Moombahton is far from today’s most popular dance sub-genre, but it remains an evident inspiration for of some of dance music’s biggest names, including href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/skrillex">Skrillex, href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/dj-snake">DJ Snake, and of course, href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/dillon-francis">Dillon Francis. In fact, if it weren’t for moombahton, Dillon arguably may not have grown into the href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2017/04/dillon-francis-diplo-headline-nycs-greatest-day-ever-festival/">main stage headliner he is today. For that, we have href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/nadastrom">Dave Nada to thank. The Godfather of moombahton has carried the torch since he coined the term, quietly carving out a devoted niche of dancehall-reggaeton enthusiasts.
Now Nada has resurfaced with a new mixtape in support of Fania Records’ new endeavor, Armada Fania. The iconic NYC-based Latin music brand is celebrating a new pop-up club and store on April 20 from 10PM – 4AM at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District. Nada is graciously soundtracking the launch, and for lack of a more eloquent appraisal, this mixtape is fire. Actual turn a dance floor into a sauna fire.
Cycling through a rotation of syrupy sirens and bachata-inspired beats, Nada laces together an hour of feisty percussive breakdowns and dance floor-primed club edits and dubs in honor of Fania’s new pop-up. Any day Dave Nada comes through with a new musical offering is a good day. Listen below.style="text-align: center;"> src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/318293173&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"> style="text-align: left;">Read More: class="entry-title"> href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2015/07/dillon-francis-skrillex-unleash-moombahton-monster-bun-dance/">Dillon Francis and Skrillex unleash their moombahton monster ‘Bun Up The Dance’