on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 broadcast over three months ago, just before moombahton had really made it’s rise to EDM fame. The jumbled gargling of Alex Clare’s lyrics in the chorus may seem ridiculous at first, but there is something so hypnotic about them, you can’t help but smile. Nadastrom’s remix hits hard, especially towards the end near the 3:00 mark. Definitely a good one for your burgeoning moombahton collection.

    Alex Clare - Up All Night (Nadastrom Remix)

    11 Jul 2011

    Here’s a hot moombahton jam coming off of Tittsworth and Alvin Risk’s ‘2 Strokes Raw’ EP. This one is not for the faint of heart and probably not ideal for easy summer listening. Really the only place this song belongs is at the sweatiest of summer raves… However, there’s nothing wrong with that.

    Pendejas - Tittsworth & Alvin Risk