Generik : Chasing Summer - Stories From The Road

Flourishing in his second home on the palm tree clad strip of Hollywood Boulevard, DJ / producer Generik (a.k.a Tyson O’Brien) has been embracing the LA lifestyle and the never-ending summer. Whether it be his residencies at Pacha Ibiza, Hakkasan or Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas & Bali, Generik has been creating waves with his energy and crafting a distinct sound that is heavily influenced by his house music roots.

Upon his return to his Australia for his east coast tour with Festival X we thought we would sit down with him and talk about life. 

Firstly let’s get the tough questions out of the way. How do you feel about Collingwood Football Club not making the AFL grand final?
I’m gutted, devastated and any more adjectives to describe horrible pain, lol. Living in America you’ve got to be extremely committed to watch the footy, 2:50am starts etc so to get so close, it hurts. 

At least you got to watch it in warm weather, we understand that you’ve been cruising around the world chasing summer for the last little bit. Between Las Vegas, LA and Europe summer in Ibiza, tell us what has been your favourite show to perform has been over the last year?
I’ve been extremely busy this Northern hemisphere summer. I had residencies at Pacha & Ushuaia in Ibiza, I played Creamfields mainstage & also played at Dua Lipa’s festival “Sunny Hill Festival” in Kosovo which to be honest was one of the best shows I've ever played!  

Any cool / crazy / weird stories from the road?
Just the usual getting home at 10am from DC-10 in Ibiza only to find the house locked and me sitting in the rain for a couple with a croissant waiting for everyone to wake up lol.

What are you looking forward to most coming home to Australia?
A cold VB, a Bunnings sausage, a parma, seeing my parents but realistically just getting hammered at Festival X with my mates and making new mates out in the crowd! 

We hear that your mum is your biggest fan, can we expect to see her at any of the shows on your Festival X run?
100% I’m going to bring mum and dad both to Festival X. They’ve never seen me play so I think it’s about they saw me. Might have to keep sober till they bugger off home hahaha.

You can Catch Generik at Festival X
Brisbane Showgrounds: November 29th 2019
Sydney Showgrounds: November 30th 2019
Melbourne Showgrounds: December 1st 2019