Springing from Mexico City’s increasingly fertile punk underground, Los de Abajo was created by vocalist Liber Terán, guitarist Vladimir Garnica, bassist Carlos Cortez, saxophone player Damián Portugal, and keyboardist Carlos Cuevas plus percussionist/drummers Yocupitzio Arellano and Gabriel Elías. Originally playing Latin ska, the group became progressively politics and punk-inspired during 1993-1994. Los de Abajo documented and released two cassette albums before becoming authorized by Luaka Bop for his or her 1998 self-titled recording. The band started embracing traditional Latin forms with 2002’s Cybertropic Chilango Power, and released its 1st live album, Total & Live (L.A./04), 3 years later. LDA v. the Lunatics adopted in 2006.