Jan Munoz


Independent music producer and session musician. Started playing with amateur bands since high school. Embracing both electronic and rock music. My other project: Cardinal Zen - liquid trap, downtempo, triphop, and future garage outfit.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is what always excites me...to listen to my favorite tunes, and to create and write my own songs - it's a wonderful feeling. Music is what made what I am today. It gave me an identity and knew the purpose of my existence.

What is your music dream?

To be able to make a mark in the world, leave something valuable in the music industry, to leave a legacy as a musician. I want to inspire others as well to put their heart into music.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Helping other potential artists and musicians get a headstart and teach them how to make their own music, or just give inspiration.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In the Wall.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Massive Attack, Bjork, Tori Amos, Deftones, Korn, The Smashing Pumpkins, DJ Krush, Photek, and Roni Size. I am a bit old school when it comes to favorites.

What inspires you to make music?

Life experiences, or sometimes, I just have a weird idea and I want to epxress myself.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Just be yourself, cherish your own uniqueness, and your individuality.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Industries change, therefore we must adapt to what is happening today. In terms of marketing and promotion, you should get to know where the direction of the music industry is heading. Most people see the current situation in the music industry today as a negative one. I see the boom of internet and computer technology gave all musicians and artists a fair chance to get heard. It is a great era to be able to express yourself through music, the world is open to you now - we have social media, the internet, low-cost music production tools, smartphones and mobile phones are now more than just for texting and calling, but as a tool for spreading your music as well.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble gave me wings...and voice. I can speak my mind and there are actually people of the same interest that actually listens to you or interact with you. It has very big potential and a game-changer.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Other musicians and businesses who ride the current bandwagon in the music industry - giving importance to popularity over talent. The problem with the trends in the music industry is that those with marketing machinery and money can make someone popular and benefit from it - monetize and milk it...doesn't matter if a song has no value or doesn't make sense. Anyone can make an album or publish a song, but not anyone SHOULD!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Watching concerts, buying CDs or merchandise, and following your favorite artists on social media.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Value. Give value, give the people reason why they should follow you or become your fans. As musicians, it is your responsibility to make your audience feel good whenever you play. Make them think. Write well-written lyrics. Have your own voice, watch your own personality and how you interact with others - fellow musicians and fans. Never ever neglect your fans and followers - talk to them as much as you can, listen to them. Give time to interact or meet them.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Mandalay, Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, Photek, Placebo.