TV ROCK kicked off their career by breaking all records with their debut single ‘Flaunt It’ feat Seany B. The record sold close to double Platinum singles, screaming to the #1 spot for five weeks and spent the longest time in the top 10 ARIA charts EVER - pipping Silverchair for the honour! To cap off this stellar start, TV ROCK recently won two ARIA awards at the 2006 event for best dance release and highest selling single. With a wealth of experience rocking the dancefloors across the globe, TV ROCK is a collaboration between two of Australia’s highest profile DJ/Producers Grant Smillie and Ivan Gough. It is safe to say that TV ROCK is the hottest production outfit in Australia right now.
TV ROCK’s production skills first hit the airwaves in late 2004 and scored five #1 positions on the coveted ARIA Club Chart with their trademark big room electro remixes. TV ROCK was also commissioned for mixes in the UK and Italy, and received the coveted ‘Essential New Tune’ on Radio 1’s Essential Selection for their mix of Nu Electric’s ‘No Matter What’ and received plays of ‘Flaunt It’, ‘The Power’ (which they produced with Tom Novy and SNAP) as well as getting spins for their mixes on Supermode, ‘The Fruit’, ‘She’s Hardcore’ and many more.
TV ROCK teamed up with singers Nancy Vice, Dino (DJ/Producer), Tyler Spencer (Electric Six), Seany B and Abigail Bailey (UK) to complete their debut album ‘Sunshine City’. This international collaboration with artists spanned the globe from New York City to Rome to London and Australia as Ivan and Grant carefully selected the vocalists that suited the TV ROCK sound. The result is a great mix of old school flavours layered with new school beats uniquely layered to deliver a musical cocktail that would please any music lover. The second release from the album, ‘Bimbo Nation’, went straight to #5 on the ARIA club charts and holds firm in the ARIA Top 10 after seven weeks in the charts.
Grant was recently voted Victoria’s #1 DJ in the Technics Inthemix awards in Sydney, and is a resident at superclub ‘Onelove’ in Australia. He has mixed the last three Onelove CD’s alongside Carl Kennedy, Kaz James (Bodyrockers) and The Freemasons. Grant hosts a national radio show in Australia called Overdrive on the Nova network alongside Vicious Vinyl boss John Course. Testament to his appeal not only behind the decks, but he recently placed fourth in the 2006 Cleo 50 Most Eligible Bachelors of the Year and was appointed as brand ambassador for Pioneer Pro DJ gear.
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! Ivan’s records have graced the airwaves of Kiss90 London and the crates of Sasha and Oakenfold, and he also has more releases (and remixes) to his name than any other Australian. He recently mixed the Inthemix CD with Buzzin Fly head-honcho Ben Watt and is also resident at superclub ‘Onelove’.
TV ROCK are currently completing a national tour of Australia to support Sunshine City and then head to the UK in January to launch ‘Flaunt It’ to the masses