Los Angeles, Calif. DJ Georgia Sinclair committed to her Las Vegas DJ residency at Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub in Resorts World Las Vegas before the property was even finished. Having just launched her first ever NFT this summer at NFT NYC and other career milestones makes for one of the most exciting times in her career. We had the opportunity to pick DJ Georgia Sinclair's brain to learn more about her music journey and her involvement in the metaverse.
Q: When are your next shows at Resorts World Las Vegas?
A: [The upcoming shows are on] Friday, August 19 with DJ Snake for the release of my new single “Rumbo" and Thursday, September 8 with Cheat Codes.
Q: How did you and your team secure the Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub residency?
A: Jared Garcia and Brent Freed from Resorts World Las Vegas approached me during the pandemic about coming on board as a Zouk and Ayu resident DJ. Both clubs and the Resorts World Casino were still under construction at the time, so all of the talent who signed on didn’t know what to expect.
What was most reassuring to me was that they had managed to assemble a team of some of the most well-respected nightlife professionals in Las Vegas. As it turns out, that team has created one of the most outstanding nightlife experiences on the planet. I am really proud to be part of their roster and can’t wait to work together a lot more in the future.
Q: When did your interest in music arise and at what point did it mature from an interest to a career pursuit?
A: I have lived and breathed music for as long as I can remember. I remember the first time I saw a DJ, I was floored. This person was able to manipulate the crowd’s mood and energy levels just by playing a particular track....I was hooked!
Initially, [it] started as a passion project for me; I didn’t really care if it turned into a career. I did it because it made me happy—plain and simple. Before I knew it I had gained enough traction to turn music into my full time career and the rest is history!
Q: What was the most challenging learning curve regarding your music career?
A: To let go of perfectionism. I can’t tell you how many hard drives of unreleased tracks I have that will probably never see the light of day because they weren’t “perfect.” Nothing keeps you stagnant quite like fear and fear is another word for perfectionism.
Once I recognized that, I did a lot of work on it and now my perspective is totally different. I can’t wait to put as many of my songs as possible out!
Will people love every one of them? The reality is, no. Do I care? No! I like them, and hopefully some other people will too. You can’t overthink it, you just have to throw it out there and see how it goes!
Q: How was your new single “Rumbo” influenced by your summer vacation in Cuba?
A: The architecture and culture is unmatched [and] the people are so accommodating and friendly! I have been fortunate enough to travel to a lot of different places in my life, but Cuba was truly one of the most beautiful and special places I have ever visited. I wanted to create a track that captured some of the feelings I experienced during my trip and I believe I’ve done that with "Rumbo."
Q: Can you explain how your virtual residency works?
A: I recently announced my first ever virtual residency with Redpill VR. Redpill is a virtual reality platform that creates virtual performance venues. Recently, they launched their first virtual venue called Aurora which is where my virtual shows take place.
When I play a virtual show, I am performing live in a studio. My movements are tracked using a special virtual camera system and this tracking drives a virtual motion capture avatar version of me.
Users can either experience the live show in VR via the Redpill app, or watch a 2D livestream. Currently, these shows are free to attend and I announce them via my Instagram account, @georgiasinclair.
Q: How was it to work virtually with Paul Oakenfold in the metaverse?
A: A total buzz! I consider him to be one of my idols. Paul was arguably one of the first DJ’s to cross over into mainstream music, so I am not at all surprised that he is one of the first artists to be entering the virtual space.
He’s always 10 steps ahead. We have played two virtual shows together so far on the Redpill VR platform and we have a few more coming up in the next few months.
Q: What advice do you have for younger generations that dream of becoming a successful DJ?
A: Nothing worth having ever comes easily, but I promise it’s worth it. Becoming a great DJ takes a lot of time and patience but if you practice a lot you will eventually get there.
Continue to be open to learning about yourself and your field. I still learn something almost every time I am around other DJ’s.
Evolution is key too; the DJ’s with staying-power are all masters at this—Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris. Also, invest heavily into your marketing. You can be the best DJ in the world or have the best song but it’s useless if people don’t know about you.
Photography by: Courtesy of Georgia Sinclair