Rum Baba: An 80’s Animal like no other

So, I mentioned in a previous post that there were a couple of tracks I wasn’t quite sure about; Marmite tracks if you will. The tracks in questions are 80’s Animal and Stop Talk by UK based Tropical Bass producer Rum Baba.

Now you know my thoughts on musical genres, I just don’t get most of them so you can imagine what I muttered to the screen when I read that these tracks are something called Moombahton! I have no idea what Moombahton sounds like but between you and me they sound like filthy, dirty electro. Which of course gets a thumbs up from me!

I think it’s my love of electro that draws me in and sucker punches me with these tracks because the first few listens I was like, “WTF!? Is this serious?” then I was like, “Hmmm you know what, these aren’t too bad.” and now I’m all “If I don’t get some Moombahton in my ears today I’m gonna scream” Actually that’s no major exaggeration, both tracks are usually what I listen to on the way to the bus stop each morning, they are seriously mood enhancing.

Will I become a convert to the Moombahton? I’m not sure, for a start I don’t even know how to pronounce it; is it moom-bah or moombah? I have to admit to being curious to hear more to see if other tracks are as infectious as these two. Not only that Wikipedia tells me there are other sub genres such as Moombahcore, Moombastep and Moombahsoul. Just a little sad not to find Moombahtriphop but if you are making it, I want to hear it!

OK, there is no point me waffling without giving you the ability to listen for yourselves, SoundCloud previews are below and if you like what you hear you can follow Rum Baba on Twitter, Facebook and of course SoundCloud where she has some mixes available to keep your toes tapping and your booty shaking!

80’s Animal
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/62698641″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Stop Talk
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/62690429″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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