Lights Down Low kicks off a summer of loud parties this Friday night at SOM with a solid lineup of DJs including headliner Dave Nada, the creator of moombahton, a new genre taking the world by storm.

A little over a year ago, the genre moombahton was first getting it’s start among the DJ scene in Dave Nada’s hometown of Washington, DC. As a house DJ confronted with spinning his younger cousin’s reggaeton-styled school skip party, Nada began to ad lib. He slowed down popular Dutch house tracks to a reggaeton speed around 109 beats per minute so the kids would still dance, just to different instruments and vocals. The name moombahton is a mashup deriving from Afrojack’s remix of Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie’s “Moombah” track and the word “reggaeton” and is pronounced similarly.

Fast forward a year and moombahton has swept not only the nation but the entire world, with producers creating moombahton remixes as well as original tracks at a highly rapid pace. This past week Mad Decent Records released the album Blow Your Head Vol. 2: Dave Nada Presents Moombahton, a collection of 15 tracks from various producers defining as well as highlighting the genre, curated by Nada and including a couple of his own remixes as half of production duo Nadastrom. To stream tracks from the album and for more information see

Listen to Dave Nada’s Blow Your Head Vol. 2: Dave Nada Presents Moombahton Minimix below.


Check out Lights Down Low this Friday, June 10 at SOM featuring resident DJs Sleazemore and Eli Glad as well as guest DJs Dave Nada, Canblaster, and Franki Chan.