Los de Abajo was formed 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 increasingly political and punk-inspired during 1993-1994. Los de Abajo recorded and released two cassette albums before being signed by Luaka Bop for their 1998 self-titled album. The band began embracing traditional Latin forms with 2002's Cybertropic Chilango Power, and released its first live album, Complete & Live (L.A./04), three years later. LDA v. the Lunatics followed in 2006.