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SUGAR SCARS

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW SUGAR SCARS WHAT HAPPENED?

What made you decide that music is the thing for you? 

Unfortunately, Luis is in rehab in Mexico and will be out of action for a couple of months, so I’ll be representing. Mmm.. my relationship with music kind of just fell into place. It was kind of like when you hang out with a girl for a long time and you both just assume the role of significant other without actually labeling the relationship. So it’s kind of like that woman that will be in my life till I croak.

 Introduces us to you all and your music history. 

As mentioned, Sugar Scars consists of Luis and Myself Hugo. What I can say about Luis is that he’s a music genius , and a shy introvert. He loves staying in and never goes out. He loves Mexican rock from the 80s and 90s like Caifanes, Cafe Tacuba, and Moenia.. as for myself.. I grew up on the Artsy Punk like Fugazi and Sonic Youth, played in Punk Rock bands growing up and then became a Music Hermit after discovering synths and Home Recording Studios

 What was life like for you before music?

 I discovered music at six months old, so in my life before music I was an embryo. Just kidding. I got into music when I was in middle school, so before that, I remember being into wrestling and breaking stuff. I was an impatient kid… typical class clown and trouble maker 

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

“I will always love you” by Whitney Houston. Just kidding …. honestly, probably Metallica covering “Geen Hell” by The Misfits from the “Garage Days Revisited” Album.. That song made me see that you don’t have to be all serious to write good music.

 Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

 I don’t know.  When I hear of the word, “music industry” I feel like it’s a corrupt government, headed by a bunch of oligarchs. Like a Heartless Machine.. I like connecting with people without that music industry mediator. But I also understand that within that mess there are good people and they’re services might be required .

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

 I remember Rick Rubin talking about how the most influential music, Is the music that polarizes people, in other words , people either love it or hate it. Also. music that is difficult to describe because that is the music that makes people think and  challenges ther perspectie  . This made me confident in what I was doing. 

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

Let me see…  I have a depression disorder and I love Pugs.. the lie .. I don’t know I hate lying

 If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be? 

I’ll be practical here.. my wish is to have unlimited wishes. Honestly it would be to have people open their mind and not be afraid to explore new territory and get out from the comfort zone that limits their potential. . Also, to be progressive and not be controlled by the opinions of others. For the music industry, not to look for acts that only will make them money, there’s like no gamble on their  part. 

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss…. 

Yes, I worry about that. Nowadays people lack critical thinking, and will take things in the worst way possible. It’s like they’re addicted to being offended. It’s seems as if the more offended they are by something , the more intelligent they think they are. It’s like a witch hunt conducted by a bunch of religious hypocrites. I think the whole movement would be a bit more humane if they provided a path of redemption for peoples that made mistakes. 

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not? 

Well, you can’t say that every single conspiracy theory is false. I’m sure there’s a few in there that are true. Most evil actions the CIA has ever committed are usually spun to be conspiracy theories. They try to spin it as a conspiracy theory so people will think it’s a lie. I don’t think Kennedy was killed by Oswald there’s all kinds of evidence that proves that. And 911 seems questionable because of the physics behind the buildings, collapsing.  It looked like a  controlled demolition. 

What was the worst experience on stage?

 I had a bass player quit right before our show because he found out our drummer got with his girlfriend. we still played without a bass player. It didn’t matter. There was only like 10 people there that were more into their conversation than us. 

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

 I identify with He/She/it pronouns and consider myself gender unfluid.. lol just playin. One thing I can tell you about Luis is that he has a degree in music theory. 

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

 I think the goal with bands is usually to have their music reach as many ears as possible. From there, its making a living doing what you love. This can only come from hard work, so we plan to play more live shows and keep on keeping on and react intelligently to what comes next. 

Whats your thoughts on Elon Musks contribution to the world? 

What I understand is that he made one of the first electrical cars and started a company to fly rich people to space. Now he bought Twitter. I think he lacks the ability to understand the common man. He’s a man who’s almost never been denied anything because he’s so rich… So I think his ego might be inflated too much to have an understanding of regular human beings.

 I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it. 

Well, we have a new album coming out in July titled Rhythmic Body Reactions” It’s 10 songs of Genre Challenged Dance like Tunes. 

What was the recording process like? 

It was enjoyable. Since I own a recording studio there was no stress in getting it right the first time and what made us happy is that we could instantly correct mistakes on the spot. Since Luis is not a citizen, we would communicate through zoom or FaceTime in order to write together.. The finished product really surprised us. We didn’t think the response would be as good as it is. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

 I guess, patience, and not being content with the first draft. Something in me would tell me a certain version could be a lot better, and I was right. There was this inner thing that always tells me to do it different , and that it was not quite the way it should be.

 Would you change anything now it’s finished? 

Of course. Artists tend to be very picky and almost never satisfied. We tend to go down a rabbit hole of ideas and get lost in the process. It’s like an all-consuming force. It’s always good to get used to stopping while you’re ahead or else it would take 10 years to finish an album. One thing I learned is that there are  little mistakes in recordings that no one could ever hear but you… so it’s good to let them go and just move forward.

 Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I would love to share millions of things, but like I said before , I’ll just stop while I’m ahead. lol.. and to thank you so much for making time for us and doing this. 

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