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Ivan Gough

by Beatsy

Gough was raised in the Melbourne suburb of Wonga Park, on the suburb fringe. Over the years Gough’s music has been played by DJs that are legends for their contribution to the music scene. Artists like Sasha, Oakenfold and The Swedish House Mafia have included Gough’s work in their playlists. He has produced more music than any other Australian artist and this is reflected in the total number of releases (and reimaginings) he’s had.

Over the years Gough has produced a variety of genres including progressive house, deep house, trance, and electro. As well as running the studio, he has also been producing music for an Australian Deep House label called Zero Tolerance since 1999. More recently, he’s been writing deep house. He’s not just renowned for his knack at being enthusiastic, amiable, and totally technical over in the studio – on the decks he loves to unleash his legendary track selection of main room tunes (often his own) on a wide range of national and international tours.

The song “Someday” by Gough with Slinkee Minx, which was released in 2005, peaked at No. 55 on the Aria Charts and No. 9 on the Aria Dance Charts. “Flaunt It” was the No. 1 highest-selling Australian single of 2006 and No. 2 highest selling track in 2006, sandwiched between Madonna and The Beatles on the ARIA singles chart. The Grammy-nominated duo garnered 2 ARIA Awards, selling more than 175,000 copies and achieving double-platinum certification. They also set the record for the longest-running Australian track in the ARIA top 10. Gough and Smillie continued their reign of success with singles such as “In The Air” and “Diamonds in the Sky”, which held steady on charts around the world.


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