Ethan McNamara’s approach to DJing sits somewhere between futuristic drama and introspective after party groove. When he’s behind the decks, you’re just as likely to find yourself getting lost in electrifying 90s techno as you are hearing an impossible-to-find edit of an 80’s synth or EBM record. It’s no surprise that the Leeds-based DJ’s calendar is growing to match his skills, including a string of recent dates across the UK and Europe, supporting some of the worlds best underground DJs.
When Ethan joined Mugpie in 2015, he increased the focus on cutting edge sounds as the brand grew into one of the preeminent nights for all things deep in the north of England. Ethan’s crates sit up there with the best of them, with a collection as singular as it is varied, thanks to his nearly encyclopedic knowledge of dance music in all of its intoxicating varieties.
His pulsating and emotive selections are perfectly complemented by his willingness to take risks and stay outside of trends, with a constant sense for how to always create the right amount of tension and drama. It’s safe to say that Ethan seems poised to take over the darker corners of clubland in 2023 and beyond.