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Submitted by Clubsguide on April 12th 2006

Whether you’re talking about Dj’ing or producing, Ivan Gough is not only one of Australia’s most accomplished dance music exports, he’s also one of its very first. A true, 100% ‘fair dinkum’ electronic music pioneer, his rare talent in the studio has conjured a career that many artists only dream of, while his notorious skills in the booth have rocked dancefloors across the globe – from London to New York, and everywhere in between!

Not only have Ivan’s records graced the airwaves of Kiss90 London and the crates of the likes of Sasha and Oakenfold, but he also has more releases (and remixes) to his name than any other Australian. And not only is he renowned for his enthusiasm, flair and technical prowess on decks, but his legendary track selection and brand of main room tunes (often his own!) have seen him tour nationally and internationally on a prolific basis.

A self-confessed musical addict, Ivan’s achievements on the international dance music stage coupled with his passion has been an inspiration for an entire generation of local DJ’s-cum-world-renowned beat junkies. A strong believer in sharing his time and knowledge, Ivan has been instrumental in the careers and dreams of those around him, including Luke Chable, Phil K and Grant Smillie - who have all been blessed by his careful tutelage and guidance.

So who taught him? Well, Ivan discovered the synthetic delights of Jean Michelle Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis at an early age and the moment he heard a synthesizer in a music shop he knew he’d found his musical calling: electronic music! Several years after this awakening and working in several recording studios, Ivan met a local DJ and they set about building a studio. He then began producing dance music and Djing full time - initially scoring minor success with ‘I Need You’ as Pendulum in 1994 - a track that built a huge following worldwide and was spun by Tong, Oakenfold and Sasha (before being signed to Tong’s “FFRR” label).

Spurred on by this early success, Ivan continued writing and producing and for the last 10 years has taken a journey that has encompassed every genre of dance music, including Progressive, House, and Breaks; and has spawned classic anthems and floor fillers like ‘Believe’, ‘Accelerator’, and what most consider to be the first Australian breaks tune ever, ‘Summer Breeze’, circa 1997.

2005 sees Ivan’s time still divided between the booth and the studio, and neither he nor his worldwide fans would have it any other way!

DJ-wise, Ivan currently rocks main room residencies at Melbourne’s Room680 and Qbar, where his notorious cutting, scratching, ass shaking and fist pumping antics continue to thrill packed floors.

While studio-wise, he’s most recently teamed up with House legend, Grant Smillie, to write and remix Electro, House, and Breaks tunes. Under the catchy moniker ‘TV Rock’ the pair have already taken the world by storm with their reworking of the Sander Klienenberg bomb ‘The Fruit’ and will soon unleash their own artist releases (including the debut, ‘Flaunt It’).

Now THAT’S TV Rock!


Ivan Gough: Selected Discography

• I NEED YOU – PENDULUM (REMIX)
• SUMMER BREEZE – THE FREE RADICALS (WRITER/PRODUCER)
• BELIEVE – THE TRAVELLER&IN MOTION (WRITER PRODUCER)
• ROLLERCOASTER – TRIGGER (REMIX)
• ACCELERATOR – TRAVELLER PRESENTS QUEST (WRT/PRD)
• 2 HEAVY – DEEP FUNK PROJECT (WRITER/PRODUCER)
• SUBRITUAL – DEEP FUNK PROJECT (WRITER/PRODUCER)
• NEVER COME DOWN – POUND SYSTEM (REMIX)
• FOOD FOR THOUGHT – NU BREED (REMIX)
• DON’T BELIEVE ANYMORE – ICEHOUSE (REMIX)
• GUIDING LIGHT – IVAN GOUGH/CHRIS ANDREWS (WRT/PRD)
• TO KNOW – NU BREED (REMIX)
• THE FRUIT – SANDER KLEINENBERG (REMIX)
• RIPPIN’ KITTEN – GOLDEN BOY/MISS KITTEN (REMIX)
• BEEN GOOD – DEEPFACE (REMIX)
• IN MY HEART – ETHAN (REMIX)
• I’M DONE – QUEEN NIC (REMIX)
• I WANT YOU – PARIS AVENUE (REMIX)
• FLAUNT IT – TV ROCK (WRITER/PRODUCER)


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