Skiz Fernando (Spectre / WordSound) @ Dubspot – Talks Influences, Dub, Hip Hop +

In this episode of  Dubspot’s interview series Wireless, acclaimed producer, writer, label head, film director, and chef Skiz Fernando sits down with Dubspot instructor Raz Mesinai for an interview about his musical influences and the different stages his career has gone through.

S.H. Fernando Jr. aka Skiz talks to Raz Mesinai about the early stages of his career in music: working at Cambridge, MA reggae label Heartbeat Records, hosting a dub music program on Harvard college radio station WHRB while a student, and launching his own record label. For nearly 20 years now, Skiz has been producing and DJing under the alias Spectre (described as “the Nosferatu of underground horrorcore”) and running the influential WordSound imprint, and he is well-respected in hip hop, dub, and experimental music circles. He is also the author of the books The New Beats: Exploring the Music, Culture & Attitudes of Hip-Hop and Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking. His byline has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vibe and The Source magazine.

We have also featured an article by Skiz here on Dubspot Blog recently, check out The Resurgence of Vinyl.