By Marvin Garcia |Staff Writer|
CSUSB is breaking new ground with electronic dance music (EDM).
The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Program Board and CSUSB’s DJ Output Club brought the wonder with Coyote Wonderland, letting students rave the hell out of their minds and party during an unforgettable night on May 8.
This event had it all; the ambiance, music, lights, wildness, and an overwhelming, packed dance floor at the mercy of an incredibly talented disk jockey who showed energy and style.
This was the night where spirits elevated to the beat of EDM.
“For a couple of years, people have been wanting EDM music in gathering events having said they were getting tired on the hip-hop,” said Giacamo, a SMSU Program Board student assistant.
He added, “We want to tailor our music to particular crowds and we don’t want to leave anybody out.”
Organized through a collaboration between the two groups, Coyote Wonderland was the first of its kind on our campus.
The DJ Output Club aimed to emulate Insomniac, a nocturnal sensation, practically the essence of what EDM is all about.
According to Thillet, this was a big move for both groups since in past events, students were not all too inclined or had a preference to this type of genre.
Yet, with the current popularity and growing market of EDM, this gave more than enough incentive to formulate something strictly based around this genre and true to its core.
“Compared to past events, this became one of the biggest we ever had, period,” concluded Thillet.
The overall reaction was positive. Normally after an event people give their feedback; it started strong and ended strong.
“The night was amazing. The DJs made it what it was; it was a thing of the moment, you just got hypnotized,” said attendee Jazmine Mendoza.
In the end, Coyote Wonderland had a turnout of about 1,200 people, who attended from beginning to end.
Due to the great reception, there is great promise of making Coyote Wonderland an annual event.
The SMSU Program Board and DJ Output Club’s next big event is Coyote Fest 2015, with DJ Wall-E owning the floor.
If you missed Coyote Wonderland, make sure to not miss the fun at the end of the year party!