After bubbling amidst the Trinidad Carnival Soca hits of 2K11 and going on to make great strides by getting major love on Jamaican radio stations like ZIP-FM (big up ZJ Sparks), Mista Vybe’s genre-bending 2011 solo single “Ding Ding” continues to break barriers by being put into high rotation at V20 Radio (an internet radio station based in Beverly Hills, USA)!
In addition to the song itself being one very few Caribbean singles spotlighted on V20 Radio, Mista Vybe was also pleased to be the subject of an in-depth interview on the station’s website.
Underlining the exceptional nature of this feat, Mista Vybe pointed out: “It’s not every day I do an interview somewhere where the interviewer is simultaneously featuring international stars like Lil Mo and David Banner, and for that I’m truly thankful. It’s so great to have my work recognised outside of the Caribbean diaspora, which has long been the traditional stronghold for Soca, Reggae and Caribbean music. I consider this a major achievement in my solo career as an artist.”
In the interview Mista Vybe not only talks about his single “Ding Ding” but also gives a wealth of information about himself and his musical journey up to this point.
Mista Vybe sees this acknowledgement from V20 Radio as “a step in the right direction”, noting that he plans to “keep focusing on doing more music with international hit potential” and said in conclusion “the World is bigger than a few islands and a few scattered Caribbean underground ‘scenes’ and this nod from V20 Radio definitely proves that”.
In closing Mista Vybe explained: “I would like to thank everyone at V20 Radio for exposing me to so many people who most likely would never discovered ‘Ding Ding’ or myself otherwise. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”