Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico)
Mexican Institute of Sound (in Spanish: Instituto Mexicano del Sonido) is an electronic music project created by Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara. M.I.S. is part of a growing Mexican electronica movement, encouraging fusions of folk and more traditional music with modern sounds.
Lara distinguished himself as a musical trendsetter among his circle of friends with his annual Christmas compilation of the year’s best tracks and early Mexican Institute of Sound songs. This hobby led Lara to collaborate on remixes under the moniker of Mexican Institute of Sound for bands and friends. Between 1999 and 2002 he worked on and off with the short-lived musical project called Mujeres Encinta, producing some of the band’s work with the group PIAS. In 2005, he officially founded the M.I.S. project, relying on classic Mexican music samples ranging from the 1920s to the 1960s mixed with vocal samples and modern scratches/beats.
In 2006, Mexican Institute of Sound released its debut album, Méjico Máxico. It was a pastiche of electronica, dub, cha-cha-cha, cumbia and spoken word. The album helped M.I.S. garner critical acclaim in publications like Spin and the New York Times, along with radio support. Other recordings followed, with a sixth out in 2015.
Live, they are a force of rhythmic, swirling, danceable nature – sure to have everyone giving latin dance a good old try. We can’t wait.