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Bryan Kearney on his love for Australia & massive World Premiere of ‘Karney’ alias

Karney will take you in a mind-blowing experience at Subculture Australia 2018.

Known for creating truly forward thinking productions which perfectly encapsulates the sound of energetic dance floor driven music, he is Bryan Kearney!

The Trance powerhouse will debut his Karney alias at Subculture Australia on September 1 at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena. Brimming with ravaging basslines, in-your-face beats, and Tech-Trance goodness, Karney’s set next month will get right under your skin and drive you to fist-pump until you can’t feel your arms anymore!

“Australia is a place that has shown me great respect and support over the past few years. This is something that I really appreciate and it is my pleasure to present the debut of Bryan Kearney pres. Karney,” the Trance mastermind said in a recent interview with Trance Project.

“I’m absolutely buzzing for it and it’s something that has been on my mind for most of this year. I think Melbourne is the perfect city, and Subculture Australia the ideal event to present it for the first time.”

If you’re a fan of the Trance goodness Bryan Kearney offers, be there!

See the full interview below and get tickets to Subculture 2018 here.

We’re thrilled to have you back soon in Australia for your world premiere performance as ‘Karney’! How excited are you to finally present the much-loved alias on the stage at Subculture Australia?

I’m absolutely buzzing for it and it’s something that has been on my mind for most of this year. I debuted three new Karney tracks at ASOT 850 in Holland in February and that kickstarted the year for me with regards to this alias. The idea for doing a dedicated Karney performance arose during an interview with Viktor Kidson on the same weekend. I think Melbourne is the perfect city, and Subculture Australia the ideal event to present it for the first time. 

What prompted you to start producing music under that alias and how would you describe the ‘Karney’ sound?

The Karney alias was something that I started back in 2010. There has always been an issue with the pronunciation of my second name, the E is silent in it. I suppose that I wanted to make people aware of this and at the same time delve into a slightly different area of musical creativity. The ‘Karney’ sound has always been based on a foundation of bass and drum, a stripped back sound and aimed towards the dancefloor. I brought the alias back to life in 2014 with the track ‘Say Nothing’ and that was followed up by ‘El Gato’, ‘Beg Your Pardon’, ‘Smiler’ and a track with Shugz called ‘Floorburn’. All of these tracks have an impact when played in a live environment. The rest of the Karney discography, at present are unreleased I.D’s. One was made for Subculture Belfast 2017, two for ASOT 850, one for my six hour show at Groove in Buenos Aires, two for Kearnage USA in San Francisco, and two more for my Extended show in Dublin, including a remix of Johnny Shaker – Pearl River.

The Karney sound is heavily influenced by sampling, taking influence from old school music but presented in a modern production style. I’ve taken samples from old school rave tracks, tv shows and movies and produced the tracks around these themes. It’s all about enjoyment and removing some of the seriousness that can be prevalent in this scene at times. 

What do you hope your fans get out of your much-anticipated set in Australia? Will we be hearing any new music?

I hope that the people there on the night do enjoy it. I’m venturing into the unknown in terms of this project, it will be debuted at a massive event so hopefully people have fun and enjoy themselves.

The ‘Karney’ sound is different to a normal Bryan Kearney set, It might not be to everyone’s taste and that’s absolutely fine, it’s all completely subjective. I will be fully prepared with all my music and I intend to put on the best performance that I possibly can. That’s all I can do. I feel a sense of pride in being able to deliver a solo show that is 100% my own and created by myself.

In terms of new music, I have two tracks made especially for this event that will be debuted on the night. I’ve been sitting on them for a while, it’s been difficult to resist the urge to play them out or post little teasers online but it’s better that I keep these to myself. All will be revealed on September 1st at Subculture Australia.

What’s the next move for ‘Karney’ production-wise?

I never really look too far ahead in terms of anything, it’s more important to focus on what’s happening right now. I know myself that I have improved a lot in terms of my productions since I began working in my new studio at the start of the year. My productivity has increased immensely and the overall quality has improved also. I can see the ‘Karney’ sound maturing and developing as time goes on, I can sense that myself with some of the latest tracks that I have made. I want to keep improving as an artist, that’s always my next move in terms of everything I do. 

Do you have any final words for all your die-hard fans in Australia?

Australia is a place that has shown me great respect and support over the past few years. This is something that I really appreciate and it is my pleasure to present the debut of Bryan Kearney pres. Karney at Subculture Australia on September 1st at Hisense in Melbourne. See you there. 

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Written by Miguel Ramirez

My name is Miguel, and i'm a trance addict.

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