“Moombahton is mid-tempo global bass music for the universe. It’s a sonic marriage of electronic dance music (house, techno, and dubstep) with latin/island music (reggeaton, cumbia, and dancehall) that flows at a pace of about 108 beats per minute. Originally, moombahton started by Dave Nada slowing down tropical and dutch house records and re-edited them to sound like reggaeton’s weird little cousin. Because the tempo nears that of reggaeton, Nada created the neologism “Moombahton” by combining the title of the track “Moombah” by DJ Chuckie & Silva Cuomo and the “ton” ending of the word “reggaeton” and applied it to the new genre. Moombahton continues to grow worldwide as producers and DJ’s push the music in exciting new ways.” 

– Dave Nada

Brodinski and moombahton aren’t two names usually used in the same sentence. My introduction to the spirited genre came at the hands of this mix, however, and it remains one of my all-time favorites. Initially dismissed by some as “just a fad,” moombahton has now become a staple of any well-rounded bass music set and has given producers an alternate tempo in which to create and explore.  Happy birthday moombahton, and here’s to many more to come.

1. MUNCHI – GRACIAS
2. OBEYAH – AFRICAN FLUTE (OBEYAH RMX)
3. HEARTBREAK – GROWN MAN SHIT
4. MUNCHI – ESTA NOCHE
5. HEARTBREAK & SABBO – LIKE THAT
6. WILLY JOY – A WOMAN LIKE ME (DILLON FRANCIS RMX)
7. MUNCHI – SANDUNGUEO
8. STEVE STARKS – FR33KY IN THE CLUB
9. JON KWEST – GODLESS
10. DIPLO & DILLON FRANCIS – QUE QUE FEAT. MALUCA
11. BOYFRIEND – VODKA HOUSE
12. BASSANOVVA – CHICKEN LOVER (MUNCHI RMX)
13. DILLON FRANCIS & DAVE NADA – BRAZZER’S THEME
14. JON KWEST – RUN DI TRACK
15. HEARTBREAK – ARROZ CON POLLO
16. JON KWEST – OG CALL
17. GUCCI VUMP – SHASHTILISM (MAX LE DARON RMX)

-DD