Forrest Avery Carney (born March 24, 1992), better known as Mr.Kitty or Echo Strobe, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and DJ. His style is described as being synthwave, synthpop, new wave, witch house, and dark wave and has been said to awaken a nostalgic feeling in listeners. He is best known for his song "After Dark", which was released in 2014 and went viral after a fan video was published on YouTube in 2019.
Carney has done remixes for IAMX and Aesthetic Perfection among others, and co-produced songs with Pastel Ghost and Crystal Castles.
In 2008 he began releasing RMX, the first in a series of mini-albums featuring remixes by various artists. The following year he released RMX II and in 2010 his first standalone LP Until Death Do Us Part, an album that included a first version of "Everything Will Be Okay", a song that would be remixed and edited in the future. In the same year he released RMX III and in 2011 RMX IV and D E Δ T H, his second studio album containing the songs "††" and "Resurrectionincluded". This was the first album to feature a cat's face on the cover, an element that would be repeated on his next three studio recordings. In 2012, Mr.Kitty released 3 albums: RMX V, RMX VI (last album of the RMX saga) and his third studio album and first under a record label (Keep It Dark Records), Eternity, which featured the song "Destroy Me", one of his first hits.
From 2012 he started collaborating with remixes on various songs and studio albums. In 2013, Life, his fourth studio album, was released under the Engraved Ritual label, featuring the song "Insects". In 2014, he achieved underground success with Time, under the Juggernaut Music Group label, and most notably with the songs "After Dark" and "XIII". In 2015, Fragments was released under the Negative Gain Productions label. The following year he appeared as the remixer of North Star for the IAMX and LAX (Mr.Kitty Remix) album Everything Is Burning (Metanoia Addendum) for Aesthetic Perfection and also released a four-song mini-album compilation featuring a remix of "Everything Will Be Okay". In 2017, Mr.Kitty released AI under the Negative Gain Productions label.
Throughout 2018, Mr.Kitty focused on various collaborations and in 2019 released the album Ephemeral independently.
To this day, Carney produces in his apartment, on a computer he has used since he was 18.
His album Ephemeral came about after the death of a friend, as for him "it's the only way to express feelings."