Manchester, U.K. resident Finn McCorry, known mainly by his first name, produces and spins what he calls "Fast Music," an energetic, sugar-spiked hybrid of speed garage, ghetto house, U.K. hardcore, and any other turbo-charged club style. While he started releasing records in 2014, beginning with the Keep Calling EP, he broke through when his 2017 track, "Sometimes the Going Gets a Little Tough," became a runaway club hit.
Finn has been DJ'ing since the early 2010s. He split time between England and San Francisco, and was a resident DJ at Manchester club night Chowdown. His first release was Keep Calling, an EP of grime-influenced R&B edits on the Local Action label. A remix EP and Knock Knock both followed in 2015, by which point his tracks had become favorites of DJs like Kode9, Mr. Mitch, and DJ Q. Finn released two more singles and a mixtape, 2017's Accelerated Club, in addition to beginning a monthly show on NTS Radio and a podcast series titled Finn B2B. In late 2017, Local Action released Sometimes the Going Gets a Little Tough, a six-song EP of slightly bittersweet yet unceasingly positive and uplifting club tracks. The EP's addictive title cut racked up millions of streams and attracted attention from well-known DJs such as Diplo and Annie Mac. The following year, Defected licensed the track as a single, furthering its popularity. Finn remained with Local Action for his follow-up EP, Dance Music Has Betrayed Us All, which appeared in October of 2018. ~ Paul Simpson