Exclusive Premiere – Harvey McKay – Virus (Bedrock Records)

Artist: Harvey McKay
Title: Virus EP
Label: Bedrock Records
Cat No: Beddigi98
Released: 24th April 2017
Genre: Techno

Harvey McKay’s tracks have long been staples in the sets of Bedrock boss John Digweed and featured on a host our ‘Live In…’ compilations. 2013 saw the Scots first full release on the imprint when he teamed up with fellow techno tormentor Carlo Lio on the excellent ‘F-+k Jack’. Twelve months later and he was answering our prayers once more with the mighty ‘Amen.’

After a three year hiatus (we can’t believe it either) Harvey is back on Bedrock and looking to infect us with his vicious musical ‘Virus’. Coming at us hard but with all of McKay’s trademark funk, this three track collection is, in our opinion, one of his finest to date.

Virus leads the EP, instantly getting under the skin with its menacing synth stabs, vocal calls and quaking kick drum. Next, we’re riding the rave keys of Psychonaut, lifting us with its positive and powerful drive. Finally, we don the armour and finish full-throttle with Armadillo. No curling up and hiding away here, this is power-house at its very best with a killer hook and infectious vibe.

Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.