Ivan Gough
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Ivan Gough

Ivan Gough
Ivan Gough Luke Chable.jpg
Ivan Gough with Luke Chable as Digital Mind Control
Background information
  • The Traveller
  • Van Gough
Born (1969-05-19) 19 May 1969 (age 49)
OriginMelbourne, Australia
  • Producer
  • songwriter
  • DJ
  • Axtone Records
  • Neon Records
  • Cleva Cleva
  • Dark Alley
  • Deep Funk Project
  • Digital Mind Control
  • Future Renegades
  • L'Tri?
  • MI$FIT$
  • The Free Radicals
  • Traveller & Quest
  • TV Rock

Ivan Gough is a multi-platinum selling ARIA award-winning Australian house music producer and DJ. Ivan grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Wonga Park on the edge of the Yarra Valley. He attended Yarra Valley Grammar, where he discovered an interest in music production through listening to a school mates cassette tape edits. After visiting a studio in 1989, he became interested in production and began collecting synthesizers and drum machines. After a chance meeting with an old school mate, he began to DJ in and around Melbournes club scene, whilst producing tracks during the day. His first release, a remix of Pendulums "I Need You" became an instant club anthem, being played by the likes of Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong in the UK. He released many tracks throughout the late 90's and was an influential producer in the Melbourne underground scene working with "Zero Tolerance" recordings running their CBD studio. In 2004, he and fellow Melbourne DJ Grant Smillie began the production outfit TV Rock[1] and toured with the Future Music Festival in 2010.[2] Gough left TV Rock early in 2013 to pursue solo projects.


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 to 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.

In 2005 the song "Someday", co-written by Ivan Gough with Slinkee Minx and performed by Slinkee Minx, reached No. 55 on the Aria Charts and No. 9 on the Aria Dance Charts.[3]

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. "Flaunt It" was the No. 1 highest selling dance single by any Australian Artist in 2006.[4] and the No. 2 highest selling Australian track in 2006.[5]

The duo garnished 2 ARIA's for the track, selling more than 175,000 copies and going double platinum,[6] 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 No. 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.

Ivan Gough and Andy James (Sgt Slick) have joined forces to create the newest powerhouse duo, L'Tric, and released their first single, This Feeling.

Ivan has also co-produced and mixed many tracks for other artists including the huge hit "Freaks" for Timmy Trumpet, tracks for Nervo, and a host of others.


As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NL BEL (Fl.) BEL (Wal.) AUS
"In My Mind" (Axwell Mix)
(with Feenixpawl featuring Georgi Kay)
2012 37 -- -- 29 Until Now
(with Jebu)
2013 -- -- -- -- Non-album singles
(featuring Walden and Jebu)
(featuring Penelope Austin)
-- -- -- --
(with Jebu)
2014 -- -- -- --
(featuring Stevie Mink and Steve Bleas)
-- -- -- --
"Hear Me"
(featuring Feenixpawl and Christine Hoberg)
-- -- -- --
(with Jebu)
2015 -- -- -- --
"Inside Your Arms"
(with Kaz James)
-- -- -- --
"--" denotes a title that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak Charts Position
CAN Album
"Not Taking This No More"
(NERVO featuring Ivan Gough and Beverley Knight)
2013 -- Non-album single
"--" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Zoe Badwi has a hit on her hands
  2. ^ Stafford Brothers, Ajax, Grant Smillie join Future Music Festival
  3. ^ "Aria Charts" (PDF). Aria charts. 28 September 2005. Retrieved 2015.
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  6. ^ [3]

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