Get to know... MOOMBAHTON

Get to know... MOOMBAHTONMoombahton(pronounced Moom-buh-tone) is a genre of electronic dance music that was created by American dj/producer Dave Nada in winter 2009. The specific event that stimulated NADA's development of the Moombahton genre was his slowing the Afrojack remix of the Silvio Ecomo & DJ Chuckie song "Moombah" to 108 beats per minute. Because that tempo nears that of the Reggaeton genre Nada created the neologism "Moombahton" by combining the title of the track "Moombah" and the "ton" ending of the word "reggaeton" and applied it to his new genre. The original Moombahton tracks feature chopped vocals, layered acapellas, extended and enhanced build-ups, as well as the introduction of new drums & percussion elements.
Listen/download Dave Nada's Moombahton EP courtacy of T&A Records:

For an interview with Dave Nada discussing his creation of Moombahton visit The Fader.
The Moombahton genre has since been embraced by influential artists and labels such as Diplo, Brodinski, Fool's Gold and Dubsided, and with Toddla T presenting a 'Moombahton Special' on Radio 1 and a Mad Decent showcase at the Miami Winter Music Conference the hype surrounding the genre continues to grow.
The UKs leading name in the genre is DJ SMUTLEE who is resident at London hotspot YoYo. Check out his mix for the Mixpak Records blog, showcasing the sounds of Moombahton:

Get to know... MOOMBAHTON

The standout track from this mix is Smutlee's own Moombahton blend of Booka Shade's 'Body Language' & Natalie Storm's 'Look Pon Me':

If you like the sound of that then head over to XLR8R where they were good enough to give the edit away in full quality MP3 :)
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DJ Smutlee plays at Stealth Vs Rescued on Saturday 21st May.
£5 advance tickets are available from here.