NUDE141: Harvey McKay
Harvey McKay has created a distinctive style with a name that is synonymous with driving and soulful techno.
As a DJ, Harvey McKay has exceptional skill in reading the crowd. He has played at some of the biggest clubs around the world: Space Ibiza, Awakenings, Ultra Music Festival, Fabric, Space Miami and many more. He recently played at the very first Drumcode Festival in Amsterdam, followed by playing the Steelyard Stage at the UK’s Creamfields.
With 3 Beatport Techno No.1’s to date, and 9 top 10 releases Harvey was also Beatport techno’s 4th best-selling artist of 2014. He has released on all the techno stalwarts: Drumcode, Cocoon, Bedrock, Intec, Soma and most recently We Are The Brave.
Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you feel this series, please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.
Q. Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A. Real proper fu**king techno that sucks you into the groove.
Q. What’s your personal favourite track on it?
A. Thomas Schumacher – When I Rock (Johannes Heil Remix) – this track is a good reminder of what techno is about from back in the day, and it still holds up against today’s techno. What an absolutely amazing bit of techno!
Q. What’s the special ingredient in this mix
A. No nonsense! Just real raw techno grooves and rhythms.
Q. Tell us about your next EP?
A. I have a more musical track coming out on Gregor Tresher’s label this month, as I like to explore all areas in my techno productions.
Q. What have you got coming up?
A. I’ve got loads of gigs coming up this year and I’m also dipping my toe in the teaching side of production; this is with the likes of Mixmasters over in Ibiza. I’ve been really enjoying this side of things as it is something new and fresh.
Q. And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
A. There is so much garbage masquerading as techno at the moment from all angles – from EDM to Gaba. I would encourage people to follow their ears and not the heard. Seek out good music from the amazing wealth of producers out there. Don’t just submit to what paid-for social media force feeds down your neck. If you seek it out, you will find some real quality underground music as it still exists out there!
- Harvey McKay – On The Drum
- Ryan McKay – Cipher
- Dj Dextro – Xzibit
- Planetary Assault Systems – Give It Up
- Harvey McKay – Organism
- Linear Phase – Transition (Arnaud Le Texier Remix)
- Planetary Assault Systems – Rip the Cut (Luke Slater Remix)
- Harvey Mckay – Mechanic
- Mark Broom – Recessive
- Alessandro Grops – Connect
- Marcal – Cyclic Voltammetry
- Cirkle – Deedo
- Dj Dextro – Hipersonia
- Ackermann – Ooh I like it (Harvey McKay Remix)
- Thomas Schumacher – When I Rock (Johannes Heil remix)