DJ Alba releases single

A song by a local artist is a fusion of many genres and fit for different audiences.

05 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

DJ Alba; Musician; “There is no point collaborating with someone who does not understand your sound.”

Adolf Kaure - Alba Hamukwaya, better known in the music spheres as DJ Alba, released her latest single titled “Cymatix” recently.

DJ Alba, who attended high school in Henties Bay and Swakopmund, spoke to Erongo about the song on which she collaborated with DJ Kboz.

“DJ Kboz is one of the best producers in the country and actually understands the type of sound I want to create. The song is a fusion of different genres because I wanted to cater for different crowds. It fits anywhere and has a European and African feel, which just illustrates my musical influences.”

She further explained what it takes to make a good collaboration track.

“There needs to be musical chemistry. There is no point collaborating with someone who does not understand your sound.”

DJ Alba, who also runs her own accessory line known as House of Nalo, talked about how she became involved with music.

“I grew up with music, loved singing and that’s probably what got me into DJing since I really couldn’t see myself as an artist, because of stage fright. Music gets me through any difficult time in my life. I could be feeling down and the moment I put on my favourite song, my mood automatically switches. So it’s all about doing what you love. Music is the only way I can express myself.”

Apart from being a Red Bull ambassador in 2017, DJ Alba was chosen to represent Namibia as a DJ mentor at the all-female DJ seminar hosted in Zambia in collaboration with the British Council. She was also performed for two consecutive years at the Namibia Annual Music Awards.

She advised young aspiring musicians to be authentic in what they do.

“Do what makes you happy and not because you want the things that come with being popular. This could be your downfall and it will be hard for you to pick yourself up. You need to have a solid foundation. Let your love for music be your foundation instead of wanting to be popular."

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