Douglas J McCarthy
(b. 1966, in Barking, East London, England)
Founding member of avant-gard post punk electro merchants, NITZER EBB. Formed in 1982, the now legendary band are credited as one of a handful of artists who saw the potential of hard hitting beats over simple repetitive bass lines – or in other words, today’s mainstream pop music! McCarthy has collaborated with various other artists, including Recoil, And One, and Client as well as having a long standing partnership with French Techno producer, Terence Fixmer as FIXMER/MCCARTHY. 2013 saw him releasing his first solo album, Kill Your Friends, collaborating with Cyrusrex. This led to a new musical partnership in the form of DJMREX. Using analog modular systems and effects for both music and vocals, they plan an extended 2014 release schedule of three EP’s and an additional remix release by Ventetian Snares and Richard Devine. As a front man, McCarthy‘s reputation for an explosive stage performance is infamous. He has toured most recently with Skinny Puppy in the USA and Depeche Mode on their European Delta Machine Tour.