S3E2_Surf Rock Artist & Mental Health Advocate - Dylan Garcia

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Sep 04 2020 47 mins  

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Musician Dylan Garcia released his new single "Summer
Luv" on Friday, July 31st
. The single falls on the surf rock genre,
with an original sound.

To check out "Summer Luv"  CLICK HERE!

Surf music is a subgenre of rock music associated with surf culture, particularly as found
in Southern California. It was especially popular from 1962 to 1964 in two major forms. The
first is instrumental surf, distinguished by reverb-drenched electric guitars played to evoke
the sound of crashing waves, largely pioneered by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. The second is vocal surf, which took elements of the original surf sound and added vocal harmonies, a movement led by the Beach Boys. Dick Dale developed the surf sound from instrumental rock, where he added Middle Eastern and Mexican influences, a spring reverb, and the rapid alternate picking characteristics. Dylan Garcia took the genre and music traditon forward by incorporating Mexican, Native American & Reggee influences, creating his own sound.

About Dylan Garcia...

Always in love with music, he used to put on concerts for his family and neighbors singing songs from Babyface. He looked forward to Fridays when him and his dad would wash the cars and listen to great music.
Garcia started his artistic journey by writing poetry at age 12. While in high school, his friends were in rock bands. They were doing what he really wanted to do: play music. However, he was pushed into playing baseball and football. He soon began body boarding. Little did he know surfing culture was going to be a major influence in his music career. By the age of 19, he purchased his first guitar while at the University. Songwriting came organically as the next step.

In 2009, Garcia began his professional music career working with legendary Diamond Certified, Grammy Award® winning producer and Academy Award Nominee® Ronnie King (Pepper, Steel Pulse, Tupac, Mariah Carey, Snoop Dog, Pennywise, Rancid). He has also worked with David Elecciri Jr., lead guitarist of Grammy Nominated reggae band Steel
Pulse as well as with 5x Latin Grammy Producer Kenny O'Brien. Incidentally, it was Kenny O'Brien who compared his style with Bob Dylan and the name stuck.

Also, in 2009, Garcia was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. This crisis sent him into a mental institution only to emerge and give his most iconic performance to date at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. This is one of the reasons Dylan wants to give a voice to Mental Health awareness and help erase the stigma associated with it.

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