So, I thought it was time to address this new thing that has been popping up in the blogosphere lately. Moombathon.
Apparently this genre was created by “mistake” by DJ/producer Dave Nada, who slowed down the Afrojack remix on the track “Moombah” by Silvio Ecomo and Chuckie to 108bpm at a gig where he was playing reggae/dancehall music. Nada saw potential in the sound and kept it going.
Basically, moombathon is a fusion of reggaeton and dutch house/electro/dubstep, where the groove and tempo is taken from reggaeton and the samples/synthesizers/sounds origins from house/electro/dubstep.
Okay, so why do I mention this now? Well, the genre has got quite some attention lateley due to some pretty heavy names taking interest in it. These are among others Skrillex, Laidback Luke and of course Diplo. (Although moombathon has been around for like a year now, but in a very small scale.)
I think this is a nice addition to the EDM scene. I’ve never approved of reggaeton, but moombathon is something different due to the EDM elements involved. Some tracks are so heavy and aggressive that I definitely would mix them into my set sometimes, while wanting to rip the head of kittens at the same time.
So, let me share a few of my favorite moombathon tracks so far with you guys: (Oh yeah, as you can see there is subgenres too moombathon also, but let’s not mix things up right now.)
Diplo & Skrillex - Amplifire (Diplo Moombathon Mix)
Autoerotique - Turn up the Volume (Torro Torro & Billy the Gent Remix)
Okay, that’s about it for now. Stay tuned for more, soon.