Toy Selectah- Mex Machine EP Out 3/8/2011!
Toy Selectah- Mex Machine Sampler by maddecent
Purchase EP on itunes : http://bit.ly/mexmachine
1) Sonidero Compay feat. DJ Blass
2) Ani Riddim feat. Mumdance
3) La Ravertona
4) No Pasma feat. Isa GT
5) Half Colombian Half Mexican Bandit
6) El Sabanero Raver
7) Sonidero Compay (Sheeqo Beat 3BallMTY Remix)
Half Colombian Half Mexican Bandit (Bonus Beats)
Preview All the tracks HERE
Toy Selectah is a certified legend in the world of Latin music. He was one of the founders of the massively influential hip hop en Español group Control Machete out of Monterrey, Mexico. These guys went 9x platinum in South America. He then became a key A&R at the Universal label Machete Music and helped usher reggaeton’s global takeover in the mid 2000s. For the past couple of years he’s been a touring dj, killing parties with his distinct vision of dance music, and doing big work as a producer and remixer (with Calle 13, Buraka Som Sistema, Vampire Weekend, Morrisey, Manu Chao & way more). Although he’s become primarily known for cumbia, Toy’s sound references his whole history and a wide swath of global bass movement. This mixup makes for about 4 genres that only exist in Toy’s head, and each track on the Mex Machine EP gives us a new angle on that world.
Toy Selectah’s been doing work with us for a couple years – dropping his Mexmore free album, featuring him on remixes and shows – so it’s with great pleasure that we present his first proper release on Mad Decent! The Mex Machine EP features 6 original tracks, each showcasing a different side of the Toy Selectah sound. “Sonidero Compay” is a big meeting of the minds, featuring the reggaeton king DJ Blass over a proper cumbia beat from Toy. Monterrey’s Sheeqo Beat turns in a more uptempo 3Ball remix of “Sonidero Compay,” which is only right since Toy’s been one of the biggest proponents of the 3Ball (a genre spawned out of the amazing Mexican electro-teen-emo scene). Also lookout for a Nadastrom moombahton remix of this one soon. Toy doesn’t leave tempo jumps to the remixers though – this thing revs all the way up to 150bpm territory with “Ravertona”! (strap on your glow in the dark cowboy boots). Most tracks fall somewhere in the middle of “Sonidero Compay” and “Ravertona;” checkout “No Pasma” with Isa GT (London via Colombia) on vocals and “Anni Riddim” with Mad Decent label-mate Mumdance, both good examples of Toy’s personal hybrid land. A milestone release for one of the most exciting and influential artists coming out Mexico today!