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Tropicalia is one of the newest festivals in Southern California featuring many genres of music. Follow KUCI dj Richard Estrada of Illegal Intern Radio as he features interviews with Cafe Tacvba, Felipe Esparza, Chicano Batman, Thee Commons, The Buttertones, to name a few.
DJ Roman of KUCI's Roman Records interviews Astronaut Samurais.
Marmar of KUCI's World Without Words interviews CJ Blessum, guitarist of RANGES.
Pray for Sound
Marmar of KUCI's World Without Words interviews Nick, Joe, Chris, Steve, and Bruce of Pray For Sound.
Marmar of KUCI's World Without Words interviews Dallas Thomas, guitarist of Pelican.
King Steady Beat
Richard of KUCI's Illegal Intern Radio interviews Luis Pulido Correa (King Steady Beat) dj, producer and part of Los Angeles Ska history.
Richard of KUCI's Illegal Intern Radio interviews The Altons, a soulful rock band from Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is in the house, as Grammy-winning ensemble Ozomatli shows up to our studios and sits down with Miguel Alejandro of Radio El Nopal. Topics range from remembering the L.A. riots and freedom-fighting through music, to their new record and the future of the Chicano soul.
Miguel Alejandro of Radio El Nopal interviews Thee Commons one year since their first interview, with talks of playing Coachella, the new face of Punk music, and the extent of Lady Gaga's hand touches.
Richard & Josie of KUCI’s Illegal Intern Radio interview Downtown Boys.
Richard of KUCI’s Illegal Intern Radio interviews Los Angeles' Quetzal about their 7th album "The Eternal Getdown" released on Smithsonian Folkways Traditions Series of Latino music albums.
Stephen Masnyj of KUCI’s Personal Pitch and Shay Mehr of Listen Hear interview Chris from Go Go Penguin who talks a little bit about his whirlwind SXSW experience, the categorization of Go Go Penguin’s music, and the resurgence of Jazz among young people today.
Shay Mehr of KUCI's Listen Hear interviews Madame Gandhi at SXSW.
Shay Mehr of KUCI's Listen Hear interviews Tunde Olaniran at SXSW.
Richard of KUCI's Illegal Intern Radio interviews Eduardo Valenci of Quitapena , an Afro-Latin band from the Inland Empire, percussionist Valencia handles conga and tambora duties.
Richard of KUCI's Illegal Intern Radio interviews Cheech Marin, comedian/actor/art collector most known from the comedy duo Cheech & Chong interviewed at the Mark Taper Forum.
Richard of KUCI's Illegal Intern Radio interviews interviews award winning actor/director Eduard James Olmos of Blade Runner, American Me and former lead actor of theatrical production of Luis Valdez' Zoot Suit.
Richard of KUCI's Illegal Intern Radio interviews Levitation Room, a Los Angeles psychedelic rock band with releases on Burger Records.
DJ Redd Vybz of KUCI's Vybrations interviews Ricky Remedy.
The Album Leaf
Marmar of KUCI's World Without Words interviews The Album Leaf (Jimmy LaValle).
Radio El Nopal's Miguel Alejandro interviews Roberto Carlos Lange, also known as Helado Negro, about his headlining tour, the "tinsel mammals", and his new album Private Energy.
DJ Illegal of KUCI’s Illegal Intern Radio interviews La Marisol at La Plaza de Culturas y Artes. Grammy award winning La Santa Cecilia vocalist La Marisol & percussionist Miguel "Oso" Ramirez talk about their 2014 Grammy winning album Triente Dias and their influences of boleros, trios, and other Latin folk music many young adults would listen with their parents.
Rudy de Anda
DJ Illegal of KUCI’s Illegal Intern Radio interviews Rudy de Anda at the Long Beach Music Tastes Good Festival. Although a soloist, Rudy de Anda from Long Beach and on/off again Wild Pack of Canaries took some time before he was scheduled to perform at the Music Tastes Good Festival.
DJ Illegal of KUCI’s Illegal Intern Radio interviews 2Mex at the Long Beach Music Tastes Good Festival. Underground Hip Hop emcee of notable groups, The Visionaries, Shapeshifters, OMD, among several others. Recently lost a foot to diabities, but nothing can keep down a fighter like Alex Ocana.
DJ Illegal of KUCI’s Illegal Intern Radio interviews La Cafeteras at the Long Beach Music Tastes Good Festival. Fusing Son Jarocho sounds from the Veracruz, Mexico region with hip hop and conscious lyrics, Hector Flores discusses their music and recent experience in North Dakota at Standing Rock in solidarity with the many native american tribes.
Miguel Alejandro of Radio El Nopal interviews Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade about her latest album Hasta la Raiz, her newest projects, and who she's listening to on the road.
Jarret Lovell of KUCI's The Dread Zone interviews Michael Franti.
Jericho of KUCI's The Color Spectrum interviews Rory Rodriguez, voclist for Dayseeker.
Interview with Ricky Phillips, bassist for Styx since 2003, in advance of their July 15, 2016 show at the Pacific Amphitheater. Interviews by Jarret Lovell and Kevin Stockdale.
Janeane Bernstein interviews guitarist Gary Pihl of Boston who will be performing live at the Pacific Amphitetre July 16, 2016
Jarret Lovell of of KUCI's The Dread Zone interviews Iration who will be performing live at the Pacific Amphitetre July 9 & 10, 2016
Valerie of KUCI's The Heart Beats Machine interviews New York based singer-songwriter Garek.
My Gold Mask
Valerie of KUCI's The Heart Beats Machine interviews Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo from the darkpop / experimental / electronic / rock group My Gold Mask.
Miguel Alejandro of KUCI’s Radio El Nopal interview’s Thee Commons, a psychadelic cumbia punk band from East LA.
DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound interviews Crimson Apple an all-girl, pop-alt band of sisters from Hawaii, now based in Los Angeles, California. They sat down after their live KUCI performance to discuss their move to Los Angeles, their debut album Hello, an upcoming tour in Japan and more!
WOLFshoes and Ms. Indigo Jones of KUCI's OthermusiC speak with Marbs. He is in charge of the Desert Arts program, creates the Desert Hearts Records album artwork and he will also be DJing at the Spring edition of Desert Hearts happening April 1 - 4, 2016 at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation.
DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound interviews Streetlight Cadence. They are a four-piece alternative-folk band that started in Waikiki, Hawaii and are now based in CA. They sat down after their live performance to discuss their journey, songwriting, their upcoming album Beyond Paradise and more!
Beware of Safety
Marmar of KUCI's World Without Words interviews drummer Morgan Hendry and bassist Tad Piecka of Beware of Safety at the Troubadour in Hollywood for their 10th anniversary show.
Eraserfase, LA Beat music producer and resident of Dome of Doom Records, has a serious turned friendly conversation with Thanhic and Kaiju about collabs, future projects, Linafornia, miscellaneous topics such as mimosas, 1973, his cute dog, and how sharing is caring on A Contrast in Semantics.
Nancy Sanchez a resident of the OC playing a refreshing mix of Jazz, Mexican folk, and her newest release may be familiar to a young Texan artist who's life ended early in her musical career. Here, she's interview by DJ Tom of KUCI's Ladies of Voice Entertainment and Music.
The Human Machine
Marmar of KUCI's World Without Words interviews Jake Ingalls (bass), Patrick Whitehill (guitar/vocals) and Jonathan Modell (drums) of The Human Machine.
DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound interviews Michael Cohen aka Cohenbeats. He's a producer, DJ and all around hip-hop head from Tel Aviv, Israel. They discussed the music scene in Israel, Cohenbeats' latest project "The Weight", DJing for Boiler Room Tel Aviv and Boiler Room LA and more.
The 131ers are an up and coming indie rock duo from LA County with styles ranging from rock, folk and blues, accompanied with driving drums and passionate songwriting. DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound hosts them for a live acoustic set and interview
DJ Fifi LaRoux of The Friday Soirée interviews French chanteuse and filmmaker Marianne Dissard about her life, her career, and the release of her upcoming album and book.
DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound interviews The Incandescent, a Christian indie rock band out of Spokane, Washington. She spoke with lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Andrew Mcardle while the band was in Texas to perform at Spirit Fest. They discussed musical inspirations, songwriting and how the band keeps their faith in the midst of touring and working within a challenging music industry.
WOLFshoes and Ms. Indigo Jones of KUCI's OthermusiC speak with Mikey Lion, one of the founders of the Desert Hearts record label and festival. They discusse the upcoming 3 year anniversary Desert Hearts festival happening November 5-9 at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. The festival will feature 100 hours of non-stop house and techno.
"House, techno and love we are all Desert Hearts." -- Mikey Lion
Miguel Alejandro of Radio El Nopal interviews Mexican rock band Porter
Paul Bender of Hiatus Kaiyote
DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound interviews Paul Bender, bassist for the Australia-based future soul band Hiatus Kaiyote, backstage before their sold out performance October 3, 2015 at El Rey theatre in Los Angeles. Bender discusses the recording process for their latest album Choose Your Weapon, the music scene in Australia and staying true to yourself in music.
DJ Trip of KUCI's Sonic Roulette Radio interviews Urban Core.
DJ Trip of KUCI's Sonic Roulette Radio interviews Sun Drug.
DJ Trip of KUCI's Sonic Roulette Radio interviews Holly Miranda.
Paradox Lockdown are an Indie R&B/Rock band from Kaua'i Hawai'i who are known for their clever lyrics, memorable choruses, haunting melodies and infectious hooks. DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound hosts them for a live acoustic set and interview.
Miguel Alejandro of Radio El Nopal interviews The Chamanas.
DJ Shaunie of Mosaic of Sound interviews Atlanta based alternative rock/soul band and Afro Punk 2015 Battle of the Bands Finalists: The Sagas8/20/15
DJ Shaunie of KUCI's Mosaic of Sound interviews Ark Patrol — an up and coming 20 year-old producer from Hawaii who currently resides in Los Angeles. His sound is described as "warm and harmonious beats, riddled with 8-bit snippets and lush vocal shots".
DJ Trip of KUCI's Sonic Roulette Radio interviews Chappo.
DJ Trip of KUCI's Sonic Roulette Radio interviews The Mynabirds.
Sultans of String
Sadra of By The Ear interviews Chris McKhool of Sultans of Sting.
Miguel Alejandro of Radio El Nopal interviews Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities who will be performing at the OC Fair on Saturday, July 25th at 7:30 pm.
Easy Star All Stars
Jarret Lovell (The Dread Zone) interviews the Easy Star All Stars.
Math rock band, Hollow Ran, interview and live session at KUCI 88.9 on June 12th for Life Diegesis. Hollow Ran is a two-piece math rock band from Costa Mesa that consists of Taylor Ramsay on guitar and Trevor Magana on drums. They played "Fire/Flying" and "Grass/Poison" live, from their split EP with Tetra Records
DJ Shaunie of Mosaic of Sound interviews Los Angeles based street artist Morley. He shares some of his favorite songs and discusses how music has influenced his life and artwork. Here's Morley's playlist :
Beulah - Emma Blowgun's
Last Stand - When Your Heartstrings Break
Archer's of Loaf - Lowest Part is Free (Radio Edit) - Vs. The Greatest of All Time EP
Less Than Jake - Look
What Happened - Borders & Boundaries (Reissued)
Jim and Sam - My Body My Bones - (Single)
Death Cab for Cutie - Blacking Out the Friction -The Photo Album
Weezer - Only In Dreams - Weezer
DJ See of The Radio Chimichanga Two Hour Special interviews Dan Cleveland of band "Dark Horse."
DJ see of The Radio Chimichanga Two Hour Special interviews Kevin Trantow, Curator of blog "Music for Maniacs."
OthermusiC's WOLFshoes speaks with Cut Chemist about his current Renegades of Rhythm tour with DJ Shadow. The tour is based entirely on Afrika Bambaataa's record collection. His music, based in funk and breakbeats, has greatly influenced hip hop as we know it today. He will be at the House of Blues in Anaheim tonight 10/2 and the Hollywood Palladium tomorrow night 10/3. "I suggest you come and see the show because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for people to become a part of history... It's almost like a touring museum and we are performing with these artifacts [records]." --Cut Chemist. For tickets visit Live Nation.
Jordan Pier / Leaving Richmond
World Without Word's DJ Marmar interviews Jordan Pier / Leaving Richmond
The Dread Zone's Jarret Lovell interviews Tony-Ray (vocals, keyboard) of San Diego based reggae group Tribal Seeds.
Michael Woodward interviews Matisyahu.
DJ Céol of Radio Mundial interviews Broods.
Dagmar Klaus of German Radio Broadcast interviews Chant.
Maru of Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men interviews Kishi Bashi.
Valerie (The Heart Beats Machine) interviews Gentleman Junkie.
Valerie (The Heart Beats Machine) interviews Ghostfeeder
Osburn (Nirvanic Trance) interviews Joachim Garraud.
(A) Brilliant Massacr(E)
Valerie (The Heart Beats Machine) interviews (A) Brilliant Massacr(E).
Osburn (Nirvanic Trance) interviews Duvdev of Infected Mushroom.
Sister Rue (Positive Vibrations) interviews Matisyahu.
Sister Rue (Positive Vibrations) interviews Johnny Osbourne.
Jarret Lovell (The Dread Zone) interviews Garrison Hawk.
Ian Garner and Friends
Valerie (Heart Beats Machine) interviews Ian Garner, (Insommniaddict) and his producer and guest vocalist for his upcoming album.
Valerie (Heart Beats Machine) interviews Roger Jarvis, the man behind HexRx to talk about all things HexRx, especially the newly released EP "Serial Hex Addict."
Valerie (Heart Beats Machine) interviews Ian Garner, the man behind Insommniaddict.
Sister Rue (Positive Vibrations) and Yogi (Roots and Riddims) interview Ras Michael.
Sister Rue of KUCI's Positive Vibrations interviews Steel Pulse.
Sister Rue of KUCI's Positive Vibrations interviews Ziggy Marley.
Sister Rue of KUCI's Positive Vibrations interviews Rootz Underground.
Lily of KUCI's Beatification interviews Tokimonsta. 5/6/11
TV Decay of KUCI's Café Decay interviews Gothic / Indie / Post punk band Peeling Grey. 3/2/11
Sister Rue of KUCI's Roots, Rock, Remixed interviews Reggae artist Ky-Mani Marley. 2/14/11
Jarret Lovell of KUCI's "Dred Zone" interviews Ziggy Marley. 7/19/10
Shapan of KUCI's "How Goes?" interviews the
Vivian Girls. 9/15/09
Hodgepodge Collective's E.G. Richard interviews garage / rock / dub /
reggae band Get Down Moses. 9/8/09
Shapan of KUCI’s How Goes? interviews White Rabbits at San Diego’s
The Casbah. 6/18/09
Shapan of KUCI’s How Goes? interviews
The Subjects at San Diego’s The Casbah. 6/18/09
Shapan interviews Marty Anderson from Okay on How Goes? 7/14/08
DJ Azrael interviews Lori Lewis of the metal bands Therion and Aesma Daeva
outside The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana. 10/16/07
Paula of Peace & Unity & Your Mom interviews OC ska/rock/reggae
band Half Past Two. 2/2/08
Paula of Peace & Unity & Your Mom interviews OC
seven piece pop/funk/third wave ska band Suburban Legends. 1/26/08
Kat Spencer and Chris Rigney interview vocalist Tony Kakko and keyboardist
Klingenberg of the Finish
band Sonata Arctica at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana. 9/17/07
DJ Azrael interviews Taylor Walding, the second guitar
player for LaME, an up and coming hard rock/metal act out of Dallas, Texas.
DJ Azrael of Metalmorphosis interviews Nile vocalist and guitar player Dallas
Toler-Wade at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA. The interview
covers diverse topics such as the band's recent record label change, favorite
tours, and the future of extreme metal. Nile are currently supporting
their newest release titled "Ithyphallic" on Nuclear Blast Records." 7/20/07
Michael Karlin of KUCI's Peace and Unity and Your Mom interviews
the LA punk band The Briggs.
Cynthia of Smoke Signals from The Burnpile interviews
punk cellist Madigan Shive of Bonfire Madigan. 5/6/07
D and Kids Table
Mike and Dave of Peace, Unity and Your Mom interview Boston ska / punk band Big
D and Kids Table. 3/24/07
Shapan of How Goes? interviews Sparklehorse's brainchild Mark Linkous. 2/14/07
Localstream interviews post-hardcore
band I am Ghost. 12/2/06
T. R. Black interviews George Clinton. 4/10/06
Mike of Peace, Unity and Your Mom interviews Travis from the indie band Piebald.
Shapan of How Goes? interviews Davis, CA indie rock/pop band Buildings Breeding.
Jarret Lovell of Justice or Just Us interviews Devo. 4/2/05
Mike and Greg of Peace, Unity and Your Mom interview Dave from the punk band
Loved Ones. 3/3/07
Breesa of Localstream interviews rock / pop / jam band The Higher. 2/2/07
R. Black interviews Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks. 5/10/06