Exclusively on Red Bull channels, a five-episodes web series called “Red Bull Studios pres. Compass” shows the album’s creation behind the scenes in four different Red Bull Studios around the world – NYC, LA, London and Sao Paulo. Episode one is out now! Until Friday, August 26, there will be one new episode per day available.
Feat. Gael García Bernal, KOOL A.D., Nina Sky and more
Toy Selectah and Camilo Lara are known by your music background with a collection of different projects and initiatives through a prolific career. This time, both are joining forces to release COMPASS, a super collaborative project, with approximately 90 contributions from different artists around the world.
“This project has been a mystical quest trying to prove that there is only one dance floor across the globe,” said Camilo about the album to be launched on Friday, August 26th.
This kind of documentary-album brings tracks recorded in four different Red Bull Studios locations around the world: New York, Los Angeles, London and São Paulo; in addition to recording stops in Kingston (Jamaica), Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Mexico’s Monterrey and Mexico City.
90 ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD COLLABORATED ON COMPASS: Toots Hibbert (Toots & the Maytals), MC Lyte, Cornelius, Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello) , Rob Birch (Stereo MCs), Kool A.D. (Das Racist), Gael García Bernal, Emicida, Maluca, Kelli Ali, Tiombe Lockhart, Nina Sky, Tanto Blacks, Crystal Fighters, Bonde do Role, Mercurias, Bruno Morais y El Dusty.
In order to have a proper registration about the collaborative process in the Red Bull Studios, Red Bull Media House produced “Red Bull Studios pres. Compass”, a five-episode web series chronicling the album’s creation on site, with exclusive behind the scenes footage, interviews and more. The first episode will be aired on Monday, August 22 and the rest of all five episodes will be released one per day until Friday, August 26, date of Compass album launch. Episodes will be available exclusive on Red Bull Channels (redbull.com).
“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.”
“It doesn’t matter if you are rich, poor, white, black… we wanted to show that if you put all these genres in the same place, it could work at the same time and that they can co-exist,” says Lara.
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 has worked with all kinds of artists including: Morrissey, Vampire Weekend, Major Lazer, Calle 13, Eminem and Bloodhound Gang. Toy is a key character in of the birth and explosion of hip hop and tribal (3Ball) in Mexico, as well as reggaeton and electronica in Latin America.
Red Bull Studios
World class recording studios created as a platform for musicians, DJs, producers, and everyone involved in creating music, providing the best resources and technological tools to foster creativity. Studios welcome artists of all levels, from renowned talents of Grammy winners as well as those yet to be discovered. Red Bull Studios are currently in 10 cities around the world. More information: http://redbullstudios.com/