“Zeb” aka The Spy From Cairo Creates Music For Belly Dancing and Hookah Heads

An Interview with Zeb “The Spy From Cairo” on his Infectious Arabic groove One of the amazing things about the deeply Jamaican music called Dub is its ability to act as a conduit. From its early days as stripped down versioning of popular Reggae tunes to its indoctrination into late 80 / early 90s UK…

Beats of the World: An Interview with DJ Nickodemus

A Classic Interview with Global Beatmaster DJ Nickodemus on the Roots of New York City’s Underground Dance Scene This interview originally appeared on Junkmedia.org.  John C. Tripp is the Editor of Mundovibe.com By John C. Tripp Within the rarefied group of DJs that cut their teeth at New York City’s weekly Giant Step parties of…

Asheville-based Electronic Musician Marley Carroll Discusses Songs From the Woods

Marley Carroll produces electronic music that has a soul. Far from the coolness attributed to the genre, it is warm, vulnerable and melodic. Metro Asheville met up with Carroll to discuss his full length LP, “Sings”. By J.C. Tripp This interview was conducted in the Spring of 2014 at High Five Coffee. Hailing from Asheville,…

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Body Language: Reuben Negron’s Intimate Nude Portraits

Asheville-based figurative watercolor artist Reuben Negron explores the human experience with intimate nude portraits  BY JOHN C. TRIPP This interview was conducted during Summer 2015. View more recent works by Reuben Negron at his website. Reuben Negron will be part of Asheville’s Blue Spiral Gallery’s Into the Blue – Artist Invitational 2019, opening January 11 –…

Philadelpia Underground Dance Culture: DJ Argo of Broken Beat Radio

Argo’s passion for djing began back in the early 90’s in NYC while checking out the weekly Giant Step parties, Soul Kitchen, and assorted funky bizniz at S.O.B.’s. Around 1995 in Philly, the hands down favorite party and source of inspiration was King Britt’s Back to Basics. It was at these clubs that Argo was…

Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez

BY JON FREER Beatsmith par excellence, Kenny “Dope” has been making records since the late 80s. His distinctive style, both on the decks and in the studio, comes from the way he applies a Hip Hop-centric approach to both making and spinning music. He became a house hold name through his partnership with the diminutive…

Nu Spirit Helsinki

By John C. Tripp For a music project that began as a little fun on the side, Nu Spirit Helsinki has blossomed into a serious affair. In its three year existence, the Finnish collective of musicians, DJs, vocalists and producers have become leading members of Europe’s ‘nu jazz’ school. Getting to this level has been…