2012-13 were extremely productive for Dro Carey across an array of labels, before eventually self-releasing the 'Vital Trails' EP. He returned in 2014 on the respected Greco-Roman label with the 'Club Injury Handbook' EP, which RA noted as a watershed release, focusing his vision and introducing vocal collaborators in Sydney-based MCs Chocolate and Kid Kairo.
Following another break where Ward worked on music video editing, the Dro Carey project returned in 2016 on Soothsayer, where he released the Dark Zoo EP. It featured the single Queensberry Rules in collaboration with KUČKA, and a collaboration with FKL on the title track. He is known for his unpredictable genre turns, strangely sincere interfacing of pop with experimental work and his candid descriptions of the ongoing management of his mental health.