What is Jungle Terror?

by The Zeusian on July 29, 2014

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Here is a genre that been recently hitting the soundbytes and earwaves. This genre is something that I like to sum up having Jason wielding his machete in a tropical jungle terrorizing cannibalistic tribesmen. The genre that I’m referring to is created by a Netherlands DJ and producer named Wiwek. His productions get played around the world at all the festivals such as EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland and HARD to name a few. The genre is called Jungle Terror. It combines Dutch House synths, steel drums, Tropical Bass kicks, jungle noises, monkeys, elephants, birds and any exotic animal sounds in a track. Let’s me break down more about Jungle Terror with the following bangers that will make you very tribal and primitive below!!!

First one is a song from France native DJ and producer Max Green. This one is called “YUH!”. It starts out with a hand drum banging in a tribal dance pattern. Then the synth starts rolling in around 30 seconds and the intensity of the drums starts to build faster and the drop hits with a steel drum kick reminding you something that DJ Snake would do in his Parisian Vision tracks. What catapults “YUH!” is the vocal chant Y-yyy-UHHHHH before each drop. Then, the outro is very subtle with the hand drum coming back into play.

 

Next one is from local Orlando producer MILLS with “Up”. This is a 128 bpm to 110 bpm transition piece. The intro slowly builds with intense drums banging your heart out. Then, all of the sudden, you get sucked into the Twilight Zone right before the drop hits you right back up. The bass rump shakes your booty erratically. After all that happens, MILLS starts to slow down the tune into a Festival Big Room Moombahton. The kicks hits even harder with this drop.

 

Here is a teaser preview from UK’s duo Duke & Jones called “Borneo”. The build already leave you an impression of wanting more. Then, the brief drop portion messes with your cravings and you soon goes on a ravishing rampage of destruction on the dancefloor. *Sidenote* - I had the opportunity to hear the second drop via Instagram and one word to describe it is: WHOAAAAAA!

 

Coming off of Wiwek’s label Rimbu Recordings is a collaboration of Nash One and Mike Cervello known as “Murda”. In “Murda” description off on Mike Cervello’s Soundcloud reads, “We have created a rebellious house track with Jamacian influences. Using powerful vocals and quality brass sounds.”. The opening drum kick is fused with echo safari-like noises. Then, the lead synth in the build turns “Murda” into a anthem once the vocals start rolling in with a Hard House style drop with heavy drum kicks. What makes this Jungle Terror banger stands out is the little Trap portion in the middle of it. Gives you a halftime feel. After you get crunk to the Trap, then it rapidly builds back with a mid-2000s Electro style fade in/out cut drop. You can support Nash One’s & Mike Cervello’s release from Rimbu Recordings by purchasing on Beatport.

 

Italian duo Retrohandz been making a splash in the scene and their release on Rimbu called “Eurasia” EP is the tidal wave of everything Jungle Terror. There are three tracks on the ep album release which are “Eurasia”, “Stomp That Shit”, and “This Is A Worldwide”. In the title track, “Eurasia”, the first build makes you to put your arms up high reaching for the sky and the drop is a jump-up, fist pumping drop that will make your body shuffle. Then, the second build takes you and put you into an actual jungle with crickets chirping, birds cawing, animals crying in a dark, nightly approach. Then, the kicks come in and starts building up the beat and the second drop hits you in the face with reality. In addition, you got elephants noises with the second drop. My personal favorite track off Eurasia is “Stomp That Shit”. In this one, you got tribal Hey! chants, Arabic sounds in the build and all of the sudden, the drop goes 210 mph and hit you crazy. The instruments crashes, then a bass drum sporadically kicks here and there while the Arabic synth rolls back into as the lead synth, then the cowbell starts building and a vocal of “Stomp That Shit” and the steel drum kicks harder than a MMA fighter. My favorite part is the elephant noises and the fast hand drum pattern in this drop. The track that rounds out this ep is “This Is A Worldwide”. In this track, worldwide fits the name as I can see all the top DJs would play this at all the top festivals around the world. Hardstyle influences, long melodic build and a hard drum kick pattern drop can make the crowd jump in unison. You can support Retrohandz’s “Eurasia” EP release by purchasing it on Beatport as well.

 

Now, here is the legend, the man, the myth, the creator of this rising genre known as Jungle Terror, WIWEK! In the past month, Wiwek releases four productions, a remix, a bootleg, an edit and an original. He did an World Cup edit of the Brazilian EDM anthem “Samba Do Mundo” by one of his good buddies and mentor, Gregor Salto. A powerful club/festival filling vocal chant that can grasp the crowd to sing along to, Wiwek’s amazing drum work hits the drop hard.

 

A few months ago, Major Lazer and Wiwek teams up to flip Davido’s “Skelewu” hit. This just got made downloadable about a month ago. Hearing both ML and Wiwek styles in this remix blends well together. You got the heavy kicks from Wiwek, the tropical vibes of Major Lazer, the remix of “Skelewu” can get anyone dancing on the floor.

 

Another remix from Wiwek is Leftside’s “Monkey Biznizz” off of Mad Decent’s imprint Jeffree’s. Fuckin’ monkey noises?! Why not?!?!

 

Wiwek’s single release off of Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House label called “G.M.A.F.B.” or Give Me A Fucking Break definitely lives up to the acronym name. The drop can break walls, windows and lightbulbs (I can tell the truth there on the latter). I really like the Balkan influences in the second build because it brings me to the old polka days. You can support “G.M.A.F.B.” on Beatport.

 

Rounding out the Jungle Terror recap is Wiwek’s bootleg of a classic House song, “E Samba” by Junior Jack. His re-imagining made this bootleg a tribal ritual initiation. This bootleg already suck me in with the piano lead and the classic vocals. Then, the steel drum drop with whistles and the percussion patterns got me doing a tribal dance routine when I first heard this. I can picture this being played in a deep African jungle where Ace Ventura is trying to please the natives while he got spears in his knees. Wiwek’s bootleg done its job and I expects it should to y’all.

LocoMotive x Happy Colors

by Mr. E on July 29, 2014

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So if you are remotly tuned into the Moombahton scene and or any of Moombahtons key players, you would know that Danny “Heavy D” Rojas and Carlos “LosXL” Lopez aka LocoMotive, were recently in Florida for some recreation time (I know this because I am nosey and follow them on Facebook). You would also know they got together with one of the most original Moombahton artists we know, Happy Colors. They got together and pushed out this dope ass tune and they are giving it to us for free!!! Go enjoy this Hellafied Moombah-Banger!

 

DYNA & LEFTSIDE- DYNAMITE : SEXED UP TOUR

by Mr. E on July 23, 2014

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If you haven’t heard of Dj Dyna (I know I didn’t before this nugget of Dutch goodness was presented to me)  now is as good a time as any to get to know him. Seriously, he really wants you to know about him, he has a press kit available on his site.

Dj Dyna From the Netherlands gives us a heavy Moombahton/Dancehall style tune called “Dynamite”. The traditional dutch sound rings heavy with this tune and its laced with fresh vocals from the one called LEFTSIDE! check him out on his next tour

Vishaal Lachman Dj Dyna _aka_
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

out NOW on beatport and available on itunes.

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ALAN WOLFE – BIEN SUAVE

by Mr. E on July 14, 2014

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We are happy to introduce another Moomba-banger from the very talented producer Alan Wolfe called Bien Suave.

I have no words to express my gratitude for the inspiration I have received from such a great person and artist. Alan Wolfe wastes no time giving you the raw sound of moombahton you are looking for. The chopped vocal sample in this tune is sensational, “Bien Suave” is the raw sound of Moombahton with a synth pattern that puts you in a trance, a rollin moomba beat keeps you groovin through until the second drop that gives your twerk/hip hop taste buds some flavor!. go grab this free tune and go check out the many remixes and other original tunes Alan has for free download on his SOUNDCLOUD!

https://soundcloud.com/alanwolfe/bien-suave-original-mix

- Mr. E

 

 

Gully : Kapo : ETC!ETC! / Much Moombahton

by Mr. E on July 1, 2014

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We got three smash Moombahton tunes for ya this go around folks, so grab these for your listening pleasure!

Hailing from Edinburgh Scotland, producer Gully brings us a very clean style of Moombahton that has a very catchy melody, coupled with a hint of latin piano flavor. Keep a look out in the future for this producer, i have a feeling he will have plenty more solid tunes and vibes coming our way.

Next up, is one of our Favorite Moombahton producers on the scene right now; the always smooth Kapo. This time around Kapo hits us with his official remix of  Mr. Saik – Saca La Rakataka. This remix is a MONSTER of a melodic synth street sweeper, with a big room feel. Show Kapo some love with this by going to itunes and purchasing the track;with the amount of free tunes he gives out the man deserves a bit of compensation for his hard work. Also give his facebook page a like and check out some of his tutorials. Kapo not only gives you solid tunes to bounce to, but he also shows you how to get creative with making your own tunes.

Now for a producer who always has a spot in all Moombahton lovers hearts, the one and only ETC! ETC! This time he remixes Jillionaire + Salvatore Ganacci – Fresh. Checl this remix and lets hope this is a sign that ETC! ETC! will continue to bring us more Moombahton in the near future.

 

 

Moomba+ Exclusive Interview: Banginclude

by Duro on June 27, 2014

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As you know New York City is now home to Tempo NYC, a monthly Global Bass party that has heads turning! You know that Moomba+ just had to get the inside scoop of what this party was like so we set out to Tempo NYC in hopes of mixing a bit of business with pleasure. (Check out the original event review)We asked the Tempo crew some questions that fans were asking and others that had to do with the Moombahton Movement in general. Here’s the second of four interviews that will be released this week. (You can check out the first and second here) They’re guaranteed to have you all hyped up for the next Tempo NYC this friday, June 27th 2014 at Slake Nightclub.

Moomba+ Exclusive Interview: Banginclude

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Banginclude and Champion Rocka having some fun at the monthly Moombahton party, Tempo NYC at Slake Nightclub.

Moomba+: Banginclude, Tempo has come a long way from just a few months ago, you just finished playing at Slake, there was a line to get in all night, why do you think that is?

Banginclude: Well man, you’ve got a lot of things going on at an event like this. Obviously, I’m not going to pretend the venue we’re at isn’t a part of tonights turn out but it definitely goes to show that people are hungry for that primal, funky, dirty, sound that only Global Bass can bring.

Moomba+ Exclusive Interview: Banginclude

Moomba+: You’ve got a pretty diverse crowd in there tonight, you have the weekend warriors, some seasoned, Moombahton vets, and some people that look like they came out of the Matrix. Throughout the night you’ve managed to hold the crowd on the dancefloor. What do you have to say to that?

Banginclude: It’s funny man, I was thinking we were going to get completely washed out by the headliner in the other room but we held our own. I think it’s because at it’s center what we play is universal. There’s just something about what play and make, that just makes you dance. It’s definitely not just a “latin thing”!

Moomba+ Exclusive Interview: Banginclude

Moomba+: Now, back at the office, we have “Apeshit” on repeat. When are we going to get another banger like that?

Banginclude: Haha! I mean I think you guys are going to be pleased with what’s coming out soon. It’s definitely one of my favorite genres to produce and play so keep you eyes and ears open for what’s to come!

At the time ,Banginclude’s “Capo Verde”EP hadn’t been released so now we know he wasn’t just yanking our chains when he said we were going to dig the upcoming jams! If you haven’t gotten the EP, it’s been released by our friends over at Generation Bass! Checkout the Global Bass-ey goodness below!

Photo Credit: Ydania Ogando

Moomba+ Exclusive Interview: Champion Rocka

by Duro on June 26, 2014

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As you know New York City is now home to Tempo NYC, a monthly Global Bass party that has heads turning! You know that Moomba+ just had to get the inside scoop of what this party was like so we set out to Tempo NYC in hopes of mixing a bit of business with pleasure. (Check out the original event review)We asked the Tempo crew some questions that fans were asking and others that had to do with the Moombahton Movement in general. Here’s the second of four interviews that will be released this week. (You can check out the first here) They’re guaranteed to have you all hyped up for the next Tempo NYC this friday, June 27th 2014 at Slake Nightclub.

Moomba+ Exclusive Interview: Champion Rocka

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Champion Rocka turning up at Tempo NYC at Slake Nightclub

Moomba+: So Mr. “I am the Roar” talk to me about your Emotion32 remix. It was one of the first few Moombahton songs to be featured in a film (Relative). It’s a beautiful song. It’s kept it’s steady stream of supporters and listeners. You have to tell us, what was the inspiration.

Champion Rocka: Woahh, you guys are f#cking good.  Haha you did your homework. I was supposed to be gigging one night but there was a hurricane so it got called off, and I just stayed in and wrote that song the same night. It was about getting all the frustrations out, of working through what I was going through at the time.

Moomba+: Now what we admire you the most for, that kinda separates you from the other artists, is that you have a lot of Rock influence in your tracks, like the other day when you posted that clip of you playing Moombahton live! Our hairs stood up! Where do you think, live Moombahton is going, as far as the whole movements goes?

Moomba+ Exclusive Interview: Champion Rocka

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Champion Rocka: I am not trying to be cryptic or anything but I was given the opportunity with international TV to bring my music to the forefront, and I drafted the most talented people I knew, which is why you saw the people that you saw. Whether it finally makes it on to TV, I don’t know right now, but if it does, it’ll be fucking history! My goal is to take this music as far as it can go man. I know I’m not the most prolific DJ/Producer but when I believe in something I make it happen! All I know is that I’m lucky to be surrounded by such talented people who believe in what I’m doing and what we’re doing. With Tempo it’s only the beginning! We’re going to Philly and then New Jersey Mother F#ckers!

Photo Credit: Ydanio Ogando

Stromae – Tous Les Mêmes (Ramaker Moombahton Bootleg)

by Duro on June 24, 2014

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Stromae – Tous Les Mêmes (Ramaker Moombahton Bootleg)

Stromae - Tous Les Mêmes (Ramaker Moombahton Bootleg): It’s a track that’s been out for sometime now but we don’t think it’s received the attention it deserves! So for you guys today we have some Moombahton with some class! Stromae‘s sultry seductive vocals over some bass thumpin’, head shakin’, grab a shawty by the hair makin’ drops. It’s got us over at Moomba+ feeling like a naughty version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  In any case it’s a fun spin on a track we all already love! Memorize the lyrics and trick people into thinking you’re worldly, or don’t, we aren’t the boss of you!

Tous Les Mêmes is perfect for the Summer vibes that are sure to ensue in the coming months. So DJs be sure to stock it in your crates. Music lovers add it to your “Summer jamz” iTunes playlists. French people, writing Stromae a letter thanking him for being gracious enough to have been born in your country and for creating such sexy, sexy music!

 Stromae – Tous Les Mêmes (Ramaker Moombahton Bootleg)

What you SHOULD do is peep Tous Les Mêmes and go show some love to Ramaker for making this sexy piece of Moombahton! Here’s his Facebook. Do it. Love him! Go ahead, we’re waiting. Fine. Play hard to get. Here’s the track! Enjoy! May your days be filled with Moomba!

Moomba+ Presents: Exlusive Duckworthsound Festival Remix Pack

by Duro on June 23, 2014

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Moomba+’s Summer playlist is stocked up full with the rhythms  of Duckworthsound Festival Remix Pack! He covers all of the basis from Moombahton, Dutch, Progressive, Trap to Twerk. The recently released  Festival Remix Pack, courtesy of our very own Moomba+ Records.

Songs like “Chamboneo” and “Puta Muertos” make us forget that Duckworth is actually from the UK and not some tropical electric island of bass.His “M.A.A.D City” remix makes us raise our imaginary pistols to sky as we yell “Gaht Gaht Gaht Gaht” The bass drops and we start to mobbin‘! It’s pretty much out of our control at this point.

Now we understand that it’s not all about grinding and imaginary pistols (although it really should be) so that’s why Duckworth gave us something we can all “PLUR” to. A nice little progressive edit to “Through The Night“(Which because of Soundcloud’s Copyright policy is only available via the download link below). It’s sure to have a fair share of Kandi kids sucking on their pacifiers and inhaling Vicks (that IS what kids are doing nowadays right?) this Summer.

Duckworth sees into your soul. No, really.

Moomba+ Presents: Duckworthsound Festival Remix Pack

No Festival Remix Pack is complete without a couple of Big Room Bangers! Let me tell you, Duckworth does not disappoint! With tracks like “Rage Of Borneo” and  ”Blaze Up” you have all the high energy of Big Room EDM with a twist which is very much Duckworthsound! Providing a much needed break from the usual percussive, over-reverbed, synths.

All in all, the Duckworthsound Festival Remix Pack has a little something for everyone to enjoy. DJs stock up on some of these sounds which might be unfamiliar to you, they’ll be big in the coming months. Music lovers enjoy the freshness that comes from our friend Duckworth in the UK, we have a feeling that we’re going to be hearing a lot more from him in the coming years!

His remixes range from Kenrick Lamar to Botnek and for that reason he’s earned his spot in our pool of exclusive releases! You’ve heard enough of us yapping. Here’s the the highly anticipated Duckworthsound Festival Remix Pack! You can download the whole Duckworthsound Festival Remix Pack here or listen to it on Soundcloud below.

Moomba+ Presents: Duckworthsound Festival Remix Pack