Moombahton Massive at U-Hall!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 10:53pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 7:55pm) Add comments

DC Nightlife, the birthplace of innovation!

In conjunction with Diplo’s Mad Decent label and its recent release of “Blow Your Head Vol. 2: Dave Nada Presents Moombahton,” local DJ/producer and Moombahton godfather Dave Nada will be hosting Moombahton Massive IV on 6/16/11 at U Street Music Hall.

Featuring DJ sets from:
◊ Nadastrom
◊ Jen Lasher (Moombahcore set)
◊ Billy the Gent & Cam Jus (Tropixxx)
◊ Thomas Blondet
◊ Obeyah

Dave Nada’s latest Moombahton mix, Blow Your Head Vol. 2 has already seen rave reviews from the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and Los Angeles’ Tilt Magazine. It has gained over 25,000 plays on Soundcloud since its debut in late April.

  • Moombahton is a new and growing genre that fuses Dutch house music and reggaeton that has its roots in DC nightlife
  • November 2009: DC-based DJ Dave Nada was invited to spin at a local party
  • He finds a crowd not listening to the intense electronic music he typically played
  • The party had reggaeton, bachata, and Latin music going on
  • To prevent killing the vibe, Nada decided to slow down the Afrojack remix of Chuckie’s “Moombah” to 108 beats per minute, and behold… Moombahton was born!

DC nightlife is not only the birthplace of Moombahton, but also the practice ground for Jazz icon Duke Ellington, legendary march composer John Philip Sousa and funk/soul singer Roberta Flack. It’s also where the straightedge movement was started by Minor Threat front man Ian MacKaye. Nightlife group Panorama Productions was sponsored current #1 DJ in the world Armin van Buuren’s first United States Work Visa.

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