Friday, May 19, 2017

Bittersweet: The Mexican Institute of Sound and "Sinfonia Agridulce"

Today's random tune is a cover of The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony by the Mexican Institute of Sound called Sinfonia Agridulce. MIS, as the group is also known, is Mexico City-based producer and DJ Camilo Lara's electronic music project. Fusing Mexican folk music with modern sounds, MIS is part of a growing movement in Mexican music. Lara started with mixing music for holiday mix tapes, and after getting enthusiastic receptions for his creations, began making musical collages under the moniker Mexican Institute of Sound while relying on samples of Mexican classical music. He has released four albums, with a fifth due next year. Sinfonia Agridulce is from his 2009 CD Soy Sauce.