MAJOR LAZER

DRUM GROOVES

LEARN HOW TO MAKE MOOMBAHTON INSPIRED GROOVES

September 3, 2016

Artists like Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Jack U, Munchie, Knife Party and so many more have ​taken inspiration from classic dancehall styles to popularize and make mainstream a genre called Moombahton.

I like to think of it as slowed down Main Room EDM that's borrows from Caribbean, Afro-Cuban and Latin percussive and instrumental elements.

It's usually at a BPM of around 95-110 BPM and a lot of it is based in 4/4 with kicks every down beat. The snares are usually on upbeats however, making it feel more bouncey and upbeat than say, Tropical House.

Ethnic drums like Timbales, Congas, Bongos etc., can be heard in fills as well as accent beats to drive the main groove.

We are making three free how to videos in support of our recent release Snake Lazers V.1. This video will show you how to create a drum groove like Major Lazer, Jack U/Diplo and to a lesser extent DJ Snake.

So check this video out if you're beginner or noob to Moomba. There are some good intermediate tips and tricks as well.  

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