Monday, 26 April 2010

SMS mix 05 - Toy Selectah

BIG mix, an exclusive set just in from Diplo-signed, Vampire Weekend-mixing, Cumbia-mashing Mexican hip-hop hero Toy Selectah!

Download: SMS mix 05 - Toy Selectah

A taster for his sure-to-be-special set at Stop Making Sense, Monterrey-based DJ/producer Antonio Hernandez is fast-becoming a Latin American legend, spearheading a new movement that melds bass-heavy reggae/hip-hop/dancehall with traditional cumbia and a sound system vibe that's been cutting up clubs back home and around the world, thanks the quite frankly massive Toy Selectah remix of Vampire Weekend's second album 'Contra'.

In Mexico, Toy is an established key player in the music scene, having produced hip-hop heads Control Machete and indie bands including Café Tacuba. His seminal collaboration with Celso Pina, ‘Cumbia Sobre El Rio’, sealed his status, and remixes for artists as diverse as Morrissey and Santigold have followed.

A tracklisting and interview will follow in the next few days but in the meantime, dig in to this!

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