Genny Random, a rather bizarre and eclectic character, has to his credit a record production that over time has faced different styles and musical genres. He is a DJ known mainly in the Italian LGBT scene; Activist, producer of gay pride anthems and LGBT artists record and with a solid past as Drag Queen/performer. He loves to entertain his audience with imagination, self-irony and originality and is able to transmit important messages in a direct and clear way. Based in London, produces and collaborates with emerging artists.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
Since childhood. I started singing in the parish choir and then studied the flute at the Conservatory of Music. At the age of 16 I selected music and conducted radio programs. At the age of 20 I specialized as a sound engineer and at the age of 26 I made my first album, literally all by myself.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
I am inspired by different musical genres; I wrote classical music at school to start writing rock songs, house or arranging by distorting the songs. My first album was a mix of funky, pop, dance and some R&B covers. I honestly don’t have a music genre, that’s sometimes a problem for some artists. Let’s say “pop.”
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Making music is something that never tires me. I’m an extremely creative person and every new song stimulates me. Consider that I also create videos and covers myself.
What are your biggest musical influences?
I certainly have classical influences because of my studies. Then 80s brit-pop and 90s dance did the rest. I was also influenced by little-known artists but with elaborate and rich productions.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I’ve always been an independent artist. I also had my own music label with which I produced other artists. But I’d like to post something with a label at least once.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
As a producer I have to say that artist management is always a challenge. As an author it was perhaps the arrangement of my song “Diva” born with a disco house arrangement but that I strongly wanted as a rock song.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I released an album, my first “Unplugged”. Then two EPs “Stupendo” and “Diva” and then I started releasing only single songs that I will collect on an album in the future. They are also featured on some compilations.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
I made an Italian cover version of “Bibbidi Bobbidi boo” in reggaeton/trap version entitled “Bibbidi chulo”. The fun was then to create a remix and a mashup video with the main popstars. I advise everyone to look at it.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I’m actually digitally ing my first 1997 album “Unplugged” released at the time only on CD. Song after song I am restoring and remastering everything giving a new life and new depth to my songs.