Today I have a special EP for y’all from a well-known name in the moombahton community, Chong X from Peru. He’s been in music for a while now, so he definitely knows how to work the tunes. These are a special group of moombahton tunes with strong ties to deeper native and latin roots that make this genre great. Starting off with ‘Angry Aztec’, a wind instrument inspired song that flows with perfect airiness. White noise sweeps and gospel-esque pads fill the meat of this song and really compliment the tribal percussion. This tune is calmer, yet would be perfect in a deep or tech moombahton set that is more of a tribal nature.
The next song, ‘Frantic Factory’ has a big score type feel with a latin carnival feel to it. If I had to sum up the song in one phrase I would say: Dark Big Band Latin Carnival Moombahton. I could see this song easily fitting into a video game or something of a score to a Tim Burton movie. It sounds inspired by many different influences, and shows a high grasp of music creation in general. It isn’t necessarily a club banger, but there’s nothing wrong with that!
The next song is one my favorites of the EP, and that for which the EP is named ‘Danza Del Fuego’. This tune has a vocal throat humming in the background of a bassy moombahton beat. While I listen to this song I feel as if I’m in the middle of a tribal rainforest gathering with crazy natives beating drums and clapping to the vocals. Mad crazy vibes here, a must for anyone who loves tribal influences. A small electro lead accompanies some of the track, which help push it forward and keep the song interesting. Once the second drop comes, you have to be hooked on the big bass booms and airy reverb that fills the song.
‘Milagros’ is the final song on the EP, and deserves just as much love as the others, this almost has a Great Plains native american feel to it without being too club or too tribal; it has a perfect mix of moombahton riddims and tribal instruments. I enjoy the tribal flow of the song up until it gets to a Benny Bennassi styled electro bass which is a big suprise and definitely sounds perfect among these other tribal samples; the song evolves from a tribal downtempo moombahton tune into a large bass pounding marathon that makes me crave more of that sidechained electro sound. It’d be perfect for a way from a tribal song into an electro club jammer. This is definitely an interesting song and I love it just as much as the single Danza Del Fuego.
I hope you enjoyed my write up of this EP, and if you like the music, go download the songs on Soundcloud or all zipped together at this link: