Lloyd Keary’s latest three-track EP is a creatively put together record, showing himself as a stand out, up and comer within Scotland’s dance music scene. This is Keary’s second record on the Jackie Knows Karate label after his successful first EP ‘For You’ teaming with labelmate Kleur. It’s the seventh record to come from the label which has begun to bring more exposure to the abundance of talent within Scotland’s biggest city. Tribal Drum grooves and big basslines, Be Free is perfect for peak time sets.
The title track Be Free kicks off the record and uses hypnotic vocals and a dark groove which rolls through arpeggiated synths, building momentum into the final fifth-minute drop causing chaos on the dancefloor. HWG is a new take on thumping tech house grooves with a much fatter bass which is accentuated by colourful percussion which wouldn’t feel out of place in the busiest dancefloors. The perfect closer, Somethin New is pure raw house at it’s finest with powerful and piercing chord stabs blending with a signature Keary bassline the track goes all out as the EP closes.
Label Manager Kyle Hawkins said: ‘’There is so much talent within Scotland that people are unaware of, Glasgow has been producing some of the finest DJs and Producers in the world, the likes of Denis Sulta, Big Miz and Hudson Mohawke. Keary is one of these underground artists who focusing so hard on his craft and has fully developed his own style and sound. We signed Keary’s EP shortly after we signed his collab with Kleur because we knew how perfect it was for the label.’’
‘’At the moment, people need music, we can’t go out and dance together quite yet and it’ll be awhile before we do. Local DJs are suffering however this is the time to step up your production which Keary has and i am proud to have him return to the label’’
Residing on the outskirts of Glasgow, Keary is becoming a regular feature within the city’s dance music scene. Since landing within the scene in 2018 Keary has been involved in some of the freshest brands including Fly Club as well as playing regularly in some of Scotland’s most prominent clubs such as SWG3 and Sub Club. Keary is sure to build on his reputation and perfecting his craft with plenty of hours in the stud Keary is one to watch.
Keary is a perfect selection for the label which works with the philosophy ‘No BS, Just Pure Music’ it’s no surprise that they have garnered support both domestically and internationally from the likes of ‘Hammer’, Sub Club’s own ‘Harri’ and ‘Patrick Topping’