"When I was working on Soy Sauce," Lara says, " I was obsessd with Cafe Tacuba's classic album Re. I wanted to record an album like that -- going from polka to punk in one second. ... I wanted my album to really cover the entire scope of my musical tastes."
This album was recorded with a live band, but it still has the DJ sensibility of older MIS tunes. Have a listen to one of my early favorite tracks:
[mp3] Mexican Institute of Sound:
from the album Soy Sauce
Oh, and since I don't know if I'll post tomorrow, happy Cinco de Mayo!