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Moombahton: Reggaeton's "weird little cousin"



Electronic music has been - and forever will be - filled with hundreds of sub-genres that change by the week. One of the newest additions to that expanding list is Moombahton, best described as "reggaeton's weird little cousin."

Moombahton (pronounced moom-buh-tone) was first created by DC producer and DJ Dave Nada while DJing his cousin's high school ditch-day party. Simply, it's the slowing down of Dutch House music from 128 beats per minute to around 108, a common tempo for popular reggaeton. Producers of this music will then add new drums and effects to heighten the Latin swing and feel.

Here's an example of the transition:

The initial song that Nada used to create this sound was Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie - Moombah (Afrojack Remix).

And now the Moombahton edit:

Dave Nada - Moombahton

It's always difficult to know if these unique sub-genres will ever become very popular, but Moombahton is already seeing a lot of new edits and productions by DJs other than Nada. Keep your ears open and you may start hearing this around the Circle City.

For more Moombahton, check out T&A's free release from Dave Nada.


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