MICHAEL MAGNAN: Tell me a little about your backgrounds and how you came to be AHBS?
AHBS: We finally got in the studio together after talking about it for years. In the first session we wrote Duele Todo and had a blast so we just kept doing it. AHBS (abź) is a combination of both our initials.
Being from a collaborative duo myself, I’m always curious how others come to conclusions in the studio and how you find a balance between two brains. What’s your process and individual roles for building a track together?
Alberto scrolls Instagram and sends his favorite images telepathically to Billy who then translates them into instrumentals.
You guys have also made a big splash working with guest vocalists. What role do they play in the final product?
Songs sometimes aren't complete until a vocalist lends a bit of their magic, for example Spill was an just instrumental before K Rizz transformed it into a single.
Who would be your dream to work with in that regard?
We're waiting to hear from Sean Paul's people and Alberto also handed Pitbull some demos so hopefully that works out.
Thursday, January 28th, Doom Dab presents the album release party of Mate Y Agave, The Remixes, featuring Chico Sonido, AHBS, Michael Magnan and Essex. 8pm-12am. Le Bain at The Standard, High Line.AHBS Basura (Genghis Hans Remix)
The new album will be available for free download on January 29th.
Header photo by Zach Wolfe