Munchi – Murda Sound EP

Posted on 12 November 2010 by Jelka

There he is again – Munchi, rising star of Moombahbasstropicalduro producing. Quite surprising with the huge output he has, this is his first proper released EP: Murda Sound.

“Murda Sound” displays the full richness of Munchi’s musical cosmos. Teaming up with Mr Lexx for the electrifying Dancehall track “Shottas” shows a rather unknown side, as well as the beautiful, deep and moving, Burial-like Dubstep tune “Madre No Lloras”. The rest is a wild and rowdy mix of Bmore, Dancehall, Kuduro, horns, Dutch House madness, screaming car alarms and Baile Funk beats until it comes to the big Moombahton. “Hope” gives me shivers with it’s etheral vocal sample – dancefloor heaven…

And as usual, the liner notes by the man Munchi himself:

1. Shottas / 2. Shottas (DJ Ayres Edit)
The original had cut up vocals of Bounty Killer on it, but Mr. Lexx pretty much killed this one! The clapping sound you hear troughout the track is just me slapping a random rhythm with a spoon while eating cereal. I had a mic back then n recorded some random things haha. It has a bit of the Fidget influence and ofcourse House/Funk/Reggeton/Electro/Dub/Dancehall in it. I just made what i felt not really looking to genres. Its just a raw filthy ass track that only cares about fucking you up with bass. And if you are thinking wtf is this?! See this as a big ”Fuck You” to all the people who think naming genres and making formulas is more important than the musical creativity itself. YA.
3. Toma Essa Porra
This track started as a Bmore track called “State Of Emergency” (with Jay-Z vocal), but i wasnt happy with it because it had like 2 tracks in it. Eventually I decided to make a part 1 & 2 for it and the first one was on the Bmore 2.0/2.1 release. Still the 2nd one didn’t sound right and I put the vocals in it of my favorite funk track ever (using only the break vocals), my favorite Os Ousados track and a finishing touch with Mr. Catra’s raw voice. This made it sound almost the way how i wanted, so i chopped them up even more and put more Dutch House influences in it. Like that it had exactly the hyped energy I was looking for. This track is mixing the Bmore/Funk/Dutch House influences. 
4. Murda Sound VIP
This was the VIP of the original Murda Sound track that was on my Dubstep Promo. There was a preview of it on my 2nd Bmore Promo but this is the full version. The vocal you hear in the beginning is of Bounty Killer and originaly was chopped up in ‘Shottas’. Obviously this is Baltimore Club with Dubstep. The bleepy lead is actually a bit off aswell. I kinda liked that effect, because it seemed more raw like that. Also the Dancehall vocals fitted for what i was going for, yeah I fucking love to chop vocals lol. MORE FUCKING BASS!!!
5. Hope
This is a track inspired by that great video of Cinnamon Chasers ‘Luv Deluxe’ (i was so addicted to that song) and the beat of the beginning is inspired by that Fleetwood Mac song ‘Gypsy’ (no joke) i like that little step in that song at the end of the 4/4 its so addicting lol. I tried to combine that feeling the ‘Luv Deluxe’ track gave me everytime with the ‘Gypsy’ step and mix it with Moombahton and Burials work on vocals without losing touch to a Reggeton/House base, giving all the elements enough room to compliment eachother. If your lost dont worry, my mind is a fucked up one lol. This one means a lot to me because I really was hoping and I was in a fase like what is happening here?! It also has this dreamy vibe to it because i couldnt believe it. You get really thankfull when you go through hard times and get so lucky.
6. Madre No Llores
This was actually going to be my first EP when nobody liked my shit. I was going to try and push it via Digital Tunes. It would be a 3 track EP with the same vibe, in that Burial influenced Ambient Dubstep kinda thing. The tracks voice is a 1/4 second Sade snippet chopped and pitched up in every possible way to make it sing. I think no one can express this emotion at the level of Sade and when restricting it to only emotion and tone without the words to express I think you hear that quality even better. As if she couldnt express what she wants to say. Also sampling Jim Carrey from the movie ’Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind’. Vinyl sound, rain and wind appear only as final touches, icing on the beat. In the intro you hear me writing something, in the end just scratching it and lighting the matches to burn it as it have never existed. The offbeat beat and the subtile sine beeps were things to add to the emotion. That said, this is a track I made for my biggest inspiration: my mother. 

“Murda Sound” is already out on T&A Records and available at all major beat providers.