topu lyo

film composer / producer /  cellist

Salenta + Topu      ︎
i met salenta at malik abdul-rahmaan’s apt in 2019. i was doing some cello on a track he was working on. during a break salenta, myself and a new friend moki stepped outside to smoke a spliff. moki taught us how to reverse roll a joint and salenta told us that she was gonna take off the ‘selecta’ from her dj name which was ‘salenta the selecta’. during the hang she said she mostly dj’d but wanted to get back to playing and jamming more. i suggested we jam sometime. our first jam came a few months later at her friend’s studio in bushwick. we recorded our improvisation and upon listening to it realized that there was something special there. this was the beginning of our album moon set, moon rise.


released February 5, 2021

Salenta Baisden - Piano
Topu Lyo - Cello
Mixed by Salenta and Topu
Mastering Engineer - Nolan Thies
Artwork by Nadia Wescott
Design and Layout by Tori Huang

all songs written by Salenta and Topu
Moon Set, Moon Rise