Have your ever been in a club and worried about safety – like where all the exits are, and what to do in case of a fire or any other unseen dilemma? Given the amount of injuries and deaths that have occurred in recent years over insufficient exits, it’s more than enough to give one pause before entering a crowded place. Greco-Roman’s new signee Dro Carey has thought about this too, and for his debut EP on the label, he’s included diagrams of dance floors and their emergency routes in the album art. Check it.
The Club Injury Handbook EP finds the Australian producer expanding his off-kilter style in a manner that pushes it closer to more traditionalist club music, maintaining the warbled weirdness of previous records The Trilogy Tapes and Berceuse Heroique with a touch more accessibility.
Greco-Roman is a leftfield label well known for its exceptional roster of house, nu disco, and techno artists, and on Dro Carey’s debut for GR, it’s looking like he’s living up to the legacy. It features guest spots from Chocolate and Kid Kairo, and features tracks that comment on the scene damaging issues in Australia like the curtailing of late night venues and trading. Perhaps the safety instruction album art will do something about New South Wales’ 3 a.m. lock out laws – we shall see!
The Club Injury Handbook is out December 1 on Greco-Roman. Stream the title track below.