McKenna hails from the North East of England and has been involved in music for over 15 years. Picking up classical guitar at the age of 5 then turning his hand to electronic music from 16 years old.
He has applied his work all across the North and has a contemporary talk on house music that is underpinned by infectious groove, emotive melody and sweeping pads inspired by the likes of Sasha, Floating Points and Four Tet.
McKenna's first release comes after he won a worldwide competition hosted by creative community MixmastersTV with 50% of the total vote. His fantastic tune 'Clubhouse Casual' has slick, throwback breakbeats riding over warm bass, and the way he layers in the heart aching vocal from Murphy shows he has a real mastery in the studio. It's drenched in echo and is sure to get hands in the air when dropped in the club, with plenty of slick touches and stylish sound design to help evaluate the whole thing.
Since winning the Global remix competition Joe, Murphy and the promo team, managed to the No.1 spot in the House charts and No.6 across all genres as well as multiple plays on BBC Radio.
As well as this, Joe has now released tracks on Miami based label, Wittytunes, OTB Music / publishing and DFRNT Mindset & has hit multiple top 10 spots in over 5 various different charts on Beatport.