Your favorite Aussie selecta and ours, Wax Motif, returns to New York for his biggest headline play yet on Friday, August 25. After his last sold-out show at the Musica during NY Fashion Week, we couldn’t wait to bring him back for another incredible performance at an iconic location - Knockdown Center.
Wax Motif's high energy, coupled with his silky genre-defying sound that flawlessly blends elements of the deep, bangin', and gangsta with some smooth notes of R&B and hip hop thrown in for good measure, is oh-so-fun to experience. Throughout his decade-long career, he's stood out as an innovator of cross-genre pollination and pioneer in bass-forward house music.
If you think you're unfamiliar with Wax Motif's sound, think again. Hits like his 2017 remix of Chris Lorenzo and AC Slater's "Fly Kicks" on Night Bass helped establish him a reliable and sought-after producer/remixer, while recent chart-toppers like "Bump, Bump, Bump" and "On The Low" with Longstoryshort prove his ability to find the confluence between nostalgia and modern day swag,
Wax Motif for Gray Area at Somewhere Nowhere New York
If you've caught performances from artists like Diplo, John Summit, and Oliver Heldens, chances are you've heard his music woven throughout their sets. And you can even count cultural icons like Diddy, featured on his thumping 2019 turn to tech house "Divided Souls," among his many supporters.
Wax Motif's been on a major tear in recent years. His most recent release, "Traga" ft STO Cultr marks his debut on Lee Foss' Repopulate Mars, and this techy, Latin house track is already a fan favorite. And the rest of 2023 shows no signs of slowing with his upcoming collab with UK newcomer Riordan, "La Samba," dropping on Nervous Records on March 17.
While Wax Motif has some notable releases on labels like Interscope Records, Mad Decent, and Insomniac Records, he's also an industry tastemaker, a talent he expresses through his imprint Divided Souls Records, which he started in 2019. There he released his landmark debut album, House of Wax, fully encapsulating the imprint's ethos. Composed of 17 songs (many of which were older jams he didn't think fit with other labels) that genuinely showcase his ingenuity, range, and versatility, House of Wax produced many a banger, including "Skank N Flex" (with Scruzfizzer), which has 13.5 million streams on Spotify.
Yes, Wax stands out when you consider his nearly two million monthly listeners on Spotify, his many sold-out shows, and his appearances at festivals like Ultra, ARC, CRSSD, Electric Zoo, HARD, EDC, and Holy Ship. Yet, beyond the indelible mark on house music, he impacts the community because of his massive personality and humble and encouraging spirit.
The lineup includes exciting support acts, Dateless and Viviana Casanova. LA-based DJ and producer Dateless has gained international acclaim, with music signed to labels like Jamie Jones' Hot Creations & HOTTRAX, Solid Grooves, Viva Music, Dirtybird & Toolroom. He's performed at EDC Las Vegas, EDC Mexico, Holy Ship, Dirtybird Campouts and Dirtybird BBQs. His track "Ever Work" has topped the Beatport charts, while "Cuando Mueves" has impressively accumulated over 2.3 million streams on Spotify.
DJ and producer Viviana Casanova, hailing from Chile and currently residing in Spain, has earned international acclaim with her distinct blend of electronic sounds. In 2019, Viviana joined the elrow family, as a new resident of elrow parties worldwide. Viviana has performed in a variety of international clubs and festivals such as elrow Hailing from Chile and currently residing in Spain, Viviana Casanova has earned international acclaim with her distinct blend of electronic sounds. In 2019, Viviana joined the elrow family, as a new resident of elrow parties worldwide along with performing in a variety of international clubs and festivals such as elrow, Medusa Festival, Ultra, Amnesia Ibiza by Pyramid and is currently at the end of her summer tour.
Don't miss your chance to be in the building for Wax Motif's biggest headlining show. We're proud to be part of his journey and hope you will join us to be a part of it too.