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|Stylistic origins||Reggaeton, House music (primarily Dutch house or electro house)|
|Cultural origins||2010, Washington, D.C.|
Moombahton (//, MOOM-bə-ton) is a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton that was created by American DJ and producer Dave Nada (born David Villeagas) in Washington, D.C., in 2010. Musically, it shares rhythmic origins with Dutch house or electro house slowed down to the tempo of reggaeton (usually 108-115 beats per minute) with reggaeton-influenced drum and percussion elements. Other features include "thick basslines, dramatic buildups, a two-step pulse, and quick drum fills." Its name is a portmanteau of "moombah" and "reggaeton."
Moombahton was created by Dave Nada in late 2009 while DJing a party. He blended the house and club music he had planned to play with the dancehall and bachata the guests were previously listening to by slowing down Afrojack's remix of Silvio Ecomo and Chuckie's song "Moombah" from 128BPM to 108BPM, to create the basis of the genre. Between Fall 2009 and Spring 2010, Nada worked on a five track extended play of moombahton tracks that was released in March 2010, with the support of DJ Ayres and DJ Tittsworth at T&A Records.
Though not referred to as moombahton, the concept of combining reggae/dancehall/reggaeton percussion with electronic elements dates back further than Dave Nada. Examples of artists which previously fused Latin and electronic dance music include Nadia Oh, Unwatch, El General, Masters at Work, DJ Laz, Munchi, DJ Blass, Sidestepper, Luny Tunes, Jowell & Randy, Toy Selectah, Timur Demix, & DJ Scuff.
Moombahton has also been incorporated into existing styles of music, creating derivative genres such as Moombahcore, a genre fusing the tempo and percussion of moombahton with the sensual, distorted sounds of modern dubstep.
Moombahton has seen mainstream success with Knife Party's track, "Sleaze", and Diplo's Express Yourself EP, composed entirely of moombahton productions. Porter Robinson's debut album, Spitfire, included a Moombahton track entitled "100% In The Bitch". In 2013, the genre became more popular with the release of Major Lazer's album "Free The Universe", from which a single "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" gained recognition.
In January 2012, Beatport had made an official chart for the top moombahton songs of 2011. In February 2012, Dillon Francis became the first moombahton artist to achieve the number one spot on the Beatport top releases chart, with his EP, Something, Something, Awesome.
On February 16, 2013, Moombahton history was made when 2011 Latin Grammy nominated DJ Blass released a Moombahton mixtape entitled "DJ Blass & Corillo Magazine Present: MMBTN Mixtape"  that gained over 100,000 plays by April 2013. The mixtape featured many deceased Moombahton DJ's as well as new faces. They included: Nadastrom, Munchi (DJ), Happy Colors, Sazon Booya, David Heartbreak, Team Rush Hour, Hot N Spicy, The Maniax, Young Bhear, De Oro, Ma-Less, Dooze Jackers, Kid Cedek, Big Makk, 2Deep, LNA, Cortez Syndicate, Khal Nayak, Modabot, and Caleb.
- Bro Safari
- Dave Nada / Nadastrom
- Dillon Francis
- DJ Craze
- Feral is Kinky
- Knife Party
- Major Lazer
- Pegboard Nerds
- Nadia Oh
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