Cousin Culo & Phi Unit Present – So Emotional Volume 2

Exhibiting their naked emotion, quite literally, the boys return with Volume 2 of their So Emotional series.

There’s some proper corkers on this and it’s a great addition to the series.

Props to the boys too for having the balls to do that cover 🙂

It’s time to bawl. Cousin Culo and Phi Unit present Volume 2 of So Emotional with 10 tracks, including 2 bonus tracks from fellow crybabies Dj Reck (Gonzalo Silva) and Cabo Blanco. This volume continues the theme of emotional moombahton, so get your tissues ready for a darker, even more heartfelt compilation filled with #emoton anthems.

COUSIN COLE
Phi Unit
DJ Reck
Cabo Blanco

Download entire EP: http://bit.ly/unzipthetears

Grab the mix too:

So Emotional Volume 2 Mixtape Tracklist

DJ Reck is Gonzalo Silva – Escape
Jai Paul – Jasmine (Cabo Blanco Dub Mix)
Switch ft. Andrea Martin – I Still Love You (Phi Unit Remix)
Nadus – Scratching Me Up (DJ Sliink Edit)
Cousin Culo ft. Yukimi – Blue Lights (Bootleg)
Gil Scott Heron & Jamie XX featuring Rihanna – I’ll Take Care of U (Cousin Culo Mix)
Loot & Plunder – Thinkin’ Bout Your Body (Cousin Culo Edit)
Dre Skull – I Want You (Phi Unit Bootleg)
John Talabot ft. Glasser – Families
Delorean – Stay Close (Dave Nada Moombahton Remix)
Shontelle – Impossible (Phi Unit Remix)
Alicia Keys – Unthinkable (Cabo Blanco LuvBootleg)
M83 – Midnight City (Cousin Culo Edit)
Cousin Culo – Pain & Love
Warpaint – Undertow (Cousin Culo Remix)
Daims – Boxes
DJ Melo – Es Dificil
Phi Unit – Goodbye

FLUX TRAX : SHARE THE MOOMBAHLUV

Really engaging mix here covering a spectrum of Moombahton sounds including a hefty amount from the Moombahluv series that we put out, enjoying this!

A mellow moombahsoul mix with a few surprises within. Containing unreleased tracks by Flux Trax.

Tennis Hoodman, Munchi, Heartbreak, Sabo, ZSonic, Oktored, Mendez, Jon Kwest, Heisenberg, Brent Tactic, DJ Quien, Corey Corey Haim, Dave Nada, Yeah!, El Nomada, Dj Archi, Your Headlights Are On, Los Hermanos Latinos, Michelle Amador, Antena, Metro Area, Frank Hebly, The Doors, Jenifa Mayanja, Miss Nicky Trax, Tony Allen.

Mixed on a Ecler Nuo4 mixer, two Vestax PDX2000 and control vinyl running Deckadance and dub effects from a KPmini.

Some mishaps here and there but it’s live!

THE MOOMBAHTONISTA : DOC ADAM

So today is Doc Adam’s day, the fifth in line to shine as “THE MOOMBAHTONISTA”!

Previously we have had:

Jorge Melo

ETC! ETC!

Heartbreak

Munchi

You should know the score by now:

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

INTRO:

Not as consistent in putting out the Moombahton as he use to be or as much as others currently do in the scene but imho he did enough quality stuff in the early days and also continues to do so in his latter days, to warrant his inclusion in my list.

Lets not forget he did release an awesome free EP not so long ago in September of last year, “La Reconquista”, which left a lasting impression on many.

So it’s more a question of “quality” over “quantity” and as far as I am concerned & he is a deserved Moombahton Master!

Plus he was also on the original mutha’ of all Moombahton compilations, “The Summer of Moombahton” put together by Munchi back in July 2010.

So his presence in this scene is of some historical importance but besides that, I really dig his version of Moombahton. I feel it’s dance-floor friendly and more accessible to the commercial masses than some other stuff and it’s always funky & groovy.  That’s understandable given that he normally dj’s in Top 40 clubs to pay his bills and therefore has to find a good balance between something nu & underground and something that crosses over to mainstream crowds.

So he holds his own in the scene with his own take on the genre and in true Moombahtonista style!

This edit of “Calypso” was the first track that did it for me:

And this is the track that featured on Munchi’s and the first ever Moombahton Compilation, The Summer of Moombahton:

He was also one of the first to do 80’s MoombahPoP edits:

Not only 80’s pop edits but Cumbiaton too:

MoombaHop too with his first track above and also this:

Moombahluv too:

And here’s that fabulous La Reconquista EP again:

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So all in all, his influence and contribution has been pretty immense!

Q&A:

What was the first Moombah track you heard and how did it make you feel?

I couldn’t say which track I listened to first, but it was unquestionably something off of the Dave Nada Moombah EP. I didn’t really know what to make of it at first. My initial thoughts were a mixture of, “Awesome, I have a huge gap between 105 and a 115 BPM in my DJ sets, this will fill that a bit,” and, “These are just slowed down records, right?,” and “Didn’t Toy Selectah already do this?” (I was obsessed with his remix of Nadie Como Tu ever since it came out, as I was a long time fan of Reggaeton). All of those thoughts dropped by the wayside when I decided to drop the edit of Riverside off of that EP the very next day at one of my bigger open format residences. I think I sandwiched it between Da Funk and Pass That Dutch – the crowd went nuts. And from then I was hooked. I have always been a fan of dance music in the 106 to 115 BPM range, I feel like it’s a very ‘natural’ pace for people to dance to and it has been largely ignored in EDM with the exception of certain varieties of Disco in the last few years. I have also always been a huge fan of Latin, Caribbean, and West African rhythms – so the fusion seemed perfect to me.

What was the first Moombah track you made & when did you make it?

That would be my edit of Drop The Lime’s Sex Sax on top of which I threw the acapella from Tried by 12 by East Flatbush Project. I wanted to find a way to start introducing the Moombahton tracks I was feeling into my sets more, but it was a constant struggle as they were too big, too hard-hitting for me to play early in the night, but too off the radar to get over during peak hour – as I’m primarily a hip-hop DJ playing at somewhat Top 40 inclined clubs for the most part. So I decided to make a track with some rap vocals on them to give people something to latch onto. It sort of worked. But I posted the track on my Soundcoud page and on the Hollerboard back in (I think) June of 2010 and kids went apeshit for it. I remember seeing a write up on Marcus Dowling’s TGRI about how Dave Nada had a saxophone player come in and play along with the track at one of the OG Moombahton Mondays in D.C., which totally blew my mind – considering I made that track in about 15 minutes on a total whim. Given the success, I started churning out more tracks for the rest of the summer, getting more and more intricate and trying to depart from doing straight up edits.

How do you see the future for the Moombahton scene.

I don’t know, honestly. I assure you that I’m not trying to be a hater when I say this, but I personally am not a fan of how loud, wonky, dissonant and chaotic the sound has gotten in large part. I feel like a lot of the elements of Dubstep that steered me away from much of that genre have infiltrated the production style of a pretty big portion of the Moombahton I’m hearing these days. I respect the hell out of the people making that stuff well and playing it well, it just isn’t really my sound. Under the right circumstances, I will totally rock that shit on the decks – but you’re unlikely to find me making it. That being said, there are still plenty of people that are inclined towards the more Latin, the more rhythmic, the more sexy side of the genre that always allured me. Everyone working within the soul side of things is in the line that I am still really feeling and that is largely inspiring all of my new work. I also love hearing tracks pulling more from the Latin, Caribbean, and West African rhythms and vibes that I see having undergirded the genre from its inception.

Moreoever, I have been hyped to hear people experimenting with the more complex and intricate rhythms and syncopated tonal patterns that are present in deep house and minimal techno. I don’t enjoy electronic music that makes me feel like I’m being hit with a blunt instrument, by and large. I know a lot of people do. To that end – and given everything that I have said – I think that Moombahton can demonstrate its validity by splitting up into different worlds where everyone finds the aspects of the genre that they enjoy – just as happened with House and Techno and Drum N Bass and Dubstep and everything else. Accordingly, my capacity to hate may actually be a mark of the growth of the genre and a benchmark of the fact that it is really coming into its own.

BIO:

In the contemporary era of DJing in which many selectors neglect the fundamentals of the craft, Doc Adam strives to hold fast to basic elements of the art: technical skill, quality selection, and the ability to rock any party which confronts him.  Holding a Ph.D. in philosophy, Doc Adam is the thinking man’s DJ – but this doesn’t hamper his ability to throw himself full-swing into the center of a party.  The skill set which he possesses today is something developed over the course of a decade-plus behind the turntables during which he has refused to let his abilities or his musical knowledge stagnate.

Doc Adam cut his teeth in the turntablist and party scene in the late ’90s in Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI where he grew accustomed to rocking crowds and DJ battles alike, flipping back and forth between hip hop, downtempo, ghettotech, and minimal techno.  Having gained the utmost respect for the craft of DJing and the power of nearly all genres of dance music as a member of Ann Arbor’s Unfadeable Crew, Doc Adam persisted throughout his years spent living between Germany and Oregon, honing his skills in various capacities and growing accustomed to rocking to anyone who is thrown in front of him playing any conceivable genre of music – he prides himself on his encyclopedic knowledge of music and his ability to both read and push the dancefloor.

In the past few years Doc Adam has performed everywhere from Düsseldorf to Detroit, Tucson to Minneapolis, Philadelphia to Honolulu and beyond.  He can be found rocking parties multiple nights every week in Portland, usually with his fellow members of the Ante Up crew, Ronin Roc and DJ Nature.  Currently a member of the Wolfpack DJs with DJ Excel, DJ Evil One, DJ Impulse, Rick Rude, & DJ-R, he has played with DJs and performers ranging from The Pack to Parliament Funkadelic, Tony Touch to Sammy Bananas, Spoek Mathambo to Scottie B and more of the top-tier DJs in the world than can be listed here.  Doc Adam is also one of the premier producers of Moombahton – his work has been featured on blogs including Mad Decent, Generation Bass, Hat+Hoodie, Global Ghetto and Tropical Bass.  He is the in-house engineer for FRESHselects.net working with artists including Onra, Waajeed, Mayer Hawthorne, Invincible, Blu, and Buff One.  He is also member of the Crossfaded Bacon family of DJs and producers and has worked for corporate sponsors including Red Bull, Nike, Adidas, Scion, Macy’s, and VTech.

Doc Adam’s resume and history in the game speaks for itself, but he refuses to rest content.  Keep your eyes and ears open, as Doc Adam is only getting better with time.

 Discography:

Drop The Lime x East Flatbush Project – Tried By Sex Sax (Doc Adam Edit)

Drop The Lime – Sex Sax (Doc Adam Edit)

Kill The Noise x Aaliyah – A Million In My World (Doc Adam Edit)

Afrojack x Busy Signal – Born & Grow Real High (Doc Adam Edit)

Nu Shooz – Point of No Return (Doc Adam Remix)

Herve – Dibby DJ (Doc Adam Edit)

Baltimora – Tarzan Boy (Doc Adam Remix)

Round Table Knights – Calypso (Doc Adam Edit)

Magnetic Man – MAD (Doc Adam Edit)

Dillon Francis & Ammo x Tupac – Westside, Bitches! (Doc Adam Edit)

Guido – Mad Sax (Doc Adam Edit)

Culture Club – Tumble For Ya (Doc Adam Edit)

Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride (Doc Adam Edit)

Michele Wylen – Gimme Gime (Doc Adam Remix)

La Sonora Dinamita – Yo Soy La Cumbia (Doc Adam Edit)

Matias Aguayo – Minimal (Doc Adam Remix)

DJ Bigga – Boeke (Doc Adam Remix)

Steve Angello x Clipse – When’s The KNAS Time (Doc Adam Edit)

Steady B – Serious (Doc Adam Remix)

Doc Adam – West Coast Shit

Doc Adam – Bang With Me (You Don’t Wanna)

Doc Adam – Wu-Tang Slang

Doc Adam – Talk Too Much

Doc Adam  – Jet Black Stinger

Doc Adam – Moombah Original Mix for Bmore Originals

Crazy Couzinz – Bongo (Doc Adam Edit)

Steve Angello – Flonko (Doc Adam Edit)

Cajmere – Horny (Doc Adam Remix)

Human League – Things That Dreams Are Made Of (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Hackney Colliery Band – Africaton (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Strafe – Set It Off (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Slum Village – Raise It Up (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Ohio Players – Funky Worm (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Grateful Dead – Fire On The Moombahton (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Mark The 45 King – 900 Number (Doc Adam Remix)

Doc Adam – Es Gibt Kein

Doc Adam – Weigh Up

Doc Adam – Slow March Forward.

Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp (Doc Adam Edit)

The Exclusive:

For his exclusive, Doc Adam has once again done something that few have covered already, he goes back to the 60’s with an edit of a track by an infamous UK ska/reggae band.  This was the skinheads movement before they were sadly tainted by the racism of the movement in the late 70’s in the UK!

This is a peak time crowd howler, you can just imagine everybody pogoing to this!!!

Brilliant!!

WIKI:

Symarip (also known at various stages of their career as The BeesThe PyramidsSeven Letters and Zubaba) were a ska and reggae band from the United Kingdom, originating in the late 1960s, when Frank Pitter and Michael Thomas founded the band as The Bees. The band’s name was originally spelled Simaryp, which is an approximate reversal of the word ‘pyramids’.[1] Consisting of members of West Indian descent, Symarip is widely marked as one of the first skinhead reggae bands, being one of the first to target skinheads as an audience. Their hits included “Skinhead Girl”, “Skinhead Jamboree” and “Skinhead Moonstomp”, the latter of which was based on the Derrick Morgan song, “Moon Hop”.

Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp (Doc Adam Edit) 

MOOMBAHPOP FREEBIE: ShazaLaKazoo remixes The Elkcloner

 

The Elkcloner (Filip Mitrović) is a Serbian-American composer living in NYC and one of the members of original line-up of my band, ShazaLaKazoo (1996-1998). His debut album is out for EMI now and this is the official freebie remix with the cover made by Nebojša Despotović, grab it right here:
 

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Now some official info about The Elkcloner taken from The MuseBox site:
 

The name may sound familiar, as it bears reference to the first computer virus which was created around 1982.  However, in this case, it’s the moniker that award winning composer Filip Mitrovic has taken for his latest project.  Mitrovic is already well known in the film world – he has scored for films such as Resident Evil: Afterlife, The Echo, and Sleep Dealer, as well as MSNBC’S The Lockup and The Squeeze, and HBO’s True Blood.  His latest innovative project is an album based entirely on live recordings and using no samples whatsoever.  It’s influenced by Mitrovic’s classical training, as well as popular artists ranging from Tom Waits to Bjork to Miles Davis.  It aslo features Chicago-based Jazz vocalist Rose Colella, whose smothe vocals lend well to the complex musical backdrop created by Mitrovic.”

 

Here`s the thing:

 

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And here`s official video for one of the official album official tracks, but first – we better be official a bit once again:

 
“Director Nemanja Nikolic spent months taking photographs of hundreds of cassette tapes while moving them around into different positions and angles, resulting in The Tape Dance The multi-coloured lighting for this ‘choreography’ was provided by a complicated web of LED lights, placed underneath the tapes.”
 

SMASH & GRAB : JUST THE TIP EXCLUSIVE

Sublime stuff here from San Francisco’s leading New Wave Moombahtonista’s SMASH & GRAB!

First came to my attention with their gorgeous edit of the Beirut track, which I stuck on Moombahluv 1.  They have gone on to create a whole set of worthy edits of popular tracks in their own Moombahtonistic style.

It’s with great pleasure that we deliver this to you exclusively:

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Here’s what they say:

Comprised of Jerome Forney and Andrew Ribotto, S&G was initially conceived as a minimal techno project.  Unable to resist the power of the moombahton, this San Francisco based duo have now staked their claim in this new musical gold rush. “Just the Tip” is their first full length moombah release.

As is tradition in the moombah community, this first album is an exploration of edits. By “moombahfying” popular dance floor classics while simultaneously staying true to their techno roots S&G have created driving and energetic tracks that pair fresh and innovative sound design with crispy and dynamic production.

we hope that you enjoy this FREE release! stay tuned for much more from Smash and Grab in 2012…

mastered by Jeremy Reid
cello by Steven Sparapani
saxophone by Jeff Straw

links:

Smash & Grab
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smash-Grab/126547287422701
http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=333884

Grab all of these in glorious 24 bit wav or 320 mp3!!!

Smash and Grab – Just the Tip – 24bit WAVS

Smash and grab – Just the Tip – 320 mp3s

 

 

Pickster & Melo – Too Soon To Forget

Can’t disagree with Frank on this one, also one of my personal faves too, formerly called “Fat Booty”.  It’s utterly gorgeous and a bona fide Moombahton classic before it has even had the time to mature into one 🙂

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Here’s what Frank, Head honcho at El Cuco, says:

Thank you all so much. We have the best fans and family! February is here and we have so much lined up for you all. First up for release is Arizonaton’s Pickster & Melo with their official debut on ECR, “Too Soon To Forget”. Hypnotic beats and a groove that uncontrolably make you sway. Remaster and refined for ultimate audio bliss. A smooth vibe before all the forthcoming heavy tunes.

“This song is what inspired me to form El Cuco Recordings with Sluggo & Nerd Rage. When I first heard it I was completly taken over by the tempo and overall vibe. Watching all the beautful people around me dancing, the lights, the sound….I fell in love and never looked back” – Mendez

Pickster: PicksterOne
Melo: azdjmelo

Generation Bass Presents Moombahluv Volume II

[GFX by Dj Sheppa]

Okay, welcome back to the Church of MoombahLuV, Part II is upon us now.

I had as much pleasure, this time, as I did the first time around, in putting this second volume together.  This concept really has taken a life of its own and I think people will probably appreciate it much more with the passing of time, well I hope so.  I think it can stand the test of time and remain as relevant 3 years from now.

Moombahluv is not really a sub-genre BUT it can be if you so will it to be.  It’s for that rainy windswept day when you’ve been blown out or are feeling down or just need some luv & a hug.  This compilation is a hug from me to you 🙂 It’s for loners, just like me, who dream fantastic dreams and feel that anything is possible but always with a sense of vulnerability and humility.

Here’s a teaser mix to provide you with an insight into what it is all about:

Generation Bass Presents MoombahLuV VoL II – Excerpts Promo Mix – DJ UMB by djumb

Thank YOU for listening once again and thanks to all the artists who contributed these amazing tracks, Neil Queen-Jones for the Foreword, DJ Sheppa for the awesome artwork and also to my dude, my brother,Vincent Koreman, for putting up with my huge EGO and my bitch fits ahahhaa..

DJ UMB <3

Enough bs from me and now onto some real words from a man who has a natural way with them.

Foreword by Neil Queen-Jones

Dance music as we know it has always needed to prove itself. After the acid house boom the taunt was that it couldn’t sell albums – Orbital and The KLF soon shot that notion down. Every single genre since then has had to stare down dissenters, so the onus would always be on Moombahton to prove that it amounts to more than an airhorn and a dem bow rhythm. But this scene is about defying convention at every turn, so it comes as no surprise it’s already actioned its own evolution, and Generation Bass, always at the sharp end of this new tropical explosion, set down a marker for progression and a sign of Moombahton coming of age with Moombahluv Vol.1, which amended the template, setting a new path for a more mature sound, one that wasn’t reliant on bangers, one that stood up to scrutiny.

Volume 2 was a given, and Gen Bass has ensured there’s been no compromise or drop-off in quality. A compilation that soundtracks and shapes this exciting scene, it represents the true scope of the creative minds at work, ranging from Heartbreak’s glacial soul stylings through to Big Makk’s core-tinged expansion of the sweeping melodics of Lykke Li, this captures the mood of a movement. With artists like Riot Earp, Ben Tactic, Stlkrfxxx, Jamrock and others involved, Moombahluv Vol.2 creates a startling vision of where this thing may find itself in the coming month and years to come.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL COMPILATION HERE:

GENERATION BASS PRESENTS MOOMBAHLUV VOLUME II

The Final instalment, Moombahluv Volume III, will be scheduled for a St Valentines Day Massacre on February 14th 2012 and so send me your MoombahLuV tunage to [email protected] for the finale!

“Journeys end in lovers meeting, Every wise man’s son doth know.”

Twelfth Night, Act II, Sc. III

For the un-cultured (lol):

Once you realize you are meant to be together, you can stop looking for each other 🙂

OR

Once you find who it is you love, the journey will be done!

[GFX by Dj Sheppa]

Dj Sheppa has been holding down one of Kansas City’s longest running Moombahton parties called BODY2BODY & also has a midweek party called MIDWEEK MOOMBAH. In other words as he puts it, “I’m a moombahfreak & I like to help out the scene with what I can.” With designs for Heartbreak’s Moombahsoul comp. Vol 2 & 3, plus one for LeDoom, and now this…he is definitely on track to put his visual stamp on the genre. Much love or should we say Moombahluv!