TROY aka DOLLY has been getting some of the best dance floors in Australia shaking with his carefully curated collection of House & Techno.
His music collecting started from a very young age, and was heavily influenced by his parents and grandparents having been music collectors themselves with an outrageous vinyl collection of Disco, Blues, House, Jazz, Pop & Rock.
"I remember being about 5 or 6 years old and my mum would put recordings of RAGE & Countdown on the TV, I would watch them for hours and Buying my first Ministry of Sound in 2005. I was 10 years old and one track on the Album was "I AM THA 1" by Australian Producer Mr Timothy, Featuring Inaya Day. The album was mixed by Australian DJ John Course and features some of the best dance music ever made, it included tracks by StoneBridge, Soul Central, Basement Jaxx, Deep Dish, Mylo, Eric Prydz, Junior Jack & The ShapeShifters famous track "Lolas Theme". That album made me fall in love with House & Dance music and peoples reactions to those tracks when played in clubs today is phenomenal its like they're reliving their childhood or first clubbing days"
"When I was in junior school I would collect CD albums from all of my friends and use my own to make compilations to play at the school disco. Who knew a decade later I would be playing in nightclubs.”
In March 2016 Troy’s friend Louise Hunt introduced him to a set of CDJ2000s and showed him the basics of mixing. 2 months later he would play one of his first gigs at Melbourne's POOF DOOF at Chasers nightclub on Chapel Street, one of the biggest gay club nights in Australia.
That was just the beginning for Troy and since then his DJ career has soared playing at many other events & venues in Australia & Bali such as BONEY(MELB), THE BERESFORD HOTEL, OXFORD ART FACTORY, MOTEL MEXICOLA, DA MARIA, SUNDAY SERVICE, CLOSET, SIRCUIT, THE IMPERIAL HOTEL SYDNEY, HEAPS GAY, BOYTHiNG, THE VINEYARD, LET THE PEOPLE DANCE, HOUZE, GiRLTHING & HOMOSOCIAL as well as private functions and underground warehouse parties.
TROY also started a monthly event named BOYTHiNG, which launched in June 2016. The event is an inclusive QUEER event partnered and driven by long standing Queer Event Producers Mason Browne of (CLOSET+GAYTIMES) & Jacqui Cunningham of (GIRLTHING) which is hosted at the famous Imperial Hotel in Erskineville.