Bruce, Vishal Unni & Soop
11 October 2019
Larry McCarthy creates postmodern rhythmic drama at the burning intersection of UK dance music. Bruce's music operates at all speeds without any predictable formula. Some tracks stutter and thump with cybernetic power; others flutter and glide in poignant shades of blurring colour. It’s a fragmented, low-frequency meltdown, evocative shimmers of light emanating from the cracks. Sometimes what you're listening to is suddenly scraped offand wiped away, leaving only silence as you blink in disbelief.
With a deep understanding of tension and release - essential for thrills and head-spins - McCarthy has been a fundamental force in the continuing output of the pioneering label collective Hessle Audio since his 2014 debut. Since its inception, McCarthy has been also a close affiliate of the Timedance label, where he’s continued to expand his sound, along with Livity Sound and Hemlock.
McCarthy’s hyperactive and surreal humour allows him to recreate the process of converting experimental abstraction into exhilarating energy when he’s performing as a DJ. His nuanced dancefloor approach has already taken him on tour as far as the US and Japan. He further explores his own marriage of heartfelt music and daft humour via his monthly Noods Radio show, ‘Get Loose! With Bruce,’ coyly lassoing together various sonic phenomena that inspire his music.
Vishal Unni begun his career as a DJ/producer three years ago and in a short span of time he’s already shared the stage with heavyweights like Mateo and Spirit, as well as opened for the legendary artist, Basshunter by winning a DJ competition. His primary influences come from artists like, Boris Brejcha, Maksim Dark, Kohra and SHFT. His sounds can be described as a marriage of the more melodic side of progressive house and techno in terms of musicality and structure, with dark pulsating bass lines and rich psychedelic influences. In terms of energy his sets jump back and forth between darker and brighter sound stages, creating a continual wave of movement throughout.
Travelling between Sydney and Bangalore, Soop has made his presence know in both cities. Adding in elements across genres to bind together his sets into a melodic journey which keep the crowd going.