The announcement coincides with the official release of his acclaimed ‘Rhythm Of The Night’ bootleg

4 August 2023 – Following his debut on Armada Music in April of this year, Trance Wax today announced the forthcoming release of his second album, ‘Open Up The Night’, on 29 September 2023. The announcement came accompanied by the highly anticipated digital release of his Rhythm Of The Night’ bootleg

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A sixteen-track journey through nostalgia-infused modern trance, ‘Open Up The Night’ symbolizes Trance Wax’s evolution from his early days of adapting trance classics for the modern dance floor. Now homing in on his own interpretation of the genre, the Belfast-born DJ and producer showcases an expansive sonic palette through original productions (‘Adeya’, ‘Aslan’) and elsewhere sample-powered productions (‘Open Up The Night’, ‘Rhythm Of The Night’). Expect an increase in tempo as Trance Wax shows he means business in this increasingly popular genre.

“Listeners can expect a switch-up in BPM compared with the last album,” said Garry McCartney (Trance Wax). “It's a reflection of what I love listening to, be it trance or other genres. There’s some drum and bass influences woven in as well as a bit of breakbeat, which adds a new dimension to the whole thing. It’s the product of a good few years of experimentation that resulted in something really fast and exciting.”

‘Rhythm Of The Night’, the fifth single to drop ahead of the full album’s release, is a bootleg of Corona’s 1993 hit. Previously available only on a limited 646-copy vinyl run, the track has been highly requested by fans and DJs alike following support from tastemakers such as Romy of The xx, Job Jobse, Keinemusik, Âme, Michael Bibi and more.

On ‘Rhythm Of The Night’, Garry McCartney (Trance Wax) adds: “I always believed in this record and still get a buzz from playing it and seeing other people play it. It’s been so heavily requested as a digital release since I put it out on ‘Trance Wax Seven’, so I really want to thank Corona for allowing me to officially share it with the world.”

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The album's creative is by acclaimed visual artist Dan Tombs who is most notably responsible for creating and performing visuals for John Hopkins’ Singularity tour and, most recently, Nia Archives.

‘Open Up The Night’ will be available from 29 September, 2023 as a high-quality double pack vinyl, and via streaming platforms.

Track List

1. Trance Wax - Open Up The Night

2. Trance Wax - Dark Space

3. Trance Wax - Antiga

4. Trance Wax - Aslan

5. Trance Wax - So Alone

6. Trance Wax - Adeya

7. Trance Wax - Artificial Intelligence

8. Trance Wax - Ascend

9. Trance Wax - Your Journey

10. Trance Wax - Distance

11. Trance Wax - Innerpeace

12. Trance Wax - Love Me Higher

13. Trance Wax - Larus

14. Trance Wax - Only You

15. Trance Wax - The Story

16. Trance Wax - Rhythm Of The Night

Notes to editor:

  • For all ‘Rhythm Of The Night’ release assets (artwork, lyrics, streaming link etc.), please click here
  • For Bandcamp pre-order link please click here
  • For Trance Wax's press kit, please click here
  • Trance Wax’s second album ‘Open Up The Night’ will be released on 29 September, 2023 via Armada Music

About Trance Wax

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 frontrunners including The xx’s Romy, Keinemusik and KI/KI. Trance might be the genre becoming cool again - seminal international names including Bicep, Solomum, Tiësto and Calvin Harris are playing, or producing, the sound - but Trance Wax remains firmly rooted to his ethos. He is unafraid to be pioneering within the scene to distinguish himself, exemplified through his live setup, although the pride he feels witnessing the success and acclamation of music he has shared for years is immense.

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 front-running 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, plus remixes for key players including Solomun and Agents Of Time - and you can understand the scale of appreciation for Trance Wax.

About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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