Mexican Institute Of Sound
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Mexico isn’t the obvious or likely location for a burgeoning electronic scene. But that’s exactly what Camilo Lara, who records as Mexican Institute Of Sound, has helped to foster. Lara, who happens to be president of EMI Mexico as well, mixes Esquivel vocal samples, modern beats, and classic Mexican folk to create a sound seeped in tradition and incredibly catchy. Mexican Institute Of Sound’s debut album, Méjico Máxico, garnered critical acclaim upon being released in 2006, with songs such as “Mirando a las Muchachas” finding a sweet spot of quirky electronic popiness. Subsequent albums, especially last year’s Soy Sauce, have found Lara working in even more influences, including hip-hop, for better and for worse.