There are few boxes left for TV ROCK to tick. Double ARIA Award winners, the duo, comprised of GQ DJ of the Year Grant Smillie and Ivan Gough have been dominating the charts for the past 5 years. TV ROCK has spent the longest time in ARIA history inside the top 10 for their debut single ‘Flaunt It’ and have had no less than 11 number 1 positions on the ARIA Club chart for their remixes and originals. If that wasn’t enough, they also own and run Neon Records – a highly successful dance imprint which has already cracked a 1 on the internationally renowned digital download site Beatport.
The TV ROCKers regularly play the Australian, Asian, European and American circuit and have played to millions closing the MTV music awards, provided the pre-game beats for the Australian Open Men’s Tennis finals and featured as the pre-game entertainment at the AFL Grand Final!
TV ROCK were listed by IDJ and Mixmag in 2008 as the ones to watch and with no wonder- their single ‘Been A Long Time’ was picked up by Axwell’s label ‘Axtone’ and remixed by Laidback Luke and Axwell- getting spins on Pete Tong’s ‘Essential Selection’ on Radio 1 and rocketing to the 1 position on the Oz charts. This follows on the success of ‘The Others’ with The Dukes Of Windsor and more recently ‘Happiness’, which they collaborated with Luke Chable.
Last year saw another monster year for the TV ROCK lads – in addition to launching their own record label, they produced 3 hit singles for Melbourne singer Zoe Badwi – their first track together ‘Release Me’ spent 7 weeks at 1 on the ARIA charts and was nominated for an ARIA Award for BEST DANCE SINGLE OF 2009.
In the second half of the year, they unleased the massive ‘In The Air’, a collaboration with vocalist Rudy which dominated the 1 spot on the ARIA Club Chart for 10 weeks and was signed to Ministry Of Sound for the UK and Axtone throughout Europe with label don Axwell providing an epic mix. Throughout Europe, Pete Tong and Judge Jules have already given the thumbs up with support also coming from Radio 1’s daytime shows. Championed by Kiss and Galaxy’s leading specialist shows, ‘In The Air’ recently entered the Cool Cuts chart at No.4 and has already clocked up over an astonishing 150 million views on Youtube. The HUGE reactions in commercial clubland have already heralded ‘In The Air’ as one of the first anthems of 2010!
In addition to TV ROCK’s impressive production pedigree, they’ve remixed a who’s who of dance music, with rerubs of Groove Armada, Sander Kleinenberg, Axwell, Armand Van Helden, Tiesto, Dirty South, Calvin Harris, Paul Van Dyk, and many more.
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