It's fair to say that If there was an Australian Dance Music hall of fame, Ivan Gough would be in it. Whether you're talking about Dj'ing or producing, Ivan is one of Australia's most accomplished dance music exports. An Australian 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 Ibiza to New York, Canada to the UK, and everywhere in between.
Over the years Ivan's records have made it into the playlists of the worlds best DJ's like old school legends Sasha and Paul Oakenfold, and the more recent class of top DJ's like The Swedish House Mafia and Tiesto. Ivan's records have also been getting regular plays on Pete Tong's influential Radio 1 show 'the essential selection' in the UK, with one of his TV Rock remixes (with Grant Smillie) getting the coveted 'essential new tune'. He also has more releases (and remixes) to his name than any other Australian, with dozens of records and cds bearing his name. Over the years Ivan has produced Progressive house, deep house, trance, electro and breaks, making arguably the first nu school breaks record in Australia with Phil K and Andy Page in 1997. He also ran the studio and produced for respected Australian Deep House label Zero Tolerance from 1999-2004. More recently he has turned his hand to writing and producing Big room house. Not only is he renowned for his enthusiasm, flair and technical prowess in the studio, but on the decks his legendary track selection and brand of main room tunes (often his own!) has seen him tour nationally and internationally on a prolific basis.
As TV Rock with Grant Smillie, Ivan has had 11 No.1 dance tracks on the ARIA club chart, more than anyone else, and in 2006 their smash hit 'Flaunt It' broke all the records. The duo garnished 2 ARIA's for the track, selling more than 175,000 copies and going double platinum, as well as holding the record for the longest running Australian track in the ARIA top 10 ever. Ivan and Grant continued to dominate charts around the country and the world with their singles 'In The Air' and 'Diamonds In The Sky". Both featured Rudy on vocals and both hit #1 on the Australian club chart and were played by all the worlds top DJ's.
2012 and beyond sees Ivan's latest record with Feenixpawl "In My Mind" all set to do serious business internationally. The melodic chords and sublime vocals, combined with a massive drop, have people already saying it will be one of the tracks of 2012. In fact Axwell liked it so much he signed the tune and even did a remix of it!