Following releases on labels such as Greco-Roman, TTT and Templar Sound, Dro Carey (Eugene Ward) returns to the scene with his new offering, the industrious yet delicate track ‘Queensberry Rules’ featuring the vocals of KUČKA, taken from his Dark Zoo EP, out now via Australian label Soothsayer.
Where his previous releases have been firmly focused on the smoke-riddled clubs, Queensberry Rules sees Dro Carey traverse new territory. Working with KUČKA and Collarbones’ Marcus Whale on the track, ‘Queensberry Rules’ sees the Sydney producer creating a unique pop sound, however maintain the gritty DNA that he is so distinctively known for.
As Dro states “’Queensberry Rules' are the set of rules that outline the general code for boxing matches. It's a document about fairness and sportsmanship in a pretty violent activity. That immediately struck me as a great title for a demo. Working with KUČKA and Marcus Whale (of Collarbones) as a co-writer, I think their lyrics perfectly hit upon the sense of irony that I wanted the song to have.”
The track was the first official taste from his Dark Zoo EP which sees Ward push the limits even further within his musical explorations. Whether it’s the pop moments of ‘Queensberry Rules’ and ‘Dark Zoo’ where he employs the vocals of both KUČKA and FKL respectively to elevate the sonic sensory overload to new levels, to the brooding club explorations that are ‘Grow Lithe’ and ‘Hidden Halls’; the EP is his musical coup d'état from the outset – simultaneously sinister, restrained and intoxicating.
We are absolutely thrilled to present this little gem on Vinyl. This special vinyl release also includes not only the single, but two remixes from heavy weights Mall Grab and Cassius, and a very special new track titled ‘Under’ which is and will always only be available on the vinyl release of this. Dive in!
Published: 2nd November 2016