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Ethan James

At the helm of Auckland’s biggest hip-hop club nights and day-parties, Ethan James has cultivated a reputation as one of the city’s most influential DJs.

He’s known for his ability to scour the corners of the net - discovering little-known US and UK regional rap and regularly breaking people’s favourite songs, before they’re people’s favourite songs.

The co-founder of the raucous Auckland Zoo club-night and underground radio show, he has also helped grow the David Dallas curated Shenanigan into the most anticipated party of the year, with tickets often selling out within days.

While Ethan James’ specialises in playing the hip-hop no one else does, his musical palate and expertise extends beyond this to Afrobeat and Dancehall.

Regularly chosen to DJ the prestigious Red Bull Sound Select international showcases, he can also boast DJing a private party for New York’s ASAP MOB. You’ll be dancing and discovering new tunes during this tastemaker’s set.