We’ve been digging Datsik since 2009 and the great thing about him is that he rocks in whatever he does and now he has turned his attention to Trap and you know what I really bloody like it a lot.

Just check this out:



So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

So as a blog, we were one of the first who started to shed some real light on Drumstep in April 2010.  This led to a whole series of Drumstep Friday Posts that I started to do (some featuring Brian Viveros artwork).

The very next day after we posted this, a couple of Drumstep pages started to appear on Facebook, some dude from Serbia  set up a Drumstep page on Facebook and within 6 hours there was around 1000 members!!!!

A Drumstep Forum was shortly created thereafter and the guy running it didn’t have a clue about doing his own posts and so he wanted to duplicate our posts and so I use to send them to him.  A whole new batch of drumstep material started appearing, which continues to this very day and indeed it seems to be gaining more momentum as time goes on!

See the original Post here but it is reproduced below!

Generation Bass Classic Post : 30 April 2010:



A sub genre of drum and bass where the beat structure is “half time” but the remaining elements still adhere to the usual tempo and melody pattern style

“Just left the studio session with excision downlink and evol intent!! Started on some heavyyyy drumstep :)” – DATSIK

“Drumstep is basically half tempo dnb”

“Same bpm as dnb but same techniques as dubstep ….hence Drum-step”

“Drumstep is taking the double time theory and applying it to DNB…. example: 140bpms feels like 70bpms in dubstep, drumstep is something like 180bpms but feels like 90bpms…. someone correct me if im wrong here… a perfect example would be the “Quarks” song by Dirty Phonics”

“I meant half time, i dont know what i was thinking, too much music theory runnin through my head….and Arron Silverstien, The middle part off Against the Machines is Drumstep i believe, its a 3 part song basically with 3 distinctively different drops.”


So, any of you guys interested in producing tunes in this genre?just uploaded a mix to get you heated.


Description: Minimix by bilsiactracklist1. Eggchan – On the road now2. Skream – Midnight request line (zinc rmx)3. Bilsiac – We control it4. Dj Hazard – wicked so5. Bilsiac – Blood on the line6. Bilsiac – Lonely Department7. Jazzsteppa – Two

Euhm…I may be wrong but…isn’t it just dubstep tracks remixed into DnB?

No need to call it Drumstep…

don’t want to call it drumstep either, but there is a clear difference between regular drumnbass and this genre.  Whatever it’s called, i love to mix it, and id love to have some more tracks like this.

Wtf are you talking about? This is just drum and bass, what is this clear difference you talking about? Is it because of the snare? Is it because it isn’t using the generic amen break style beat? This is silliness!

Ok its drumnbass, the snare is just repeated half the time it is used in regular dnb.  i think it gives a new perspective. btw check out this topic since there are also people who think it is not just clear dnb


Also the snare is in between where the 2 generic snares would be which gives it the generic dubstep swing. I do like it don’t get me wrong but at the end of the day it’s just another style of drum and bass in my opinion. Didn’t read anyone calling this Drumstep in that thread?

why the fuss over a word?  its just music

Isn’t this just dubstep at 170 bpm? That’s that that’s bad.

Sometimes you have to speed things up a bit, like something I vaguely remember “Wouldn’t it be terrible if Led Zeppelin made all their song at 140 bpm?”.

god, get it right boys, half step dnb is basically hip hop.


I do quite like returning to some hip hop vibes though, as I was mainly into hip hop when I started producing.

These are a couple of my “drumstep” attempts…

We Don’t Care by J-One

Tears by J-One

I won’t say what it is, but it is at 170 bpm. Check it out!

Grooki – Electron by Grooki

Mellodrone by Blánca

Blánca – Clocks (Clip) by Blánca




So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

It was Munchi’s birthday over the weekend and so a Happy Belated Birthday from all of us at Team GB 🙂

The following extract is is taken from The Moombahtonista Post on Munchi, which we did more recently and is yet another classic post but we’ll revisit that one later.

This Classic Post today is about the one we did on 14 July 2010 but I felt that the stuff I said on The Munchi Moombahtonisa is totally relevant for this post as an intro:

On July 14th 2010, all HELL broke loose.

I heard “FIREPOWER”!

I was blogging Datsik a lot in those days and also as far back as in 2009, when not many really knew who Datsik was. I had the pleasure of opening for Datsik in my home city in Birmingham in March 2010. So were were blogging about him furiously. I had no idea Munchi was also listening to Datsik. I knew he was into Burial and Loefah and those dudes but I had no idea he was into the more aggressive stuff.  So it was a huge surprise when I heard his Datsik edit of “Firepower”.

Man it BLEW MY MIND!!!

I was about the 8th person to hear it on his soundcloud and I just said:

“fuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkk!……..NEXT LEVEL SHIIT!…The apprentice becomes a MASTER!”

I immediately knew then something big & new had been borne. It was like NOTHING I had ever heard before and the aggressiveness of it also surprised me, cause we weren’t used to this side of Munchi.

So I thought I got to do a blog of this track and sensationalize so that the world hears it, cause the world needs to hear it!!!!

So what better way to draw attention to it than to say, “Say Hello 2 The Next Diplo”!

Julianne Escobedeo Shepherd who did the the ORIGINAL online article on the Birth of Moombahton in the The Fader picked up on it from our blog and wrote THIS and the rest is history.

The “Firepower” track was for “me”, the moment when I saw Genius in Munchi and I then became one of his staunchest supporters. Up until that moment, the kid was showing a lot of PROMISE but “Firepower” changed all of that and showed us the work of a GENIUS!  He had started on his journey to becoming a bona fide LEGEND.

“Firepower” had acted as a major catalyst for the Moombahton movement. When I heard the track I could see back then the vision Munchi had created for the future of this Moombahton movement. He had given it mouth 2 mouth resuscitation and had breathed new life into it.

All the Dubstep & Drumstep heads who were visiting our blog started to get into it and we started seeing a flow of Moombahcore edits. Without “Firepower”, I doubt we’d be as far advanced as we are with the movement today. It opened up the doors to a whole new world for a broad range of people. 

[Extract from The Original Moombahtonista – Munchi]

See the Original 14 July 2010 post here but it is also reproduced below!

Generation Bass Classic Post – 14 July 2010:

You already know about our young prodigy, 17 year old Munchi.  We were one of the first blogs to cover him after he came to us with a vault full of gems.

I am now convinced after hearing his latest track/re-fix/mash up, whateva you wanna call it, that he will be the next Super Shit Hottt Producer, the next Diplo!

In fact I would go as far as to say that I think, in time, he might even be better than Diplo (sorry Diplo, we really love you mate but our Munchi’s a little bit special)!

Listen to this killa and I dare you to tell me that I’m far off the mark or just plain stupid and wrong ( somebody, quite influential, well let’s say a big fish in a very small pond, already told me that..ahahha but do I give a f***, No I f****** don’t lmao..boohoo to him) !

Datsik – Firepower (Munchi Moombahcore Rmx) by Munchi




So today is Munchi’s day, the fourth in line to shine as “THE ORIGINAL MOOMBAHTONISTA”!

For me, he is the Original Moombahtonista!

You should know the score by now:

-An Intro
-Brief Q & A with our Moombahtonista
-The almighty EXCLUSIVE!


All of this below is obviously subjective to my own experiences of watching Munchi grow from where he was at when he came to us in 2009, to where he is at now.  Munchi’s own observations will obviously differ but this is not his life story but just a glimpse of his musical rise from my very own eyes.

Of course all of this is in BRIEF, I’ll do the full thing when Munchi starts becoming a bit more BANKABLE..Lolz….

So Munchi came to us, Generation Bass, I think, way back in or about September 2009. He just messaged us saying he had loads of stuff that he was making and would we be kind enough to check him out.  So we did and initially he wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary but we could see he had skillz and potential.

We started blogging him in early 2010 but even back then we didn’t realize the fury this kid would unleash onto the world but we knew he had “something”.

He released some free Dubstep & Baltimore EP’s in 2009 and in early 2010 he released a scope of works ranging from Kuduro, Nu Cumbia , Baile Funk and then came Moombahton.

Sometime in 2010, I asked him to join our blog as a contributor, which he gladly accepted with great excitement.  He has done and continues to do, a range of posts.  Less so nowadays, but that’s understandable given his meteorotic rise to fame last year!

The first track that got me was his burialesque take on Dubstep with “Madre, No Llores”, unreleased at the time I heard it,  but subsequently released on T&A in late 2010.

This track just resonated with me on a deep level cause it showed a different side to him.  It displayed naked emotion, an honesty, a truth, a yearning and I loved that.


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Then came all of the Moombahton stuff and then we knew he was onto something special.

I call him the ORIGINAL MOOMBAHTONISTA because although Dave Nada invented the genre, Munchi showed us what we could do with it, he showed us it had a future beyond remixes/edits.  He created the first truly original piece in the genre.

Without him, it is debatable Moombahton would be where it is now.


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He then teamed up with David Heartbreak.  He had found his musical partner and also a hiding place.  I think he found solace in Heartbreak, not just as a motivator and someone who inspired his thoughts as to the future possibilities that lay ahead of them, but also as someone he could hide behind to shy away from the publicity.  I mean Heartbreak fits the bill at 6 4″!

Together they released their first free EP together and called it “Munkbreakton”.

This heralded 1 further major innovation and 1 further heartfelt track for me.

The further major innovation was the creation of Moombahsoul with “Aponte o Não”:

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Here’s what he said about it at the time:

If you know your Portuguese you already guessed it. Heartbreak sended me this crazy Moombahton concept with the Fugees ‘Ready or Not’ joint. When i heared it I was so inspired. It led me to hear that great remix of The Course again. I totally forgot about that track. So i added me in it and the subtile synths of The Course’s rmx and it seemed ment to be like this. It’s a smooth party track, something you can vibe to in the club while sippin on something. I see this as a example of a good Heartbreak & Munchi collabo. This time in a other type of vibe, which we love making aswell. A more subtile approach.

The further heartfelt and standout track for me was  the Lil’ Wayne inspired “Soltero y Sin Compromiso”.

I lost count the number of times I played that track, it just melted me. It was sensitive, atmospheric, warm and again had a sense of longing to it. Man it was DeeeeeP! It’s as though it stated Munchi’s search for something higher, omnipotent and unattainable in this world, it was spiritual!

This track further reinforced to me that we were seeing the signs of something special developing in this kid.

This is what he said about the track at the time (it’s no longer on his soundcloud & I don’t know why):

Soltero y Sin Compromiso

I have to be honest. Don’t like Lil Wayne’s music as I did when I was a kid. But when he released the ‘Single’ joint I knew that that was my anthem right there. It wasn’t after a long time that I started to work on this track, i loved the ‘It’s all good’ vibe on this track and i didn’t wanna change it.

Not to say that it has a Ambient Dubstep vibe to it, but it was certainly influenced by that. Also with hiphop, because its a hiphop track obviously. Alot of bass aswell, because.. well I just love bass. I like to think this is something you can vibe to on a summer afternoon on the beach, just chillin with a cocktail. It’s summer, so it’s all good my friends.


Then on July 14th 2010, all HELL broke loose.

I heard “FIREPOWER”!

We were blogging Datsik a lot in those days and also as far back as in 2009, when not many really knew who Datsik was. I had the pleasure of opening for Datsik in my home city in Birmingham in March 2010. So were were blogging about him furiously. I had no idea Munchi was also listening to Datsik. I knew he was into Burial and Loefah and those dudes but I had no idea he was into the more aggressive stuff.  So it was a huge surprise when I heard his Datsik edit of “Firepower”.

Man it BLEW MY MIND!!!

I was about the 8th person to hear it on his soundcloud and I just said:

“fuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkk!……..NEXT LEVEL SHIIT!…The apprentice becomes a MASTER!”

I immediately knew then something big & new had been borne. It was like NOTHING I had ever heard before and the aggressiveness of it also surprised me, cause we weren’t used to this side of Munchi.

So I thought I got to do a blog of this track and sensationalize so that the world hears it, cause the world needs to hear it!!!!

So what better way to draw attention to it than to say, “Say Hello 2 The Next Diplo”!

Julianne Escobedeo Shepherd who did the the ORIGINAL online article on the Birth of Moombahton in the The Fader picked up on it from our blog and wrote THIS and the rest is history.

The “Firepower” track was for “me”, the moment when I saw Genius in Munchi and I then became one of his staunchest supporters. Up until that moment, the kid was showing a lot of PROMISE but “Firepower” changed all of that and showed us the work of a GENIUS!  He had started on his journey to becoming a bona fide LEGEND.


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“Firepower” had acted as a major catalyst for the movement. When I heard the track I could see back then the vision Munchi had created for the future of this Moombahton movement. He had given it mouth 2 mouth resuscitation and had breathed new life into it.

All the Dubstep & Drumstep heads who were visiting our blog started to get into it and we started seeing a flow of Moombahcore edits. Without “Firepower”, I doubt we’d be as far advanced as we are with the movement today. It opened up the doors to a whole new world for a broad range of people.

I’ve said many times that Moombahcore and NOT Moombahton, has almost single-handedly helped to push this movement forward. It is still flava of the month and has a much wider audience and appeal, than Moombahton, at the present time.

However, saying that, I think the excitement for Moombahcore will start to fade thereby allowing Moombahton to grow from strength to strength as it is much more diverse. It has an ability to mutate to incorporate all sorts of things, which will allow it the longevity, which I’m not sure Moombahcore has.  We’ve already seen this with Dubstep, with a huge swathe of opinion now moving away from Brostep, because of Brostep overkill.

A few months later he had immortalized Caspa’s “Where’s my money” with another Moombahcore edit.

Here’s what I said about it at that time:


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So Munchi gave the movement impetus by creating the first truly original Moombahton track thereby securing a future for Moombahton.


With Heartbreak by his side, Munchi helped to create Moombahsoul, a sub-genre ,which Heartbreak has taken to new heights, and which is also now recognized as an integral part to the whole scene.


Munchi breathed new life into the Moombahton movement by inventing Moombahcore, which has acted as a major catalyst for moving the movement forward and spreading it’s appeal further and wider than any one of us could ever have imagined.

But Munchi imagined it and he was the only ONE in the world who had!!!

After inventing “Moombahcore”, Munchi’s world changed, he started working with M.I.A., Crookers, Noisia, Diplo and the Mad Decent crew and he has also received applause from the likes of Skrillex, Laid Back Luke, Crookers and many, many others.

The future is now his.

A lot has happened since then and he has made loads of GREAT stuff including Juke, Ambient, 3ball, Trap and more Moombahton, which we can’t cover here in this piece.

He has now also created “MoombahSkull” with a major remix for one of the scene’s most respected Electronic producers’, Noisia:

Noisia – Tommys Theme (Munchi’s Fear Is Weakness Rmx)

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Here’s what he says about this:

Damn. Honestly, this was the first remix I was intimidated to do lol. Noisia is top shit and they know their shit exceeding the onpoint level. I started with a Trap Bubbling remix, but I was like nah I can’t do Noisia like that. So I scrapped that one and made a new version, the version you are listening now.

This track to me is the 1st succeeded attempt to merge Moombahcore with the darker side of Drum & Bass. Breakcore, Skullstep or Raggacore – these are the parties I used to go. Dark and loud as fuck. It was either those parties or Reggeton/Bubbling ones. Haha, it’s a weird combo i know lol.

So this is basicly a mix of Skullstep/Moombahcore/Metal/Baile Funk.

For me the BOSS himself Current Value is about as hard you can get in the darker DnB and one of my favorite producers, so being on a pack with Noisia AND Current Value, man you can’t even imagine how hyped I am!!!

Representing the 108 roots, and trying to show that it’s not only about fucking bleepy-ton haha. Try to do Moombahton better than that and be more creative – there is so much you can do with Moombahton fam-lationnnn!!

Introducing a sub-genre of a sub-genre lol, Moombahskull is like a lil’ bro of Moombahcore. Just a bit way more agressive and mad at the hypocrite world we call home.

This is the first in lineup for some more to come. BOW BOW!!


Here’s what Munchi says:

* wayne & wax writing the write up (one of my first supporters callin my shit moombahton and the first i could really talk about on this subject. also he saw the connections that im talking about, hes a university teacher about this shit man its fuckin awesome AND im playing over there tommorow in boston just because its my dude wayne and i wanna hang out there haha!)

* angel doze and dj blass on the release – without a doubt my favorite reggetonero and reggeton producer all time.

* the exact cover i wanted, till EVERY single detail. by my dude brian life, he is fucking awesome to make my view happen.

* hopefully the video will be on point, im working on that at the moment

* and of course this fuckin interview and your writeup – i appreciate it so much!!

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Over to Wayne & Wax.

Remastered and mixed, Munchi’s debut Mad Decent EP Out this tuesday features all the songs the launched Moombahton to the next level!

Munchi-Moombahtonista EP
2.Pero que lo que mujer
3. La Brasileña Ta Montao feat. Angel Doze
4.Toma Berimbau
5.Toma Essa Porra VIP feat. DJ Blass

Soon as the first moombahton edits hit the net, Munchi was ready. Slowing down Dutch house tracks to make mutant reggaeton made a lot of sense to a resident of Rotterdam with roots in the Dominican Republic. Munchi knew as well as anyone (and better than most) that Dutch house and reggaeton were kindred genres, each a skip and a jump away from dancehall reggae. He began cooking up his own moombahton that night, emerging with much more than another set of edits. Arguably the first originals of the genre, Munchi’s tracks were built from scratch, imbued with touches of baile funk, cumbia, kuduro, bmore, samba, breakcore and more. Unlike Dave Nada’s seminal edits or influential remixes by A-Mac, Uncle Jesse, and Melo making the rounds, Munchi could put his name on his tracks front and center. Blowing up the blogs, he proved himself prolific and popular almost immediately, releasing acclaimed promo packs by the pound and building a devoted audience.

By pursuing his own singular vision of what the genre could be, Munchi pointed the way — lots of ways actually — to move moombahton beyond surprisingly serviceable novelty remixes in order to make it a genuine genre. His cross-breeding fusions even birthed a substyle he dubbed moombahcore, a steroidal take on the sound that now boasts hundreds of its own adherents. After Munchi’s wildly successful experiments, moombahton became a lot more kitchen-sink. This EP collects the classics, marking the moment that Munchi blew the frame open. Club wreckers that set the stage for a wave of producers learning to love the space between the kicks, the place to wind your hips. You’ll find it all here: evocative samples, epic build-ups and drops, thick-ass drums, sudden jokes and, of course, that trademark jingle. It also features new twists on old bangers, like lacing “La Brasileña Ta Montao” with brand new vocals from Angel Doze, Munchi’s favorite reggaetonero, making it the first real meeting between moombahton and its Puerto Rican cousin. Munchi’s amped about his first EP for Mad Decent and will be touring in support over the next couple months, bringing Munchi Presents: Moombahtonista Tour to cities in the US and Europe with a launch at Moombahton Massive in DC on February 15th.

– Wayne & Wax



Rajiv Münch, better known as Munchi is a Dutch Producer and DJ of Dominican descent, born and raised in RotterdamNetherlands.[2] He is credited to have made “the first truly original work” for Moombahton, taking “the sound to the next level” [3] and being the originator of Moombahcore.[4] Even though Munchi is credited mainly for Moombahton, it was his versatility that brought him into public attention.[5][6]Notably producing a wide selection of genres and incorporating these elements in his music.[7][8] This is best represented in the ‘Murda Sound’ debut on T&A Records, consisting of a wide variety of genres doing Munchi’s versatility justice.[9] In December 2010 Munchi was featured with 3 tracks on M.I.A.’s “Vicki Leekx” mixtape.[10]


Munchi started making music in 2004 when his brother bought him Acid Pro.[11] He met future collaborator David Heartbreak via Myspace in 2009. After Munchi mentioned Dave Nada’s Moombahton EP, Heartbreak invited him to Charlotte to learn more about the genre.[12] While touring the U.S. in March 2011, Munchi had a seizure caused by an intracerebral hemmorrhage. After learning what happened, DJ Ayres, Tittsworth and Dave Nada organised a fundraiser “to pay for surgery, medication and flight home for the non-American insured producer”.[13] He spent 9 hours in coma and 11 days in the hospital, but when noticing the overwhelming support it inspired him to recover faster during 2011.[14][15]


Free EPs

Dubstep Promo – [SEL-PR001]
Baltimore Club Promo – [SEL-PR002]

Baile Funk Promo – [SEL-PR003]
B-more 2.0/2.1 + B-more Dub VIP’s – [SEL-PR004]
Moombahton Promo – [SEL-PR005]
Munbreakton EP (with David Heartbreak) – [SEL-PR006]
Cumbia XXX – [SEL-PR007]
Kuduro Promo – [SEL-PR008]
Fuck H&M (with David Heartbreak) – [SEL-PR009]

H/M (with David Heartbreak) – [SEL-PR010]
Rotterdam Juke EP – [SEL-PR011]


Murda Sound EP – [T&A019]

Moombahtonista EP – [MAD136]


Summer of Moombahton – [Self Released]

Verano del Moombahton – [Self Released]


M.I.A. – Vicki Leekx



Munchi – Break Your Fucking Face
David Banner ft Lil Flip – Like A Pimp (Munchi Has Bad Table Manners Moombahton Edit)
Juvenile – Back That Ass Up (Munchi Reggeton Edit)
Datsik – Firepower (Munchi Moombahcore Rmx)
TC – Where’s My Money (Caspa Rmx – Munchi’s Kinda Agressive Right Now Moombahcore Rmx)

Soulja Boy – Pretty Boy Swag (Diplo & Munchi’s ‘Dude, I Can Make This In 5 Min With Acid Pro’ Edit)
Munchi ft M.I.A. – Murda Sound VIP
Munchi ft Chito Rock – Bebe De To
Munchi – Despair – [Moombahsoul Vol. I]
Munchi – Gracias – [Moombahton Massive II]
Munchi – Jimi Knows – [Verano Del Moombahton]
Munchi – Virtud – [Moombahsoul Vol. II]
Nadastrom & Munchi ft Jen Lasher – Say My Name – [El Baile Diabluma]

Munchi ft Lakey – Not Usually
Munchi – Fuck This


Steve Starks – Git Em (Munchi Kuduro Rmx)
Bassanovva – Chickenlover (Munchi Likes Em Fried Moombahton Rmx)
Dogz & Bumps ft Mc Zulu – Carnival Madness (Munchi’s Only Beers & Rubbers Rmx)

Nguzunguzu – Unfold (Munchi Likes Excessive Amounts Of Bass Mambo Juke Rmx)
Dillon Francis & Dave Nada – Brazzers Theme (Munchi’s Fuck That It’s Bangbros Rmx)
Autodidakt ft Spoek Mathambo – Fake Fred Perry (Munchi Is Muito Random Rmx)
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (Munchi Airhorn Alert Rmx)
Professor Angel Dust – Go (Munchi Thought Criminal Rmx)
Bert On Beats – Bone Dat (Munchi’s ‘Nope This Aint Moombahton Dude’ Trap Bubbling Rmx)

Deco Child – Pray (Munchi’s Destino Solitario Rmx)
Noisia – Tommy’s Theme (Munchi’s Fear Is Weakness Rmx)


This time round, we have the Q&A in video format and also these 2 video’s are the Exclusives for this piece.

We get up CLOSE & PERSONAL with Monsieur Big Hair and you know his hair is like the 8th Wonder of the World.  I didn’t hear a word he said, I was too busy looking at his hair!!

Beautifully shot by James of DEFINATE and probing interview questions put forward by our boy DJ Nappy.  It’s not a long piece but just a short 2 stage interview.

Dj Nappy also says his piece after the videos’ in tribute to Munchi.


Munchi Interview Part 1 from DEFINATE on Vimeo.


Munchi Interview Part 2 from DEFINATE on Vimeo.


“I’ve been loosely following Munchi for months to shoot an interview.
DJ Umb recently gave me a heads up that he was in New York, but I had
no idea that he was planning on staying there for a couple months.
After a few messages back and forth, I met Munchi for the first time
in person as James Definate was filming for Crizzly at Webster Hall in
Manhattan. In less than a week, I organized for him to spin an
impromptu set at the most prestigious university in the country.

I should be asleep. After a day of work and 2 hours of legal
nonsense, I headed to pick Munchi up from my local train station. We
had dinner and played some tracks back and forth at my house. We hop
in the car and head to Princeton University where James Definate (who
had run all the way to North Jersey get another camera because his is
on the fritz) filmed an epic interview. I played tracks for an hour,
and Munchi played nearly 2 hours when he was only billed for an hour
long set. Each and every track was insane. And most of those tracks
were his. I’d come up every once in a while and say ‘this is sick as
fuck’, without knowing who produced it. He’d just smile and say
‘thank you’.

The party ended abruptly at 3am. We dropped a couple people off and
ended up back in my driveway. And instead of going in the house,
Munchi and I sat in the car throwing ideas and theories back and forth
at each other for an hour. It continued for another couple of hours
indoors until the sun came up, and we went to sleep.

2 and a half hours later, I’m up and showered, and wake Munchi up to
do the same. He packs up, we grab breakfast at my parent’s coffee
shop, and I drop him off at the train station before I head to work.
I write this nearly 24 hours after I initially picked him up, and I’m
on less than 3 hours of sleep.

I’ve known of Munchi’s music since Dirty South Joe posted his “Best Of
Munchi” mix on Mad Decent’s blog. Not only was it a technically sound
display, but the actual content on it was mind-blowing. Since then,
Munchi’s career has skyrocketed. This isn’t because he followed a
formula, or because he had an insane marketing scheme. It’s because
the music was THAT good. It was different and unexpected. People
believed in it. People STILL believe in it.

I don’t normally write this much. The only people that will
understand or care are the people that understand and care that there
is a heartbeat behind every song that you listen to. You’ll get
what’s given to you from the video interview. We talk about music.
It’s shot INCREDIBLY well. But I personally got inspired by the music
he played, his giant smile as people were enjoying the sound, and his
willingness to share advice and information as if it was his duty. To
have moments of that evening documented will give me something
phenomenal to look back on.

I’m extremley careful not to state the man’s intentions. He has an
incredibly specific view on what is happening, how he feels about it,
what’s next, and what it all means. Every time I asked him to clarify
something, it turned into an intense explanation. He could (and
should) write a book on what goes through his mind. At the end of the
day, he’s more knowledgeable about music than anyone I know. He feels
a respect for all cultures, and doesn’t release a track until he feels
that his sound can be a solid and unique representation of a culture.
He thinks bigger than genres. “

Mix: Disc Jockey Nappy Eighty Eight (Drumstep & DNB)

“The funny thing about digital mixing software is how the higher BPMs register. Drumstep is a funny category – while it’s essentially halftime Drum & Bass, it’s in a weird zone – the BPM mixes perfect with DnB, but is really about 88 BPM, especially when ran through Serato. In any case, this latest expedition from DJ Nappy flows in that 88BPM range… or 170BPM, depending on what you’re rocking. Special mix of DnB/Drumstep here, featuring cuts from the likes of Kitech, Camo & Krooked, Mr. Joseph, Need For Mirrors, Dub Foundation and plenty more. Loads of favorites here, as well as some bits you might not be up on. Flying fast and furious, and the perfect bit to set your weekend ablaze.”
words by Khal

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01. Kitech – The Chemical Industry
02. KPC – We Remain True
03. Dub Foundation – Modern Life
04. Camo & Krooked – Breezeblock
05. Sub Zero & Jaydan – The Weakness
06. Tayza – Firefist
07. Richard Cission & Static Revenger & Luciana – I Like That (Die & Interface Pocket Rocket Remix)
08. Hirshee feat. Sue Cho – Always Tomorrow (Figure’s Drumstep Remix)
09. Skepta – Rescue Me (Sigma Mix)
10. Stereotype – Like A Bad Habit
11. 12th Planet & Jukali – Reasons (Doctor P Remix) (Wondawulf Drumstep Boot)
12. Datsik – Firepower (Levela Remix)
13. Xilent – Spectre
14. Need For Mirrors & Zero T – Vanity
15. Command Strange – One Fine Day
16. Mr. Joseph – Forever Weekend ft. Kate White
17. Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect (Netsky Remix)
18. Total Science & S.P.Y. – Past Lives ft. Kevin King
19. Smoke DZA – Loaded Rmx. ft. Domo Genesis (Produced By Lex Luger)


The sticky hot weather is here and Moombahton is the buzzword of the summer for 2011.   With the word slowly being filtered into peoples vocabulary from Skrillex’s official stamp on the sound, to dudes like Bro Safari making hybrid versions of Moombah, and mentions in Mixmag it’s fast getting out of control.   This is kind of like a top ten+ at the minute as producers step up the overall quality of their tunes from originality to air-tight mixdowns, and more on the heavier side this time around.  But regardless, these are the hottest tracks and edits of the minute, act like you know!


A Tribe Called Red embracing their Moombahton!  But they’re no strangers to the sound.  With nights like Electric Pow Wow in Ottawa they are true warriors in the world of Global Bass Music.  Needs more cowbell guys.

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Caetano Veloso – Tropicalia (ATCR Remix)


Aylen is reliable, no doubt.  ‘The Rapture’ pushes some emotional aspects of moombahton while keeping her dirty.  Is Moombahton a she?  I sure hope so.

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Aylen – The Rapture (Original Mix)


If there’s ever a too many dicks on the dance floor situation, one fast way to cure that is Aylen’s Moombahcore refix of ‘Macarena’.  This tune is just hype, while it seems like Aylen is taking the piss out of this track, I assure he’s  not, a bit cheeky, and a little unbelievable and it works.

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Los Del Rio – Macarena (Aylen Remix) **Moombahcore**


Extreme HIGH ROTATION ALERT:  Dillon Francis offering up a free remix of CSS “Hit’s me like a rock”.  Bubblin’ , fun riddims for days.

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CSS – Hit’s Me Like A Rock (Dillon Francis Remix) CORRECT VERSION


Bro Safari well knows for his dubstep monstrosities, but also greatly knows as Knick from drum & bass outfit Evol Intent and one half of Ludachrist.   Moombahton with a futuristic approach with raw elements of d&b, dubstep and out of this world sounds!  Teamed up with Le Doom and released as a sampler on El Cuco Recordings.  Expect an official release from Bro Safari, Le Doom and the El Cuco fam that will have you shelling out your wallet.

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Bro Safari ft LeDoom – Tempora


Plus another one!  Bro Safari and Nerd Rage… This track has some serious bounce.  Makes people giggle.

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Bro Safari & Nerd Rage – WOMBATS!


Freaky Phillip has been pumping out heat lately!  Really feeling the percussive elements in this track, clearly one of his best.  Turn this one up!

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Freaky Philip – Bombo (Original mix)


Luny P is another cat with a nice roster of edits and should probably be a go to source for some edits just before the weekend.  I may just have increased his workload by saying that.  Going to smooth it out with this edit of SMD’s hit ‘Cruel Intentions’ should have fans singing at the top of their lungs.

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Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (LunyP Moombahton Edit)


Yes, there’s a Dillon Francis remix of this tune, but I find this Luny P also bangs this one out nicely.  It’s all about how you use that Dutch siren and make it your own.  Very nicely done.

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Time Takers – She Blows (LunyP Moombahton Edit)


Oh shit!   What would a Moombahton round-up be without a Neki Edit?  Neki’s 100th edit for you hungry Moombah freaks.   Crookers’ “Dr. Gonzo” gets crunched, slowed, and Moombahtonized.

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Crookers – Dr Gonzo Anthem (Neki Stranac Moombahton Edit)


So it’s more than a top 10, but whatever.  When you can turn it up to 11 just do it.   Simply put, too many good tunes and not enough holes in my head to listen to it all.  Going to wrap it up with two hits from Starfoxx from Chicago…  I first found this guy way back searching for juke tunes on SoundCloud and much like his juke, his moombah does not disappoint.  Pull up!

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Starfoxxx – Boomblast


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Starfoxxx – Cajmere’s Percolator (moombahton remix) 

MIX: Disc Jockey Nappy – Pussy Prints

Track Listing:
01 – Jay Sean – YMCMB Heroes ft. Tyga, Busta Rhymes, Corey Gunz
02 – Dub & Run – Some Of The Lights
03 – Eddie K & Minus – Dark Ages ft. Beezy
04 – Skream – Rigging
05 – Datsik – Domino (Original Mix)
06 – Obsidian – City Of Dreams ft. Messinian
07 – Lost – Snake Eyes ft. Beezy
08 – Datsik & Bare – King Kong
09 – Cookie Monsta – Me Want Cookie
10 – MRK1 – Let Me Hear You
11 – Datsik – Firepower (Original Mix)
12 – Virus Syndicate – Talk To Frank (Bare Remix)
13 – MRK1 – Dirty Dubstep Music
14 – Mensah, Sukh Knight, & Squarewave – G Activity
15 – Cliffhanga – Worth Knowing ft. The Beautiful World
16 – Stagga – Is This The Future

Stream / Download
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The DeeeeP Moombahton Sessions & Transnational LuvSTeP


Ok sorry, this is all about me, shameless, I know but how else am I suppose to get these to you?  (try soundcloud you knob…..lol)

First up, The Deeeep mUMBbahton SeSSions!  (yeah I know, poxy play on words…ahahahha)

Really been wanting to do a Moombah mix for absolute yonks but there’s so many flying around all using the same tracks, I got put off.  It can’t be helped cause there’s a limited range of source material at present and granted 90% of the mixes would contain more than a handful of Munchi tracks.  So I thought, let’s get rid of Munchi (lol) for a start and go for a different vibe.  Couldn’t get rid of that looney big haired genius, Munchi, so one of his tracks does make it in the end!

Jon Kwest, Obeyah and NYC’s Sabo have been doing some really, really cool DeeeP Moombah stuff and I thought, strange, to my knowledge no-one has yet pieced that stuff together to create a DeeeP Moombah kind of mix. It might be that some peeps have done DeeP Moombah mixes but I’m just not aware of them, if so sorry ManG!

So I thought I’d go for some deeep vybz and so here it is.

A few mistakes here and there but f-k it, you know I can’tbe arsed to make it perfect and I go with the flow, usually first time round, so bear with a few hiccups here and there.

As usual, Pioneer CDJ’s & Mixer, Live/One-take-cut/unmastered!

The DeeeeP mUMBahton SeSSionS (Feb 2011) – DJ UMB by djumb


The DeeeeP mUMBahton SeSSionS!

“Choke me in the shallow waters
Before I get too deep
Don’t let me get too deep”

A mix heavily influenced by the atmosphere and vybz of my boy, JON KWEST, whose tracks define this mix.

Jon Kwest – Soundcloud

Buy his tunage bmoreclub.com

Also featuring my boys Obeyah, Heartbreak & Munchi

& NYC’s Sabo!

Transnational LuvSTeP


You can download this now too as a post Oscar winning present 🙂

DJ UMB in da mix 4 BBC Friction [With Natalie Portman’s tears….] by djumb

From Transnational LuvSteP 2 Apocalyptic DubSTeP 2 TransnationaL DubSTeP

For Bobby Friction’s BBC Radio Show

Bobby Friction said….

“What a mix……he delivers massively…..an absolutely brilliant mix”..

1. Intro Shout & Singh (All you need is Love) – Phil Retrospector
2. Soma – Fish Finger & Lokrian (White Label)
3. Opium Lounge – Tears For Monks (Miraja remix) (White Label)
4. Down Like – FLeCK feat. Eski (Generation Bass)
5. Heer – Nuphlo feat. Satnam (?)
6. Sullen Sultry (Knowa Knowone Remix) -ill-esha (White Label)
7. Dance Dance – LH1 (White Label)
8. Accidentally on Purpose – Shem (Generation Bass)
9. Adachigaharas Theme – Original Mix – Shock One (?)
10. Nowhere To Run (Datsik & Excision Remix) – Eskmo (?)
11. The Kabukistep – H3 (We Are Mutants) (White Label)
12. Geisha – Cyberoptix (?)
13. Shiva Step – Barabrix (White Label)
14. Guacha Ft: Natalia Clavier (Broad Rush Rmx) – Son Of Kick (?)
15. Dub Reflex – Celt Islam (Urban Sedated)

TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP: Support from Rusko, Datsik, Riskotheque, Shockone, Doctor P, Skream, Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Stenchman, Jakwob & many more

generationbass transnational dubstep release sixdegrees


Buy this MF’:

Six Degrees Shop 













“Something different and fresh for the listenning ear! A good listen and something that will open your mind!”




“Loving This!”


“Rude Profile…great dancefloor biznezzz”




“So surprising to hear something like this…….tracks are ones that you could imagine being on Fabric Live 37….Really into all of them….brilliant idea..”

DJ Anne Savage

“Great for chilling, this is going straight onto my ipod…deserves to do well”

Mary Anne Hobbs


David Starfire (Dj/Producer)

What a slammin compilation from Generation Bass and it’s on my top 10 of 2011″

Mad Decent

A wild collect of dub sounds coming from all over the world

Jaguar Skills



“Yeah wkd”


“Big in the gizzame”

Flore (Botchit & Scarper/Mixmag)

With only a first listen, i can say i’m highly impressed by the quality & the variety of the tracks, the selection is very smart cos i think all the tracks fit good together…looking forward to include some of these tracks in my mix


“Very naice”


“…Clownie…good stuff…”

Doctor P

Supporting – “India sleeping”


“Some different vibes..nice one…big up all the crew”

Schlachthofbronx (/Mad Decent/Man Recordings/ Best Dance Act in the World)


Mistajam (BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra, UK)

“Definitely some strong tracks……expect some support on this from me.”

DJ Allbury (Rinse FM, UK)

“so many variations on this ep, im gettin the feel for bass and the unwinding middle east sounds”

DJ Nappy (Architect of Thugstep)

You can tell that deep thought was put into track selection and layout.  In a world of over-synthesized 2-step, this is a refreshing journey in audio.  Organic sounds, and a treat to listen to as a whole.  Quite pleasurable to vibe out to on a rainy winter afternoon”

Son Of Kick
“Overall deep and well produced. Def pick a couple tunes for the deeper shows”

Bert On Beats (Man Recordings)

“Most definitely one of my favourite and one of a kind compilation! Fleck& FishFinger, BandishProjekt and Celt Islam are winners here!”

Eastenders (Balkan Dance Act)

Your cd is one of the best compilations since the early days of “asian
underground” – brilliant!!

Heartbreak (Moombahton/Moombahcore)

This is the sound… The future of dubstep… A fresh new outtake on a killer sound and genre..

Permanent Damage Records

Think that someone had to do this type of release….has lots of potential to run and run – great concept.

PATHAAN [Worldwide]

This release is essential for discerning ears & undoubtedly encompasses an interesting new musical direction for fusion !

Maduro [Octofoil Records/Electronic]

“The Transnational Dubstep compilation by Generation Bass is by far the best selection of ethnic dubstep I’ve come across thus far – this is truly defining a moment in music”

Eva Pacifico [Ibizarre Records/Ibizasonica]

“Ancient voices meet future music”

IDJ Mag [Russell Deeks]

“Some interesting fusions here…”

Specimen A

“Big Vibes..some well crafted music here…”

Southern Fried [Jay Robinson]

“Cool EP”

Musica Donum Dei (Caballo’s Dubstep Highlights 2010)

Just wish to be very CLEAR here, this is NOT Generation Bass Dubstep highlights because obviously Vince & Umb would probably have a different selection.  Although, I must admit many of these tunes, below, have previously appeared & I first heard on blog posts on Umb’s Dubstep Monday’s.


Dubstep is one that i was really afraid to post.. as there are too many good producers, tracks, albums, sub genres, styles… etc.. but remember

Musica Donum Dei is a series of posts that I (Caballo) do every December with some of the most relevant of 2010.
It is not a “the best of” necessarily; because it’ll be totally unfair with hundreds of producers, djs and artists who dropped amazing tracks during 2010.. in my opinion each one of these tunes was soo good, sick, and unique that kept not only my attention but also they belong to the dubstep history for many people!

16 Bassnectar & Datsik – YES
Bassnectar & Datsik – YES by Bassnectar
15 Bobby Friction from BBC described this tune as the vanguard!!
14 Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix)
Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix) by NOISIA
13 Welcome to jamrock (FLeCK remix)
Damian Marley – Welcome to jamrock (FLeCK remix)-bootleg by FLeCK
12 Herr Müller – Drinking Problem
Herr Müller – Drinking Problem OUT NOW ON BEATPORT, JUNO & I-TUNES by generation bass
11 excision & datsik alpha centauri
Noisia – Alpha Centauri (Excision & Datsik Remix) by NOISIA
10 Alexis K – I Need to Feel (Reiko Che) [Temper D]
Alexis K – I Need to Feel (Reiko Che) [Temper D] by AlexisK
09 datsik– Bassnectar – Boombox (Datsik Remix)
Bassnectar – Boombox (Datsik Remix) by Datsik
08 Skream – Oskilatah
Skream – Oskilatah by thechrisball
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites by thechrisball
Omega – Hypnotoad
Omega – Hypnotoad by OmegaDubstep
05 This one…perhaps is the only one that doesn’t have as many comments or media coverage as the rest but once i listened to it.. i understood why it was on GB label.. and also why Mad Decent made a post about her..
Unsub – Stalkers [dub]
Unsub – Stalkers [dub] by Unsub
04 Is there any guy who is sooooo explosive.. and dope without being ultra mainstream?
in my personal opinion 2010’s dubstep sickest producer Cottonmouth!
Metallica – The Unforgiven (Cottonmouth Remix) DOWNLOAD: http://www.reverbnation.com/cottonmouthdub by Cottonmouth
03 Nit Grit is to Lazer what Dave Nada is to moombathon! As simply as that.
Nit Grit Dimethyltryptamine

NiT GriT – Dimethyltryptamine by Simplify Recordings
Omega dropped a jewel..

Portishead – Western Eyes (Omega Refix) by OmegaDubstep
And my 2010 dubstep of the year is from King Kong himself..
He made popstep something that made me realize that it can be possible to reach a mainstream level without compromising its dark sense, its raw side, and the beauty of dubstep
Bassnectar – Magical World feat. Nelly Furtado
Bassnectar – Magical World feat. Nelly Furtado (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Bassnectar

Well… I personally choose this one
(it’s a secret)..lol
BUT it is