HistoryLara distinguished himself as a musical trendsetter among his circle of friends with his annual Christmas compilation of the year's best tracks and early Mexican Institute of Sound songs. This hobby led Lara to collaborate on remixes under the moniker of Mexican Institute of Sound for bands and friends such as Placebo, Le Hammond Inferno, Gecko Turner and Babasónicos. Between 1999 and 2002 he worked on and off with the short-lived musical project Mujeres Encinta producing some of the band's work with PIAS. In 2005, he officially founded the M.I.S. project, relying on classic Mexican music samples ranging from the 1920s to the 1960s mixed with Esquivel vocal samples and modern scratches/beats.