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 Skrillex, DJ Snake, and of course, Dillon Francis. In fact, if it weren’t for moombahton, Dillon arguably may not have grown into the main stage headliner he is today. For that, we have 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.