Mexican Institute of Sound

Mexican Institute of Sound
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Mexican Institute of Sound performing in Madrid in 2017
Background information
OriginMexico City, Mexican Federal District, Mexico
GenresElectronica, alternative rock, alternative dance, electro, experimental, Mexican music
Years active2004–present
MembersCamilo Lara

Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS; Spanish: Instituto Mexicano del SonidoIMS) is an electronic music project created by Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara.[1] 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.


Lara's annual Christmas compilation of the year's best tracks and early Mexican Institute of Sound songs became a collector's item in a niche market.[2] 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. 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 vocal samples and modern scratches/beats. M.I.S. has 5 albums. Mejico Maxico, Piñata, Soy Sauce, Politico and Disco Popular. 3 EP´s Extra Extra Extra!, Suave Patria, IMS vs Sant.