Tuff Sherm is a side-project of Sydney-based producer Dro Carey. The basic thrust of the project is a focus on techno and house, though it is prone to some ambient and noise flourishes too. Crusty and throbbing, Tuff Sherm aims for a dark and bleary vision of club music, retaining a core sense of groove and pulse even as the elements of each track slither in and out.
Two years after his first Trilogy Tapes outing as Dro Carey, Tuff Sherm emerged in 2012 with the Pharmacy EP. Three ominous and sullen dance-floor cuts firmly established Sherm’s place in the world of experimental House. Since then Ward has continued to focus on his Tuff Sherm pseudonym to great acclaim, resulting in releases on Merok Records, Reckno and most recently Berceuse Heroique