FAMBA TEAMS UP WITH BRANDO AND MKLA FOR NEW TRACK “GAMES WE PLAY”
FAMBA TEAMS UP WITH BRANDO AND MKLA FOR NEW TRACK
“GAMES WE PLAY”
(July 16, 2021) – Electronic DJ, producer, and artist FAMBA defines his signature dance sound with his latest musical collaboration, “Games We Play,” released today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. Featuring Brando (the other half of the Diamond-certified hit track “Body” by Loud Luxury) and Toronto’s very own singer-songwriter, MKLA, “Games We Play” is now available for streaming on all digital platforms HERE.
Captivating vocals, lush melodies, and a billowing baseline characterize this release from three of Dance music’s blazing newcomers. Brando (Loud Luxury, Matoma, Don Diablo) and MKLA (KSHMR, Vintage Culture, Steve Aoki) deliver stunning vocal performances, while Famba’s production takes the song to stratospheric levels. As seductive as it is commanding, “Games We Play” is the love song with swagger that does double damage on the dance floor. The track is the second single from Famba’s forthcoming EP, Wishes Vol.2, to be released later this Fall.
“I’d never done a duet before, so I knew it had to be with someone with a voice like this angel. Brando has a sultry deep tone that I really believe has influenced a lot of great house music,” says MKLA about her first duet experience.
Famba also remembers how the song came about: “The night we wrote “Games We Play” was one of the most fun and most organic writing sessions I’ve ever had. It was just friends having a good time and partying all night. The song just happened; we didn’t even intend to write it. It’s also everything I’ve been building towards; my sound is finally starting to become more defined.”
When he later approached Brando with the unfinished recording, the California-based singer-songwriter fell in love with it immediately, saying: “The minute I cut the vocals I knew it was going to be a great collab. I think it will really resonate with our fans as well.”
After bursting onto the scene in 2016, Famba (Ryan Pettipas) graduated from the local music scene in his hometown Halifax, Nova Scotia to become one of the country’s biggest electronic artists. He has quickly earned a reputation for his heartfelt songs and laudable production talents via his major label original releases and widespread remixes, which have collectively garnered tens of millions of streams across multiple platforms. His first two major label releases, “Wish You Well (feat. Trove)” and “Swear to God” each went on to achieve Gold certified status in Canada, while his third release, “Storm (feat. Kyra Mastro)” introduced Famba to the U.S. market in a big way by scoring the #1 spot at Dance Radio (Mediabase) and logging over 12 million global streams to date. With latest tracks “Still Call You Mine” and “Games We Play” featuring two of Dance music’s blazing newcomers, Brando and MKLA, Famba is no doubt getting us excited for what’s to come later this year.
Drawing inspiration from the numerous musical influences he indulged in throughout his formative years, California-based Brando was a major force behind Canadian duo Loud Luxury’s multi-million-stream, multi-platinum-selling hit song ‘Body’ (over 800 million streams on Spotify) and Don Diablo’s ‘Congratulations’ (more than 38 million streams on Spotify), the latter of which shot up the U.S. Mediabase Dance Chart through a surge of radio plays. His 2020 single called ‘Look Into My Eyes’, which samples Charles & Eddie’s ‘Would I Lie To You’, spent ten weeks atop Australia’s airplay chart, dethroned The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ as most-played song of the year and entered the Spotify Top 200 in Australia, Austria, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand, all while clocking up over 46 million streams across the most popular streaming platforms so far. The most recent release Yes or No is also making a strong impact with Brando’s fans.
Michaela Renee Osborne, known professionally as MKLA, a globally recognized artist from Toronto, Canada. In 2018 she co-wrote her first feature hit “Save me” with Vintage Culture and Adam K, reaching top 10 on Billboard Dance. Continuing with newly released tracks like a new remake of “Losing My Religion” with Steve Aoki and Gattuso, “Never Leave You” co-produced with Lucas Estrada, a remake of MGMT’s “Kids” with KSHMR, and “Let Me Go” co-produced with Alok and KSHMR where she directed and produced the feature music video. Under two years, MKLA’s catalog has gained over 100 million streams globally. She is a singer, songwriter and producer with a classical background playing the violin. A pioneer against the battles she’s faced as a young female artist in the LGBTQ+ scene, MKLA is an advocate for equal representation and creative expression.
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