Louis McGuire a.k.a. Young Neck


Louis McGuire is a drummer and producer from Leeds/UK born in 1988. McGuire seamlessly combines electronic and acoustic percussion in both his live performances with his band Ballet School, and in his techno productions more recently under the moniker Young Neck. His first solo EP under that alias is signed to the New York label Blank Slate. His sound design work is often dense and atmospheric as shown in his composition for David Lynch Foundation TV or his piece "The Triumphant Carcophony", layering all national anthems of the European Union in one triumphant and bleak sonic image. His passion for acoustic drum breaks and modular synthesisers can be heard in his piece GCC. Trans Lucent was one of the first pieces McGuire created, its ambient and delicate chords reaching between broken rhythms. Young Neck is one of our favourite artists at the moment. Louis McGuire lives and works in Berlin



Louis McGuire - portrait by Kateryna Babkina