Written by Theo Tran
The Vegan Coats Show with Noah Lee and Huxley Berg, is a Titan Radio powerhouse, with two of Fullerton’s most iconic musicians, this hour slot guarantees it’s listeners excellent music and insight.
Lee and Berg give us a little insight into their musical background, how Vegan Coats came about, and new content releases…
What is your major, and what do you like most about it?
Noah: We’re both CTVA majors.
Huxley: I like that it allows us to express what we need to express.
What made you want to get involved with Titan Radio?
Huxley: Honestly, we just have weird conversations all the time, and we were like, “Wouldn’t this be funny as a show?”
Noah: I think that it started as a way to show each other music that we like in a more informative and interesting manner, and then it totally just went somewhere else, then our teacher Gordon Winiemko gave our class a tour of the station, and I thought it was really cool. We applied the next semester, and have been doing it since. I think we’re going to keep doing it until we graduate.
How has your experience as a DJ been so far?
Noah: It’s been pretty easy. It was a little confusing at first, I was really scared and unsure of what it was going to be like, but since the first semester, I’ve felt really at home here.
Huxley: Yeah, after about the third show we went in and already had a system going, and would just take straight through the hour with each other.
How would you describe your show to someone who has never heard it?
Huxley: Tangents on things about music that don’t really matter, our last show we had a conversation about why One Direction split up, and why which members in which areas were more popular, and we went really in-depth with it for a solid half-hour.
Noah: The thing that makes our dynamic interesting is that we come from really opposite spectrums of musical interests and things he listens to I liked when I was a kid, and vice versa. Then we get to share our ideas through this platform and how it connects to our lives, and it’s just really cool conversations.
What is one of your favorite songs of all time?
Noah: Miserable America by Kevin Abstract, I remember watching this video a few years back and almost crying, it’s so freeing. It’s just about being proud of who you are, there’s so much emotion put behind it, and he as an individual is so unique and interesting.
Huxley: Two-Headed Boy by Neutral Milk Hotel, this is a song I listened to as a really small child, and the first time I heard it, it was one of the few times in my life, that I can think of something that had an imprint on me permanently. I was just five years old, and I could remember exactly how Jeff Magnum sang every word. It was a weird song about a two-headed boy falling in love with a girl, and just odd, but the way he emotes just kind of hits you.
How did you come up with your show concept?
Noah: We went to Urban Outfitters at Fashion Island, and they had these super flashy fur coats. They were very clearly fake fur, and we took pictures in them and thought it was hilarious.
Huxley: We posted them on my Instagram with the caption, look out for our “Vegan Coats Mixtape Coming Soon,” and it kinda just clicked there and we started using it as the name we make music under, and for our radio show.
Noah: It kind of serves as a platform for ourselves to post anything we want, to express ourselves through. We have a medium to post any content and cater it to whoever wants to listen. We do a lot of joking posts, and songs that aren’t too serious, just to have fun with it, a lot of comedic relief.
What is one interesting thing about you?
Huxley: I have a LEGO YouTube channel with 140,000 subscribers.
Huxley: Yeah, we make serious music in addition to our unserious music.
What sparked your interest in music?
Noah: I played the piano since I was seven, and I stopped when I was twelve. I realized two years later that I was really stupid. I’ve always had music around me, and I’ve always kind of played it. I actually play a good amount of instruments. I taught myself guitar, bass, cello, and recently learned harmonica.
Huxley: My dad was a musician throughout my whole life, and so growing up, I was exposed to a lot of music. I sang a lot as a kid, and was really just into music for a while, but started guitar this year; so my actual musicality came just from this year, but my love of music has been there since I came out of the womb.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Noah & Huxley: Check out Self-Titled by Vegan Coats, it’s our new release, it’s on every music platform it could possibly be on, shoutouts to Jay-Z for letting us put it on Napster.