Straight from Cali, Colombia, a beautiful place high in the mountains above the clouds, Monsieur Job began as a solo project for band founder Toby Holguin, as he released the critically acclaimed album “Bass Pa$$i”. Looking to stimulate collaboration, Toby then decided to form a band with a musician he knew to be top notch, Leo Jaramillo. Both artists create their own style of music, and combined, Toby and Leo are Monsieur Job – a band that will truly rock your soul and make you move your feet.
An eclectic and versatile musician in the Latin genre, Toby had the idea to start doing Urban Music besides the Chill Out and Electronic Music he had been creating, which is the vision that created the album “Bass Pa$$i”. Then he started dropping broken beats with a more festive, shaky, groovy Caribbean Latin flavor, turning the tunes into an international mash up of world talents in a unique blend of genres. There is also an electronic division called “EMEJOTA BEAT BANG” which features Toby on his electronic side with his show in Pure Ibiza Radio, formerly known for his residency at Bora Bora Ibiza where he mixed seven annual summer compilations and participated in the World Tour. With the moniker; Ashbury & Haight and Toby Holguin he released two albums through Universal Mexico and Brazil, “Quantum Leap” and “Electrohousepunk01” in 2004 and 2005. He also remixed Carlinhos Brown, Juanes, and Estefano during his college years where he founded Basswalk Records and later Bad Barbie Records.
On their debut release together, “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow”, the record hit the Euro Indie Music Chart at #1 for 9 consecutive weeks as well as progressive singles; “Kick it” Remix feat. Charly Black, “Pica Pica”, Niña Shake Your Body” feat. No Mercy & Vojke Djans and “Chilliando Hangueando” feat. Cholo, and “La Melancolic Happy” feat. Clindistino reaching the #1 position as well, the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10, and Top 200 for Best Albums, #2 for the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums Chart, and the Billboard Top 10 Heatseekers Albums Chart for their album “Bass Pa$$i”. This album was recorded in Bogota and Miami at Basswalk Studios, and Barba Studios in Belgrade and mastered at Sterling Studios, New York. Zona de Dropeo, Música para mi Madre, and W.T.F.! were recorded in Basswalk Studios in Cali and Bogotá.
Moreover, the next few Monsieur Job studio albums; “Zona de Dropeo” and “Revisited 2020” were released in late summer 2019 and included 15 consecutive charted singles, 11 in the Billboard Top 10 singles and 4 in the Top 20 such as; “A Escondidas”, “Kick it”, “Boogie..báilalo brincao”, “Pica Pica”, “Bájate las Bragas”, “Busque Mal”, “Muero por ti”, “Vos Sos”, “Me Contagié”, “No Voy A Querer”, “Tanto Tiempo Sin Verte”, “Cucaracha”, Gato por Liebre”, “Gucci Celine”, and “La Clave”. They also peaked on the Top 10 Billboard Annual Artists of 2020 for Digital Latin Sales. As for 2021, they have maintained their efforts with twelve Billboard hits, 6 in the Top 10. in the Latin Digital Sales list so far this year with their fourth studio album W.T.F.! Moreover, Monsieur Job have also experimented with modern beats and Jazz, reaching five Top 10 singles in the ITunes Jazz Singles 2021, with their third studio album; “Música para mi Madre”.
Monsieur Job is managed and promoted by Basswalk Latino, Cali. For booking and availability contact Diego Rodriguez or Stephen Wrench.
If recreating genres can be done, then Monsieur Job is up to the task as they bring back what is mostly an ’80s sound that so many music fans wish had never gone away, and so many are glad it did. – Indie Band Guru
The instant appeal exerted by Monsieur Jobs’ first single release “Chow Chow eyyy Pow Pow” is likely the first sign of the staying power this quintet has. We didn’t have to expect something this good. – Vents Magazine
The band’s flawless fusion of Latin rhythms with urban, hip hop/EDM influenced beats is a spectacular success and never seems to strain for its effects. Instead, this music unwinds with a hard strut that hits listeners quick. – No Depression