Remezclab: On The Block

Remezclab: On The Block

Toy Selectah

The mix-master wizard for Monterrey Mexico'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: Calle 13, M.I.A., Morrisey, Manu Chao, Diplo, Sinden, Eminem, Thievery Corporation, Cypress Hill, Nortec Collective, Kinky, Plastilina Mosh, Paulina Rubio, Federico Aubele, Café Tacvba, Don Omar, Celso Piña, Julieta Venegas, Molotov, and many others. Lately he has been galloping rural rhythms of Colombian-Mexican Cumbias, Reggae, and other urban and caribbean styles creating his own trademark sound and collective called Sonidero Nacional. During 2008 and after a collaborative relationship with Diplo, MAD DECENT, the label and crew announced the incorporation of Toy Selectah to their international Urban Global roster. "It's odd to tout the driving force behind Control Machete, one of Mexico's biggest hip-hop groups ever, as an up-and-coming artist, but Toy Selectah (a.k.a. Toy Hernandez) has been championing a new-school take on classic cumbia colombiana. The rhythm has been on blast in Latin America for decades, but Toy's bootleg cumbia remixes of artists like Lil Wayne, Justice, and Boysnoize have perked up ears on both sides of the equator." --XLR8R

Moombahton (pronounced /ˌmoombaˈtoʊn/) is a genre of electronic dance music that was created by American dj/producer Dave Nada [1] at a high school homecoming "skipping party" for his younger cousin in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2009.[2] The specific event that stimulated NADA's development of the Moombahton genre was his slowing the Afrojack remix of the Silvio Ecomo & DJ Chuckie song "Moombah" to 108 beats per minute. Because that tempo nears that of the reggaeton, Nada created the neologism "Moombahton" by combining the title of the track "Moombah" and the "ton" ending of the word "reggaeton" and applied it to his new genre.
In the period between the events of the homecoming party in Fall, 2009, and March, 2010, Nada perfected his vision of the new genre in the recording studio utilizing the intuitions and insights garnered from the "skipping party" experience to create a five track EP of newly-minted Moombahton tracks that dropped in March 2010 with the promotional assistance and support of DJ Ayres and DJ Tittsworth at T & A Records [3] The 5 tracks on the EP Moombahton are "Moombahton," "Riverside," a Moombahton version of the Sidney Samson hit ,"Ruffcut Moombahton Dub," featuring a sample of the Maluca hit song, "El Tigeraso," "Ruff Cut Moombaton Edit, and "Seductive Sound." The "5-pack" Moombaton sampler was uploaded to Soundcloud in early March 2010, where it garnered immediate attention and stimulated the creation of other Moombahton tracks by a handful of artists in the United States and Canada.[4]
However, Nada's "Moombahton" was much more than simply "Dutch House pitched down to 108 BPMs." The original Moombahton tracks feature not only the standard moombahton 108 BPMs but also 1.) chopped vocals, 2.) layered acapellas, 3.) extended and enhanced build-ups, as well as the introduction of 4.) new drums and percussion elements. These signature characteristics of the genre are known as the "5 elements of classic moombahton."

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Remezclab: On The Block with Toy Selectah, Dave Nada, Nina Sky (DJ set), Oro 11 & Deejay Theory, Juan Data

Tuesday, August 27 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Independent