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Famba Discusses His Musical Style, Writing Process, and New Single “Estar Conmigo”

Famba joins us for a quick chat about how he got into making music, his ideal collaboration, and new single “Estar Conmigo” (Sony Music Canada).



Famba, photo by Joupin Ghamsari

Comfortable in the direction he is guiding his music, Famba released his latest single, “Estar Conmigo,” last month. This is a total club banger, able to bring down the house with its diving beats, intensity, and sheer heat that sizzles throughout. It’s got a classic House feeling but certainly fits into the modern definition of what a Tech House track is all about.

Lately, Famba has made it apparent that he wants to angle his music in a very specific direction towards more club-ready tracks. You hear it on “Estar Conmigo,” as well as the two Techno House tracks from last year, “Forever” and “No Sleep,” which features Glasgow KI$$. It’s no surprise to see Famba steer back in this musical direction, considering his background in House music. His original intention for getting into music making and DJing was inspired by his love for clubs and music festivals. He realized he wouldn’t feel fulfilled by his music until he started releasing cuts that would fit right in at a club or an electronic music festival.

Famba joins us for a quick chat about how he got into making music, how he would describe it, what he enjoys about it, and his ideal collaboration.

What is the story behind the name Famba?

Famba: “It actually came from Star Wars. I was looking at the Wookipedia (Star Wars Wikipedia), and I saw the name of this creature ‘Fambaa.’ I thought it had a good ring to it, so I got rid of an ‘a.’ It’s not very cool, but I am a nerd, so I love it.”

Who are your biggest influences?

“I have so many influences! Artists like Bee Gees, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, to name a few!”

Tell us about your most recent single, “Estar Conmigo.” What was your experience of making it? What went on behind the scenes? Any notable moments that stand out?

“This song was actually a bit of a fluke. I sampled this spoken word Spanish bit, and I accidentally reversed the vocal. I thought it sounded super cool, so I built the song around the reverse vocal. Then at the end of phrases, the tagline is the non-reversed version of the vocal!”

Famba “Estar Conmigo” single artwork

Famba “Estar Conmigo” single artwork

If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?

“One-hundred percent, less social media. I feel there are just way too many platforms right now, and it’s really hard to keep up with them. I miss the days of music speaking for itself.”

What is your writing process like?

“When it comes to writing lyrics, it almost always starts from singing a melody and then placing lyrics to it. For writing the actual music aspect of songs, I start with chords or some kind of rhythmic synth element. Then I’ll piece together the drums afterwards.”

What do you like most about playing music?

“There’s nothing like playing live for people. Absolutely nothing compares to playing an incredible show. Add the bonus that you get paid for it, and it almost feels surreal!”

How would you describe your own music?

“Evolving. I always try to push forward and am constantly looking to change and evolve. I couldn’t be the type of artist that sits down and makes the same song rehashed every time. There’s totally a space for that, and I understand artists who stick to one sound. But I personally couldn’t do it.”

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Calvin Harris has been my number one artist to collaborate with for years. I just think he’s such an insanely talented songwriter and producer. I’ve been a huge fan since I first heard ‘I Created Disco.’”

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