Sydney DJ and promoter Kerry Wallace crafted his reputation overseas, hosting parties and playing sets in the world’s finest nightspots. As well as hosting a regular radio show on UK pirate station House FM, Wallace whiled away summers in Ibiza, taking residence at acclaimed clubs Es Vive, Savanna Beach Club, Es Paradis and the Itaca Roof Terrace. Since returning home, Wallace has launched the popular weekly S.A.S.H party with Matt Weir. Having recently relocated S.A.S.H to the Flyover venue in the Sydney CBD, Wallace and Weir will appear this weekend at the Ivy’s Leased Summer Series party, featuring headliner Marcel Dettmann and Detroit Swindle.
Did you grow up in a musical household?
My sister’s a singer, Mum and my aunty played piano – as did I, at one stage – and my dad had a big record collection. I guess it all rubbed off in its own way.
Who was your biggest musical inspiration?
I’m not going to tell the typical Michael Jackson story, because The Beach Boys ruled!
Your Paved Way touring and events company with Matt Weir has been getting busier and busier. It must be an exciting time for you.
The S.A.S.H family is ever growing, especially with our new venue, and our newly formed Leased crew/parties are pumping too. Oh! We have a Leased party this Saturday with Marcel Dettmann and Detroit Swindle, you should come!
You still give yourself the time to get behind the decks. What kind of sets should we expect from you on your upcoming dates?
Most people in Sydney know I like to keep things as deep as possible, but for the next Leased party things will be getting a bit more techno with Dettmann.
Sydney’s music scene is under the political spotlight at the moment – what do you make of its current health?
The scene is good here now in Sydney, but unfortunately that’s about to be spoiled by politicians who know nothing about nothing. It’s sad but true.