The mix-master wizard for Monterrey’s Hip Hop en Español Pioneers Control Machete, created a whole new hybrid by mixing Mexican sound scapes with contemporary urban riddims.
As a music producer and remixer, Toy Hernández has been working with a long list of artists, bands and contemporary music friends as:
Morrissey, Calle 13, The Faint, Diplo, Fidel Nadal, Zuzuku, Niña Dioz, Dj Chernobyl, Mumdance, Thievery Corporation, She’s a Tease, Isa GT, Crookers, Up Bustle and Out, Ocote Soul Sounds, Dj ROB 3, Federico Aubele, Sonidero Nacional, Grupo Fantasma, Miranda, Gustavo Cerati, Locos Por Juana, Ely Guerra, Cabas, Juanes, Notch, El Hijo de la Cumbia, Julieta Venegas, Gallego, Don Omar, Celso Piña, Kinky, Zurdok, Café Tacvba, Molotov, Manu Chao, Eminem, Cypress Hill, La Tremenda Korte, El Gran Silencio, Hakim, Plastilina Mosh, Sonidero Nacional, Sekreto, Jumbo, Caballeros del Plan G, Wisin y Yandel, Dj Blass, Vicentico, Paulina Rubio, Sargento García, Dante Spinetta, Tatiana, Los Tetas, Octavio Mesa, Malverde, Abusivo, Los Telez, La Comuna, División Minúscula and many, many others.
Since 2001, Toy has been working and kickin’ it with his partners in crime: Sacha Triujeque, Gus Montalvo and Milkman Botello conforming the unstoppable Sones del Mexside production crew.
Lately he has been galloping the rural rhythms of Colombian-Mexican cumbias, hip-hop, breakbetas, and reggae creating his own trademark sound, live sound system, and band called Sonidero Nacional
Toy is also a founder member of the Intercontinental Sound Crew:
Sistema Local (SLSS)
For the last 8 years he has been traveling and DJing all around the world as:
…Doing sessions and sharing the booth with the a big list like, 2 Many Djs, Chromeo, Diplo, Sinden, Friendly Fires, Shy Child, Bloody Beetroots, Round Table Knights, Duke Dumont, Steed Lord, Naive New Beaters, Moby, I.M.S., Uproot Andy & Geko Jones, Manu Chao, Mumdance, Solo, Joyce Muniz, Dj Beware, Oro 11 & Disco Shawn, Maluca, Switch, DataRock, Isa GT, Fake Blood, Dj Sega, Disco Riudo, Rampage, Groove Armada, Kinky, Nickodemus, Bufi, Chico Sonido, Villa Diamante, Dj Missill, Bob Sinclair, Glass Candy, Stereotyp, Tony Touch, Dj Zegon (N.A.S.A.), etc.
In 2005 Toy Hernández was a key element in the establishment and development of Universal Music Group’s Urban Latino Label, MACHETE MUSIC, and the global takeover of reggaeton and other Latin urban genres.
He now lives in Monterrey, Mexico and resides as Creative Director, A&R, as well as CEO of Sones del Mexside — his own production company and boutique label.
Since the end of 2007, Toy Selectah is a part of the selected roster of TAPE: Mexico’s finest DJ, Music, Talent and Strategies Agency.