LCMDF - Take Me to the Mountains (Skeet Skeet Moombahton Remix)
Alright everyone, time to put something new on your radar. Moombahton. Created by Dave Nada a year or so ago, this genre is quickly building hype with producers such as Diplo, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, and Skeet Skeet getting in on the action. Nada needed to keep busy mixing during a party, so he slowed down DJ Chuckie and Afrojack’s tune “Moombah” and since the track is around the same tempo as raggaeton, he combined them to name the genre moombahton. Some people are giving it some flak because of the lack of originality, but any new genre would get the same haters. And now with Skrillex bringing Nadastorm along on his Mothership tour, and even dropping Dillon Francis during a set, I’m sure this is about to blow up into something mainstream.
Anyway, enough with the history lesson, lets get onto the track. This was one of the tracks that introduced me to the genre, and as soon as I gave it a listen, I was hooked. You can definitely hear the slowed down Dutch house in there, and although it’s not all that complex, it’s a treat to listen to. It’s the ending that really gets me though, and I wish it was longer. It’s quite indescribable, and I’m not sure if there’s any other genre to compare it to other than moombahton.
The great thing about moombahton is that you can throw in anything you like into a mix. Want to throw in some raggaeton? No problem. Add a little dubstep wobble line? Go ahead. Some trance rythms? Why the hell not. I mean, this is a brand new genre, and with so much freedom, it’s a wide spectrum for producers to go apeshit with their tracks. This track is only a sample, but Skeet Skeet hasn’t released the full track, and I’m doubting it will ever see the light of day, but at least we have this. It’s definitely one of the better produced tracks, but as this juvenile genre grows up, and bigger producers get on board, I just can’t wait to see what will happen.
- Eric Bentley
SKisM - Power
I think we get to this point every week; we need to have more frequent posting, because I know you guys love your tracks, and we need to pump ‘em out.
Like the title of this track, it’s all about power. I’ve listened to this track countless times and I always find it harder and harder to explain, besides power. Even playing it on this P.O.S. laptop through the speakers you can feel the power. From the intro, to the drop word, and all through the main section you can just feel it.
Of course the main line falls into the generic wobble synth, but along with all the other elements,it blends well. I’m not sure what’s doing it, but it makes an atmosphere, almost like I’m in battle or something. He also threw in some reggae style horns every once and a while, and the fade outs and scratches are always welcome.
Like I said, it’s hard to describe this track in a whole, besides just, power. The song is aptly named that, and Never Say Die records has hit another goldmine with this one. Big ups to Skism, and I can’t wait to hear what’s next.
- Eric Bentley
A bit more importantly, reason 6 has been introduced. I generally wouldn’t post about a daw update, but this is big because propellerhead has finally fused reason and record into one software package.
Now reason is going to be a 100% full fledged digital audio workstation, now that it can work with audio. In addition to the record/reason merge, there are also 3 new modules: a hard compressor/saturation/dist module, a nice gater, and a long overdue echo/delay module.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that I cannot wait for this to come out!
Koan Sound - Coast to Coast
Looks like we’re back where we were about a week or so ago, with a drought of posts. To be honest I forgot for a little bit too, but alas, I did remember you guys. And so, with that, I bring you “Coast to Coast”. At first I thought David would handle this as the resident complextro major, but I guess I’ll take this one.
I’ll let the music speak for itself for the most part, I mean, it’s hard to describe. It’s got a bit of glitch flare and dirty, bent synths, which in this song is a winning combo. Again, this song is pretty hard to describe, but I can tell you it’s good. There’s no heavy drops or anything, but just because it doesn’t follow the UKF formula doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable; it’s nice to change things up. I see Koan Sound coming up on the horizon very soon.
- Eric Bentley