The Mexican Institute of Sound is the project name of producer Camilo Lara. Camilo began working on the side as a DJ and remixer for acts like Placebo and Le Hammond Inferno.
Mexican Institute of Sound's debut album, Méjico Máxico (Magic Mexico), in 2006. An infectious mix of vintage Mexican pop and dance records from the '20s through the '60s with modern loops and beats, Since then, M.I.S. has released 5 albums: Mejico Maxico (2006) Piñata (2008), Soy Sauce (2010) Poitico (2012) and his latest Disco Popular (2017). Over the next few years a variety of projects kept Lara busy, including a 2015 split EP with Santiago Casillas from the band Little Jesus, a Morrissey tribute act called Mexrissey, and a 2016 collaborative album called Compass with fellow DJ Toy Selectah, M.I.S has remixed Beck (Wow), Julieta Venegas, Tony Allen among many others. Produced a track for Band of Horses and being on the Music Team for Pixar´s film COCO. He even has a cameo on the film as himself. 2017 saw the release of Disco Popular, the first new release under the MIS banner since 2012. The album was recorded between Mexico City, Jamaica, Arizona, and Los Angeles and featured guest spots from Calexico, Sly and Robbie, and Toots and the Maytals, La Yegros, Adan Jodorowsky and Calexico. "Disco Popular" was mixed by the legendary Mario Caldato Jr.