DJ and producer Garry McCartney has fast become a prominent figure in the melodic techno world.
Releases on Sasha‘s Last Night on Earth, Shall Not Fade, Tusk Wax, Aus and BPitch Control has made him a mainstay of the U.K. house and techno scene, with a recent BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record nod for ‘Ekstac’ from Annie Mac. While Ejeca soared on the underground scene, it was another passion project that drew Garry’s attention in the studio; Trance Wax.
Growing up in an era where trance and progressive artists Sasha, Chicane, and Paul Oakenfold were household pop-music names, Garry was inspired to re-cut nostalgic rave hits to fit the eclectic environment of modern dance floors.
The vinyl-only pressings worked their way into the record boxes of The Black Madonna, Bicep, Job Jobse, and Denis Sulta, found radio support from the likes of B Traits and Danny Howard, and earned him a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in 2018 – providing end of the night moments for a generation of artists who fondly remember dance music’s golden era.
His first digital remixes arrived in 2019, reworking Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab‘s ‘Clear Blue Water’ and ‘Satellite’, supporting the Anjunabeats head honchos at two sold-out London Printwork shows.
Taking things to the next level, Trance Wax has officially debuted his first original release, the ‘Manaya EP’.
Showing three sides to the Trance Wax sound, the EP draws heavily on the turn of the millennia dance music culture. There’s a heady The Future Sound Of London trip with ‘Northern Sky’, already a Friday fire record on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 show. ‘Alone Again’ takes things a step deeper; a vocal track that has been multiple years in the making from Garry. Providing a feel-good hit of euphoria, ‘Manaya’ is a throwback to the classic uplifting trance sound.
“Glad to release my first original Trance Wax productions on Anjunabeats. They’re a follow-on from the OceanLab remixes I did last year and a personal reinterpretation of classic melodic dance music. I hope you enjoy them, there’s a lot more to come.”
– Trance Wax
Trance Wax‘s ‘Manaya EP’ is available to buy and stream now, with further music to arrive later in 2020.