Harvey McKay is one of a few DJs and techno musicians with a profile education. He has graduated the Glasgow School of Electronic Music and made a fast breakthrough with releases on Soma, Bedrock, Drumcode to name a few.
McKey has hit the Beatport charts with his releases for a few times, three times as No1 in techno and his “Lost” has been on the charts for about half a year.
Having started to produce a lot later than he has started DJing, he doesn’t regret it and enjoys it in full. You can see the connection with the crowd that he creates and it’s unique, probably because he is from Glasgow, and in his own words,
“…Glasgow made me who I am for sure; I have such a love for the place. To go back to what I said before about talking to people and connecting/chatting with people I have not met before I think stems from me being from Glasgow, the people are the most approachable people I have met on the planet, there’s an areal sense of community there.”
No matter what makes McKay the way he is, his distinctive style of driving yet soulful techno deserves all the respect. Three of his releases have hit the top 10 on Drumcode, Intec, and Octopus. His Alpha 4-track was released as part of the “Slam Presents Glasgow: Transmissions” series on Soma Records, which recently won ‘Best Compilation’ at the DJ Mag Awards.
Harvey McKey is releasing “The Chase” on Sian’s Octopus recordings.
The two-track is pure techno.
The Chase and the Crash will drive a few thousand people festival insane. It’s fast, hard and doesn’t let go. A perfect example of McKay’s touch.