Moombahton : 10 Impact Tracks!

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One of the earliest Moombahton ^ logo’s I remember and if my memory serves me right, here’s a list of 10 of the tracks that have probably had the most “IMPACT” in Moombahton since it burst onto the scene following that skipping party that Dave Nada was djaying at on November 13th 2009.

This is not a list of my favourite tracks or the 10 best Moombahton tracks either, it’s those that I believe had the most impact on the scene as it started to develop, in one way or another. In the end I had to think about not just measuring the tracks in terms of their success but in terms of influence, being the most sought after during a particular time, sending people nutz and tracks that broke the doors open in some way and this is what I came up with.

Of course it’s subjective to a degree as it’s wholly based on my memory of the scene but I’ve tried to stay objective too as otherwise the whole top 10 could easily have comprised of H&M tracks.

Lots of names hovered just outside the 10, great contributors like Jon Kwest, DJ Melo, Sabo, Sazon Booya, Pickster One, ETC! ETC! and many others.

Of course, there’ll be arguments over inclusions and omissions, call me a douche for missing stuff out or for mentioning some names more than once ahahahahh 😉  Maybe no-one will give a damn but I felt like doing this.

So here it is:

No. 10 Heartbreak & Munchi – Aponte o Não

Simply because this opened up the door-way to Moombahsoul.  It was the first one and usually Heartbreak is always credited as the Moombahsoul King but it was in fact both of them, H&M.

Yes, Heartbreak excelled in it after this and became the leader of Moombahsoul for a time but it took 2 of them to create the vibe!

Here’s what Munchi 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.

No. 9 Alvin Risk & Tittsworth – Pendejas

This was one of those first BIG ROOM Moombahton tracks that had everything, groove, slick production and major cross-over appeal and everybody wanted to play it.

Moombahton was cursed with poor amateur sounding tracks at the time and this helped to change things a little by show-casing what was possible and how great Moombahton could sound.  It totally slayed the dancefloors too.

No. 8 Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Heads Will Roll (A-Mac Moombahton Edit)

One of the first slew of tracks after Nada had unveiled Moombahton to the world.  Also one of the first tracks to take on Indie/Pop music as an edit and create something totally magical from it that you could play in your sets in an attempt to convince people that Moombahton was a sound of the future.

No. 7 Long Jawns x Billy The Gent – Vibrate

This track very successfully helped to try to bridge the gap between Hip Hop and Moombahton and people raved about it for an age after it came out.

A lot of people are gonna be pretty pissed that it comes so low in the list because after Munchi’s tracks and JWLS’ “Bashin”, it was “the track ” that everybody talked about most of the time.  As the list goes on, hopefully you’ll appreciate why some others had to come ahead of it in the list.

No. 6 JWLS – Bashin’

JWLS previewed the track with that Joe Arroyo sample and man it drove everybody nutz for at least 1 year before it eventually came out.

Here’s the original preview:

Eventually, after a long wait the track was released, belatedly imho as the Moombahton hype was starting to fade as Trap came to take-over. If it had been released at the right time, it would have wreaked total mayhem!

No. 5 Heartbreak – King Kong

Munchi nailed & created “Moombahcore” first with “Firepower” but Heartbreak was not far behind with this monster. Alongside “Firepower” this track helped to bring Moombahton nearer to the mainstream as the Dubstep, Drumstep and DnB kids realized there was a new future sound taking pace.

King Kong is actually far more dance friendly than Firepower as it has a lot of funk in it that you didn’t really notice until after you had played it out and seen the girls grooving to it.

No. 4 Dave Nada – Moombahton

Not the best Nada track but we had to have this one in the list because this is how it all started.

As he told The Fader:

I probably shouldn’t tell this story, but here goes. Lo ciento Tia Sona! My little cousin Jean-Pierre is a huge Nadastrom fan and he’s about to graduate from high school. Him and his boy Mike are notorious for throwing these wild skipping parties. For those that don’t know, “skipping parties” are when you throw a house party mid school day and you tell all your friends that morning, and everyone who knows about the party skips school to go wild out. Word of mouth only too, no internet/paper trail. Anyhow, around their homecoming last fall they asked if I could DJ one of their skipping parties, and I, being the supportive/bad seed cousin that I am, agreed. They had a beat up system, but like 329439 speakers all over Mike’s basement so it sounded huge. They told me it would last about an hour because cops usually bust it up. The house/neighborhood was right by the woods so it was convenient to bounce and hide if need be. Anyhow, so here we are at Mike’s empty house around 11:30AM and everything is set up. Kids start pouring in around noon and the music starts. Mike and JP are dropping bachata and moving into reggaeton. This shit was getting crazy. Twenty minutes in and the place is PACKED, all Latin kids and everyone is fuuuucked up. Haha! I was gettin mad nervous (oldest dude there) and JP was like, “Yo you gotta go on soon primo!” and I’m thinking, fuck I cant play house/techno shit, I’ll get jumped. So I had the idea of slowing down some of the tropical/Dutch house stuff I had on CDs. Afrojack’s “Moombah Remix” being the biggest tune, I said fuck it and turned that shit down to 108 bpm. JP told all his people about me so bamas started cheering when I went on. And that’s when shit popped the fuck off. The minute that T-t-t-t-turn up the bass! part came in and dropped the place went insane! I played it all the way til the end and then did the same to Sidney Samson’s “Riverside” and EVERYONE is yelling the “Riverside motherfucker!” part and shit was just too much. I was losin’ it and told myself, I need to make some edits of this shit! And thus, Moombahton was born. Long story short, neighbors complained a good 15 minutes into my set and threatened to call the cops. Half the party started to bounce and then a few minutes later Mike yells, “Cops on the way!” and like clockwork this party was done. All in about an hour. I parked down the street and drove both my cousin JP and Mike back to school so they could catch the end of their classes as if nothing ever happened.

No. 3 Munchi – Firepower

I declared Munchi a “Genius” after hearing this track.

Nobody had made a track like this before, it was the first of its kind.  It is probably the most influential track in the whole history of Moombahton in terms of the numbers of people who got turned onto Moombahton because of it.

Here’s what I said about it back in 2011, which I repeated in 2012 in a piece about Munchi:

“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.

No. 2 Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta

Ahead of “Firepower” because this is the track that helped to take Moombahton as close to the mainstream as it has ever got.

Maybe the most definitive “cross-over” Moombahton track ever! And it is a GREAT track!

It turned all the Electro-House and House kids onto Moombahton and got played on the radio all over the world and so in essence it became the face of Moombahton and turned Dillon Francis into a worldwide Superstar DJ.

No. 1 Munchi – Sandungueo

What can you say about this track!

One of the first “original” Moombahton tracks that was born amongst the shed loads of edits and remixes, it is THE track that created a future for Moombahton.

Nada may have birthed Moombahton but Munchi raised it, like it was his own kid!

Cited by many as the DEFINITIVE Moombahton track!

Here’s what the Big haired one said about it over 4 years ago:

Damn.. Today I heared of this new thing MOOMBAHTON and i straight up made this track on the spot. I was so stoked hearing about this, because this could be Reggeton’s chance to revive. I have been sleepin’ on Reggeton because all of this Regge-Pop shit they making now, even tho i’m still bumpin the old Reggeton tracks daily on my Mp3. I am working on my style these days and its heading to a B-more/Fidget House/Baile Funk/Kuduro/Dominican Music/ kind of thing, but this my friends.. This is big. And I especially want to give a BIG thanks to Dave Nada for the Moombahton EP and giving me the inspiration, because I think this is going to be huge. SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT!

Dave Nada: Moombahton Massive Day Mix 2013

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Dave Nada, the godfather of moombahton and 1/2 of Nadastrom, has just unleashed his huge 70 minutes long mixtape as a promo for big moombah gathering that will take place in the birthplace of moombahton – Washington D.C. – on June the 1st. The mixtape has captured this very moment really well – there`s not only moombahton in there, but also some zouk bass as well, the genre that is on the rise as i write this. Check out this 31-track madness:

 

 

TRACKLISTING:

 

01. Justin Timberlake – “Let The Groove Get In” (Sammy Bananas Remix)
02. Ninetoes – “Finder”
03. Peter Horrevorts – “Siren” (Nada’s U Hall Dub)
04. Cousin Culo – “Culo’s Groove”
05. Uproot Andy – “Homenaje”
06. Jon Kwest – “Moombah De Flora”
07. Soho – “Hot Music” (Jon Kwest & Melo Remix)
08. Kingman Fire – “All Aboard”
09. Chooky – “Puta Cabrona”
10. The Wizard ft Nyanda & Chedda – “Like A Pro” (Yellow Claw Flames of the Dutch Lion Remix)
11. Dre Skull – “First Time” (feat. Megan James & Popcaan)
12. Friction & Skream – “Kingpin” (Jay Fay Remix)
13. Jay Fay – “Dibby Dibby”
14. Nadastrom, Gent & Jawns – “Snake Juice”
15. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – “Phat Brahms” (Bro Safari & UFO! Remix)
16. Craze – “Selekta” (JWLS Remix)
17. Kantana – “Dollar Sign”
18. Buraka – “Zouk Flute” (Nada’s In The Club Edit)
19. Dillon Francis & Diplo ft. Maluca – “Que Que” (Neki Stranac “Zouk Bass” Remix)
20. Red Milk – “Pickaplum”
21. DJ Quality – “Pa’ Mi Crew”
22. Major Lazer – “Get Free”
23. Douster – “Cajon”
24. DJ Steef – “Mekloir” (Nada’s El Baile Vocal Edit)
25. Uproot Andy – “Worldwide Dembow”
26. Sabo – Caliente Dub
27. Sabo & Melo – “Creme e Gusto”
28. Round Table Knights – “I Just Want”
29. Hotbox – “InLove”
30. Vikter Duplaix – “That Night”
31. MeLo-X ft. Jesse Boykins III – “The Perfect Blues (Jacques Greene Remix)

 

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Moombahton Forever Compilation

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Sterling compilation from the label that gave birth to Moombahton, T&A!

Heavyweight names on this, creators, innovators and those who helped to push the scene forward.

Generation Bass favourites Munchi, Heartbreak and Jay Fay are all represented and so that makes it pretty heavyweight in our eyes!

It’s free too and so really can’t get any better than that.

The only observation that I’d like to make is that a great opportunity was missed to maybe make this a Double release with the inclusion of “more” fresher names and sounds emanating from the New Wave also being showcased alongside the established ones.

Plus the PR says the compilation is a snapshot of Moombahton in 2013, well 2013 has just begun and so I wouldn’t agree it’s an accurate reflection of that but more so a snapshot of Moombahton between 2009 – 2012!

Then again, it’s up to T&A how they wish to represent progress of a genre that they gave birth to.

However, if you’re into Moombahton or a mere novice, you cant go wrong by grabbing this to bring you partially up to date with the scene and it’s evolution:

PR:

This compilation is a snapshot of Moombahton in 2013, nearly three years after Dave Nada slowed dutch house down to reggaeton tempo for a basement full of buckwild Latino kids in Baltimore. All the major players in the nascent genre come together with their A-game on Moombahton Forever, from originators Nadastrom, Sabo and Munchi to early adopters Heartbreak, Tittsworth, Ayres, Sazon Booya, Pickster and Melo to rave superstars Craze, GTA and Dillon Francis. All facets of the movement are represented: wild dutch synths (Deth, How Y’all Feel), huge buildups (Alerta, Dibby Dibby), reggaeton rhythms (Mami Whine It Up, La Brasilena), moombahcore (Gotta Know, Killa), deep vibes (Vibracion, Suenos), weird experimentalism (Savage Beauty, Club 219), and even a tempo tool from Moombahton to house (Eat It).

Download the entire compilation as a Zip at http://divshare.com/download/23445416-d1b

XMAS PRESENT NO.2 – FREE MOOMBAHTON COMPILATION

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So we hope you’re all having a great day.

You already had one BIG freebie from us earlier today, The Shazalakazoo Remixed EP and now it’s time for something that we’ve been supporting since it first emerged on the scene, Moombahton.

In the early days whenever people spoke about Moombahton, Generation Bass would be mentioned in the same breath, and we are proud of that because we are part and parcel of its history and we still continue to support it almost 4 years later.

We were talking about and supporting Moombahton when nobody gave it much attention at all and it helped that some of our close friends and fellow bloggers were involved in the scene from its instigation.

Munchi, who has been blogging for us since early 2010, breathed life into it by the creation of the first original tracks which demonstrated the sheer scope and diversity that could be discovered in the genre as time went on and also he proved that it was beyond more than an edits gimmick. Heartbreak & Munchi went on to showcase new sub-genres such as Moombahsoul and Moombahcore and both of them, between them, created some of the classics that live on to this very day, still retaining their freshness and excitement.

If it wasn’t for these 2 producers, we’re not sure if Moombahton would have survived and excelled as far as it has.  Were it not for them, we are not even sure we’d be talking about it and delivering to you this exciting new compilation that has been curated by one of the dudes who has been a supporter of the scene from the very start, Steve Ohh!

Most of you will know Steve via his artwork that has graced many Moombahton releases including our recent free series.  Steve has done a sterling job in rounding up some heavyweight tracks for this compilation from a range of new and exciting producers, some of whom you will already be familiar with and some of whom you don’t know but will want to be familiar with, by the time you have finished listening to the compilation.

Many are saying, this is perhaps one of the best Moombahton compilations of the year!!! So if you want to know where Moombahton is in 2013 then you can’t go wrong if you take time to download and check out this compilation, which will bring you bang up to date with this explosive new scene.

Grab the whole thing HERE!

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Seasonal fellatio 🙂 from the whole Generation Bass Team!

THE WORLD'S MOST SOUGHT AFTER MOOMBAHTON TRACK – JWLS : BASHIN'

For almost a year now, it became a laughing stock in the Moombahton Facebook Group the amount of times people were desperate to have this track.  It became quite irritating at times that many times I felt like giving some people a good bashin’!

Jwls also found it funny but took it all in his stride but why such a long wait for the release?  I always thought it was because the track sampled the infamous but classic Joe Arroyo track “La Noche” and clearance could not be obtained via Disco Fuentes.

Here’s the original sample uploaded by Jwls 11 months ago:

Here’s the brilliant La Noche, one of my fave tracks in fact:

So the final version of the track is released and it seems that the infamous “La Noche” sample is kinda gone 🙁 You bad sports Disco Fuentes!

However, that does not stop it from claiming the title of “The Most Sought After Track In Moombahton History” and it’s only fitting and deserving that it is released on the Moombahton creator’s label Diabluma Sound!

Perhaps the bootleg version should be given away free too at some point in the future?

In the meantime, here’s a free Nadastrom edit of the track that graced Mixmag today:

PR:

DIABLUMA SOUND 002
JWLS – “BASHIN’ EP”
RELEASE DATE: JULY 24TH, 2012

1) Bashin’
2) Bashin’ (Nadastrom’s More Bounce Edit)
3) Lagrimas

THE SECOND RELEASE FROM NADASTROM’S NEW IMPRINT COMES FROM NONE OTHER THAN MOOMBAHTON PRODIGY JWLS!

Moombahton has seen a large amount of the younger generation come in to their own as producers; but none so rapidly as Miamiʼs Julio Mejia, professionally known as JWLS. Fresh off of the Laidback Luke bus tour as one half of GTA (his production outfit with partner Matthew Van Toth), JWLS is, to say the least, a musical juggernaut. His latin driven sound has earned him support from Diplo, Craze and Clockwork to name a few. His recent collaboration with Diplo on his “Express Yourself” EP was the stand out track “Move Around” featuring dancehall legend Elephant Man. His debut release on Diabluma Sound is set make some serious noise.

The title track “Bashinʼ” delivers everything Julio is about… the chopped up vocal sample gives way to rolling latin horns before leading into a massive drop only he can deliver. Make sure to let this one play out because the triplets on the second time around make people go crazy. “Lagrimas” sucks you in with itʼs melodic and hooky vocal before devastating you with itʼs leads… a sure fire winner on the floor. This hotly anticipated release is already considered one of the biggest moombahton records to date and an instant classic amongst these sceneʼs biggest DJ’s.

JWLS – BASHIN’ EP [DS002] ON DIABLUMA SOUND IS NOW AVAILABLE! PURCHASE HERE…

beatport:

http://www.beatport.com/release/the-bashin-ep/941731

itunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-bashin-single/id542411608

amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008KTC9LG/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1343137905&sr=8-11

juno:

http://www.junodownload.com/products/the-bashin-ep/2008668-02/

GRAB “NADASTROM’S MORE BOUNCE EDIT” OF “BASHIN” OVER AT MIXMAG FOR FREE!

http://www.mixmag.net/music/mp3-blog/free-mp3-jwls-nadastrom-edit

Released by: Diabluma Sound 
Release/catalogue number: [DS002]
Release date: Jul 24, 2012

THE ORIGINAL MOOMBAHTONISTA – DAVE NADA

The seventh in the Moombahtonista series and you know 7 is a very lucky number!!!!

To celebrate No.7 we have a very lucky & talented man, the dude who invented/created/made up/gave birth to/constructed/mothered/fathered/presided over/ stumbled across, this thing we love so much – MOOMBAHTON!

The one & only – Dave Nada!

Previously, as part of this series, we have had:

Jorge Melo

ETC! ETC!

Heartbreak

Munchi

Doc Adam

Mendez

You should know the score by now:

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

THE INTRO:

(This is not a history lesson, so mind the gaps).

Does this dude need any introduction? No, not really but to those not in the know- The Chairman of the MoombahBoard – DAVE NADA!

How much more could we possibly big up this dude? Cause without him, many young producers would never have had the chance to make a name for themselves or even be in any spotlight right now.

Dillon, Munchi, Heartbreak etc etc, would they be where they are without Moombahton?  It’s questionable!

Would Nada be where he is now without them and their contribution?  It’s questionable!

You see, we don’t really have to look into things like this too deeply cause they’re both equally as important as each other and that’s how movements/communities and, dare I say, as some would say, families are created.  They acted as catalysts for each other.

Dave Nada, right now is getting his dues, from being bigged up by some of the biggest names in the EDM world like Skrillex & DeadMau5 through to being able to play gigs at the most happening festivals and clubs all around the world and he deserves it without question, cause he is a history maker.

He was responsible, after all, for having the vision, foresight and talent for developing the concept of Moombahton and turning it into a fully-fledged movement that influenced the the whole of the EDM world.

Previously, we have spoken of Pre-Moombahton and how it could be argued by some that what Nada did was not really a new idea as such but what in life ever is?  That is part of a deeper philosophical debate about originality in music which has been running since the day that music was invented with so many differing perspectives.

Many people have claimed that they had the same idea or did things in the same way before Nada did BUT they have never put forward ANY EVIDENCE to back up those claims, they have only alleged it.  But Nada can and has proven it, that’s the difference!

The fact is that Nada should always be credited as being the man responsible for Moombahton and in my book he always will be and I just hope that people never forget this and continue to give him due respect way into the future.

DOWNLOAD HERE

So how did it all start?

Well, I always refer to this article as being, I think, the first real introduction to Moombahton to the world anywhere on the net, it’s by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd and you should take time to read it:

Dave Nada, Creator of Moombahton: Interview + MP3s

And apart from the skipping party mentioned in the above article by Julianne, you can read what inspired Nada to come up with the idea here:

LIFE BEFORE MOOMBAHTON – (PRE MOOMBAHTON MUSIC)

and also in the interview below!

So moving on, Nada is part of Nadastrom, a dj duo who are together spreading the message of Moombahton around the world:

Check out their awesome Media Contender mixtape they did back in Jan 2011:

NADASTROM – MEDIA CONTENDER PODCAST

1. Beirut “Akara”
2. Roska + Jamie George “Wonderful Day (Dave Nada Moombahton Edit)”
3. Foamo “Here Comes Foamo (Nadastrom Moombahton Edit)”
4. Sandro Silva “Venga (Nadastrom Moombahton Edit)”
5. Nadastrom vs Knight Riderz vs Pitbull “Brojangles”
6. Tittsworth + Alvin Risk “Pendejas”
7. Benga + Coki “Night (Sabo Moombahton Edit)”
8. Mescal Kid/Ms Thing “Majic (Smutlee Moombahton Edit)”
9. DJ Apt One “Bells + Whistles”
10. Billy The Gent “Seductive Moombahton Edit”
11. Dillon Francis + Dave Nada “Brazzer’s Theme”
12. TC “Where’s My Money (Caspa Remix – Munchi’s Kinda Aggressive Right Now Moombahcore Remix)”
13. Billy The Gent “Hands Hi Moombahton Edit”
14. Steve Starks “Fr33ky in tha Club”
15. Savage Skulls + Douster “Bad Gal feat Robyn (Dave Nada Moombahton Edit)”
16. Alex Font “Angola (Obeyah Moombahton Edit)”
17. Munchi “La Brasilena ta Montao”
18. Nadastrom “Sweet Moombahton”
19. WIN/WIN “Releaserpm (Nadastrom Moombahton Remix)

Grab their EP HERE:

Nadastrom – El Baile Diabluma

The Record Label

So now Nadastrom have started their own record label, DiablumaSound specialising in all things Moombahton.

THE Q &A:

GB:
Within the Moombahton scene,we all know you’re the man who gave us this awesome creation, how does it make you feel to know that you’ve secured your place in the EDM history books and to know that you’re the source of inspiration to so many producers, I can only imagine you feel on top of the world, but try to describe how it feels…

DN:
Well, it feels good to be a part of something. Moombahton isn’t just a sound anymore, it’s a vibe with a developing worldwide community. I love it when music embraces its community or region. It’s why I gravitated towards the DC hardcore punk scene starting out, then in Baltimore with Baltimore Club music and underground dance culture. Well, that and because the music was awesome of course. I learned a lot from those years and it continues to be a huge influence on how I view and approach moombahton. I care a lot about the music and how it is percieved, so I’m happy to be in a position where I can help steer moombahton in an interesting direction and share my vision. That was the main reason why I started the Moombahton Massive party with Sabo, and now the Diabluma Sound label with my dj/production partner Matt Nordstrom of Nadastrom. We all share the same love for moombahton.

GB:
The infamous skipping party back in September 2009, so many myths about this. We’d be grateful if you could clarify some of these myths:

2a – What was the exact date that this party took place?
2b- Where did it take place (city/location)?
2c- We feel it would make fascinating reading and also be an essential part of the history, if we were able to get hold of some witness testimonies of the people present at that skipping party, will that ever be documented anytime soon?

DN:
2. a) Friday November 13th 2009 to be exact.
b) Chillum Heights, Maryland
c) Yes yes yes! This is in the works! 😉

GB:
You’ve been touring constantly, in your experience, how is Moombahton reaching out to the world? & is the reaction different in the USA compared to other countries?

DN:
In my experience, the reception has been really positive. We (Nadastrom) have been testing crowds all over North America, Australia, the UK and EU for the past 2 years and people absolutely love it. In the past, people didn’t even know what it was but they would go crazy anyway. Even when I started pushing it in DC. People just instantly responded to it. The music spoke for itself, and it continues to do so. The beauty of it now is that there’s tons of new original moombahton music being made with all kinds of different vibes. I couldn’t be happier and it keeps the dj sets fresh and fun for everyone. Moombahton still seems to be the strongest in the US, especially in my hometown of Washington D.C. There’s a lot of pride in moombahton there!

As far as reaction goes, we did notice a difference between the U.S. and Europe. Most crowds in Europe were a bit more patient with the music and the night. We love to build our sets and play as long as possible. That way we can show the range of moombahton. We found that we were able to do that at most of our shows in Europe. We can always get away with that at the DC Moombahton Massives, but not often enough in other parts of the U.S. We usually only get to play for an hour or 90 minutes and end up having to bang it out. But we’re changing that right now with our Moombahton Massive events/tours, where we (Nadastrom and Sabo) play collectively for the majority of the night, if not the entire night, creating and building a vibe.

GB:
Which Moombahton producers do you rate at the minute?

DN:
I’m currently loving the production and imagination of producers like Steve Starks, JWLS, Melo, Sabo, Billy The Gent, Longjawns, Boyfriend, GTA, Pickster One, Tittsworth, Willy Joy, Valentino Khan, Jay Fay, Astronomar, Jon Kwest, Cousin Culo, Javier Estrada, Sazon Booya, Le Doom and Bass ill Euro. So many more to name, seriously. Also, I’d love to hear more deep stuff from Disgraceland and Prodje!

GB:
Sadly, as with many innovators/pioneers of music genres, do you fear being forgotten as the man who made it all possible?

DN:
That’s the least of my worries to be honest. As long as I can continue to do my thing, make the records I want to make, push good music and support the homies and the fam, then I’m good.

GB:
How do you see the future for the Moombahton scene.

DN:
Future seems promising! I mean, I think it’s pretty awesome right now. There are a lot of great moombahton records being made. The moombahton sound has pretty much infiltrated all kinds of scenes and genres. Also, there are a lot of good cats in this scene as well, and the comradary extends all over the world. I hope the positivity remains strong in the future and grows even more in other parts of the world.

GB:
Finally, what one message would you like to give out to all the budding Moombahtonista’s?

DN:
Explore all the different areas and vibes of moombahton music. Don’t let anybody or anything hold you back from doing you. Keep a Positive Mental Attitude. Oh and make sure your mixes sound tite!!! 😉

THE BIO:

American DJ and producer Dave Villeagas, artist name-Dave Nada, is known as the Father of Moombahton. Villeagas created the fused genre of House music and Reggaeton in 2010.

Nada was born in Maryland, a first generation Ecuadorian-American surrounded by five brothers and the sounds of cumbia, Ecuadorian folk, salsa, merengue and reggaeton.

As a teen, he gravitated toward Washington’s legendary hardcore punk scene, playing in bands while learning to DJ on college radio. A move to Baltimore landed Nada in the second surge of Baltimore club music, where he DJed alongside club icons K-Swift, Rod Lee and DJ Technics, while producing acclaimed club tracks of his own.

Villeagas partnered with DJ Matt Nordstrom in 2007 to create a duo group called Nadastrom. They signed with Dubsided and debuted “Pussy” which reached number one on Beatport. Since then, the dynamic duo has been asked to do remixes with A-list artists such as Christina Aguilera, Kid Cudi, Benny Benassi, Waka Flocka Flame, and more.

The duo relocated to Las Angeles and have jumped on several music festivals with other performing EDM artists.

Nadastrom has been recognized by Spin and RollingStone and plans to keep the momentum going.

Nada explains, “There are no rules. Moombahton helped us realize that even more.”

THE DISCOGRAPHY:

Dave Nada & Nadastrom (Moombahton Only) Discography 2010-2012:

Dave Nada – “Moombahton” EP [T&A RECORDS]
Dave Nada – “Punk Rock Latino” EP [T&A RECORDS]
Steve Starks – “Lydia” (Nadastrom Moombahton Remix) [T&A RECORDS]
LA Riots – “Bomba” (Dave Nada Boombahton Remix) [FOOLS GOLD REC]
Nadastrom – “Rum & Coke” EP [T&A RECORDS]
Dave Nada – “You Take It (Moombahton Club Dub) – “Moombahton Massive” EP [Sol Selectas]
Dave Nada – “Cumbia Nightlife Moombahton Edit” – “Moombahton Massive” EP [Sol Selectas]
Nadastrom – “Here Comes Foamo (Moombahton Edit) – “Moombahton Massive” EP [Sol Selectas]
Sandro Silva – “Venga (Nadastrom Moombahton Edit)” – “Moombahton Massive” EP II [Sol Selectas]
Roska – “Wonderful Day” (Dave Nada Moombahton Edit) – “Moombahton Massive” EP II [Sol Selectas]
Jamie XX – “Far Nearer” (Nadastrom & Sabo Moombahton Edit) – “Moombahton Massive” EP IV [Sol Selectas]
Win/Win ft. Lizzie of Gang Gang Dance – “ReleaseRPM” (Nadastrom Remix) [VICE]
The Deathset – “Can You Seen Straight” (Nadastrom Remix) [Ninjatune]
Blaqstarr – “Rider Girl” (Nadastrom Remix) [Universal]
Alex Clare – “Too Close” (Nadastrom Remix) [Island]
Alex Clare – “Up All Night” [Island]
Blow Your Head Vol.2: Dave Nada presents Moombahton [Mad Decent]
Nadastrom ft. Natalie Storm – “Gal Where Yuh Come From” – BYH Vol.2 [Mad Decent]
Toy Selectah ft. DJ Blass – “Sonido Compay” (Nadastrom Remix) – BYH Vol.2 [Mad Decent]
Dave Nada, Dillon Francis – “Brazzer’s Theme” [Mad Decent]
Nadastrom, Heartbreak – “Church” [Annie Mac Presents: Exclusive Promo]
Nadastrom – “El Baile Diabluma” EP – [Scion A/V]
Drop The Lime – “Bandit Blues” (Nadastrom Remix) [Ultra]
Steve Aoki ft. Lovefoxxx – “Heartbreaker” – [Dim Mak]
Sabo featuring Nadastrom – “Timbique Hasta DC” – “Scion A/V presents Moombahton Massive” – [Scion A/V]
Nadastrom – “Outside The Gate” – “Scion A/V presents Moombahton Massive” – [Scion A/V]
The Very Best – “Yoshua Alikuti” (Nadastrom Remix) – [Mosh Moshi/Coop 2012]

LINKS:

www.diablumasound.com

www.soundcloud.com/diablumasound

www.nadastrom.com

THE GENERATION BASS EXCLUSIVE:

For the exclusive track, Dave wanted to give us the bonus record from the Steve Starks – Burma EP on Diabluma Sound. It’s a track he did called “Shine.”

STEVE STARKS – SHINE (DIABLUMA SOUND)

MOOMBAHTON MASSIVE BARCELONA TOMORROW SUNDAY 17 JUNE

The legendary & infamous Moombahton Massive, the key event in all of Moombahton, has decided to brave the icy seas and make it’s way over to the shores of Europe to share some of the magic that it has been illuminating so brightly in the U S of A.

It’s no secret that Dave Nada, the creator of Moombahton and one-half of the Nadastrom team, has already said that Barcelona is his second most favourite place on earth! So one can only imagine what a treat he has in store for this historic city when he lays down the Moombahton gauntlet on Sunday 17th June.

Joining the creator is the man who partially influenced the creation, veteran DJ Sabo, whose productions are 100% quality guaranteed to set all dance-floors ablaze and as a DJ he is well versed in ensuring everybody has an unforgettable night…

Completing this European Massive line-up is Transnational Bass’ great hope, Munchi, a veteran European with Dominican roots, who has breathed new life into Moombahton with the first original creations in the genre. In addition to this, he has created several highly influential off-shoots, which are dominating the EDM scene right as we speak.

This kinda line-up is not likely to happen often and so miss this at your own peril!

JOIN THE EVENT HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/365144526872081/

ADVANCE TICKETS 12€ WITH DRINK INCLUDED!!!!!
• Available through your favorite local promoter •

•• Only 1200 tickets available so Get your tickets NOW this even WILL sell out!! ••

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MOOMBAHTON MASSIVE BARCELONA WITH MUNCHI NADASTROM & SABO

The legendary & infamous Moombahton Massive, the key event in all of Moombahton, has decided to brave the icy seas and make it’s way over to the shores of Europe to share some of the magic that it has been illuminating so brightly in the U S of A.

It’s no secret that Dave Nada, the creator of Moombahton and one-half of the Nadastrom team, has already said that Barcelona is his second most favourite place on earth! So one can only imagine what a treat he has in store for this historic city when he lays down the Moombahton gauntlet on Sunday 17th June.

Joining the creator is the man who partially influenced the creation, veteran DJ Sabo, whose productions are 100% quality guaranteed to set all dance-floors ablaze and as a DJ he is well versed in ensuring everybody has an unforgettable night…

Completing this European Massive line-up is Transnational Bass’ great hope, Munchi, a veteran European with Dominican roots, who has breathed new life into Moombahton with the first original creations in the genre. In addition to this, he has created several highly influential off-shoots, which are dominating the EDM scene right as we speak.

This kinda line-up is not likely to happen often and so miss this at your own peril!

JOIN THE EVENT HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/365144526872081/

ADVANCE TICKETS 12€ WITH DRINK INCLUDED!!!!!
• Available through your favorite local promoter •

•• Only 1200 tickets available so Get your tickets NOW this even WILL sell out!! ••

MOOMBAHTON MASSIVE BARCELONA

The legendary & infamous Moombahton Massive, the key event in all of Moombahton, has decided to brave the icy seas and make it’s way over to the shores of Europe to share some of the magic that it has been illuminating so brightly in the U S of A.

It’s no secret that Dave Nada, the creator of Moombahton and one-half of the Nadastrom team, has already said that Barcelona is his second most favourite place on earth! So one can only imagine what a treat he has in store for this historic city when he lays down the Moombahton gauntlet on Sunday 17th June.

Joining the creator is the man who partially influenced the creation, veteran DJ Sabo, whose productions are 100% quality guaranteed to set all dance-floors ablaze and as a DJ he is well versed in ensuring everybody has an unforgettable night…

Completing this European Massive line-up is Transnational Bass’ great hope, Munchi, a veteran European with Dominican roots, who has breathed new life into Moombahton with the first original creations in the genre. In addition to this, he has created several highly influential off-shoots, which are dominating the EDM scene right as we speak.

This kinda line-up is not likely to happen often and so miss this at your own peril!

JOIN THE EVENT HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/365144526872081/

NEW WAVE VOLUME 3 BY WALMER CONVENIENCE

We started off the New Wave late last year and handed over the baton to Moombah-Thong who did a great job with Volume 2. We then decided that the baton should be handed over to Walmer Convenience who have done a sterling job of reppin’ Moombahton since the early days.

New Wave is about kicking down the barriers (hence the artwork on Vol 1 of kicking down the door).  It’s about new producers saying if you don’t let us into your club, we will gain access by breaking down those barriers.  The sentiment is to try to ensure each new volume features new producers not on previous editions.  Volume 3 encapsulates this is a nutshell, it’s simply brilliant!

Walmer Convenience have done us proud with New Wave 3.  It is strict proof that Moombahton is improving and reaching higher standards.

It’s a compilation, which has tracks that will work well in the club but also it’s a great listening experience and that’s all you can really ask for from a compilation.  Volume 3 works on both those levels as well as showcasing the growing strength of Moombahton as a genre.

I don’t think I have personally enjoyed listening to a Moombahton compilation as much as this one, outside of the ones we have previously put out ourselves

🙂

So many stand out tracks on this baby and so grab it and play it LOUD!

Stream it here:

What Walmer say:

Here it is. Volume III of the New Wave of Moombahton Series. Really happy how this turned out especially when Generation Bass and Moomba-Thong had set the bar so high. Some of these names you should already know, some of these names will be known to you soon. Wanted to really show the different directions you could take the genre in and this group of track exemplifies that. Wanna thank everyone who submitted and took this seriously, the hard work fucking shows. Wanna thank Evan Langley (Dj Vous) for doing the mastering. People have nothing but good things to say about it and wanna thank Bad Idea for the cover.

Enjoy.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/46i5x8