Welcome to The Weekend!
‘The Weekend’ is the debut single from Generik aka Tyson O’Brien. Already known as a DJ, (not to mention his hard partying exploits), The Weekend sees Generikemerge from the studio with proof positive that he’s a producer to be reckoned with. Add in a kick-ass vocal from Nicky Van She (front man for electronic pop pioneersVan She) this is destined to kick-start weekends everywhere!
Hotwiring hyperactive house with euphoric ’90s rave piano and a sleek guitar solo,Generik‘s maiden voyage into the studio reflects a natural talent, as well as the energy and finely-tuned ear for the dancefloor he’s developed during his 24/7 clubland adventures. Naturally, the track was born on a bender, which started in a London pub and spilled back to Nicky Van She’s house until all hours. “Nicky started singing the vocal into his phone on the train home,” recalls Tyson. “We got home and started banging out the piano chords and the core of the track was made.”
The Weekend signals a pivotal point for Tyson. Since cutting his teeth at iconic Melbourne clubs like ONELOVE and SuperDisco, this self-confessed joker of the deck has become the ace of clubs.
As for weekend tales, Tyson’s got plenty of wicked ones, as his tongue-in-cheek party hashtag #tourofcool attests. There are crazy Las Vegas parties, private jets with Calvin, Paris romps and riotous shows in regional Australia, through to his last two-week trip to Ibiza, where he only slept for 27 hours… However, it’s that quest for the perfect party that propels Tyson’s music and runs deep within The Weekend. In the studio, his wild side takes a rest as he brings laser-like focus to his music, drawing upon the infamous parties lived and loved, to create a soundtrack carefully designed to fuel the fun as the weekend draws near again.
As the man himself states in typical, no holds barred fashion, “I think if you put The Weekend on and you don’t want to dance, there’s definitely something wrong with your brain or your ears.”
Stand by for mixes from Arches & Terace dropping soon.
#theweekendscoming pre order on iTunes now
“Vibes! Guitar Solo Vibes!” Calvin Harris
“I like it! Really Kool” Martin Solveig
“I really like your vocals. Your hair is great. Hello ladies” Emoh Instead (What So Not!)