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Tropidelica launches at Waldorf with two amazing acts Friday 29

26 April 2011 2 Comments

Toy Selectah and Chico Mann

The Waldorf will be transformed into a real Mexican cabaret from the 50s this Friday night from 8 until 3 AM. Expect to find a lot of surprises, including an electric shock machine, Cuban sensual dances, tacos, tequila specials, old music, new music, dance music, electronic music, African music. Its going to be madness. “We want to explore Latin culture every last Friday of the month and we want to do it from two perspectives: Traditional and Contemporary. In one room we will have the Latin Cabaret with classic Cumbia music, perfect for dancing and in the other room we will bring contemporary artists like Toy Selectah from Monterrey and Chico Mann from New Jersey”  Ernesto Gomez Kut, one of the partners of the Waldorf Hotel told Vanmusic.

But these artists are not your regular musicians, Toy Selectah was member of the legendary hip hop, rock band Control Machete who went to sell more than 100,000 units in Mexico and 400,000 in Latin America of their debut CD Mucho barato at the end of the 90s. Their second album also went Platinium and after that they had two more Gold productions. As a Dj he has traveled the world re inventing the Cumbia with his electronic sounds. As a music producer and remixer he has work with a lot of people like Morrisey, Mano Chau, Thievery Corporation among others (see official bio).

Now Chico Mann or the first Cuban in space as he calls himself is the electronic alter ego of Maruitos García,  an accomplished musician, he was the guitar player of Antibalas, one of the most popular Afrobeat bands in the world.

His show is close to the Afrobeat, he calls it electro free style and combines elements from funk, Latin rhythms, electronic and of course Afrobeat. He is currently touring with his newly created genre. Don´t forget to watch the videos at the end.

Here is the info to the party



painting by Carlos Orduña Barrera

Starting this month, the last Friday of every month will showcase the best of Latin Music & late night sexy tropical Cabaret!

For the first edition of Tropidelica, we bring you a very special party.

ROOM 1: Musica de Ahora
*Tropical Bass, 3Ball Cumbianchero, Dancehall, Afro-Cuban, Freestyle & Electro*

TOY SELECTAH (Monterrey, Mexico / Mad Decent / Control Machete )

CHICO MANN (New Jersey / Furious Panther Records)

ROOM 2: Musica de Antes
*Cumbia, Sonidero, Chicha, Mambo, Romantic Boleros & Wacky Latin Stuff*

Operacion Bikini with Mr. Pablo, El Garzita & Profesor Bikini (Waldorf Records)

A live latin Cabaret show with Taxi Dancers!
Exotic Dancers!
An electric shock machine!



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 …

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:


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.


The sounds of Africa have taken multi-instrumentalist Chico Mann—aka Marcos García—all over the world. So itʼs fitting that after spending years learning to speak Afrobeat, albeit with a Cuban accent, Chico Mann has employed several dialects to make a larger musical statement, creating a hybrid of Afro-Cuban rhythms, Afrobeat and classic freestyle that has emerged to be one of the new, vibrant musical styles of today.

Born in New York City to Cuban parents—his mother a pianist and disc jockey, his father a record label head and producer of merengue records—a young Chico started early, diving headlong into the spheres of guitar, piano, and break dancing; the works of Willie Colón, Fela Kuti, Lisa Lisa, and Afrika Bambaataa led the way. His father told him to steer clear of the business, but did he really have a choice?

Fast forward to the early 2000s. When he wasnʼt burning up stages worldwide with the mighty Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Chico was home cooking up a more personal sound, featuring himself on all the instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and vocals (in Spanish!). A debut album Manifest Tone, Vol. 1 emerged in 2007 and now 2010, he is ready to drop another groundbreaking statement – Analog Drift, his first for Wax Poetics Records. Here Chico Mann introduces the rhythms of Afrobeat to the music of Cuba, the Latin freestyle flavors of 1980s New York and Miami, and the synth-heavy electro beats of dance floors across the globe.

This is music is good for your mind and behind. And itʼs always real. The total package. Chico says it best himself: “If you want it you can have it / If you want it, you can take it, you can grab it.”

So go out and get what you want, and let Chico Mann provide the soundtrack.

Chico Mann’s music is administered by Music in Context, LLC (Tom DeSavia, Damon Booth, Wax Poetics) under Marcos J Garcia, BMI, Emma Lulu Music, LLC

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  • Jenny K

    This is gonna be sick