Munchi (DJ)

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Munchi
Birth nameRajiv Münch
OriginRotterdam, Netherlands
GenresMoombahton, electronic, baltimore club, baile funk, dubstep, bubbling, reggaeton, juke, trap
Occupation(s)Record producer, DJ, remixer
InstrumentsAcid Pro 5.0[1]
Years active2009–present
LabelsT&A Records, Mad Decent, Selegna Records
Associated actsDavid Heartbreak, M.I.A., Diplo

Rajiv Münch (born July 29, 1989), better known by his stage name Munchi, is a Dutch producer and DJ of Dominican descent, born and raised in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[2] He is credited to have made "the first truly original work" for moombahton, taking "the sound to the next level"[3] and being the originator of moombahcore.[4] Even though Munchi is credited mainly for moombahton, it was his versatility and unique production style that brought him into public attention.[5][6] Notably producing a wide selection of genres and incorporating these elements in his music.[7][8] This is best represented in the Murda Sound debut on T&A Records, consisting of a wide variety of genres doing Munchi's versatility justice.[9] In December 2010 Munchi was featured with 3 tracks on M.I.A.'s Vicki Leekx mixtape,[10] and in July 2012 on Azealia Banks' Fantasea mixtape, with the track "Esta Noche."

Background[edit]

Munchi started making music in 2004 when his brother bought him Acid Pro.[11] He met future collaborator David Heartbreak via MySpace in 2009. After Munchi mentioned Dave Nada's Moombahton EP, Heartbreak wanted to learn more about the genre and invited him to Charlotte.[12] While touring the United States in March 2011, Munchi suffered a seizure caused by an intracerebral hemorrhage. After learning of Münch's condition, fellow producers DJ Ayres, Tittsworth and Dave Nada organised a fundraiser "to pay for surgery, medication and flight home for the non-American insured producer".[13] He spent 9 hours in coma and 11 days in the hospital, but when noticing the overwhelming support it inspired him to recover faster during 2011.[14][15]

Discography[edit]

Free EPs[edit]

2009:

  • Dubstep Promo - [SEL-PR001]
  • Baltimore Club Promo - [SEL-PR002]

2010:

  • Baile Funk Promo - [SEL-PR003]
  • B-more 2.0/2.1 + B-more Dub VIP's - [SEL-PR004]
  • Moombahton Promo - [SEL-PR005]
  • Munbreakton EP (with David Heartbreak) - [SEL-PR006]
  • Cumbia XXX - [SEL-PR007]
  • Kuduro Promo - [SEL-PR008]
  • Fuck H&M (with David Heartbreak) - [SEL-PR009]

2011:

  • H/M (with David Heartbreak) - [SEL-PR010]
  • Rotterdam Juke EP - [SEL-PR011]

2012:

  • 3 Ball Dub Ep - [SEL-PR012]
  • Rotterdam Trap EP - [SEL-PR013]

2013:

  • Vol. I: Skulltrap - [SEL-VL001]
  • Moombahton Is Dead (V/A) - [SELPR001]

2014:

  • Boom Bap Back (with Jon Kwest) - [SELPR002]
  • Vol. II: Rasterinha (Contos Do Caderninho Verde) - [SELPR003]
  • Vol. III: Perreo 101 - [SELPR004]

EPs[edit]

2010:

  • Murda Sound EP - [T&A019]

2012:

  • Moombahtonista EP - [MAD136]

2016:

  • Naffie Back/Pa Lo Under EP - [SEL003]

Compilations[edit]

2010:

  • Summer of Moombahton - [Self Released]

2011:

  • Verano del Moombahton - [Self Released]

Mixtapes[edit]

2010:

2012:

Singles[edit]

2008:

  • Munchi - Nex Aan Te Doen Prt. 1

2010:

2011:

  • Soulja Boy - Pretty Boy Swag (Diplo & Munchi's 'Dude, I Can Make This In 5 Min With Acid Pro' Edit)
  • Munchi ft M.I.A. - Murda Sound VIP
  • Munchi ft Chito Rock - Bebe De To
  • Munchi - Despair - Moombahsoul Vol. I
  • Munchi - Gracias - Moombahton Massive II
  • Munchi - Jimi Knows - Verano Del Moombahton
  • Munchi - Virtud - Moombahsoul Vol. II
  • Nadastrom & Munchi ft Jen Lasher - Say My Name - El Baile Diabluma

2012:

  • Munchi ft Lakey - Not Usually
  • Munchi - Fuck This
  • Munchi - Te Gusta Mi Mambo Mami - Moombah Fiesta Vol. II

2013:

  • Bro Safari x Munchi - Sin Compromiso (Munchi's Fuck Bitch Promoters VIP)

2014:

  • Munchi ft Isa GT - Isa Te Dijo - Alegria/Isa Te Dijo

2017:

  • Munchi - Guess Who's Back

Remixes[edit]

2010:

  • Steve Starks - Git Em (Munchi Kuduro Rmx)
  • Bassanovva - Chickenlover (Munchi Likes Em Fried Moombahton Rmx)
  • Dogz & Bumps ft MC Zulu - Carnival Madness (Munchi's Only Beers & Rubbers Rmx)

2011:

  • Nguzunguzu - Unfold (Munchi Likes Excessive Amounts Of Bass Mambo Juke Rmx)
  • Dillon Francis & Dave Nada - Brazzers Theme (Munchi's Fuck That It's Bangbros Rmx)
  • Autodidakt ft Spoek Mathambo - Fake Fred Perry (Munchi Is Muito Random Rmx)
  • Buraka Som Sistema - Hangover (Munchi Airhorn Alert Rmx)
  • Professor Angel Dust - Go (Munchi Thought Criminal Rmx)
  • Bert On Beats - Bone Dat (Munchi's 'Nope This Aint Moombahton Dude' Trap Bubbling Rmx)

2012:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munchi Interview. Tittsworth. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  2. ^ NRC Handelsblad Newspaper[permanent dead link]. NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  3. ^ XLR8R Bubblin' Feature. XLR8R. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  4. ^ When Moombahton & Moombahcore Ruled The World In 2011. Generation Bass. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  5. ^ Walmer Presents: The Munchi Interview. Walmer Convenience. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  6. ^ XLR8R Bubblin' Feature. XLR8R. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  7. ^ Munchi Interview. Tittsworth. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  8. ^ Boomkat EP Review. Boomkat. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  9. ^ T&A Records: Munchi - Murda Sound. T&A Records. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  10. ^ NRC Handelsblad Newspaper[permanent dead link] NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  11. ^ Walmer Presents: The Munchi Interview. Walmer Convenience. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  12. ^ Walmer Presents: The Munchi Interview. Walmer Convenience. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  13. ^ The Couch Sessions: Moombah Week - Is Munchi The Worlds Most Inventive New Producer?. TheCouchSessions.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  14. ^ Walmer Presents: The Munchi Interview. Walmer Convenience. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.
  15. ^ Munchi Fundraiser. DjAyres.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-21.

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