Mexican Institute Of Sound

Genres: Electronic & Ambient World Music
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Founded in 2004, this sample-heavy, Mexican electronica act was essentially the solo project of the son of two lawyers and eventual Managing Director of EMI Mexico, Camilo Lara (19 October 1975, Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico). Alongside his many roles in the music industry, Lara also founded the independent Suave Records in 2001, which issued Money Mark’s breakthrough Change Is Coming. Many reviewers of 2006’s Méjico Máxico were quick to draw parallels between Mexican Institute Of Sound and other DJ-led projects such as Yorkshire, England’s Nightmares On Wax but the consistent Latino strand that ran throughout preserved the individuality of the record. 2007’s appropriately titled Piñata – a reference to the brightly-coloured, confectionary-filled container that Mexican children are traditionally encouraged to smash – was a clever mixture of styles as diverse as dub, cumbia, hip-hop and cha cha, crammed with...

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