We had the good fortune of connecting with Darius Mylik and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Darius, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk to me is translated as faith and faith is the foundation of any great business or exploit. Faith is something that I use everyday. It revives me, it renews my ambition and purifies my intentions. Without Fatih I would not have launched out to become a music artist. Music is heavily oversaturated and there is a stigma with new artist where as people hear about new artists so much that they almost would rather not give your new music a chance. I didn’t allow that to break me or wrap me in fear. I make sure that I am unique, that I work hard on my sound and most importantly grow. Belief plus action is the definition of intention and execution. Faith is everything in starting a new venture and it has to the driving point.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art simply put is the Genreless way. It is to expect the unexpected. I work within a few genres but my primary focus right now is R&B. The sound is somewhat like a Bilal or a Sir type of feel, very unique. When you hear my music the biggest thing you’ll feel is conviction and honesty. I think that is what helps people to relate to my music because I write from an honest place. The story could be one of my own of something that a friend of mine might have gone through but the conviction will remain constant. I can’t make music that I don’t feel, it has to take me to a place. It’s as if God is singing over me but I just have to tap into it that frequency to hear him. I truly got to where I am in music now following God, that’s as honest as I can put it. As far as the challenges they were primarily from myself because music is not something I initially wanted to do so I stalled instead of jumping in. I overcame by faith and I just believe if I am going to do something to give it everything in me. That’s just how I go. The lessons I have learned are to follow your purpose the first time God tells you and secondly for artist set up a business to invest into your music that does not heavily trade time for money. I want the world to know that I am dropping the hottest R&B tape of 2021, book that. It’s the Genreless way.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If a friend was coming to visit I would first take them to….Matts big breakfast for the first meal. They can get some of that down home cooking but in a downtown setting. Later I would take them to a brunch-ish so they can get some culture and vibe with our folks ya know? After that we would let them take smooth nap to rejuvenate because that is going to be a movie lol. Later that night we would go to Maple and Ash for dinner because of the aesthetic and the food. Straight fire. If they wanted to go out that night we could hit scottsdale and see what the night life was hitting for. A typical Weekend day in the greater Phoenix area.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to recognize my team at Genreless: The Collective for their contributions to what I do. I have a small team of 3 individuals but we make big things happen and the accountability is second to none. We push each other to be our best in our respective positions and it has taken a positive toll on my music. Because I was able to delegate a few things to my other team members I have been able to focus more intently on the creative outputs and I think the music and videos speak for themselves. We’re just getting started but I want to make sure that my team knows that they are appreciated and we’re going to shock the world.