An Encounter With
WE got a chance to catch up with the Spanish DJ/Producer after his stellar performance at Maison B in Morocco and here’s what he had to say.
WEGOAO: Hey Pablo, thanks for taking time out from your busy schedule to chat with us. Once again congrats on becoming #1 on the AFRO Charts of Traxsource again. So the track is called Banguere and what does it mean?
Pablo: Hombre the pleasure is all mine. I appreciate it. Banguere is a word from Guanche, the native language from my home place in Canarias. Banguere means that we are about to make fire. Let’s make fire to keep each other warm. This was typically used within the Guanche community. The Guanche ethnicity, which is part of the Canarian history.
WEGOAO: Ok, so the Guanches are the indigenous people?
Pablo: Exactly. They are the indigenous people. I am speaking to you about the times of Christopher Columbus, when the Spanish arrived and conquered the islands. Practically the same thing happened as in Latin America.
WEGOAO: So, this is the first time that you release a song title in Guanche?
Pablo: No one of my previous release, Sandulivin is also in Guanche.
WEGOAO: That was the song which was also released on your imprint Vida Records and had a remix by Lil’ Louie Vega of Masters of Work right?
WEGOAO: And what does Sandulivin mean?
Pablo: Sandulivin is a night full of stars.
WEGOAO: Nice. So we have night full of stars and starting up a fire. It’s always a party in Canarias right??!!!
Pablo: Always! All day, every day! Haha
WEGOAO: We really love the art work. How did it come about?
Pablo: The design is a result of several ideas and inspirations. The main inspiration was found in ancient Mayan textures, Peruvian textures, Colombian textile.
WEGOAO: In your style you can hear a great mix of Afro, Latin, Indigenous and European influences all at the same time. That’s really a different and unique flavor of sound. There are not a lot of people with that approach to music.
Pablo: Well, geographically, Canarias is in the middle of three continents: Africa, Europe and America. As a result, we receive influences from all three continents, in all aspects. Not only concerning the music, but also any other art. I believe that this is also reflected in our final work.
WEGOAO: What do you hope to accomplish with your music? What do you want that people to understand from the artist Pablo Fierro?
Pablo: I mostly want to transmit happiness. When I create music I imagine myself in a party or any event and that people start hearing the sound. That they feel the love, the rhythm, the flavor that I tried to transmit while creating the sound. That is crucial. It’s very important to be able to transmit to the audience. Innovation is very important too but before this, it is crucial to transmit feelings and emotions.
WEGOAO: Well any last words for our readers? For the people out there listening to your music?
Pablo: I simply want to thank everybody. Because I truly never expected to receive this amount of feedback and support. I hope to be at all your locations very soon and be able to play my music. While always continuing to work hard in the studio with new projects. Also, I am very grateful for being able to work with with other artists and people like WEGOAO. So I can enrich myself with your knowledge and support. Simply put a big thanks to everybody.
WEGOAO: Perfecto! Gracias brother!
For any inquires about Pablo please contact Joel@wegoao.com