With its daringly sinister and experimental aura listeners would be forgiven for thinking the work of Dro Carey is actually that of an established artist’s bandcamp full of sketches on twisted R&B and dark dancefloor music.
But Dro Carey is actually the alias for 19-year-old Sydney producer and video-maker Eugene Hector, whose music has struck a chord with listeners across the world. From being covering by music juggernauts XLR8R and Resident Advisor to playing at the first OutsideIN festival (after only a handful of other gigs) it’s clear he’s a talented artist whose work is only evolving. His latest EP Westernzone is armed with gritty realism and a head-nodding beat and, below, the producer makes some SMALL TALK with us.
My name is… Eugene.
I live in… Sydney.
My EP is called… Westernzone.
Some of the things that inspired it are… the landscape of Western Australia, the Tarkovsky film Stalker.
It’s cover art looks like… an eerie building deep in the Westernzone.
My favourite track is… Lowdope.
The person I can imagine listening to it is… A pilot, a croupier, night owl types…
My favourite mixtape would include… overboard rewinds and sound fx.
When I’m not making music I… read comic books.
The last thing I downloaded was… something in the public domain of course!
The next project I’m working on is… a few Dro Carey singles before the release of my full-length Copland early next year.
Download Dro Carey’s latest EP Westernzone (“…What if Stalker was set in Western Australia?”) for a 20-minute journey into some dark electronica. Check out the video for Lowdope in the above scrolling. Directed by Christian J Petersen its a hallucinogenic trip for the thundering track.