After a couple of passionate rants to keep music underground and close to a grassroots scene, you might think of me as a purist who is entirely against making catchy tunes that can appeal to a larger audience. But that’s not true at all.
Wine On Me shows that moombahton influenced mainstream music doesn’t need to be a festival-EDM banger, an artificially exoticised gimmick or depend entirely on Major Lazer. I’ve been arguing for a while now that being absorbed into the different future directions that are being explored right now inside styles like reggaeton and dancehall, those in turn being part of a whole melting pot together with hiphop and RnB, feels to me like a much more permanently future for moombahton.
This doesn’t put the overpriced DJ on a gigantic rave stage at the aspired end of all artists making this kind of music but also gives room to a new generation of MCs/rappers, singers or maybe even bands. The same goes for all the other innovations and hybrid genres that have been pushed by blogs like this over in the last five years. In the urban-eclectic scene in the Netherlands, this approach has been bread and butter since the old days of bubbling (and the heat keeps coming!!) but internationally it has taken a while to go into this direction. But Ricky Vaughn has always been very flexible and sophisticated and if there is anyone who can take moombahton and neighbouring genres into a whole other direction, it’s him!
Ricky Vaughn and rapper Daron Vande are both based in Brooklyn NY and have collaborated before such as earlier this summer on nostalgic moombahsoul track ‘Summer Love‘ or on the industrial dembow trap-zouk stomper ‘Murder on the Radio‘ December last year.
The track will be officially in store on 9-11 2015 >> PRE ORDER HERE <<
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