Come join Yoshi's SF as we celebrate Cinco De Mayo in style with Mexican Institue of Sound (DJ set)...dancing and drink specials all night. Camilo Lara never set out with the intention of taking his personal musical career seriously. At first, he was simply creating holiday mixes for friends.
But then his friends convinced him that he should take his songs off his computer and into the studio.
Natural as velcro and synthetic as leather, MIS is a good example of how borders exists only in maps. It’s very difficult to classify and categorize the music of the Mexican Institute of Sound, after all how can one truly interpret the feeling and emotion of such a conceptual sound? Rich with electronica influences, beats, synthesizers, playful atmospheres that evolve with the song, his music is clearly a union of the past of Mexico’s diverse cultural life with what the future of cosmopolitan Mexican music may become.
“Soy Sauce” traverses Lara’s wild musical imagination with a witty sense of humour for good effect ... whether it’s converting the traditional sounds of cumbia to a full-on electronic dance track, paying tribute to hip hop luminaries J Dilla and Biggie with Mexican sonidos, or singing a love song as if Serge Gainsbourg had spent time in the Mayan jungle.