Trance Wax is a true master of his craft…
It was almost inevitable that growing up with a love for trance would eventually result in Garry McCartney releasing his own interpretations of the sound. From Trance Wax’s origins in 2016 as an outlet for the Belfast-based artist’s remixes of the genre, the alias of Ejeca is firmly cemented as a key player in the contemporary trance landscape.
He now shifts into a fresh artistic chapter, having shared the previous self-titled album via Anjunabeats amidst a period where dancefloors were merely a figment of the imagination. Sophomore album ‘Open Up The Night’ via independent dance label Armada Music is a club-oriented 16-track heater, championed by front runners including The xx’s Romy, Keinemusik and KI/KI.
This artistic drive of Trance Wax – unapologetically sharing the genre he loves in innovative ways – directly correlates to the recognition garnered since the birth of the project some years ago. A Radio 1 Essential Mix in the alias’ early days set precedent for the forthcoming success for the already-respected artist, landing during a period where the genre was almost taboo to audibly enjoy. Add a Boiler Room in Montreal, a helping of self-titled US-based radio shows with Insomniac and a string of sold out white label vinyl to the mix – plus collaborations with icons of the trance genre including Ferry Corsten and Moya Brennan, and remixes for key players including Solomun and Agents Of Time – and you can understand the scale of appreciation for Trance Wax.
Making his debut to a Thick as Thieves event, is Papa Smuf, one of the most sought after names in Australia. Garnering a dedicated following with his vinyl-only sets that traverse trance, prog, and techno, the Papa Smurf brand knows no limitations.
Joined by a class selection of local support and Thick as Thieves Agency DJs, this will be a party from start to finish!
Meet you at the cage!
8pm – Close
Level 2/229 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
We would like to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung people as the traditional owners of this land and pay our respects to their elder’s past, present and emerging.
ACCESSIBILITY, INCLUSIVITY AND SAFETY
Revolver Upstairs prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive space. We aim to ensure that all people who visit Revolver Upstairs are treated equally and with dignity and respect.
Revolver Upstairs is located on the 1st floor at 299 Chapel St, Prahran. Unfortunately due to the age and heritage listing of building and the accompanying occupancy permit it is not wheelchair accessible. For people with limited mobility, not in a wheelchair the venue is relatively easy to navigate once upstairs, with the performance areas, bar and toilets on the same level.
Revolver Upstairs are a proudly inclusive organisation and have gender neutral amenities available.
The nearest station is Prahran on the Sandringham line. The venue is a short 500m walk from station, see below for details:
Tram routes that service our location are 78 (stop 45), 6 (stop 31) and 72 (stop 31).
Bus route 603 (get off at Chapel St/Commercial Rd) and 604 (get off at Chapel St/Malvern Rd)
There are numerous secure and street parking options in the area.
Via Taxi / Uber / Shebah:
Please speak to management if you would like assistance in acquiring an Uber or Taxi from our venue, details such as car license plate and time of leaving can be recorded upon request. If you would prefer a female only ride service we recommend Shebah: www.shebah.com.au
Chapel Street and most side streets are restricted to one hour of free parking. After 6pm there is no restrictions on how long you park. There are no metres, parking is free. Additionally there are two free councils carparks which grant two hours of free parking during the day and untimed free parking after 6pm. Be sure to check signage to ensure compliance. There is a paid carpark off King Street.
For more info about Revolver Upstairs, visit: revolverupstairs.com.au.
- Date: Sunday 10 December, 2023
- Time: 8pm - Close
- Cost: $$25+
- Venue: Revolver Upstairs
- Address: Level 2/229 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181