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 off and 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 also been 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.
McCarthy’s debut album is due later this year – only the third artist album to be released on Hessle Audio. It promises to further amplify his powers and change the shape of electronic music through deep, hi-tech self-expression.