Mexican Institute of Sound’s Camilo Lara and Mad Decent’s Toy Selectah have released COMPASS, their highly anticipated project featuring collaborations with 90 acclaimed artists from across the globe including Nina Sky, Gael García Bernal, Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Toots Hibbert and many more. COMPASS is now charted on CMJ, and was the No. 1 most added at CMJ New World. The album was recorded in 4 Red Bull Studios around the world and a five-episode web series called “Red Bull Studios presents: Compass” is out now.
“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.” This is proven in tracks such as “Before The Sunset” feat. “Mozart In the Jungle’s” Gael García Bernal, which premiered on Univision, and “Crazy Conscious” feat. Reggae legend Toots(& the Maytals)Hibbert, which premiered onBillboard.
“This project has been a mystical quest trying to prove that there is only one dance floor across the globe,” Lara told Billboard.