Mexican Institute of Sound
|Mexican Institute of Sound|
Camilo Lara making the IMS DJ set in Wikipedia 10 anniversary in Mexico City.
|Origin||Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Genres||Electronica, Alternative rock, Alternative Dance, Electro, Experimental|
|Website||MIS on MySpace|
Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS; or Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido in Spanish) is an electronic music project created by Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara. Along with groups like Nortec Collective and Kinky, M.I.S. is part of a growing Mexican electronica movement, encouraging fusions of folk and more traditional music with modern sounds.
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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 such as Placebo, Le Hammond Inferno, Gecko Turner and Babasónicos. Between 1999 and 2002 he worked on and off with the short-lived musical project Mujeres Encinta producing some of the band's work with 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 Esquivel[disambiguation needed] vocal samples and modern scratches/beats.
In 2006, Mexican Institute of Sound released its debut album, Méjico Máxico, on Nacional Records. It is 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, New York Times and URB, as well as radio support from such tastemakers as KCRW (Los Angeles), Indie 103 (Los Angeles), KEXP (Seattle) and KUT (Austin).
Mexican Institute of Sound released its second album, Piñata, in 2007. The disc continued the vision established by the debut, Méjico Máxico, as a carefully constructed collage of musical influences that reflect Lara's unique impression of life in the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City. Special guests include members of Tom Tom Club, Fantastic Plastic Machine and Babasónicos.
Songs from M.I.S. releases have been featured in ABC's "Ugly Betty", Showtime's "Californication", New Line Cinema's "Pride and Glory", a Dos Equis national advertising campaign and the EA Games "FIFA 2008" video game, which features El Microfono. In Australia "Escríbeme Pronto" was featured in a 2009 ice cream advertisement.
Their song "Alocatel" was featured in EA Sports' FIFA Soccer 2010.
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