Mexican Institute of Sound is the long-running project of producer/DJ Camilo Lara, who deftly fuses the throwback rap of “Ooh La La” (the song is centered around a sample of the 1992 Gang Starr classic “DWYCK”) with Cumbia and Mariachi influences, plus a new verse from Mexican rapper Santa Fe Klan. Olly Frostie and Mason O’Brien crafted the animated clip for the remix, in which a car rolls down a desert road and the various performers on the song pop up in the rearview mirror.
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The Mexican Institute of Sound remix of “Ooh La La” arrived earlier this month, and in a statement, Lara said of the track: “Making the global dance floor a united, inclusive, banging space where everyone is welcome is the mission that connects me with RTJ. Inviting Santa Fe Klan on this adventure was crucial: His voice brings together Guanajuato, Brooklyn, Ciudad de México, Atlanta.”
The original “Ooh La La” appears on Run the Jewel’s most recent album, RTJ4, which was released last June.