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This Institute is the brainchild of DJ/producer Camilo Lara, who, on Méjico Máxico, takes samples from vintage vinyl—some that collectors will recognize (like a few Esquivel sides), others more obscure. During "OK!" a couple different dance bands fade in and out of synthetic whooshes, as if you were hearing it all on an old transistor radio. On "CyberMambo," he gets the effect of a hot '50s band jamming along with his computers. This is electronica for record geeks, especially if you're a fan of Latin pop and dance.


Formed: 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico

Genre: Rock y Alternativo

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The Mexican Institute of Sound is the project name of DJ and producer Camilo Lara. A native of Mexico City, Lara began working for the Mexican arm of EMI Records while still in his teens, attracted to the industry in large part by the record-collecting habit he'd fallen into at the age of eight. In 2001, Lara left EMI to co-found the indie label Suave Records, which among other projects released the best-selling soundtrack to Alfonso Cuaron's breakthrough film, Y Tu Mamá También. Also around this...
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Méjico Máxico, Mexican Institute of Sound
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Latino, Music
  • Released: Jan 24, 2006

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