Several years after the commercial dance music explosion in the states, it seems as though the masses are slowly but surely continuing on their aural explorations to find new sounds and vibes to match their evolving tastes. The West coast festival culture that has spawned from Burning Man has been a catalyst for a range of dance music sub-genres, but it has been particularly crucial for Sabo‘s slower, moombahton-influenced style. “My deep, slow tribal sound was finally understood by a whole community of open minded people,” the Sol Selectas label head says about his experience playing the Robot Heart bus at that thing in the desert in 2013. It was at that moment when he knew he wanted to create what we now know as Vibe Quest, his debut album.
As a whole, Sabo’s Vibe Quest stays true to its name as it features an array of different sounds and styles, like world music, deep house, and tech-house, cohesively woven together with a common thread of tribalistic electronic music fused with an organic and spiritual touch. The most powerful music is able to transport the listener into different realms, and this album does just that. Sabo says, “My intention with this record is to manifest moments of positive feelings on the dance floor,” and he is surely well on his way to success. Enjoy the album above and be sure to pick it up on Beatport.
The duo donning Storm Trooper masks known as Lazerdisk Party Sex have put together a remix for GDD™ fav, Keys N Krates, for the forthcoming Treat Me Right EP out on Dim Mak Records June 11th along with additional remixes from Thugli and Grandtheft. Chad and Zack (of LDPS) utilize Moombah drums to open up a chopped, Pop-oriented vocal from Keys N Krates, creating a catchiness reminiscent of their big hit with Diplo, “Set It Off.” Preview it here first.
In preparation for their forthcoming release on JFK (of MSTRKRFT)‘s Teenage Riot Recs next month, the SLO-native duo Tasty Treat is giving away their collab Cultivation EP w/ Nasty Nate to the fans to hold them over. Here’s what they had to say:
“We are so excited to finally release this EP to you all for FREE!!! These are some of our favorite tunes to date. Cultivation features a Moombah-tempo Electro track and a giant Electro-Trap tune that will surely make the dancefloor shake! We truly appreciate all the support everyone has been giving us and we hope you enjoy this release as much as we do.”
Tasty Treat on
The talented sisters of HAIM have released a Duke Dumont edit to their record, “Falling.” HAIM is a band that has been around since ’06, but didn’t start releasing music until recently in 2012. Their sound is often described as nu-folk, a genre that will fit in great with Duke Dumont’s extensive genre-spanning discography. He brings a particularly lighter feel to this edit as compared to some of his recent work that associates with a deeper late night sound. At times there is even a bit of a moombahton beat to the drum pattern. You can pre-order your limited edition pink vinyl copy of this remix EP featuring a remix from Psychemagik here.
The last Free Willy Wednesday in February brings a smashing original moombahton tune from our pal Willy Joy. While not always mentioned in the genre’s history books, Willy has been a part of the moombahton movement since day one, and this tune serves as a great reminder why. “I’m Losing You” throws a screwed soul sample, classic house stabs, a Tom Morello-style lead and Willy’s signature room-flattening bass into a blender. What comes out is an undeniable primetime club mover. Let us know what you think of this one and keep it locked every Wednesday for more Free Willy Wednesday tunes!
The NY-based Slow Roast phenom Codes is back on the scene! To celebrate his forthcoming EP ‘The Get Down’, Slow Roast front man Craze has created a quick-hitting teaser mix to give you a run down of whats to come (due out on February 12th on Slow Roast Records). On top of that, Codes is also giving away (2) free original tracks as a token of hype for the EP release! Ranging from moombahton tempos to deeper house grooves and onto jackin disco, this party vibe will not dissapoint. Double bonus baby, get your ears on these.
1) CODES – GET DOWN
2) CODES – LET ME BREAK IT
3) CODES – WORLD RULIN
4) CODES – TEMPTATION FT. CARRIE WILDS
5) CODES & FLINCH – CODE DOWN
6) CODES – ALL THE GAME
*FREE DOWNLOADS (AFTER THE JUMP) Continue Reading
Our boy Valentino Khan just released his official remix for Kreayshawn’s “Go Hard” and boy is it a monster. If you hadn’t already heard this newest single by the pop ratchet queen, VK runs this one through the buzz saw and creates moombahcore at its grittiest – or as he calls ‘Mid Tempo New Orleans Techno Moombahton’. Oh yeah, its another FREE download on his soundcloud. Have at it!
Ese’ & Zain have just released their Political Sirens EP for FREE on Soundcloud. The original mix is a gritty slab of techno that has a Harvard Bass/Autoerotique feel to it. The 2 remixes however send this tune to the main stage: the first being a techy club-driven rework from PTN, and an explosive moombahcore remix from Goseffects that rivals Alvin Risk and Nadastrom.