Toy Selectah remixes Willie Colon – what more do you want?

By 10 September, 2010

It was announced over a month ago that The Fader magazine would be embarking on a yearlong remix project with the legendary Fania record label – home of such luminaries as Johnny Pacheco, Willie Colón, Hector Lavoe, La Lupe and Celia Cruz. Once a month over the course of the year a new remix will drop, being released on 7-inch vinyl. Every quarter they’ll be bundled together on vinyl and digital EP and at the end of the twelve months, sometime in 2011, it will be possible to buy all of the remixes on vinyl, CD and digitally. The best news of course is that the first remix has been released, and it’s an absolute stonker by Toy Selectah with a remix of the 6/8 groove “Aguanile” by Willie Colon.

Have a listen here:

Toy Selectah had this to say about his choice of song:

It was kind of simple! I treated this project with a lot of respect and I enjoyed the whole process of choosing, of digging into the original sessions. So before I chose, I made it a simple kinda project—digger-lover-fan! Willie Colón is for sure the most funky and cool and duro! from FANIA’s story! Taking Willie Colón got me two targets in one shot. I got Hector Lavoe, too, if not the best then probably the most important vocalist in the Fania story—The Original Jíbaro Gangsta, Rock Star, Boricua de Pura Cepa, tremendous sonero voice! Then it was probably the energy, the power of everything in “Aguanile” that got me magnetized to the idea of taking that 6/8 pattern all the way to a dope disco santero cosmic guarachero dubwise!

Future remixers include Isa GT and Bomba Estéreo so there is still plenty more of the good stuff to come!

More info:
News Item at The Fader website

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