Growing up in Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, has instilled in the man known as Ejeca a humourous, down-to-earth attitude.
A teenage fascination with production culminated in early releases such as the limited edition, vinyl-only Tusk Wax Five EP, and his work with fellow Northern Irish, Bicep on AUS. It took 12 long years of hard work, but his big break finally came in late 2012 when two of his tracks were named ‘Essential Tune of the Week’ on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show.
Ejeca’s output has always been diverse. Early tracks were centred on a disco/house fusion, and more recently he’s explored deeper house and techno style such as the off-kilter Frequency EP on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth imprint. Never one to stick with a particular sound for too long, Ejeca has constantly explored numerous styles, reflecting his own eclectic taste in music. This was highlighted by the podcast he recorded for XLR8R in early 2013. Comprised entirely his own unreleased material, it revealed the full extent of McCartney’s eclectic output, meandering from techno and electro, to more abstract melodic cuts – serving as a perfect showcase for what he’s all about.
Now firmly established as a reputable purveyor of high quality house and techno, 2014 marks a further step up in Ejeca’s career with preparations well underway to unveil his new project, Exploris, a record label which will encompass everything Garry is about. The label will continue Belfast’s legacy, showcasing the music of his friends from back home with a firm focus on diversity. There will be no strict music policy, just good quality, interesting electronic music. It signifies the next chapter in the life of a man whose aim is to have a credible, long-lasting career – no hype, no gimmicks.