Friday, January 25, 2013

Artist Of The Day: Munchi

Moombahton is one of those genres whose existence is highly disputed. Considered by many to be one of the ill effects of the "EDM revolution" in America, opinion on the name is split between people who accept it without question as a legitimate genre of music and people who would just as soon call it "electro house with reggaeton influences." While I'm not going to get into the whole argument for or against the genre (though personally I think it's a perfectly acceptable term - why use "electro house with reggaeton influences" when "moombahton" exists to describe that? Isn't that the point?), I can say one thing: the music within the disputed genre is really, really fun. Munchi is probably the foremost example of exactly how fun that music can be, and the success he's seen stems from his skill within a reggaeton beat. His remix of Skrillex's "Ruffneck (Full Flex)" is honestly incredible, and it's really anything anyone would want from a "dance" song like it is - it makes people dance. He's got quite a few other great songs - his remix of "Tommy's Theme" by Noisia, basically anything off his Moombahtonista EP, and more - and all of them show the power of the questionable genre of moombahton. Whether you love the term, hate the term, or have no opinion, you're sure to find Munchi a delight.


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