Toy Selectah, Cumbia's Ultimate Guru

Control Machete’s former member Toy Hernandez aka Toy Selectah was one of the first ‘celebrities’ to wish us well in the beginning of the blog, he is a favorite and one of the most talented producers out there. He is a top producer for artists like Cabas, La Mala Rodriguez and Calle 13 just to name a few. Now that he is part of Mad Decent everything is meant to change, he’s got the talent to become huge and we’re hoping his much awaited 2009 production fares well. He’s got to be one of most demanded DJs today, especially after the whole neo-cumbia explosion that is especially interesting in Argentina. His upcoming project will feature his partners from Sonidero Nacional but presenting themselves as Cumbias Machine. Just notice the attention from Diplo or Hot Chip who are for the first time taking a look to what’s being produced in Latin America. He is the mind behind Celso Piña’s “Cumbia Sobre el Rio”, perhaps the most important song for this movement. His latest remix is one of his best, it’s for Nortec’s Bostich + Fussible for the track “The Clap” (from Tijuana Sound Machine). It is now available for free download at RCRD*LBL, god I love that site! I’m also linking to the great blog 8106 for a remix of Devendra Banhart’s “Carmensita” and the Mad Decent blog for a kickass remix of Lil Wayne’s “A Milli.”

♫♫♫ The Clap”, Nortec Presents Bostich + Fussible [Visit RCRD*LBL]
♫♫♫ “Carmensita” (Toy Selectah Remix) by Devendra Banhart [Via 8106]
♫♫♫ “A Milli” (Toy Selectah Remix) by Lil’ Wayne [Via Mad Decent]