Melbourne DJ collective Wax’o Paradiso will take the stage at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale for our massive closing night party! With a penchant for Australiana psychedelia, they will be bringing their disco remixes to a one-off dance party amidst the art at The Mining Exchange. We chat with Wax’o Paradiso’s Edd Fisher ahead of the party.
Hey, thanks so much for chatting to Forte. For those in our regional areas who may not have had the chance to experience what you guys do, can you give us a brief rundown of your vibe?
Deejays with a penchant for the psychedelic sounds of yesteryear and beyond. Influenced equally by disco music and it’s iterations as the Australian landscape and mundane suburbia in their unique visual splendour.
You’re taking on the closing night dance party for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale at the Mining Exchange later this month. What can visitors expect from this one?
We’re bringing the whole show on the road and doing what we do best! Staying at the controls all night long.
Have you guys ever been to Ballarat before? Either way, what are you looking forward to about the trip?
This will be the debut of Wax’o Paradiso in Ballarat and hopefully the start of something beautiful and many more visits!
You guys have been busy, spending the past few months overseas. Can you give us a little insight as to what you were up to?
We generally escape the Melbourne winter for a few months a year to play some shows in the northern hemisphere. This year we touched down in Bali, London & Hong Kong!
You’ve played some of the country’s biggest festivals, including Splendour in the Grass and Strawberry Fields Festival, as well as rooftop gardens, luscious convents, shipping containers, train yards, supernatural amphitheaters and smack bang under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. What do you enjoy about performing in these types of exciting spaces?
Our favourite spaces to play are the unexpected. Taking music into the great outdoors or heritage-listed buildings add a special spice and unique flavour to the party.
You celebrated five years earlier this year (with an epic party!). What are the most important things for you in doing what you do?
Sharing music whilst creating an inclusive and liberated space for people to interact and DANCE.
Thanks for the chat guys! To finish off, what’s planned for the rest of 2019?
Some of our own parties and a couple of festival appearances including one of our annual highlights Strawberry Fields.
The BIFB Dance Party goes down on Saturday, October 19 at Ballarat’s Mining Exchange. For more info and tickets via ballaratfoto.org/events/waxo-paradiso