Tour – Australia & New Zealand, 2018/19 (Hospitality)
One of our leading artists, Etherwood has leapt straight to the forefront of the drum & bass world with his distinctively beautiful and unique production.
Brought up on everything from The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, to Hendrix and Pink Floyd, Woody’s exposure to classic rock and folk swiftly propelled him into the musical world. He bought his first guitar when he was 12 and immediately started to write songs and play in bands, still frequently jamming with close friend Jakwob to this day.
First discovering D+B in the late 90s and, inspired by the likes of Aphrodite, Photek, Logistics, Roni Size, and DJ Hype, his first solo release on Hospital Records was some time later, cutting his teeth on ‘Sick Music 3 ‘in 2012. His debut self-titled album ‘Etherwood’ followed swiftly after which took the scene by storm. Played in clubs by Netsky and Sub Focus, and spun on the radio from a variety of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs, the quality of this album reached all corners of the musical world.
Winning ‘Best Newcomer’ in both producer and DJ categories at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards in 2013, he was soon included in the BBC Radio 1 playlist with his collaboration with Fred V & Grafix ‘Forest Fires’. Following on from such an accolade, he then performed his own live session at the iconic Maida Vale studios with Friction whilst also featuring on Crissy Criss’s highly exclusive ‘Xtra Talent’ show on BBC Radio 1.
Such an avalanche of success culminated in his second album ‘Blue Leaves’ which went straight into number one spot on the iTunes Electronic chart. Taking another brace at the 2015 DNBA Awards, nominated for both ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Album’. His success on the airwaves continued with album two, seeing ‘Light My Way Home’ ft Eva Lazarus entering the BBC Radio 1Xtra playlist for several weeks.
His third studio album ‘In Stillness’, written in complete isolation within the Finnish wilderness, sees Etherwood’s skill as a songwriter mastered. A compendium of superb quality, this glimpse into Etherwood’s soul is a truly marvellous work of art. In conjunction with his brand new live show, Etherwood is sailing into uncharted waters sewing his life together as a musician and producer with finesse and elegance in a brand new live showcase.
Etherwood is undoubtedly one of the most promising young talents in the scene today. Originally from Lincoln and now living in London, Woody has already captured the imagination of thousands across the globe with his achingly beautiful beats and heartfelt melodies.
Fusing the upbeat energy of drum & bass with the chilled, atmospheric moods of reverb-heavy guitar and delayed piano rolls, it’s hard to believe that Etherwood only started producing drum & bass two years ago. Already he’s received support from Radio One, 1Xtra, Capital FM, XFM, Triple J and Rinse FM and has remixed high profile artists including Lana Del Rey, Jakwob, Gorgon City and Alex Clare.
Early November 2013 saw the release of his highly anticipated self-titled debut album which garnered much speculation across the musical landscape. The album was heavily supported throughout the scene from a variety of artists including Netsky, Sub Focus and TC while also receiving plenty of airtime from a variety of Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs.
After the overwhelming success of the album, “Woody” soon picked up the award for “Best Newcomer DJ” and “Best Newcomer Producer” at the 2013 D&B Arena awards, bagged a slot with BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “Xtra Talent” alongside Crissy Criss, and teamed up with Hospital’s Devonshire duo Fred V & Grafix to lay down the vocals on this year’s summer anthem “Forest Fires”. This forthcoming collaboration has already proved its potential for crossover success by being added to the Radio 1 Playlist over a month before release. As he continues to prove his versatility and talent, Hospital Records invited him to put together their first artist led mix album in over four years, which dropped at the end of May, entitled “Hospital Mixtape: Etherwood”.
As we look to the horizon, things are looking very promising for Woody as he unquestionably holds down the title of man of the moment in the scene. With a signature sound that is both instantly recognisable and deeply compelling, his dedicated fanbase continues to grow in all corners of the globe, all eager to hear what’s next from him