Marty Guilfoyle is all smiles as we sit down to talk. It’s as bubbly as you may think about whereas having fun with a cup of espresso earlier than a busy day.
The DJ is understood for his radio present on SPIN the place he showcases EDM music in addition to Irish artists, together with himself in that lineup.
Marty has been making his personal music for years and just lately teamed up with Nicole O’Brien for a model new single, an up to date model of Kylie Minogue’s Love At First Sight.
VIP Journal caught up with Marty over espresso to talk about music, basketball and naturally One Tree Hill.
Hey, Marty! To begin with, inform us about working with Nicole. How did that occur?
Nicole adopted me on Instagram simply earlier than Christmas. However I wasn’t truly conscious of her as a result of I am horrible with actuality TV. Once I began following her I listened to her music and her voice is superb. Then in January I went by way of demos to seek out out who would sing what. Certainly one of them was Kylie Minogue’s Love At First Sight and I simply knew Nicole can be good for it. I despatched her a DM. She laughs about it as a result of she says I used to be on her hit record of individuals to work with this yr. So we ended up working collectively for the yr and the music is popping out quickly.
How do you begin your day?
The very first thing I do, irrespective of how chilly it’s, is sit outdoors on my balcony and not using a cellphone. I am simply sitting on my own in my bathrobe. Espresso can also be the usual. On account of my life-style, I rise up fairly late, so it is often noon once I do that. So I get to observe how folks go about their day. They have been up for six or seven hours. I ponder if they give the impression of being up and marvel what I am doing.
Who would play you in a film?
Zac Efron. [Laughs] We’ve got the identical birthday, he’s older, however the identical birthday. We’ve got so many parallels, clearly he performed a personality who performed basketball, he performed a DJ. For a yr earlier than my birthday, I posted 4 footage of myself after which 4 footage of me dressed as Zac in his films to want my bestie a contented birthday. He clearly did not see it. I had not ready for that. It is simply because we’re birthday twins.
How would you spend your good day?
Excellent day, wow. I am a fiend for staying in mattress. Not as a result of I am unhappy or something. If somebody needs to come back over and spend the day in mattress, order a takeout for lunch and a chipper for dinner, and watch actually dangerous reveals on Netflix, that is my good day. No steps on the watch. I feel folks would assume my good day features a stroll. However mendacity in mattress all day and consuming horrible meals.
Let’s plan a cocktail party, who can be your three splendid visitors?
My mom one hundred pc. Prior to now few years we now have now develop into actually good mates, quite than simply mom and son. Each Sunday we go to bingo collectively anyway. It’s so good. I’ve by no means felt so younger. However I pushed that point apart. Then, Kobe Bryant, if he had been alive. I really like basketball, however even when you do not know something about it, his work ethic was unbelievable. Dan Dua Lipa.
Inform us the perfect recommendation you have ever obtained.
The most effective recommendation is one thing folks do not like to listen to, however it’s that generally issues do not work out. It is very, very straightforward for somebody who does what you do to say “work onerous, attain your objectives, you will get there”. However in actuality, not everybody does. I am unable to bear in mind who informed me that, however it actually caught with me. Often the recommendation is: ‘Work onerous, you’ll get there’, however generally not. It is nice to have that mindset to place your head down and work, however it’s okay if it would not work out. It is actually detrimental. I am sorry.
Who do you look as much as probably the most?
I need to say my father. My mom was a hairdresser till she was in her late twenties, when she determined she wished to enter legislation. So she packed up her hairdresser and used her financial savings to go to school and lift three youngsters. My dad was a firefighter, so he did all of that whereas attempting to maintain all the pieces working whereas my mother skilled as a lawyer. My work ethic, I bought it from him. I sort of cursed him for it generally as a result of I assumed, “Dad, I have not slept in per week.” However once I look again at all the pieces he did once I was rising up. He took care of us when my mom was away and he labored nights. The tales he informed us, like in case you take a nap at three within the morning and the alarm goes off 20 minutes later and then you definately’re placing out a hearth or a automobile accident. It is cliche, however it’s my dad.
In the event you may watch a TV present for the primary time once more, what would it not be?
A tree hill. I am obsessed. I used to be in America and by accident ended up within the city the place they filmed One Tree Hill. We got here to this city referred to as Wilmington in North Carolina, there was a bridge on Google Maps that mentioned “One Tree Hill Bridge”. However I assumed, “That may’t be what it’s.” However sure, it was all filmed there. I went to stroll round, however folks now reside within the homes, so they simply noticed a person wanting into their homes. I used to be in my component.
What are you bingeing proper now?
I simply completed Wednesday. I liked it. It was so good. Superior.
In the event you could not be a DJ, what would you do?
I might wish to assume I might be taking part in basketball. I went to school on a scholarship, however I needed to decide the place basketball and music collided. I could not play basketball and do radio full time. Lastly, I made the choice to enter radio full-time. So I needed to depart basketball. Not that I remorse it, however I do miss basketball. If there was an opportunity there, perhaps. Nonetheless teaching.
The place is your favourite place on the earth?
I like Kerry. Each time I am performing there I get actually excited. Once we go overseas…oh…Bali is so cliché. Macau within the south of China is superb. I preferred that very a lot. I do need a home in Kerry, so I will say that.
What’s in your bucket record?
My bucket record is to work with Dua Lipa. I interviewed her for my radio present a number of years in the past and he or she was so strong. So sound.
Nicole O’Brien & Marty Guilfoyle’s New Single Love At First Sight Is Out March 3