Wax Motif

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Wax Motif
Birth nameDanny Chien
OriginSydney
Genres
Occupation(s)DJ, producer
Years active2008–present
Labels
Websitewaxmotif.com

Danny Chien (born 20 November), better known by his stage name Wax Motif, is an Australian DJ and producer based in Los Angeles, United States.[1]

Career[edit]

Wax Motif's work has drawn critical acclaim and support from Diplo, Major Lazer, A-Trak, GTA, Oliver Heldens, Jauz, Tommy Trash.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Wax Motif is known for his contribution to the G-House movement.[9] Wax Motif worked with Destructo for his album on Interscope.[10] They worked with Ty Dolla Sign, YG, Young Thug, Problem, Warren G.[11][12][13][14] His DJ sets incorporate this style heavily into his mixing.[15]

In an interview with Thump, Wax Motif claims his influences range from R&B, to disco and UK bass.[16] His debut EP for Mad Decent, True Joy is a reflection of this multi-genre approach, with a G-house focus.[17][18]

Wax Motif has performed at EDC Las Vegas, New York, and Mexico, HARD Summer, Day of the Dead, Holy Ship, Stereosonic, and Splendor in the Grass.[19][20][21][22][23]

He has released tracks and remixes through A-Trak's Fool's Gold, Skrillex's OWSLA, Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records.[24][25][26] A compilation on legendary label Strictly Rhythm as well as a host of remixes for YG, Young Thug, Kid Ink, Chromeo, Deadmau5, Warren G's "Regulate" and more.[27][28][29] [30][31][32]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
True Joy[33]
  • Released: 14 August 2015
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Formats: Digital download
Tokyo[34]
  • Released: 21 July 2017
  • Label: Confession
  • Formats: Digital download
Forsaken[35]
  • Released: 15 December 2017
  • Label: Night Bass Records
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Celine"[36] 2011 Non-album singles
"Used 2 Be"
(featuring Jevon Doe)[37]
2017
"Unraveling"
(featuring Kaelyn Behr)[38]
2018
"Static Theory"
(with Warez)[39]
2019

As collaborator[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance
[40]
"All Night Man"
(with Hunter Siegel)
2014 Non-album singles
"Get It All"
(with GTA)
2016 42 Good Times Ahead
"Catching Plays"
(with Destructo, feat. Pusha T & Starrah)
Renegade EP
"Crazy"
(with Vindata)
Non-album singles
"Five Alarm"
(with ANGELZ)
2017 Non-album singles
"Mental"
(with Ricci)
Forsaken EP
"I Can't Hold On"
(with GTA & Dillon Francis, feat. Anna Lunoe)
2018 Death To Genres Vol. III

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year
"New Beginnings"
(Lil Boíí Kantu prod. Wax Motif, Trackbangas, & Ely Rise)
2018

Remixes[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2017[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wax Motif All Music". AllMusic. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  2. ^ Sazyc, Stephanie (4 August 2015). "Wax Motif Drops First Single After Signing w/ Diplo's Mad Decent label, 'Krush Groove'". JamFeed Inc. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Twitter". Major Lazer. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Fool's Gold Radio – July 2012 Mix". A-Trak. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Town Ballroom – Wax Motif and GTA". Town Ballroom. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  6. ^ "EDM Boutique Wax Motif". EDM Boutique. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Jauz Diplo and Friends Mix". Jauz. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Tommy Trash and Wax Motif – Hex". ProtocolRecordings Magazine. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  9. ^ Brown, Harley (13 August 2015). "Wax Motif, Former 'G-House' Pioneer, Goes Extra Hard on 'Fly'". SpinMedia. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Destructo Inks Deal With Insomniac Records/Interscope Records". Interscope Records. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  11. ^ destructoHARD (22 January 2016). "YouTube Destructo – 4 Real (Featuring Ty Dolla $ign and ILOVEMAKONNEN)". Youtube. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  12. ^ "YG – My N***a (Destructo and Wax Motif Remix)". Destructohard Soundcloud. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Stoner (Wax Motif Remix) [Explicit]". Amazon. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  14. ^ Greenberg, Alexandra (12 December 2014). "Warren G "Regulate" (Destructo and Wax Motif Remix)". msopr. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Beatport: Wax Motif". Beatport. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  16. ^ Khawaja, Jemayel (30 October 2014). "Destructo and Wax Motif Talk HARD's Hip Hop Influences". thump. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  17. ^ "True Joy – EP". Itunes. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  18. ^ Brown, Harley (13 August 2015). "Wax Motif, Former 'G-House' Pioneer, Goes Extra Hard on 'Fly'". SpinMedia. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Wax Motif Songkick". Songkick. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  20. ^ Bonavoglia, Brian (8 December 2015). "Relive Wax Motif's Monstrous Set from HARD Day of the Dead". thissongslaps. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Holy Ship! 2015 Live Sets – Wax Motif". Hard Hardfest.com Soundcloud. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Sterosonic Adds Strange Talk Plus Local Lineup". Vmusic. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  23. ^ "2011 Splendor in the Grass Revealed". ABC. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  24. ^ "Fool's Gold Clubhouse Vol. 2 + HARD Summer Ticket Giveaway". Fool's Gold. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  25. ^ OWSLA (9 April 2015). "Etnik – Unclassified (featuring Mykki Blanco) [Wax Motif Remix]". Youtube. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  26. ^ "Wax Motif Dim Mak". Dim Mak. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  27. ^ "YG – My N***a (Destructo and Wax Motif Remix)". Destructohard Soundcloud. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  28. ^ "Stoner (Wax Motif Remix) [Explicit]". Amazon. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  29. ^ "[STREAM] KID INK FT. DEJ LOAF – BE REAL (WAX MOTIF & GLADIATOR REMIX)". Gottadancedirty. March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  30. ^ "Chromeo – Come Alive (Wax Motif Remix)". Chromeo Soundcloud. March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  31. ^ "Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Wax Motif Remix)". Mau5trap Soundcloud. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  32. ^ Greenberg, Alexandra (12 December 2014). "Warren G "Regulate" (Destructo and Wax Motif Remix)". msopr. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  33. ^ "True Joy - EP by Wax Motif on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  34. ^ "Tokyo EP from Confession on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  35. ^ "Forsaken [Night Bass Records] :: Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  36. ^ "Celine - Single by Wax Motif on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  37. ^ "Used 2 Be feat. Jevon Doe (Original Mix) by Wax Motif on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  38. ^ "Unraveling (feat. Kaelyn Behr) - Single by Wax Motif on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  39. ^ "Static Theory - Single by Wax Motif on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  40. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs".