Entries in nadastrom (16)
We have to admit, after our first listen to this EP from Disgraceland, an up and coming Leicester based producer, we were a bit lost for words. Of course, anyone who writes a review after a quick listen or two could easily be accused of jumping the gun, and thus, we continued to listen. Eventually, the words came.
Disgraceland has released this 5 track EP on the forward thinking and super funky Diabluma Sound label, launched over the last year from moombahton pioneers and champions, Nadastrom. From the jump, Been Lean is a bit different, even amidst moombahtons' usual knack for unique sound. Track one, the title track would be right at home on a Ninja Tune compilation. A deep, smart tune, with a midtempo tropical future vibe, what's not to to love?
Moving right along, All My Zeros Are Greater Than Your One is again, a nice and deep, spacey masterpiece. And while definitely maintaining its moombahton foundation, leans slightly more to the slow house side of things, which we are of course huge fans of. Great tune. Flipping the record over, we have Bet You Don't, and it is nothing short of an infectious slowed jam right from the beginning. It's got an interesting driving tempo and more of a classic build with more subtle drops than the current edm generation may be used to, but it's a funky and super head noddin tune that kind of reminds us of the Emperor Machine or something like that, in the best way.
Standard Reflex has a nice deep slow techno vibe to it. Classic sounding after hours goodness. Capping it off with Burning Up, the bonus track which is a nice minimal moombahton jam with a bit of a classic hip hip vibe, you're gonna love it. We definitely think Been Lean is a winner, and can't wait to hear what Disgraceland and Diabluma have for us next. Must listen.
Moombahton has just turned three, and we'd like nothing more than for you to join us in the celebration. We've got one of the first tracks, Dave Nada's 'Moombah' edit for you to trace the genre back to it's beginning. We've also brought out the Nadastrom remix of Drop the Lime's 'Bandit Blues' and Boyfriend's 'Vodka House'. Our selections follow some of the genre's innovators from it's inception, to it's current state with tons of remixes, and amazing artists taking the sound in new directions.
Drop the Lime's rockabilly style dance tunes may not initally seem like the sort of thing that would lend to this style. In the hands of skilled producers it appears any style of music can lean towards moombahton. We've heard tracks with hip hop, soul, funk, rock, and every genre beyond as influences and don't anticipate that stopping any time soon.
Then you have the new artists like Boyfriend who have gotten deep into this sound and added their own personal touch. We're big fans of a few acts that we've heard of since moombahton started. People like King Kong, Dirty Audio, and gLAdiator, have all made their mark on the genre and many more keep doing the same everyday. It's also drawn prominent artists like Jack Beats into the style, just check out their collaboration with Dillon Francis.
For more on the subject, check out our interview with Nadastrom!
We've offered up a preview, and now here's your chance to listen to the complete track 'Vodka House' by Boyfriend.
And of course the legendary Nadastrom remix...