Moombahton, the genre which took over the airwaves of 2012, celebrates its 3rd birthday today. A fusion of dutch-house and reggaeton, moombahton was invented—if not accidentally discovered—by American producer Dave Nada. Turning down Afrojack’s remix of Silvio Ecomo & DJ Chuckie’s “Moombah” from 128BPMs to 108BPMs during a house party in Washington DC, Nada conceived a unique sound that had an instant reaction.
thanks for the love yall! moombahton has always been about the music. And I love seeing how many different worlds it has brought together… And I gotta put it down for my hometown Washington DC, the capital of moombahton music! I love y’all so much and grateful for the city!
Following the ques of Nada big name producers such as Diplo and Dillon Francis have hopped on the Moombahton wagon dubbing 2012 the year of Latin-electronic fusion. Emerging artists like Baauer and Tittsworth have also added to the genre’s clout proving the hard-style genre is here to stay.