Kambo Rio // Tzinah Podcast // Interview // February 2014 //

Kambo_Rio_Beatport“Talented Spanish boy without any musical education, born in 1984 in a hot place called Seville.
Her career started 2007. Since 2008 Kambo gained experience DJing, with DJ full of energy dj sets. He was influenced by music such as funk, soul, disco and r & b, however in 2007, the destiny showed him a new path: House music.
He started as a producer in 2011 and very soon he released his first eps in Italy, Spain and Russia as Kamborio, he stood out by producing deep house. Shortly after, as Kambo Río, he made more underground music and different labels from Europe trusted on his music.
Kambo Río will always have a soft spot for Tzinah Records, Baile Musik or Diferit Rec. The Romanian techno gave him a chance.
“Creating music is a pleasure to him”

 I’ve learned to worry about the things that are really important and enjoy the good things about each stage of life.

Tzinah Records: So how did all begin for you?
Kambo Rio: I played the piano at school, but I chose to play football. I didn’t know electronic music. I listened to all kinds except electronic music haha, because in the area where I lived, people don’t hear that. indeed, electronic music appeared by chance in my life. at first I did not even like techno, But little by little, people around me and the musical evolution that everyone has, come to me. I listened to John Dalbalk, jewell julien, djuma soundsystem, until I heard Ricardo, Then I realized that electronic music, especially techno, was my place.

Tzinah Records: Where did your name came from?
Kambo Rio: was the nickname of my father when he was young. I inherited :P

Tzinah Records: What role does the artist have in society in your opinion? Why do you do what you do?
Kambo Rio: the role of the artist is that he/she is necessary for society. a society without artists would be boring, would´t be society. Music makes me enjoy even more good times and forget the problems

Tzinah Records: Why did you chose to play this music?
Kambo Rio: Pleasure

Tzinah Records: Describe a real-life situation that inspired you.
Kambo Rio: people who think that what I do is for nothing, making music is a waste of time… I love to contradict. this motivates me

Tzinah Records: What is your point of view on labeling genres? Music is so complex and genres get intermingled so often these days. What is your opinion regarding this blend and you think we should find names for them or just let them be?
Kambo Rio: Music technology today gives you many facilities to do what you really like. then, people take what is inside himself and puts in a song, and names for them? its Music

Tzinah Records: What do you think about the music scene in your country? What is your opinion about European underground music scene, new talents, old producers, what do you think about Romanian artists?
Kambo Rio: in Spain, people like parties, Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid … but I miss the people go to enjoy the music. most of them go to festivals and parties because what they really like is to drink and jump. When I think in Europe, i Think in Berlin. Underground music is more alive than ever and new artists are born every day, and some of then really good. old producers are our parents. they point the way. in relation to the Romanian artists, I just say: RESPECT. I enjoy with your music

Tzinah Records: If you could pick one place you would like to play where would it be and why?
Kambo Rio: on any beach at 8 pm. I like music with the sun at that time

Tzinah Records: If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry what would it be?
Kambo Rio: I like. wouldn’t change anything, i think

Tzinah Records: Out of all tunes you have made, which one you think ‘never fails’?
Kambo Rio: My first release. I will never forget when Gasoline Rec. confirmed that they release my music. Cabinet of Curiosites EP, but my favourite track is “Please wait” on Hexil Creative Rec.

Tzinah Records: How do you see yourself changed over the years, both personal and music-wise and what did you learn?
Kambo Rio: I’ve learned to worry about the things that are really important and enjoy the good things about each stage of life.

Tzinah Records: What inspires you to keep going and how do you keep yourself motivated?
Kambo Rio: I just do what I like. when something bores me, I stop.

Tzinah Records: What else do you do besides playing music?
Kambo Rio: I lead a team of business. We are agents of a Internet company

Tzinah Records: What makes you angry?
Kambo Rio: I’m taking a shower and the hot water runs out

Tzinah Records: What is your favorite food?
Kambo Rio: Baked Chicken :)

Tzinah Records: What computer/gear do you use?
Kambo Rio: Macbook pro 13” and sony vaio since 2008

Tzinah Records: It sounds quite easy to make music today, with the amount of software programs/synths being readily available for everyone. What do you think about this evolution?
Kambo Rio: I think music has a place for everyone, although if you want to stand out you have to be the best. that’s what I try. if a software makes things easier, why not use it?

Tzinah Records: Dark electronic music has been never as “popular” throughout the scene as it has been in the past few years. Why do you think there is this newfound fascination for darker music?
Kambo Rio: it may be a fad, or maybe people liked to remove their dark side through music. time will tell

Tzinah Records: Do you have the fondness for playing vinyl or have you developed a preference for new media, such as CDs or a purely digital format?
Kambo Rio: i love vinyls, but i also use vinyl code. sometimes i play cds too

Tzinah Records: What are you working on at the moment? Any present and future projects that you want to share with us?
Kambo Rio: well, next month I will release some new eps for Diferit Rec. and Baile Musik, and a great present, my first ep for Tzinah, Bossous EP, with 2 originals mix and 2 remixes. Very happy for this

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