A LOCAL DJ and producer has teamed up with rising singer/songwriter Evie McDermott for the release of another dance anthem, 'You Know It'.

17-year-old Eric McKenna - stage name 3RIC MCK3NNA - is a self-taught producer from St Helens who has been steadily been releasing music over the past few years, amassing more than 500,000 streams en route.

Composing a healthy mix of original songs and remixes of classic dance tunes, Eric strives to create a positive, upbeat blend of dance music while putting a unique spin on tracks that span genres.

Supported by many interesting artists throughout his young career, his latest single 'Let Me Love You' - a rework of NeYo's hit with X Factor finalist Kiera Weathers - has surpassed an impressive 1000,000 streams on Spotify, while featuring on more than 600 playlists.

St Helens Star: You Know It is released on all streaming services today (Friday, October 15)You Know It is released on all streaming services today (Friday, October 15)

His latest number, 'You Know It', aims to repeat this success.

Eric explains that the self-produced, original track is about "the process of getting through being close with someone, the feelings experienced and trying to hide the pain."

Performed alongside Merseyside musician Evie McDermott for her debut release, her voice shines through on the "emotional and energetic" dance track.

With a residency DJ slot at Imperial St Helens, Eric is excited for the future as he plans to release more songs and play more live shows in the run up to Christmas.

'You Know It' is out now on all major streaming services.