Echo Twelve fell in love with electronic music in 1989 (at the age of 12) when he discovered groups such as 808 State and Beats International, as well as the burgeoning acid house scene. From there, he quickly developed a preference for more underground sounds, and spent many an evening tuning in to Irish pirate radio stations such as Power FM to hear the sort of house music that could not be heard anywhere else.

In his first EP Soulitude, released last year, he doffs his cap to the likes of Unkle and Bonobo, melding mid-tempo, moody beats and synths into tunes that rumble menacingly to their finale.

His just-released full-length album Thrown In at the Deep End sees Echo Twelve taking a more uptempo, four-to-the-floor progressive house direction, with eastern sounds and pounding basslines.

A fan of all genres, you will find him listening to Ethiopian jazz one day, and minimal techno the next. You know, the usual stuff.