Stereosonic Single Feature: Generik Featuring Nicky Van She "The Weekend" (2014)

DJ and now musician in his own right Tyson O’Brien (aka Generik) is making a whole bunch of noise in a very summer-y way with ‘The Weekend’. The single has some pretty bouncy piano riffs which scream out “party time” beside beaches and pools everywhere in overly expensive suburbs. While Nicky Van She provides vocals with a bunch of “oohs” and “ehhs” and something about going to “jack”.

Oh, of course he also sings that "The weekend is coming", which is a proclamation that many songs have done before - but why not proclaim it again with Summer around the corner. This song also provides the best opportunity to quickly get changed into your swiimmig costume and do a splash-bomb into zee pool

Erik was also kind enough to answer a few of our questions in as brief a manner as possible - so that he could enjoy his weekend, obviously!

This is your first single after working hard as a Dj amongst Melbourne clubs. Why did you decide on going into a recording studio and make your own stuff?

It's been a long time coming! i felt the time was right to take the next step in this amazing journey!

What was the process of putting together your own material one like? Daunting, exciting?

Super exciting. i’m really happy i can share my music with everyone.

What was it like working with Nicky Van She? Any quirks or interesting musical lessons that you gained from here?

Nicky is such a talent! I’m super lucky to work with him.

The single is a very summer-y song. This may sound like a strange question, but do you when making music or remixing keep a type of season in mind when making tunes.

Not really, i just make music and just see whats it comes out like!

What are you most looking forward to at Stereosonic? Are you intending to see any other acts?

I’m really looking forward to seeing What So Not! i haven’t seen him for months and will be great to cuddle him!


Generik is a part of the Stereosonic line-up. He is also doing many dates around the country too. More info at his facebook page.