Since I could not post this past Thurzday, I’ve decided to to do a special Monday edition covering a growing genre some do not know about yet.
Moombahton is a genre of electronic dance music that was created by American DJ and producer Dave Nada (aka Dave Villegas) at a high school homecoming “skipping party” for his younger cousin in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2009.The specific event that stimulated Nada’s development of the Moombahton genre was his slowing the Afrojack remix of the Silvio Ecomo & DJ Chuckie song “Moombah” to 108 beats per minute. Because that tempo nears that of the reggaeton, Nada created the neologism “Moombahton” by combining the title of the track “Moombah” and the “ton” ending of the word “reggaeton” and applied it to the genre.
Check out this documentary made by the guys at Mad Decent.
Dave Nada is one half member of the highly acclaimed production/DJ duo NADASTROM. David “Switch” Taylor (XLR8R’s artist of the year and Grammy Award-nominated producer for M.I.A. and Santigold) quickly invited the duo to join the legendary imprint Dubsided for a stream of record releases. Both of their Dubsided EPs have topped numerous international music charts, particularly Ministry of Sound Radio, Buzz/DMC Magazine and Beatport, reaching the number one spot. Nadastrom tracks are trainspotted by countless A-list DJ’s and artists (Diplo, Armand Van Helden, A-trak, Will.I.Am., Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Laidback Luke, etc.) and their collaborative efforts include work with Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi, Nina Sky, Pitbull, Stretch Armstrong, Kid Sister, Kanye West, Blaqstarr and more. Uncompromising quality in the studio and on the decks, Nadastrom is without a doubt “the future” of music, as Scottie B once appropriately remarked.
NADASTROM will be opening for Skrillex on November 10th at the Egyptian Room. View them in action below and check out the event page HERE
Almost out of nowhere, Los Angeles’ Dillon Francis has broken from the throng of young electronic music dj/producers. With a stream of world-class remixes and releases, Dillon has caught the attention of some of the top players in club land, including Steve Aoki, Diplo, Will I. Am, Drop The Lime, Sinden, and Tittsworth to name some. In less than a year his blistering productions have been heavily supported by Major Lazer, who opened their show with “Westside!,” a Dutch House-flavored monster that was consistently rinsed by top djs on both sides of the pond, including Sinden and Steve Aoki. The tune is finally seeing a proper release on Diplo’s Mad Decent label, where Dillon will be releasing his “Masta Blasta” EP as well in the near future.. From his first dubstep release on Play Me Records, the heavy “Take Me High” peaked at No. 13 on the Beatport dubstep chart and was played in full by Rusko in every one of his sets for his current OMG tour. In the coming months, Dillon will have releases on Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Top Billin’, as well as Plant Music, where he will be releasing his next club EP. At ease behind the turntables and in the studio, in the electro world and in dubstep, Dillon is what you would call an open-format electronic dj who sees no delineation between making music and playing it. He has gotten huge support from the most important dance music blogs (Dim Mak, Mad Decent, Discobelle, Gotta Dance Dirty) ever since releasing his first bootlegs last year, and 2011 promises to be Dillon’s breakout year.
Here are some other more fresh moombahton, moombahcore, and moombahsoul tracks.
This week Knick (Evol Intent) of Brosafari announced a collaboration with UFO!. They release a little same of what they have been working on and it is getting some major attention. Check out the teaser mix from “Future Primitive” EP below.
UFO! will be in here in Indy on October 27th. Click HERE for all the event info.
We have a couple of local producers who have dipped their hands in moombahton. jFet and Marcus Blac. These two are just as powerful together as a they are apart. I will further discuss them on a later date. For now check out what they have been cooking up.
Make sure to tune in this Thurzday! for a full report on the top tracks from the past two weeks. Super Mega Death Ray style! Check out my previous entry HERE!