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GENERATION BASS PRESENTS MOOMBAHLUV VOL. II

Posted in Ben Tactic, Moombahton on October 31, 2011 by bentactic

Generation Bass and Dj UMB have been huge supporters of Moombahton since the get, and they just dropped Moombahluv Vol. II.  It also just happens to feature a new tune by yours truly.   If you dug Heartbreaks Moombahsoul compilations or any of the smoother, more vibed out moombah sounds this comp is a slam dunk for you.

Foreword by Neil Queen-Jones

Dance music as we know it has always needed to prove itself. After the acid house boom the taunt was that it couldn’t sell albums – Orbital and The KLF soon shot that notion down. Every single genre since then has had to stare down dissenters, so the onus would always be on Moombahton to prove that it amounts to more than an airhorn and a dem bow rhythm. But this scene is about defying convention at every turn, so it comes as no surprise it’s already actioned its own evolution, and Generation Bass, always at the sharp end of this new tropical explosion, set down a marker for progression and a sign of Moombahton coming of age with Moombahluv Vol.1, which amended the template, setting a new path for a more mature sound, one that wasn’t reliant on bangers, one that stood up to scrutiny.

Volume 2 was a given, and Gen Bass has ensured there’s been no compromise or drop-off in quality. A compilation that soundtracks and shapes this exciting scene, it represents the true scope of the creative minds at work, ranging from Heartbreak’s glacial soul stylings through to Big Makk’s core-tinged expansion of the sweeping melodics of Lykke Li, this captures the mood of a movement. With artists like Riot Earp, Ben Tactic, Stlkrfxxx, Jamrock and others involved, Moombahluv Vol.2 creates a startling vision of where this thing may find itself in the coming month and years to come.

Grab the whole comp HERE

Ben Tactic – Luv

LeDoom – Mal De Ojo

STLKRFXXX – Creep

New Tactic Tracks!

Posted in Ben Tactic, Brent Tactic, Bubblin, Moombahton, remix, Tactic, Think 2wice on September 21, 2011 by bentactic

Couple new tracks from the Tactic camp to share with everyone.

First up is an original track Brent and I finished a couple weeks ago called ‘Grindin On You’.  I’ve been calling it slo-mo garage, but if you are getting deep into some moombahsoul or slower house it should fit in pretty well. We are actually working on an EP of tunes in this vein, so keep any eye out this fall for the release.

Tactic – Grindin On You

Next up are a couple dancehall/bashment joints from yours truly. She’s Hot is a more vibed out summer jam and the Aidonia edit is a straight dancehall club banger. Enjoy!

Ben Tactic – She’s Hot

Aidonia – Ukku Bit (Ben Tactic Edit)

Heartbreak presents Moombahsoul Volume 2

Posted in Ben Tactic, Brent Tactic, Dave Nada, Moombahton on July 26, 2011 by bentactic

David Heartbreak just dropped the second volume of his Moombahsoul series, which I am honored to be included on.   This compilation, as the title hints at, really showcases a more soulful side to the moombahton scene.   Lots of smooth summer vibes, chopped up R n B vocals and classic soul samples.   The compilation is really really awesome, check out the whole thing HERE.  Below are a couple tracks from the comp so you can get an idea what its all about.


Ben Tactic – Supremo EP

Posted in Ben Tactic, Dave Nada, Fader, Free Download, Moombahton, Think 2wice on May 27, 2011 by bentactic

Art

I have been a big fan of moombahton since its inception just over a year ago, and I am really proud to drop my first original moombahton EP.   For those who have been living under a rock the past 18 months, moombahton is a mid-tempo style of dance music that was invented by Dave Nada, who totally wrecked shop at Bubblin back in December.  The origins of it have been talked about quite a bit, so if you want to read more about moombahton or Dave Nada check out this interview with Dave over at the Fader. Essentially, its all the best elements of reggaeton, dancehall, cumbia and Dutch house wrapped up in one style.

The title track on the EP, Supremo, flips a sax sample into a kind of big room latin b-boy vibe.   I’ve been getting really great reactions from this track since I finished it.  The b-side, which is actually my favorite, is called Coroa de Ouro which translates into Crown of Gold.  Not really too sure what the sample actually is, but it sounds like some sort of Brazilan kids choir.  Both tracks are available for free download through the soundcloud link below, but they are also for sale at Juno Download and Amazon if you feel like paying for them. Enjoy!

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