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Meet Victor Briseno of Calmrogers in Fullerton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victor Briseno.

Victor, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m from Fullerton, California and I’ve been creating things since I can remember. Art and music have always been a part of my life. Art was one of the first things I started doing, I remember enjoying drawing and making crafts as a kid. This kinda stuck through middle school. Around that time I started listening to a lot of music on my own. By the end of high school, I got into beat making, it was mainly sample-based beats. By that time I also started drawing again and got really into abstract drawing and creating my own characters. I later started attending Fullerton College for recording and that’s where I met a lot of the people I make music with and do other creative things with currently.

That’s also when I started making music with my friend Xavier Lopez (ghost bug). Together we started a music project titled: “flower curtain”. This introduced me to singing which helped me develop a different sound and progress as an artist. After that, we started “Dandelionseed” records which initially was so we could release multiple projects under different names. I then met Jerry Garcia of “Nebulaz Beach” and started working with him. He would eventually join us on Dandelionseed and we would help our friends in Salinbury (a multi-media company). Lastly, I now help Salinbury with various art projects such as flyers, visuals, and other content.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I don’t think it has been the smoothest road, but I don’t think any one’s story is without its difficulties. Having a secure place and stable location to work on things has been my biggest challenge. However, I have managed to create my workspace just about everywhere from the local public libraries to random-ass coffee shops. Another obstacle I have dealt with has been created by my self-doubt and allowing myself to become overwhelmed. In the past, I have had to push through moments where my mental health is not in the best shape, and I have felt at my lowest. However, for the most part, many of the challenges I have faced have now become lessons and have actually helped and transformed me as a person in a positive way.

We’d love to hear more about your work. What else should we know?
I work with Salinbury a multi-media company that my friends Jaime Diaz and Kyle Rosa created. We host shows and help share music that we enjoy within our local community. I’m in charge of the art, most of the flyers, visuals, little animated promo videos, and I also DJ for them. I also make my own music under “Calmrogers” and “Wildhairacross”. Calmrogers is mainly focused around me singing and my Wildhairacoss is beats and electronic instrumental music. I also create and constantly work on my own personal art which is created onI Photoshop and Illustrator. I also help run Dandelionseed Records with my friend Xavior Lopez and Jerry Garcia, we print cassettes for local artists.

What were you like growing up?
As a kid, I usually kept to myself and was really quite. I loved to create things for toys I played with. I remember drawing backgrounds for the actions figures I had. I would create stories for the toys I had. I even remember creating a “gym ring” with a box and some markers which were inspired by Pokemon. When I was ten, I remember having a drawer set, and one of the drawers was broken, and so I would draw on paper and prop it against the back of the drawer giving me a background for the toys I played with. As a kid drawing was one of my biggest interests. As I became older I began to also gravitate towards music and ultimately gained an interest in discovering new music.

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Image Credit:

Xavier Lopez
Marissa Nicole
Jaime Diaz

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