Erskineville’s Meanwhile is thriving in a post-lockout Sydney

Nothing says cool like obscurity.

Perhaps this is what the success of Meanwhile – arguably Sydney’s best-known late-night dance club – is hinged on. Born out of the abyss created by 1.30am lockouts, the dark, hazy space situated below the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville provides the perfect antidote to the Sydney’s CBD’s wounded late-night dance scene.

Kicking off in August this year, the club is a collaboration between the Maker Agency, and well-known promoters Sam Korotkov and Kiran De Silva. Sitting just outside the lockout zone, they’ve already pulled off some massive nights, with DJ sets from Rüfüs, Nina Las Vegas, Indian Summer and Sampology just to name a few. But it was the Flight Facilities after-party from their Down to Earth tour that really changed the game.

A surge of ravers from across Sydney transformed what began as the domain of hardcore inner west music lovers into a club for people all-over. The lines were long, to say the least. The disappointment was bitter for some, as many people without pre-ordered tickets had to be turned away. But the night was worth it.

Flight Facilities revealed a different side to their musical talent, providing a brilliant set of grungy beats which kept the energy of the club pulsing. The dance floor went off like never before, and the DJs like Charlie Chux and Cassian ensured that those serious party vibes continued well into the morning.

Meanwhile have not only thrown a sick party, they’ve thrown themselves into the spotlight for music fans citywide. No doubt they will continue to outdo themselves as the summer holidays roll on.