Without even pausing to reflect on a heady 2011 that saw moombahton progress from a club-friendly global bass genre to the fringes of the mainstream, Rot10 Muzik kicks off the new year in typically devastating fashion by dropping four tracks of bashment-tinted tropical bliss – Badman, the debut EP from Washington-based moombahton producer and DJ Cam Jus.
In three tracks equally able to get an entire party to throw their hands in the air as to bump and grind on the floor, Washington, DC-native Cam Jus proves that he’s one of the baddest young producers in all of bass music. On his Rot10 Musik debut Badman EP, his insistence on remaining hip-hop to the core with a dash of dancehall swagger creates a stellar release.
Title track OG Badman is exactly as promised, the producer’s self-defining track a dembow-drenched punisher, kicks and snares guiding a heavy dancehall droove. Chase The Devil is more of the same. Where a famous sample once defined a reggae influenced hip-hop masterpiece, Cam excels in the same vein as the new style in which he creates, the past influencing the present and defining the future. With a minimal, Dutch house influenced style, dance drives Lucifer back to the fiery depths below. The Eucharist? A heater with massive potential, exquisite highs meet a guttural bassline that tugs at the waistline of any hip swaying tropical bass fanatic.
About Cam Jus
A growing multitude of successes leads Washington, DC area native Cam Jus to his debut release with Rot10 Musik. A staple of moombahton in the genre’s capital city, initial renown in the genre came from his edit of M.I.A.’s Boyz being co-signed by genre inventor Dave Nada and instant legend DJ Sabo. Constant spins and industry respect are the name of the game in his rise, significant international names like DJ/turntablist Craze and BBC presenter Toddla T enamored of his work. The DJ’s worldwide renowned and DC-based Tropixxx party alongside Billy the Gent set the genre’s pace for monthly residences. Tittsworth and Alvin Risk shot the video for their Plant Music-released track Pendejas at the party, an event where names like Skrillex-cosigned NYC producers Sazon Booya have shared the decks.
Cam’s endearing perma-grin and insistence on only wanting to make “iconic tracks that make people want to throw their hands in the air” has informed his populist, yet underground rise through creating Baltimore club, dancehall and a plethora of blog-friendly mixes. However, in praising the “sonic viscosity” and “fresh, young sound” of moombahton has allowed him to feel comfort and truly excel at 108 BPM. A hip-hop purist enraptured by dancehall style, Cam Jus doesn’t just turn up the bass, he sets the standard.
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