Wax’d: 18/11/11 @ The Horse & Groom

October 14, 2011

Friday 18 November 2011
The Horse & Groom, Shoreditch
9pm – 4am
Free before 10pm / £4/5 after

Ethyl (Tsuba/Quintessentials/secretsundaze)
Nick P Warren (Wax’d)
Andy Richardson (Wax’d)

Wax’d rolls back into town on Friday 18th November for its biggest party to date, with none other than rising London-based deep house star Ethyl. Armed with stacks of fresh and forgotten vinyl, the Wax’d team will take over the downstairs floor of the Horse & Groom in Shoreditch all night long.

We’re hugely excited to welcome Ethyl to headline the night, fresh from warming up this summer’s epic season of secretsundaze parties and rocking dancefloors across Europe with his unique and hypnotic take on house.

His jam-packed release schedule this year has seen him gain support from DJs across the board, with a personal favourite being the epic, rolling Aybee (Underground Quality / Deepblak) remix of Reflexions, released on Tsuba alongside production partner Huxley.

With a massive new release on upstart label Saints and Sonnets – including a remix from none other than deep house luminary Roman Flugel (Dial) – and an upcoming 12” on secretsundaze music with a remix from Detroit legend Rolando (Underground Resistance), his profile looks set to continue to rocket. But don’t just take our word for it – check him out on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/ethylmusic

We kick off at 9pm and go through to 4am, so come early and stay late.




Hailing from the leafy home counties and connecting with music at a young age, Tim Hopgood AKA Ethyl, displays a musical knowledge and affinity for the groove far beyond his 25 years. Like many of today’s finest, while constantly looking forward, he has one eye placed firmly on the retrospective. First taking to the turntables at the age of 13 and gaining his first residency as soon as the law allowed at 18, Tim has tapped into the mentality of the dance floor, crafting impeccable selections for hypnotic effect. These skills have seen him win slots at the Capital’s underground hotspots, across the UK and at Ibiza’s most prestigious venues before a production had even dropped.

This synergy with the dance floor soon began to find its way from the decks to the studio, when after completing a sound engineering degree, he began to realise his own unique vision of house. Whether on solo excursions or in tandem with pals Flori or Huxley, productions that bear Ethyl’s name are raw joints, both sonically complex and rhythmically commanding. The eclectic approach of Ethyl’s productions are maintained by a deep groove, with nods to early 90s US house & garage and effortless glimmers of Detroit influence.

Sassanids EP, Ethyl’s first production smash, with Huxley, on Cécille Numbers set the bar high and their follow up, The White EP on Tsuba sent the pair chugging rapidly up the house pile. Capping off an explosive production flurry with a release on the revered Freerange imprint, this time behind the desk with Flori, marked 2009/10 as landmark years for him.

Effortlessly leap-frogging the rat run of producers clamouring for labels, Ethyl’s natural affinity with the floor and devotion to sound design already place him among the hottest emergent talent. Now highly in demand from the UK and Europe for his tightly programmed, smoothly mixed sets have already seen him share bills with Ame and join a select group of DJs to have represented at London’s secretsundaze. Achieving so much in such a short space of time has not even dented Ethyl’s hunger, looking to push himself and his talents to the limit so as to share his vision of house with the world.


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