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TORIBIO

“Bring dat ass and your feet will follow” is the mantra of Cesár Toribio aka Papi aka, simply, Toribio. The Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and instrumentalist has become the go-to man for parties that ooze rhythm and heart, his DJ sets, live shows and BDA (Bring Dat Ass) nights channeling house, techno, acid, disco, electro, hip-hop and Latin into a genre-less (who needs a name for this anyway?) entity interested in moving bodies and feeding the feel-good, all while keeping honesty and emotion at the forefront. With the love for his first original music still reverberating, and invites stacking, there’s no point talking about Toribio as an up-and-coming player any more, he has arrived.

All of Toribio’s musical voyaging has synthesized into what can only be described as dance music, musica bailable, though we ain’t talking about matching beats, mp3 rips and building to the drop. The music of Toribio holds rhythm as its sacred tenement - it must be the influence of the clave, the beating heart of Latin and much African music. Papi makes music to dance to, but made with heart and soul, and a ceaseless want to find those hidden rhythms that run deep in us all, from dat ass to those feet.

No wonder he’s rubbing shoulders with Joe Claussell (Body & Soul, Sacred Rhythm) and Byron The Aquarius (Rush Hour, Warp, HHV). Both co-signed on Toribio’s first two EPs, released via Most Excellent Unlimited and The Jazz Diaries respectively. With another 12” landing on Soul Clap’s Gator Boots imprint, featuring edits of Q-Tip and Juan Luis Guerra tunes, primed for the BDA masses, it’s clear that Toribio is as incisive in the studio as on the dance floor. A forthcoming debut release from his live project Conclave (fresh from NYC’s La Luna Festival in 2019) on Most Excellent Unlimited and other soon-to-be-announced solo releases, are all set to add further proof.

Toribio is a resident at Brooklyn’s Black Flamingo, where BDA continues to flourish. He regularly DJs around New York, including Good Room, The Lot Radio, Elsewhere, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Output, Le Bain and, further afield, in Mexico City’s M.N. Roy and Berlin’s Farbfenseher. The party rolls on.

If you bring it, then so will Toribio.
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