Moombahton Review: Grandes Exitos Vol 1

Moombahton: Grandes Exitos Vol 1 starts in the bowels of deep and dirty dub but quickly explodes into fierce tune called Spider (which sounds like the classic  Firepower remix from Munchi, but slightly more polished for home listening but still rough enough to sandpaper your face off).  A great opening tune to a great compilation from Mad Decent and Tropical Bass blogger Alberto Caballero.

Overall this is a great compilation of some tracks that are new to me and some that aren’t.  As I have the time and motivation I am going to go through the whole thing one track at a time. 

If you’d like to skip throught the tunes yourself whilst reading my take on them you can download the whole album from;

(I have intentionally not looked at artist names or track titles because sometimes its easy for my judgement to happy when reading the credits, before listening to the tune!)

1 – See above, big. 

2 – Latin moombahton a “pots and pans” tune that reminds me of the best of Big Beat.

 3 – Hip Hop – a big room track design to set dance floors alight – great mix of light and dark or rap and Moombahton (instantly copied to my record box folder).

 4 – Eastern Vibes, with through the floor bass!  Minimal and dark but I am itching to hear this through a club’s PA rig. (Added this to my SAotV Soundsystem DJ set folder).

 5 – Party tune that isn’t my cup of tea, but I can see this working well for some DJs (after a second listen, don’t let the radio/resort friendly vocal put you off, this is a banger!).

 6 – Kung Fu movie Moombahton with a dancehall vocal.  Great sample / vocal drop, which I think the artist may have made themselves!

 7 – One that wouldn’t fit into my set but a well produced Moombahton tune, that sits on the harder side of thing and uses a rap edit.

 8 – Old school rave organ that drops into an up-tempo Moombahton joint (which is probably a whole other genre but I don’t really keep up to date with the names maybe kuduro-juke-bubbling hybrid nu-trap or just Cumbia).

 9. This has been in my DJ box for some time, I’ve closed a couple of set with it.  Pure funky pop genius, I’ve dropped this at the start middle and end of my sets to different crowds and they have all loved it!

 10 – Dutchy moombahton/kuduro with nods to Skrillex!  Personally I wouldn’t have the tunes to play this alongside, but its certainly fun!

 11 – Synth led Dancehall/Bashy moombahton that reminds me of some of the tunes on El Cuco!

 12 – Deep techy  Moombahton with some latin vibes (Moombahtek I belive it’s called)  I played this out a couple of weeks ago and it was a highlight of the night, played it twice and everything.

 13 – Samples a rap classic. A Ginger Shinobi certified classic tune for the club if you wanna liven things up for a party vibe!  It’s a great transition from party to more underground tracks.   

 14 – This has also been in my set for a long time, another great tune that has a bassline to die for!

 In summary, this compilation is excellent a real soundbite of the moombahton scene for educated ears!


Music Review: Moombah Volume 5 – Jay Fay “Mashitup”

In the run up to Moombahdeep Volume 2 coming out, I have just downloaded this wicked EP from genius producer, Jay Fay.
Grab it while it’s hot, and I will write a proper review once I have had a decent couple of listens…
Available now from Beatport:

Mashitup, the title track, can be be given away as a free download:

Music Review: $$OOPS$$ by Jay Fay

Continuing my trend of being late on reviews, please let me introduce you to Moombahton’s newest and youngest Don Jay Fay.
Jay has released a stunning EP called $$OOPS$$ and the title track has been in my “record box” folder for a couple of weeks now, straight up old-school rave piano with a classic dubstep bass-line sits sexily over the dembow beat.

 Having already stacked up a pile of heavyweight cosigns from EDM heavyweights such as Skream, Toddla T, Dave Nada, Dillon Francis and DJ Craze, the release of $$OOPS$$ on T&A Records sees the St. Louis, Missouri native and percussive wunderkind continuing to carve out his own distinctive sound – and rapidly proving himself as a producer to watch in dance music cirlces.  

Jay continues to impress me with a mature production sound that has moved dancefloors for me over the last couple of weeks.



Out now on Beatport

Music Review: Audio Heretics from Scold Recordings

The boys from Scold Recording (who are friends of this blog) have nailed their second release with three killer tunes that will demolish dancefloors globally over the next few weeks.  Just in time for Moombahton’s big gigs at WMC and SXSW Scold’s producers hit hard with the old left, right combo and finish things off off with a brutal glasgow kiss to the snout of lesser beings. Read the rest of this entry »

I Wanna Be Your Moombahdog.

Generation Bass blogger DJ UMB beat me to blogging this excellent remix by Professor Angel Sounds, he said:

I Luv it when people tackle stuff that not many would ever think of and that is the case here with Professor Angel Sound’s Moombahtrash treatment of this infamous track by seminal Punk band The Stooge’s, of course featuring the legendary Iggy Pop!

This is a classic track, and this is decent edit of it, that’s worthy of a mention here.

And good on him for doing so!


MoombahDeep Volume 1

Ginger Shinobi presents MoombahDeep Vol. 1

UMB, Generation Bass: “Been a big fan of Moombahdeep for some time – this is classy stuff!”

Walmer Convenience: “If you like music that takes you somewhere and is about the journey rather than the moment then this compilation is for you. This is music that you savour. MoombahDeep is like a long dinner rather than a quick snack. Sophisticated moombahton for adults. Adults who like to spend time in smoky warehouses at 4am.” 

Sarah Young: “Hard dutty basslines are all good for the ravers and headbangers but Moombahdeep takes me to a spiritual place of peace – mellow vibe time.”

DJ Melo: “Sounds perfect for a loungey spot I spin at.”

Phi Unit: “This is great for early-hour sets or after-hours gigs. Thanks, dudes!”

London moombahton DJ Ginger Shinobi takes a tour into moombahton’s deepest sounds on MoombahDeep Volume 1. For a style of music less than three years old, moombahton’s depth and breadth of styles covered is impressive. Moombahton’s most popular edge blends dubstep and hard electro, however, this compilation promises far more expansive and tech-house friendly sounds.

Moombahdeep features producers ranging from genre forefather DJ Sabo through to Shinobi himself and a plethora of rising creators in the dembow-heavy sound slowly dominating dancefloors worldwide. Tracks like percussive expert The 13th Tribe’s The Numerologist feature heavy tech house vibes that take a party deep into the night. Proving that moombahton is more than just the indie pop wonder of 2012, these are the sounds that put moombahton’s staying power on display!

Ginger Shinobi: “MoombahDeep Vol.1 is a collection of Moombahton inspired by the classic sound of deep house and techno, and by Generation Bass’ excursions into moombahton beyond the limitations of Dutch house and hastily produced edits. I have decided to include any track submitted that excited me, that made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck or simply made me want to dance. I’ve trusted the integrity of the individual producer to interpret the brief anyway they wanted – I think this has given a broad and interesting sound to the compilation. You can’t tell what it is going to sound like from the title. In late 2011 I spent a lot of time trawling the internet for Moombahton tunes with a deeper vibe as preparation for my DJ sets, and I realised I couldn’t quite find enough tunes, that was how MoombahDeep was born. I took the title from a tag used on SaBBo’s Deepahton EP and set about asking my favourite producers to submit a tune. Almost everyone said yes – and those that didn’t are top of my hitlist for Vol. 2.”

MoombahDeep Vol. 1 full tracklist

Smash & Grab – Robohton
The 13th Tribe – The Numerologist
Andy Kisaragi – Chromatic Night
3 Na-Massa – Enladeirada (Christian Prommer remix / Sabo Re-Edit)
Zsonic – Sould Ride (Take it Deep)
Nguzunguzu – Strut (Banginclude Moomabahton Remix)
Disgraceland – Go West Ft. MC Lowqui
Johnny T – Moombahbomb
Vapid – Saxaton
Johnny T & Disgraceland – Age of Moombahton Love
Anton Kemermen – Rawr
Catfish & the Bottlemen – Sidewinder (Ginger Shinobi’s Deep Moombahton Remix)
Virtual Boy – Memories of a Ghost (Mango Troops – C.O.D.A VIP – remix)
Mr9Carter – Return to Halcyon


Dear reader.

I am sorry that I haven’t been blogging as much as I should.  I have been very busy Exec Producing my first compilation MoombahDeep Volume 1

It’s 14 tracks of deep and sexy Moombahton influenced, or inspired by, deep house and techno.

It will be released on 27 Febuary 2012 and the initial feedback from a few tastemakers and friends has been very very positive.

More news for you soon.




ps.  I registered

Music Review: Jon Kwest – The Last Don EP

Jon Kwest’s productions were some of the first Moombahton I ever heard, so needless to say this guy has had an influence on me.  He also, inspired DJ UMB to drop the Deep Moombahton mix that I featured late last year.  Jon Kwest is one of the Moombah pioneers and so this EP landing in my promo box was another treat that I am not worthy to receive.

Needless to say Jon Kwest doesn’t fail to impress.  I’ve listened to the EP straight through at least 3 times and it isn’t going to grow old in a hurry!  This EP demonstrates a blend of experience, talent and a genuine love of Mooombahton.

Three of my highlights from the EP:

1. Whadatt appeals to my love of massive old school basslines without sounding like a tribute act.

2. The Whistle is one of the tunes that can convert people into Moombahistas huge bassline and a cheeky use of vocal drops (“…you come at the king you best not miss…”).

3. Stabbin Cabbin (Gulls mix) a journey into heavy, sexy, blissed out deep Moombahton that makes you start to groove and fall asleep with a massive grin on your face.

Full preview here:

Music Reviews: Ultracore by Mendez on El Cuco Recordings

One of my favourite things about this being a DJ and a blogger is receiving promos of awesome music to review or play out Read the rest of this entry »

Mixtape: November Moombahton Mixtape

I said in the post to go with my last mixtape that I would be taking a break from these tapes, and that still stands.  I am still focusing on some production work and I am at the early stages of putting together “Ginger Shinobi presents: Moombahdeep Volume 1” which is going to be a deep Moombahton compilation.

With that in mind this month I present to you the DJ that inspired (or nagged me with a gazillion blog posts) me to listen to and therefore to start playing Moombahton, from Generation Bass, DJ UMB  Read the rest of this entry »