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Hailing from Canada, threefold talent Kebi specializes in DJing, producing, and creating art, viewing his human experiences as a spiritual canvas of expression. Kebi grew up in the suburbs of New York, where he spent his childhood getting acquainted with many different genres of music that helped shape the sound people know as Kebi today.

Kebi’s unique feel-good vibe is a direct reflection of his inner world, which features delicate alchemy of Deep House roots, Disco grooves, and vast meditative experiences. His inspirations are drawn from ethnic world beats, disco rhythms, funky bass lines, groovy percussions, and an overall happy feel. Kebi always keeps his listeners guessing and feeling free at the moment, taking them on an intricate journey through blends of old and new sounds. Backed by the idea of embracing technology as a tool for the manipulation of perspective, Kebi also introduces a tone of acceptance and love through everything he does behind the decks. Traveling around the world and immersing himself in various cultures is what Kebi does best, using his experiences as ways to continuously expand his musical horizons and blend timeless grooves with the more advanced age of today.

1 — Best Artist In The World?

Each and every one of us in our own unique way.

2 — How long have you been making music?

I started DJing and making mashups at the age of 15. I’m now 29? So in total almost 15 years. I will say that my dedication to the production, mixing, mastering side of things has come more in the last 3 years.

3 — Favourite genre of music?

Feely music. Happy feels. Emotional feels. Dancy feels. Meditative feels. Anything that allows me to feel a deeper part of myself.

4 — Where do your influences come from?

My influence in life comes from my spiritual connection. It’s actually the current state of the world and the disconnect of modern societal systems that actually inspires and influences me most. It’s the vision of harmony and more good than we have ever imagined. I’d go as far to say that most of my personal influence actually lies outside the current perception and understanding of what this human experience really is haha to touch on a few more tangible influences, I would say that most of my influence in life comes from my Canadian family roots, New York suburbia upbringing, travels around the world, and the special relationships I have been fortunate enough to develop and curate in this lifetime.


5 —
Describe your music in 3 words.

Happy, feely, funky.

6 — Best studio equipment?

I gotta go back to the basics. MacBook/Ableton makes it all possible, so that’s gotta be my answer. Also a good pair of headphones.

7 — Worst habit?

Doubting myself and my artistry. Also spending too much time over correcting things in the mix that nobody will even notice in the end hahaha…


8 — Biggest career achievement?

I’d say my biggest career achievement isn’t a sold-out show that I’ve played, it’s actually all the behind-the-scenes time and effort it has taken to get to where I am. The learning, the growing, the hours of solitude with headphones on, and the continued support from friends along the way. I think my openness, focus, and dedication is actually my biggest achievement up to this point.

9 — Best DJ you have ever seen live?

There are so many amazing DJs out there, it would be impossible for me to pick one! I will say though that Carl Cox has a presence behind the decks like no one else haha.

10 — Best piece of advice you have ever received?

The best piece of advice I have ever received did not come in the form of words. It came, it comes, and it will always come in the form of love. To humbly quote the great poet Rumi, “What was said to the rose that made it open, was said to me here in my chest.”


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By Erick Ycaza

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style. Surprisingly, I have been blogging and writing about music since 2007.