Bersa Discos #5 – Toy Selectah

Hot on the heels of his recent Mex-More LP, Toy Selectah (a.k.a. Toy Hernández) has dropped another collection of remixes, this time on West Coast cumbia imprint Bersa Discos.Bersa Discos

LADO A:

Toy Selectah – Lamento en la Jungla
Tzochitl Soundsystem vs. Toy Selectah – Hay Guey
Japanese vs. Toy Selectah – Cocobola (Raverton remix)

LADO B:

Boys Noize vs. Toy Selectah – Arcade Roboton (This Is Raverton remix)
DJ Negro vs. Toy Selectah – Mundo Querido (Rave al Sur remix)
DJ Negro vs. Toy Selectah – Mundo Querido (Rave al Sur Rebajada dub)

Originally making a name for himself as part of Hip Hop en Español pioneers Control Machete, Toy has created a whole new hybrid by mixing traditional Mexican soundscapes with contemporary urban riddims. By combining the rhythms of Colombian/Mexican cumbias, reggae, and other urban and Caribbean styles, Toy has forged his own trademark sound which he has dubbed Sonidero Nacional. As a music producer and remixer, Toy Hernández has worked with an all-star cast of artists and musicians, including Calle 13, M.I.A., Morrisey, Manu Chao, Julieta Venegas, Celso Piña, and countless others. In 2008, after years of swapping songs with Diplo, Mad Decent officially added Toy Selectah to their roster and his debut on that label is expected later in the year.

Bersa Discos #5 is available at Turntable Lab. Like all the Bersa offerings, this release is limited edition and the vinyl has been limited to 500 copies. Based in California with roots in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bersa Discos has been releasing a steady stream of electronic/experimental cumbia over the past year. The label also helms the groundbreaking monthly Tormenta Tropical parties in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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