Good afternoon folks!! Today is the release of Muevelo Volume Two compilation on Muevelo Records. Featuring tracks from Muevelo’s mainstays (2Deep, Corrupted Data, babySTEPS) to Dutch Invasion (Hoodie, Morrison) to the game-changers (Zucco, Jesse Slayter, Noizekid) to a Mad Decent artist (Paul Devro) and a Footwork entity (Quality). With genres spanning from Moombahton, Cumbiaton and Cumbia, Muevelo vol. 2 provides a spark and will be the talk for weeks to come! You can download the compilation by liking the Muevelo LA Facebook Page. In addition, everyone of us at Moomba+ are going to break down the compilation with tracks that we digs individually. Sit back and let the Moombah takes your soul!
The Zeusian’s Top Three:
Choosing a top three from Muevelo Vol 2 was a tough decision for me. The reason why is that alot of these cats on the comp are amazing in their own rights. However, only three can be my true favorites on the comp and here they are.
1. Jesse Slayter – “China”
A song about eating egg rolls?! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! Okay enough Daniel Bryan’s rant… Jesse Slayter made a track about eating egg rolls and it bounces. “China” got an drop that is unexpected from the build which really stands out for me. I’m a fan of left field drops and “China” definitely shows that.
2. Zucco – “I’m So Bossy”
We’re a week removed from Zucco’s Twerk EP releasing on iTunes and we got presented with another Zucco Classic! His track “I’m So Bossy” is one of the most hype bangers (other than Dominicano). With bridging small Trap portions and a Latin piano-line, “I’m So Bossy” can get the hips moving and asses getting squeezed.
3. babySTEPS – “Aii”
When I heard “Aii” for the first time, I was drawn into the mood of the track from the git-go. babySTEPS made a blapper that will get all the ratchet sucias twerking. The quick little pauses in the track and the hyphy break parts what make “Aii” one of a kind tune that I’m waiting to throw at a college Frat party for an reaction.
JSTJR’s Top Three:
When I was told to pick my top 3 Muevelo V2 tracks I ran up to my studio, cranked up my monitors and strapped myself in. I know all these tracks bang, I know which ones will kill, but which are MY favorite?
1. Quality – “Cumbia Storm”
I’m going to start off with Quality’s track “Cumbia Storm.” That tune is so SEXY. I’m all about those sexy rhythms right now, like what’s going on in the Zouk Bass movement. Quality starts off with the classic “Sandstorm” riff but gives us something more, and it is going to move some ladies on the dance floor. In fact, this tune could probably be slowed down and called Zouk Bass without changing a thing!
2. 2Deep & Corrupted Data – “Twerk It Out”
My next pick from Muevelo is “Twerk it Out” by 2 Deep & Corrupted Data. This is a classically styled moombahton track, up and down lazer synth, powerful drums and moving rhythms. This is a banger for sure.
3. Zucco – “I’m So Bossy”
Lastly, I’m going with Zucco’s tune “I’m So Bossy.” This is a powerful track that I’m excited to play out live. It’s not your typical moombahton track, clearly taking some influence from other types of house music. This brings about a really unique sound that will fit perfect in any moombahton playlist.
Jimika’s Top Three:
I was told to check out Muevelo Vol. 2 and pick out my top three tracks. I thought to myself, “Darn, this is gonna be hard.” Each track on this compilation is awesome in their own respects, but here are the tracks that stood out to me and made a statement.
1. 2Deep & Corrupted Data – “Twerk It Out”
I thought I was over the whole “twerk” phase that has come over our generation at the moment, but this song made me realize why twerking has become so popular. I love the different blends of sound there are. This is definitely a banger and of course just makes all the girls just get down and twerk away.
2. Jesse Slayter – “China”
This has to be the most unique and distinct track on this compilation. I love the use of different sounds and bubbliness of the track. Just makes me want to whip out my Pilates ball and just bounce around everywhere!
3. Morrison – “Tromboranga”
This was the last track I chose because of how raw the sound is to me. This particular track just makes me want to rage out, but at the same time it has a mellow flow to it. I like how there’s two melodies intertwined to make one awesome track.
Carla-Marie’s Top Three:
With this Muevelo Comp I couldn’t help but remember how the last Moombahton Comp I checked out I instantly fell in love and even to this day bump every single track. Timeless! After hearing the this new Muevelo release I have to say picking only three tracks to say were above the rest was a very hard thing to do. Big ups to all the artists involved, but below I share three that really stood out among the rest.
1. Morrison – “Tromboranga”
I’ve been a fan of Morrison’s moombah for a while now but as this was the second track, it instantly grabbed my attention. I say with complete confidence that this track’s sludgy bass is sure to be a killer on the dance floor.
2. Zucco – “I’m So Bossy”
Was this track written with me in mind? Hmm?? haha! All jokes aside there’s something about that sassy synth’s line that reminds me of days of Reggaeton past. The drums keep a lively pulse that really gets my hips groovin’.
& Last but CERTAINLY not least:
3. Paul Devro – “FM$”
Imma be real with you: I’m attracted to Moombahton’s dirtier side. The closing track would make my grandma keel over in a dead faint at the profanity, but pfffffffft. She ain’t around so let that sexy sh*t play!! Raw rhythmic vocals that croon at me only further fuel my reasons why I think Moombahton is the tits. (no pun intended)
Steve Ohh’s Top Three:
1. 2Deep & Corrupted Data – Twerk It Out
With the whole Twerk moment happening right now in the scene this masterpiece falls right into place. The Twerk vibe is right on point and then you get that Moombahton drop that adds that right flavor. Without a doubt this track to me is a game changer. With 2Deep & Corrupted Data starting this “Moombahtwerk” fuse be on the lookout for more to tracks to come and I hope they’re all as great as this one.
2. Hoodie – Spanish Jibberish
Okay what is there to say about this track? This is Moombahton at its finest. With that trademark Hoodie sound this one is one for the books. I got my hands on this banger and I couldn’t stop playing it. Hoodie has an open range for production and everything he gets his hands on is gold. Be on the lookout for future productions from this young dutch producer. I can’t wait till he sets foot in the U.S.
3. Morrison – Tromboranga
Lets keep it in the dutch area for my next track selection. Morrison’s Tromboranga brings that salsa and moombahcore feel, and it blends perfectly. This track gives you a hint of where its going on its build then Morrison flips it right on you and puches you in the face with an amazing drop. Morrison is an amazing producer and also I’ve witnessed with my own eyes that this man could sing up a storm! Heyyyyyyy Yaaaaaa!
AERdiplo_5′s Top Three:
1. 2Deep & Corrupted Data – “Twerk It Out”
2Deep’s collab with corrupted data has made what I feel is the throw down hit for all the summertime sucias. The diversity in noise from the hard hitting bass with the high frequency of the horns makes for a tune that will make anybody wanna get down. Whether you want to grab the hottest woman in the room, give somebody a light show, or simply take in the music as the soundtrack to a night of epic ratchetness, this track will undoubtedly be the reason many people will wake up the next day to and think, “how the hell did I end up here?” The vocals work as a nice balancing point between the highs and lows of the song to provide relief for the ears when the bass or the treble gets out of hand and serves to tie the track down together nicely while still reminding people that this is all about the music, the movement, and that a$$ twerking in front of you.
2. Zucco – I’m So Bossy
Zucco has definitely been on a roll lately and his addition to the Muevelo EP is most definitely a happy and worthwhile addition in my eyes! From the drop of being “so bossy” we quickly get thrown into the party with a tasteful blend of windflutes and proper moomba beats which, unlike the track above, do not fight each other as two opposites but rather blend together like a passion fruit smoothie. Indeed, the vibe of this track is much more relaxed and as such takes me to a much more sensual kind of mood. Even as the pace changes, both the drums and flutes do a great job at never leaving to the opposite ends of the spectrum. In a genre where the bass and the treble are often times at odds with each other, Zucco tastefully keeps them together to surprisingly great effect!
3. Paul Devro – “FM$”
Rounding out my top 3 is the final track in the EP by Paul Devro. The track comes in true $ucia nature and gives us a nice instant throwback to the ratchet appeal of moombahton that I first saw when 2Deep was out in Florida. With a focus on vocals, this track serves as more of an introduction in moomba for those DJs looking to add more moomba to their sets without scaring their trap-loving fans. Here, the music aims to work with the vocals as they seem to take center stage with the bass acting mostly as a way to keep time for your ass shaking ease.
Ultimately, the entire EP masterfully and tastefully showcases not only the variety of talent present but also the diversity of moombahton. From the outset of the EP to the last notes, Muevelo does exactly what the title suggests and keeps everybody happy and moving even as they slip from traditional Latin inspired moomba to moomba mixed with trap or other influences. This EP, if it hasn’t been made clear before, is a clear show of just how pervasive, seductive, and innovative moomba can be! As the genre grows, Muevelo and the DJs behind this EP are showing the world of just how many influences people can draw from to make a great album or song in moombahton.