Thursday, 13 May 2010

Yes my selectah: meet Mexico's hottest new star

We're huge fans of Mexico's cumbia-dancehall-mash-up renegade Toy Selectah here at Stop Making Sense, which is why we booked him to bring a little tropical Latin partying madness to our first festival, and asked him to compile an exclusive SMS mix (download below!) - a brilliant selection of "Raverton" re-rubs and mixes that'll set your head on fire.

Now, we hear from the man himself and life, musical loves and "cute and hot ladies"...

Summer's coming, what's on the agenda?
"Basically traveling! Both sides of the Atlantic, a interesting USA East Coast Tour starting at Celebrate Brooklyn Festival and the Latin Alternative Music Conference, followed by dates in the best parties around DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC areas, then a Europe dates around End of July and August in Germany. Lots of remixing work and the release of my MAD DECENT EP called CUMBIAS MACHINE!"

Tell us about your latest projects?
"This year has been so interesting cause aside of been traveling, finishing my EP and doing big remixes as the Vampire Weekend ones, i been working with some of the upcoming Urban and Indie Music stars in Mexico and Latin America, producing and remixing the hottest new songs of the hottest new Latino Bands, i really enjoy the fact that as we are conquering the world i got the opportunity to work and been hot in my own place and country."

What current artists are you drawing inspiration from right now?
"Interesting that i get inspiration from a wide range of art work! From Gabriel Orozco (Mexican artist famous for his work with recycled materials) to DJ Blass (one of the hottest Puerto Rico Urban producers during the last 10 years) or the rhythms and sounds that are and been happening in Latin America and Africa during the last 20 years! Colombian Music, Peruvian Music, African stuff!!!"

What are you favourite/biggest tunes of the moment?
"Something from Sound Pellegrino Label like Gucci Vump, some Tribal Guarachero from 3Ball MTY Crew or my Remix of Wildlife track called JUMBIE."

What can we expect from your show at Stop Making Sense?
"A proper Raverton Dance oriented "Ensalada" with the hottest sounds that been around my radar!"

Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at the festival?
"Definitely Matias Aguayo's crew and the Bumbumbox parties they put together, funky, simple and fun sounds!"

Any unusual festival tips?
"Be aware of the sun and the sniffing dogs!!!"

Where will we find you at sunrise on Sunday morning?
"Definitely afterpartying some where around cute and hot ladies!"

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