Crossing Musical Frontiers: Sugar Scars’ Journey

Hey, do you know Sugar Scars?They are this cool group of musicians from the Juarez-El Paso border region. Their music, for that matter, is so entirely different from one another – it is as if they have combined all the cultural trends from both cultures and created something different!

These guys are all about providing those special moments on the dance floors you might be looking for, right?Just when people are all dancing about and grooving to the beat. Their songs touched me too, they sing about love and all those things that people get emotional about.

They recently released a new single titled “Miss U” in the last week of June. It is a track which will be included in the album ‘Rhythmic Body Reflexes. ’ That song is just impressive; it has raw beat, distorted synth strings, and eerie vocals. Another lovely aspect of Sugar Scars is how they mix various styles. The thing is that it is not only in one genre ,it is like they have their own thing going on.

For our next interview let us get a chance for you to be familiar with Sugar Scars as we engage them in a discussion on inspirations, creative work and the process that led to their unique music taste.

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What is your stage name?
We go by Sugar Scars

Is there a story behind your stage name?
Mmm.. Well to us, there’s always been this beauty between pain followed by cathartic realization. Kind of like a relief or epiphany that brings some happiness to your heart. So sugar is something sweet that comes from a scar which is bodily evidence of pain hence the name, Sugar Scars

Where do you find inspiration?
Wow, from the most random places .. all I know is that when we feel inspired,we quickly take advantage and hit the studio. It’s kind of like inspiration finds us rather than the other way around

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
It’s weird because no one in our families were musicians, So it didn’t really play a role in our preteen years, but everything changed in the teens ..I guess cause that age is when you think you know everything and you are conflicted about who you are as a person and that is where art comes in because it’s a reaction in expressing your reality.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Not me.. I think Luis is.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I think shity lives and feeling hopeless inspired us… lol.. but as far as the word industry goes.. that’s a word we don’t like. When I think of industry, I think of child labor, slave labor, environmental destruction. We just see it as a necessary evil.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
By having inspiration and desire. That gave me the motivation to teach and push myself to learn chords and to progress. After that you must be brave and show what you have.. without caring how other people see it.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
My family and I went to this waterpark during Memorial Day. They had live bands there. I saw a local cover band, followed by Steppenwolf.

How could you describe your music?
Damn, that’s hard to answer. It’s basically a mix of any sound we like in any genre by any artist. From there,we make the song our own. Because at the end,what is music?? It’s just 12 notes that you use differently to produce the sound that makes you happy

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It’s basically a mix of any sound we like in any genre by any artist.

Describe your creative process.
Well we show each other parts that we wrote wile being inspired. Then we add to to it till it’s done. We each add our own flavor then we both have to agree on what we wrote for it to be recorded.

What is your main inspiration?
Anything that will make us get off our ass and find an instrument to create. It could be a sound or phrase. Sometimes I just play my guitar to distract me from my restless mind and something comes out that is inspiring. It just kinda happens. The point is, that there is not only one thing that can inspire. It’s actually all over the place.

What musician do you admire most and why?
Wow.. mmm.. probably the founding fathers like Little Richard, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry. They basically created something that changed everything. I credit them with discovering Rock n Roll . They had an idea that revolutionized the world.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Absolutely. if you ain’t growing, then you’re shrinking.

Who do you see as your main competitor?
Wow, let me see it could be ourselves not reaching our own potential.. depression not allowing us to be inspired… other musicians trying to make a competition out of art. There is a lot of competing entities

What are your interests outside of music?
Breathing and eating. Just kidding. Mmm Drawing, buying records,reading … Having OCD and organizing my clothes by color and alphabetizing my medication lol

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Damn we’d be dead , Addicted to drugs and homeless.. I don’t know really.. that’s a big plot twist. I guess every human being could have a surprising explanation. It wouldn’t be reality unless it really happened so that’s a tough one. Who knows how we would react to certain realistic pressures.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Being very hard on yourself for not producing the right musical idea.. the apathy of some people, Close-mindedness.. being sabotaged by other artists .. having secret haters.. It’s a long list.

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Do not allow businessman to run the industry, but instead unbiased artists. It just seems like everything that corporations and stock owners put their hands on becomes corrupted and motivated by only profit.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
I guess the title , “ Rhythmic Body Reflexes”refers to just dancing ( moving) naturally as a-response to music. That’s like the most natural reaction of expression to something that moves you. It’s kinda magical.

What are your plans for the coming months?
Playing more shows and continue writing for our next project

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
This whole project is based on artistic collaboration. It’s very difficult to find someone that understands music the way you do and that complements you artistically. So we’re keeping it just between us.

What message would you like to give to your fans
The one that Poet wrestler John Cena gave..
“ Hustle Loyalty and Respect”

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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