Video: Ceci Bastida In The Studio With M.I.S. & Toy Selectah

A little over a month ago, Billboard announced a large bit of news: a partnership between Camilo Lara (a.k.a. Mexican Institute of Sound) and Toy Selectah (formerly of Control Machete) as Compass. The duo visited and recorded in seven different cities with a grand total of 90 collaborators for an album that will be released some time next year.

I actually spent a day at Red Bull Music Studios in Los Angeles this past summer while the duo worked on a few tracks. Below is footage I shot of Lara and Toy working with singer/musician Ceci Bastida on some vocals.

The duo will also tour the world together next year and will be part of Mexico’s Vive Latino festival.

Pre-Halloween Shenanigans With Mexicans With Guns, Toy Selectah, Them Jeans, and La Chamba

I returned from Peru (more posts about my trip coming soon, I promise!) with one weekend to recover and prepare for a number of Halloween/Day of the Dead-related events. The first two stops on Oct. 30th were at Los Globos for Indio beer-sponsored event Hola Indio feat. Mexicans With Guns, Toy Selectah, and Them Jeans followed by La Cita for La Chamba’s album release party.

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More pictures can be found on my flickr account.