Munchi and JWLS at Grand Central, June 9
This whole month at Grand Central is looking absolutely retarded with dope-ass shows. We started if off right this past Saturday with a killer performance from Munchi and some local Miami moombah bosses.
The 21 year old Mad Decent recruit is also one-half of GTA. You may remember them as one of our fav up-and-coming electro acts. This kid gets a lot of lip service because he’s bringing the heat, and he really showed his skills Saturday night. An hour set of moombah laced with trap and and a sprinkle of dubstep made that dancefloor go ham. He really won us over when he dropped an unreleased original called “Booty Bounce,” which you can hear in the recent set Clockwork recorded for BBC Radio 1′s Diplo and Friends.
Of course, the center-point of the night was Munchi’s set, and he tore the roof off the sucker. We lost our minds when he dropped his huge remix of “Firepower,” personally, my favorite moombah track ever. This Dominican-born, Netherlands-based producer basically invented the hard-edged sound known as moombahcore, but he’s a lot more versatile than just one note.
He kept the crowd bouncing with a sick remix of “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” Everyone was clapping along as he dropped some of the nastiest gnargnar we’ve heard in a minute, but he still kept in theme with tropical bass, dropping tracks like Buraka’s “Hangover” in between hood shit like Waka.
For all that big noise and big hair, the guy seems quite soft-spoken. Before jumping down from the stage, he let the crowd now to look out for a forthcoming EP, and we’re all excited. It was hard to see him go, the crowd didn’t want it to end, but he had to get going to catch a plane. Sadface. We hope to see him back real soon!