Generik: YMR Interview

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Melbourne’s Tyson O’Brien aka. Generik is having a killer year so far.  New track ‘Late At Night’ is getting some serious airplay at the moment and he has just started his residency at Las Vegas superclub OMNIA, supporting superstar DJ Calvin Harris in the hardest-partying city on earth.

It’s a spot he was handpicked for by Harris himself, after the pair first met and hit it off six years prior.  Elsewhere in Vegas, Generik can be found throwing down in big rooms at Hakkasan and Wet Republic.

Generik squeezed in some time with us to give us the low down on his 2016 and what’s on the cards for the rest of the year.

 

At YMR we been big fans of you since you dropped your anthem with Nicky Van She on ‘The Weekend’ back in 2014. It’s awesome to see you on the up and up at the moment. What has been one of your biggest highlights in the last year so far?

Making the big move from Australia to LA was a huge moment for me, also my residency in Las Vegas at Omnia would have to be a massive highlight!

What’s your reaction to the amount of airplay that Late At Night is getting at the moment?

I’m just so thankful that people like the song! i work very hard on my music so when people enjoy it its a massive compliment.

You are currently on a huge Vegas’tastic tour and residency with Calvin Harris between May and November. Are you going to be basing yourself in Las Vegas for the duration and are you a fan of the bright lights of the crazy city?

I’m living in LA and then flying out to vegas for the shows. I’v always loved the spotlight and there is no bigger spotlight than vegas atm!

For those not familiar with your live shows, what can fans expect?

House music with a big smile 🙂

Do you have a favourite remix that you have done or that you like to include in your sets?

I just finished this remix for Dillon Francis & Kygo which i’m really proud of which should be available for everyones ears very soon!

On your next single, you’ve collaborated with the music gods Styalz Fuego, The Aston Shuffle and A*M*E. What was the creative process like working with that kind of talent? it was like playing basketball with the dream team!

So many amazingly creatives brains working together, it was pretty special! really happy with the result and i think you might be too 😉

There’s been a great number of Australian (and Melbourne) artists getting attention at home and overseas. Who are your favourite home country artists at the moment?

Its inspiring to see so many aussies do so well all around the world! i’m obsessed with vera blue’s voice she’s incredible!!! GL & Yuma X are both amazing duos!!!

2016 looks locked and loaded with your Las Vegas tour and residency. Have you set plans in motion for 2017 yet?

Looks like i’ll be heading back to LA, continue working on music and trying to take over the world! ha

GENERIK – U.S TOUR DATES

  • May 26th- Hakkasan || Las Vegas, NV
  • May 27th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun 3rd- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun 4th- Wet Republic || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun 10th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun 17th- Firefly Music Festival || Dover, DE
  • Jun 18th- Hakkasan || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun 20th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun 24th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun 25th- LIV nightclub || Miami Beach, FL
  • Jun 30th- Hakkasan || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul 1st- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul 15th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul 16th- Wet Republic || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul 17th- Point Calumet || QUEBEC, Canada
  • Jul 22nd- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul 23rd- Wet Republic || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul 29th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul 30th- Lollapalooza || Chicago, IL
  • Aug 5th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug 6th- Wet Republic || Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug 12th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug 13th- Wet Republic || Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug 18th- Hakkasan || Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug 19th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug 25th- Mayaguez City Plaza, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 26th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Sep 2nd- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Sep 9th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Sep 15th- Hakkasan || Las Vegas, NV
  • Sep 16th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 7th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 14th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 21st- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 28th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 30th- Hakkasan || Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 11th- OMNIA nightclub || Las Vegas, NV

 

 

 

 

MORE INFO ON GENERIK

Website: http://www.generik.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/generik.tourofcool
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/generik_dj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/generik_dj
Instagram: https://instagram.com/generik_dj

About Graham Porter

Founder of YMR and has been trying to make a difference for unsigned, up and coming artists and all things great in music since 2011.

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