Mexican Institute of Sound’s Camilo Lara
and Mad Decent’s Toy Selectah
have released COMPASS
, their highly anticipated project featuring collaborations with 90 acclaimed artists from across the globe including Nina Sky
, Gael García Bernal
, Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Toots Hibbert
and many more. COMPASS
is now charted on CMJ, and was the No. 1 most added at CMJ New World. The album was recorded in 4 Red Bull Studios around the world and a five-episode web series called “Red Bull Studios presents: Compass
” is out now
“This project is a little like good mezcal,” says Toy Selectah. “Each mezcal brand comes from a specific region and you can taste the difference. Music is similar: All these artists represent where they come from.” This is proven in tracks such as “Before The Sunset” feat. “Mozart In the Jungle
’s” Gael García Bernal, which premiered on Univision
, and “Crazy Conscious” feat. Reggae legend Toots
(& the Maytals) Hibbert, which premiered on Billboard.
“This project has been a mystical quest trying to prove that there is only one dance floor across the globe,” Lara told Billboard
CMJ New World – #19 DEBUT, and #1 most added
CMJ Radio 200 Adds – #14 Most Added
CMJ RPM Adds – #3 Most Added
Mexican Institute of Sound/Camilo Lara
Camilo Lara is the founder of Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S) and has released 4 albums since its formation in early 2000. His music is a visionary mixture that flirts with electronic, hip-hop, dub, cumbia and punk. M.I.S. has performed at such major music festivals as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Roskilde. Last year Camilo curated a radio station for the video game Grand Theft Auto V. He has collaborated with artists such as: Tom Tom Club, Placebo, Beastie Boys, Morrissey and Esquivel. His music is part of dozens of films and television series, including a GRAMMY nomination for the Y Tu Mamá También soundtrack.
Globetrotter, DJ, Producer and visionary, Toy has established a hybrid sound of Latin and world rhythms. As a pioneer and essential character of the new Mexican and Latin American music scene, Toy started out as a DJ and Producer of the critically lauded hip hop outfit Control Machete. Toy is a key character in the world creating and developing the explosion of contemporary Latin genres and categories as Hip Hop and Tribal (3Ball) in México as well as reggaeton, electronica and other urban sounds in Latin America.
As a Music Producer and Remixer, Toy Hernández has been working with a long list of artist, bands and contemporary music friends as: Major Lazer, Calle 13, Vampire Weekend, M.I.A., Gustavo Cerati, Buraka Som Sistema, 3BallMTY, J Balvin, Thievery Corporation, Cypress Hill, Manu Chao, Diplo, Kinky, Up Bustle and Out, Plastilina Mosh, Café Tacvba, Sergent García, Don Omar, Celso Piña, Ely Guerra, Notch, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Molotov, Eminem and more. For the last 10 years he’s been traveling and Dj’ing all around the world as TOY SELECTAH.