Monday, 1 November 2010

Toy Selectah


Toy Hernández, The mix-master wizard for Monterrey's Hip Hop en Español Pioneers Control Machete, created a whole new hybrid by mixing mexican soundscapes with contemporary urban riddims.

As a
Music Producer and Remixer, Toy Hernández has been working with a long list of artist, bands and comtemporary music friends as:

Morrissey, Calle 13, The Faint, Diplo, Fidel Nadal, Zuzuku, Niña Dioz, Dj Chernobyl, Mumdance, Thievery Corporation, She's a Tease, Isa GT, Crookers, Up Bustle and Out, Ocote Soul Sounds, Dj ROB 3, Federico Aubele, Sonidero Nacional, Grupo Fantasma, Miranda, Gustavo Cerati, Locos Por Juana, Ely Guerra, Cabas, Juanes, Notch, El Hijo de la Cumbia, Julieta Venegas, Gallego, Don Omar, Celso Piña, Kinky, Zurdok, Café Tacvba, Molotov, Manu Chao, Eminem, Cypress Hill, La Tremenda Korte, El Gran Silencio, Hakim, Plastilina Mosh,
Sonidero Nacional, Sekreto, Jumbo, Caballeros del Plan G, Wisin y Yandel, Dj Blass, Vicentico, Paulina Rubio, Sargento García, Dante Spinetta, Tatiana, Los Tetas, Octavio Mesa, Malverde, Abusivo, Los Telez, La Comuna, División Minúscula and many, many others.

Since 2001 Toy's been working and kickin it with his partners in crime
Sacha Triujeque, Gus MontalvoMilkman Botello conforming the unstoppable Sones del Mexside production crew. and
Lately he has been galloping the rural rhythms of Colombian-Mexican Cumbias, hip hop, breakbetas and Reggae creating his own trademark sound, live Soundsystem and Band called Sonidero Nacional

Toy is also a founder member of the Intercontinental Sound Crew:
Sistema Local (SLSS)

For the last 8 years he's been traveling and
Dj'ing all around the world as:


Doing sessions and sharing the booth with the a big list like,
2 Many Djs, Chromeo, Diplo, Sinden, Friendly Fires, Shy Child, Bloody Beetroots, Round Table Knights, Duke Dumont, Steed Lord, Naive New Beaters, Moby, I.M.S., Uproot Andy & Geko Jones, Manu Chao, Mumdance, Solo, Joyce Muniz, Dj Beware, Oro 11 & Disco Shawn, Maluca, Switch, DataRock, Isa GT, Fake Blood, Dj Sega, Disco Riudo, Rampage, Groove Armada, Kinky, Nickodemus, Bufi, Chico Sonido, Villa Diamante, Dj Missill, Bob Sinclair, Glass Candy, Stereotyp, Tony Touch, Dj Zegon (N.A.S.A.), etc.

In 2005 Toy Hernández was a key element in the establishment and development of Universal Music Group Urban Latino Label
MACHETE MUSIC and the global takeover of Reggaeton and other Latin Urban genres.

He now lives in Monterrey Mexico and resides as Creative Director, A&R as well as CEO of Sones del Mexside his own production company and boutique label.

Since the end of 2007
Toy Selectah is part of the selected roster of TAPE Mexico's finest DJ's, Music, Talent and Strategies Agency.

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.

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