Founded in San Bernardino in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hayds is an American rock band who draws some of their inspiration from their Mexican roots. Josh Muñoz, the band’s lead singer, lead guitarist, and lyric composer, is a CSUSB alumni who majored in English and graduated in 2020. [su_quote cite=Muñoz] Our mutual central Mexican heritage comes into play when we incorporate the Western type of sound and the edginess. We’re a mixed people, so we mix all of our sounds together.[/su_quote] Muñoz has been in contact with CSUSB Coyote Radio to play their music. “If our first song were to go somewhere, it would be on Coyote Radio,” said Dyllan Gonzalez. Gonzalez … [Read more...] about Mixing sounds, expressing Mexican heritage
Students of MUS 2660 are set to create tracks for a joint class music album for their final project. Ryan Adams, a senior entrepreneurship major and a DJ, shares his experiences from making music. Adams is one of Dr. Kevin Zhang’s students. Dr. Zhang plans to release a student-created album by the end of the semester which will contain a range of vocals to instrumentals. Q: What are you working on for this project? A: The genre I’m doing for this project is a mix between UK hardcore and hardcore. Hard dance is a unique genre. It starts at 150 pm and goes from there, so it’s a little more aggressive than most genres. In between, there’s usually some beautiful trance-y moments as … [Read more...] about Student shares experience with electronic music production project
By Jaynene Moreno | Staff Writer | Notable artists are joining the ranks of the music industry yet they are not always given the recognition they deserve. Such artists include Roy Woods, Troye Sivan, Toro Y Moi, Tory Lanez, and SZA. "I think there's a lot of artists people are sleeping on," said student Aimee Alvarez, "mainly because they don't fit mainstream culture or the ideology of what music should sound like." Media is constantly raving about Drake's trendsetting skills but not enough about the talents within his own signed artists, such as Roy Woods. Woods is a passionate Canadian rapper and R&B singer who is currently signed to OVO Sound. Although the singer did … [Read more...] about Artist you’re missing out on!