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Moombahwhat?! #10

What’s up party people. I don’t know about you but I’ve been busy as shit since the last post. I’ve been preparing to launch my new label, finishing music and getting all of the not so fun stuff out of the way. I don’t want to talk about it until it’s 100% ready for launch but you should expect to be able to purchase music from me staring early March from all of the major outlets. Forget about the future for now – let’s focus on what I have in store for you within this 10th edition of Moombahwhat?!.

This Thursday at the Vagabond we’re going in on another edition of Moombahton Over Miami! I’ll be rocking the back of the patio of the Vagabond alongside Ashworth, Jungillshadow as well as Bric & Reemz.

Below I’ve posted mixes from all of us. Moombahton has been on a steady incline in Miami, more people are getting into it daily and you can really tell by people’s reactions on the dancefloor, or in this case, the dance patio, it’s going to pop off super hard this year at WMC!

Local media outlet Miami New Times called Moombahton Over Miami one of “Miami’s 12 Bands, Producers, and Promoters Set to Take Over the Scene in 2012″.

somejerk’s minimix for Tropicult by somejerk

Moombah Mondays – Vol 2 – Baja Panties Edition by Bric & Reemz

Ashworth’s Moombahsoul Mix by ashworth

Live from ((SHAKE)) at The Vagabond 11-3-11 by Jungillshadow

Right now I’m vibing the fuck out to this new Sabo mix. I guess most people will label this sort of stuff as moombahsoul or chill, but to me it really reflects what I listen for in this music. It’s deep, it’s got a couple rhythms working together and will undoubtedly fill a dance floor.

Here’s a Deep Moombahton Mix i made for Shir Khan’s Berlin radio show. It aired on Tuesday Jan 17th and then streamed for a week. This is the original recording without the commercials and German overdubs. Tracklist is below. Enjoy mi gente!!

1. Far Nearer (Nadastrom & Sabo Moombahton remix) – Jamie XX
2. Burnt Sunflower – Deco
3. Crystalline – (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) – Bjork
4. I Get Lifted – (Special ReKwest Sabo Dub) – MAW feat. Barbara Tucker
5. Rehab It – Wool
7. Siempre (Sabo Deep Moombah mix) – Tal M. Klein
8. All My Zeroes Are Greater Than Your One – Disgraceland
9. Next Level (Sabo’s Moombahdeep Edit) – Layo & Bushwacka
10. No Turning Back (Jonny Chino Moombahton Edit) – Gui Boratto
11. Stuxnet – SaBBo
12. Steal Drums (Lazaro Casanva Moombahton Edit) – The Martin Brothers
13. Rej (Sabo Moombahton Edit) – Ame
14. Dubabluma – Nadastrom
15. Soy Como Soy (Sabo Moombahton Edit) – Makossa & Megablast
16. Hey Hey (Sabo Moombahton Dub) – Dennis Ferrer
17. Dub Child – Maya Jane Coles
18. Dusted – Nadastrom feat. Sabo
19. The Wilhelm Scream (Cousin Culo Remix) – James Blake

Bonus – free tune from Sabo.

Planet Rock (Sabo Elektric Remix) by SolSelectas

Now here’s the goods!

Jamsha (Tan Lindo y Tan Pato) prod by Jamsha y Eggi Ruz by jamsha

Showtek – Fuck The System (Noizekid Moombahton Bootleg) www38.zippyshare.com/v/93395553/file.html by Noizekid

Vato Gonzalez – The Moombahstard by Mixmag

Es Gibt Kein by docadam

Sluggo+Nerd Rage+Terrabad – I am Captain – Mendez Moombahcore Remix[FREE DL] by Mendez (ElCucoRecordings)

Drake ft Lil Wayne+Tyga – The Motto(Mendez Rework) by Mendez (ElCucoRecordings)

Count and Sinden – After Dark feat. Mystery Jets (Zifra vs. Chazzymax Moombahton Refix) FREE320FULL by Zifra aka Electrobank

Aquasky & Meat Katie – Overneath (Zifra Aeskapading Moombahton Edit) FREE320FULL by Zifra aka Electrobank

Stinky Soul – Wicked World (Zifra vs Moombahton Monster Reloop) FREE320FULL by Zifra aka Electrobank

Oliver Twizt – Love Trip (Aniki Bootleg) by aniki

BabySTEPS – Adversity (Original Mix) by babySTEPS

The Squatters – Monster (The Squatters Moombahton Mix) by The Squatters

Miles Dyson – I-tune [F3RAL Remix] by F3RAL

Blans – Tell You Why (Preview) by djblans

Blast [Original Mix] by F3RAL

Teen Wolf & Shelco Garcia-Chavo (Original mix) by TeenWolf

Cumbiaton Grafitero-(Original Mix) Dj Dice Beats by DJ DICE (CHICAGO)

News and Music! Lazy Rich Does Work TONIGHT!

Lazy Rich comes to Takeovr tonight! The UK-born Canadian resident and owner of Big Fish Recordings is on tour this month and next, hitting up San Fransisco, Denver, and even Seoul, Korea, and his Orlando stop promises to be dope. Lazy Rich already has a sort of intimate connection to Orlando, in that local bass champ Killagraham had his More Than Anything and Silence (with Henry Fong) EPs released on Rich’s Big Fish label recently (Beatport it up HERE!).

Rich’s sound is reflected in the content of his record label, the songs he produces, and his DJ sets. It’s one of those big, sexy, glitchy, grindy, yet remarkably polished, sounds. Think Porter Robinson, Felguk, or Dirtyloud, and you’re getting close. Thick, deep bass, nasty wobble, and intelligent melodies run the show. Should sit quite nicely with the Takeovr bass-junkies.

Rich’s tracks (things like Hello with porter Robinson and Sue Cho, his remix of Weapon Of Choice by Fatboy Slim, and Better Wipe That Up on his own label) have helped propel him from hard-working, grind-it-out DJ to international star and label honcho. He also has The Lazy Rich Show, which has brought many a rising star into the limelight. I’m thinking that this man must receive and have access to an ungodly amount of good music, which means Tuesday should be an excellent opportunity to hear a lot of unreleased material. Hope to see you all there!

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Lazy Rich Soundcloud
Lazy Rich @ Takeovr FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Never Say Die Mix Series, Volume 14 (Lazy Rich)

Fatboy Slim – Gangster Trippin (Lazy Rich Remix)

Deastineak – Just The Music (Lazy Rich Remix)

Music! Previously undownloadable Blood Eagle remix!

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Since we’re tired of teasing all of you with our pending releases on Mähtrasher and ALL CAPS how does a free remix sound? A lot of you have been asking about it over the past couple months. It’s an oldie but a goodie! Watch this space for a link to the download later today.” – ♥ Blood Eagle

Also, be on the look out for exclusive original tracks/remixes coming out in the near future on the Smile for Camera label. Check out our soundcloud page and stay tuned!

PS: You can catch the dethelektro/trash/maximal/rave duo every Wednesday at Invasion @ Eye Spy, monthly at OVRKILL @ The Social, and at the premier edition of Ignition at Firestone Live!



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News & Music: Lazerdisk Party Sex @ [fuK'd]

Let’s get one thing clear: Lazerdisk Party Sex brings the heat. Their name’s a little awkward, and the whole masked-DJ thing might throw you off a little, but their music is undeniably potent. Originally from Vermont, these two current Miami residents have been cranking out high-quality moombahton and electro since they first joined forces back in Spring ’10. Championed by the likes of Diplo and J-Trick, the two are currently working on their debut album and touring the US for gigs. Their stop at Vain for [fuk'd] tomorrow night (FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE BELOW) signifies the first return of moombahton to a Smile For Camera -event mainstage since the wildly successful/infamous Dillon Francis Takeovr #100 party back in August. If this show captures even a fraction of that energy, I’d be ready for a sweaty, sexy mess on the dancefloor. Of course Joey Paranoia, Nicademass, Dr. Khan, and Ma-LESS will be repping too, which means this Friday is shaping up to be a big night of that boompity-boomp! Below are a couple freebies from the LDPS fellas, to get you all juiced up. Be sure to peep their Soundcloud for more non-downloadables and their dope mix series, ‘Safemix’. Cheers!

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Lazerdisk Party Sex – Dribble Drabble
Afrojack – Selecta (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)
Go Buck! – Jungle Fever (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)


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Music! John Dahlback is a Soldier!

While his tracks and name aren’t on a Swedish House Mafia-level of notoriety or anything, John Dahlback‘s music is consistently awesome and easily remembered. Stuff like Violins of Donau and One Last Ride stick with you. His newest offering, on Spinnin’ Records, is Soldier. It’s more of a straight stomper and I’ve been playing it a lot in the middle of my sets. A gangster vocal and some good piercing lead synths light up the dancefloors quite nicely. Enjoy and have a great day guys!

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John Dahlback – Soldier

News! Icey 2.0 (Music & Interview)

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It’s not often you get to speak with someone who basically invented an entire musical sub-genre. When speaking today with DJ Icey, this is exactly what I got to do. Icey is, of course, one of the original forces behind the Breakbeat sound (and more specifically a pioneer of “Florida Breaks” and the Florida scene in general), and has DJ’ed at some of the world’s largest venues and festivals alongside the biggest of A-list DJs. Words can’t even begin to cover the Icey’s influence on music in the Sunshine State and the US. One tiny example: The Chemical Brothers played their first US gig (here in Orlando at the now defunct Edge) at his behest. Alas, months in the dance music world feel like years, and sounds change and evolve, as must a DJ and producer. Icey’s done just that, and will be showcasing some of his new material and style THIS FRIDAY (Jan 13th 2012) at Smile For Camera’s “Fuk’d”. Also on the bill is a young up-and-comer on Icey’s label Zone RecordsMeaux Green!


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Listen to Icey’s latest track while you read:


Here’s a little of what the man himself had to say about his return:

So, tell us a little about what you’ve been up to, musically. We’ve seen a flurry of new material.
Yeah just always banging out tracks, Originals for my Zone Records Indie label and remixes for my DJ sets or to give away on my Soundcloud page. I do a weekly show on Sirius XM Electric Area channel, so I also like to make exclusive content for the show as well.

How would you describe your sound now?
My sound still has it’s roots in my Miami Bass background, the 808 kit, big kicks layered with massive sub bass, etc.. It’s all worked into a down low goodness of booty shaking electro bass, def on the party rocking tip, everything thrown into the mix vibe.

Give us a quick ‘state-of-the-industry”. Who are the producers/DJs/labels to keep an eye on this year?
Very exciting time for EDM. With the advances in digital audio musical production and a greatly diminished learning curve compared to even 4 years ago with packages like Abelton, the playing field is wide open for producers. If you can make that one tune that a wide range of DJs want to play, whether you sell it on beatport or give it away on soundcloud, and be able to follow it up consistently with a handful more of the same caliber, you can fast track to success in the business quicker than at any other time in the history of electronic music. Labels are becoming increasingly less important and have taken a back seat to the Artist. I routinely find gems of tunes i put on my radio show from new producers on Soundcloud. Sadly though to me, the days of someone making it big in the industry strictly as a DJ are over, You have to be a producer now or the odds are extremely stacked against you to take things to the level of a touring DJ. Don’t underestimate Youtube, more EDM music is consumed through Youtube than all the other platforms combined.

A lot of people are talking about Skrillex and the Grammy nominations. What does that mean to you? What do you think it means to dance music in general?
I think it’s great Skrillex grabbed 5 Grammy nominations, Deadmau5 grabbed 3. The Grammys has always had “dance” categories but Skrillex being nominated in “Best New Artist” is huge, i hope he wins. The massive explosion of dubstep in the last year alone really helped fuel the acceptance of EDM to the masses. 2011 was definitely the year that electronic dance music invaded the mainstream in America, what does that mean to dance music in general, don’t know, the definition of what is considered “commercial” will be challenged along the way. Three years ago there were very few EDM Artists who could tour like a rock band and play concert venues, that barrier has been tossed out the window

What do you think of Orlando’s (and on a larger scale, America’s) current dance scene? Where do you see it headed?
There was def a bit of a dry spell for a handful of years in the US, with the recession, venue closings, venues switching to hip hop formats, new kids coming of age to go clubbing but listening to bands and hip hop and not dance music, that’s all changed. Dance is on a upward spiral all over the U.S. currently, it’s like the rave scene of the 90s on steroids and available to a much wider audience, enhanced through digital and multimedia consumption.

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Moombahwhat?! #9

It’s been a month since I’ve last written this Moombahwhat column and it’s safe to say a lot has gone down in the Moombahverse. As the sound has become a global phenomenon, making it’s way from small clubs in Washington, DC to the main stages at music festivals outside of the United States, it’s evolved into something that people to either love or hate – seemingly without much middle ground.

Locally, here in Miami, we’ve certainly seen a rise in interest in our beloved genre. On Thursday, July 29th at the Vagabond, your friends at (((SHAKE))) will be doing another Moombahton Over Miami event. I’m honored to play yet again, along with my Miami Moombahtonists Never Yawn, Ashworth and Stereotype. You can download my set from the previous Moombahton Over Miami here.

Orlando is popping off as well – I know that I will be playing a bit of moombahton at Ovrkill, the New Years Eve party going down at the Social. Featuring your favorite Orlando DJ’s, the Smile For Camera family (Cliff Tangredi, Winston Wolfe, Joey Paranoia, Blood Eagle, Quantum Thoery, Dr. Khan, Ma-LESS and myself somejerk) will be rocking until 3:30am!

Slow Roast boss and turntablist extraordinaire Craze celebrated his birthday at Grand Central with his friends, who happen to be the biggest names in the moombah-game right now. Nadastrom (Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom, duh), Heartbreak, JWLS and my favorite of the night, Bro Safari, rocked the crowded downtown Miami venue like people had been into this music their whole lives, or perhaps had been waiting for it, with hips gyrating, (some people’s) jaws grinding and not a single person standing still while the sounds (and smells) of tropical bass permeated the air. It is unfortunate to mention that right before Craze was about to do his thing a beer spilled on his laptop, pretty much destroying it, from what we could observe from the crowd.

Craze's birthday at Grand Central, Miami

Yesterday MixMag released Generation Bass’ “New Wave of Moombahton” compilation, which features music by myself (somejerk), Carrier & J-Trick, gLAdiator, Cabo Blanco and many more over the span of 35 tracks! It’s 100% free and represents the spectrum of sounds that have become moombahton music.

Generation Bass has been a leading factor in the rise of moombahton globally, releasing compilation after compilation of tunes from new producers from around the world, exposing new sounds, usually without the need for purchase. It should be noted that the website/blog is also a legit label, releasing groundbreaking, genre defying music from artists like Mossilator and Lord Cry Cry.

somejerk – Busy Riddim (Generation Bass) by somejerk

Cabo Blanco – La Fiesta by Cabo Blanco

2Deep – Carnaval (MOOMBAHTON) OUT SOON!! *Generation Bass:New Wave Comp* by 2 DEEP

To promote the mix, San Antonio, Texas’ Vicious Viv has compiled a mix of all of the songs!

Generation Bass Presents:: New Wave of Moombahton Vol. 1 by ViciouzViv

It seems that the biggest trend in moombahton, other than over-using dutch house synths, squeeks and vocal pitch bending, is releasing free compilations of music, usually with some sort of a theme. Dave Nada, the apparent inventor of this genre, gave away his first moombahton productions and thanks to him, many others have followed suit. These sample rich compilations haven’t all been that well received, though. Recently Jon Kwest curated “Jon Kwest Presents: LIGHTER! Moombahton Vs. Jungle/DnB” which is essentially a bunch of classic jungle and drumnbass tunes chopped up and retooled with a tropical 2012 update. As someone that has been listening to drum and bass for 14 years, I was skeptical about what I was going to hear, despite knowing the high level of quality that Jon Kwest represents amidst a sea of lazy, half-assed creators of “edits”, but was very happy to hear that the tunes were respectfully reworked into something new while recalling the early to mid nineties vibage.

For me, as a DJ that is constantly combining one sub-genre of bass music with another via my DJ sets and mixes, these songs are great tools for moving an existing scene of people in a new way, and exposing the newly forming moombahton scene to my beloved jungle music. Unfortunately some of the producers of the “original” tunes were not so pleased about this and threw a bit of a fit. I won’t get into details of who said what but I will say that I find it disappointing to see some of my favorite producers, whose music is largely sample based, often utilizing entire phrases of music or melodies from existing popular artists, would attack a new generation of producers because they felt that they were impeding on copyright (and ego, more so in my opinion). I mean, I get it. You help to create the biggest form of electronic music in the 1990′s, you were seen as innovators in your time and you want to be recognized for this and not have your legacy tarnished by some new jack producer that’s pushing a style of music that you possibly find to be disposable. But how would you have felt if the Winstons wrote you a letter telling you to stop sampling their music? Or if Ghostface Killah showed up at your door and told you that he didn’t like you using his voice in your track?

I should note that the release was free – Jon Kwest is not charging anyone to download these remixes and I seriously doubt that someone is now going to reconsider purchasing a classic drumnbass tune from Beatport for $1.49 because there’s now a free moombahton remix of it. But whatever, perhaps I can’t relate. I didn’t produce the tunes, press them to vinyl and distribute without permission from the original creator of the music that was sampled while charging for purchase. Regardless, I find it disappointing that representatives from a genre that is completely based on sampling existing genres would fail to recognize the continuing cycle of evolution of electronic dance music and marketing of this music and culture, and would fail to take advantage of the opportunities of this burgeoning scene.

Jon Kwest is from Washington, DC and is quickly rising as a leading name in moombahton, due specifically due to his remixing and edits of classic tunes, most of which are given away. Here’s a couple more of his compilations as well as some new singles he’s recently given away on his Soundcloud.

Jon Kwest – Weekday Warrior by Jon Kwest

Jon Kwest – Like Taking Candy From A Stranger by Jon Kwest

Drunken Monk (Get The Fuck Out) by Jon Kwest

Flying High by Jon Kwest

Crazy by Jon Kwest

Moving along on my quest to bring you the freshest and best I present El Cuco Recordings latest offering, which became available for purchase yesterday: “Gojira” from .357 Magnum which features remixes by Sazon Booya and ETC! ETC!. “Gojira” is a moombahcore slammer, definitely leaning to the edgier, harder sound that El Cuco Recordings has become synonymous with. The Sazon Booya remix flips the tune a bit, adding some bit crunched talk box style wobbles. The ETC! ETC! remix is my pick of the bunch – the hardness of the original is kept but the rhythm is more of a steppy, tropical march that I personally prefer in my moombahton.

.357 Magnum – GOJIRA – ECR005 – Teaser Mix [OUT 12-23-11] by El Cuco Recordings

Also from El Cuco Recordings is LeDoom’s 3 track EP “Doombah”. “Cumbiatron”, which was co-produced with Tony Mundaca, is a squelchy carnival rhythm while “Wangas” aims straight for the bro’s with it’s talk box lead wobble. The title track reminds me of a rave inside of a video game that’s about a haunted house with lots of lazers and 8bit ghosts calling out.

LeDoom – DOOMBAH – ECR004 – OUT NOW by El Cuco Recordings

And now….a bunch of dope, free tunes. Which is what I know you’re here for, but I’ve gotta at least try to kick some knowledge ‘pon de massive, while exposing you to the freshest sound around.

Bro Safari- Da Worm (JEFF002) by Mad Decent

Hxly – Four Point Oh (Arehouse ‘Unofficial’ Moombahcore Remix) by AreHouse

Panda Da Panda – Vem E Du (Boyfriend & Ophex remix) by BOYFRIEND

Wale ft Big Sean x Wes de Graaf – (S)light Work by Wes de Graaf

Dillon Francis & Diplo – Que Que (Corrupted Data Remix) by CORRUPTED DatA

Chong X, Babylon Rocker & Sister Nancy – Bam Bam Stalagton by Praggatronik Army

Horsey (The Hi-Yahs Remix) by The Hi-Yahs

My Goodies (Anxious Moombah) by ANXIOUS_G

Still Hustlin (RS & AV Moombahton Bootleg) [Funny Project FREE DOWNLOAD] by Robin Sebastian&Allegro V

Keep A Child Alive – buy from Beatport today!

Keep A Child Alive

Here at SFC we get the entire “party your face off thing” – it’s what we do. However, let us not forget others who are less fortunate and need help this time of year (and EVERY time of the year). In that vein, check out Beatport today! (www.beatport.com)

For those that don’t know, Beatport is one of the main sites where pro DJs obtain and distribute their music. Those great folks will donate 100% of their net proceeds to Keep A Child Alive – a non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-saving treatment, orphan care, nutrition, and support services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

So what are you waiting for? Close iTunes for the day, check out Beatport, and get some new high quality tracks – all for a good cause.

More info here:

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