MEXICAN INSTITUTE

OF SOUND


COUNTRY: Mexico
LABEL: Six Degrees
ALBUM: Compass + new album May 2017
STYLE: Electro Latin Urban
LINE UP: 3 (vocal/electronic, drums, guitar)
BOOKING: Europe
TOUR: June/July 17


Mexican Institute of Sound obliterated the rhythmic sameness that sinks a lot of U.S. hip- hop acts. Their songs fuse thunderous beats enlivened by real-time Latin percussive accents, lyrics en español, polka, norteño, mariachi, punk, disco and rock flavors. Camilo Lara’s (the man behind M. I. S.) combines his wild musical imagination with a sense of humor – whether it’s converting the traditional sounds of cumbia to a full- on electronic dance track, or singing a love song as if Serge Gainsbourg had spent time in the Mayan jungle. Beside their 3rd and very succesful release „Soy Sauce“, M.I.S. has been involved with top film projects like arranging the score for “Y Tu Mama Tambien“ and songs featured in a variety of major films, TV shows, ad campaigns and video games. As the M.I.S. recording and songwriting process has evolved in the last five years, so has the live show. It has developed from simply “pushing buttons” to incorporating a live drummer, DJ and bassist. M.I.S. has brought the band to rock stages from Central Park Summer Stage to Japan and onto performances with leading radio programs.

Press:

« Camilo Lara works the electro-dance scene like the James Murphy [LCD Soundsystem] of Latin America. Think Hot Chip visiting the Buena Vista Social Club; think traditional samples with bells and beats; think a sweaty indie-dance party below the bustling streets of one of the world’s most populous cities. » – CMJ

« This album will truly challenge your current perceptions of the Latin American musical genre. » – BBC