Toy Hernández, the mix-master wizard for Monterrey's Spanish hip-hop pioneers Control Machete, has created a whole new hybrid by mixing Mexican soundscapes with contemporary urban rhythms.
As a music producer and remixer, Toy Hernández has worked with a long list of artists and bands including Gustavo Cerati, Ely Guerra, Cabas, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Don Omar, Celso Piña, Kinky, Zurdok, Café Tacvba, Molotov, Manu Chao, Eminem, Cypress Hill, La Tremenda Korte, Up Bustle and Out, El Gran Silencio, Plastilina Mosh, Jumbo, Caballeros del Plan G, Wisin y Yandel, Dj Blass, Paulina Rubio, Los Tetas, Malverde, Abusivo, Rapazolla, La Comuna, División Minúscula, Blanquito Man and many others.
In 2001, Hernández partnered with Sascha Triujeque and Gus Montalvo to form the Sones del Mexside production crew and boutique label. More recently, Hernández has been fusing the rural rhythms of Colombian-Mexican cumbias, dub and reggae to create his own trademark sound called Sonidero Nacional. In 2003, Hernandez started traveling and DJing all around the world as Toy Selectah.
He is currently the premiere A&R representative for Universal Music Group’s urban Latino label, Machete Music. He also acts as CEO of Sones del Mexside.