|Compass / Mexican Institute Of Sound + Toy Selectah Present: Compass|
|Album:||Mexican Institute Of Sound + Toy Selectah Present: Compass||Collection:||World|
|Label:||Six Degrees Records|
|Add Date:||2016-12-29||Pull Date:||2017-03-02||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||5 Mar||19 Feb||12 Feb||5 Feb||29 Jan||22 Jan||15 Jan||8 Jan|
|1.||Nov 27, 2018:||Magnetized Toner |
Before The Sunset (Feat. Gael Garcia Bernal, Stela Campos, Bruno Morais & I. R.)
|4.||Feb 18, 2017:||it's fair use right? |
Explotar (Feat. Rob Birch [Stereo Mcs], Kool A.D., Emicida & Maluca)
|2.||Apr 18, 2017:||Magnetized Toner (R1)/A-Philiac (Reprise) |
Municipal (Feat. Eugene Hütz [Gogol Bordello])
|5.||Feb 08, 2017:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Sunshine (Feat. Kelli Ali & Tiombe Lockhart)
|3.||Mar 01, 2017:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Canta Sim Medo (Feat. Mercurias & Bruno Morais)
|6.||Feb 01, 2017:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Velcro (Feat. Kita Klane, Bradley Hanan Carter [Black English] & Helado Negro)
Mexican Institute Of Sound + Toy Selectah Present: Compass is the first installment of a collaboration between producers Camilo Lara, the mastermind behind the Mexican Institute of Sound, and Toy Selectah, known for being an original member of legendary Mexican hip-hop group Control Machete and for his extensive work with the Mad Decent label. Similar to The Avalanches’ new album, this recording is full of impressive collaborations that cross genres, generations, and continents. This is essentially a dance album from the perspective of these two producers, who use cumbia, cha-cha-cha, tribal, freestyle, funk Carioca, and other “Latin” associated beats and sounds to create an exciting, non-stop, eclectic collection of well-crafted up-beat recordings with something for everybody’s taste.|
RIYL: Mexican Institute Of Sound, Pizzicato Five, Chico Sonido, 3BallMTY and the compilation Rio Baile Funk: Favela Booty Beats.
FCC WARNING: 2
Recommended Tracks: 1, 2 (FCC), 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13
1. (3:37) ***Municipal – Featuring Eugene Hütz from Gogol Bordello. Gypsy rock with Favela beats. Great track. Play it!
2. (3:56) ***Explotar – FCC (shit). Featuring Rob Birch from Stereo MCs, Kool A.D., Emicida and Maluca. Some real flow courtesy of Rob Birch over a cumbia sample beat. Merengueando ending. Yeah!
3. (4:24) *Sunshine – Featuring Kelli Ali and Tiombe Lockhart. Colombian style Cumbia pop. Makes me think of Bomba Estéreo. Si.
4. (4:49) Crazy Conscious – Featuring Toots Hibbert. Classic Reggae. Mellow track.
5. (3:57) Fire It Up – Featuring Nina Sky and Tanto Blacks. A lost collaboration from Beyoncé and Pitbull? Not exactly. Just the pirata version. Still catchy.
6. (4:11) **Yo La Vi – Featuring Crystal Fighters. Classic Mexican Institute Of Sound here. DF forever!
7. (3:04) **Bonde Do Compass – Featuring Bonde do Role, El Dusty. Bonde do Role meets MIS. Flow + Cumbia + Carioca = Dance!
8. (4:01) *** Before The Sunset – Featuring Gael Garcia Bernal, Stela Campos, Bruno Morais, Iara Renno. Spoken word meets 1960s French yé-yé meets J-pop. Pizzicato Five would be proud. The highlight of this record. Play it!
9. (5:25) Canta Sim Medo – Featuring Mercurias & Bruno Morais. Brazilian pop.
10. (4:38) **La Llama – Featuring Matty Rico, Notch, Maluca and Ohmega Watts. Hip-hop a la IMS. Dance now.
11. (5:28) **Vic Vaporub – Featuring Cornelius, DJ Lengua, Jota (fr. Los Planetas), Centavrvs and Sergio Mendoza. Electro-cumbia is the future. Space ointment forever.
12. (3:31) *1986 – Featuring MC Lyte. Toy Selectah makes it happen. NY style tropi-pop with MC Lyte on the mic. What else you want?
13. (4:15) ***Velcro – Featuring Kita Klane, Bradley Hanan Carter (fr. Black English), Helado Negro. World-class electro-pop with just the right amount of Latin distortion. Sticky.