Having worked on the business side of music since he was young, Camilo Lara soon became better known as Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S.) once his personal mixes became more than just a pastime and resulted in a hybrid of mixed cumbia, hip-hop, electronic, rock and anything in between the traditional and modern. Based out of Mexico City, his music has evolved from electronic shows to a full live band that has set foot at festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Central Park Summer Stage. Fans in Austin may remember his 2009 headlining set at Pachanga Fest.
The four-ton explosive police seizure that occurred next to Lara’s house sparked what is now his latest album, Politico, which will drop on Aug. 14 via Nacional Records. The title couldn’t be more fitting, especially with the Mexican presidential elections quickly approaching and the rise in drug violence. Although the single “Mexico” has already caused a political stir in the media, the song “El Jefe” was chosen as the new theme song for A&E’s television series on Mexican wrestling called El Luchador. The new album also features all original songs and vocals.
Listen to “El Jefe” below.