MATT ROWAN | Guest Mix | SAT 9PM • KISS FM Australia

FRICTION welcomes MATT ROWAN, having recently gained support from legend Hernan Cattaneo for his release with Robbie Lowe and a forthcoming remix for Australian dance music icon Mark Dynamix. Tune in this Saturday at 9pm.

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Australian, Matt Rowan, has been at the vanguard of the progressive, deep and tech house movement since the late 1990s. A classically trained musician with DJ credentials of the highest order, his residency at Sydney’s leading progressive night, SweetChilli was the catalyst for a career that has grown rapidly in the twin spheres of production and club performance. Playing alongside such homeland legends as Chris Fortier, Anthony Pappa and Steve Porter plus a host of international stars, Rowan carved out a niche sound that would see regular DJ appearances at home and across the globe to rapturous acclaim.

A DJ career established; production work that began in 2006 achieved immediate success. Collaborative work with industry heavyweight, Jaytech, saw the track “Tomorrow” licensed to Dave Seaman’s “Renaissance Masters Series Part 7”, while a twin-track EP was signed to Nick Warren’s Hope. Further success followed and Rowan’s production portfolio engages a host of industry leading labels and artists. Baroque, Curvve, Outside The Box and Armada sit loftily alongside industry stalwarts such as, Danny Bonnici, Kriece, Derek Howell and Dousk, as production work alternated with multiple DJ compilations for leading imprints.

2008’s “I Play This” saw a debut album received to critical acclaim while Matt Rowan’s work for Proton has been in bountiful supply since a first appearance in 2006. A surfeit of original productions and remixes has graced the imprint, culminating in 2012’s stunning, “Basics” album. Fifteen tracks of blistering quality showcased Rowan’s unique production talents in the tech and progressive house arenas, supported by the likes of Ad Brown, Zack Roth and Mango

Enjoying a resurgence in the latter half of the decade, Rowan continues to deliver quality originals and remix work for world’s best labels and producers. Recent credits include remixes for Jan Johnston, Matan Caspi and Audioglider as well as original music on Pangea, Particles, PHW and Balkan Connection. 

Whether it be creating tunes that the world’s Djing elite spin, or playing music to a packed dance floor, Australia’s Matt Rowan follows in the footsteps, and continues the trend, of top flight artists hailing from the land down under. 


Checkout Matt Rowan’s SoundCloud below

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For east-coast Australian born B-tham, his profile has emulated an impressive array of progressive, deep and techno traits from day one with over a decade of experience. Notable around the country for his quality knowledge and solid dance floor contributions, the underground electronic devotee reigns an incredible reputation within the industry. Having also curated his record label business Late Night Music alongside Kazuki who together keep enthusiasts alive with solid music and a history of Dept of Late Nights events, B-tham is delivering electric quality to the scene. Delivering a catalogue of forefront tunes from clubs to the stage, the B-tham name has engaged an enviable list of top bill spots and support shows for Robert Babicz, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Henry Saiz, Nick Curly and more. He has graced stages at Subsonic, Elements. Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Burning Seed and Electric Gardens while stepping behind the booth at iconic clubs from Melbourne’s Revolver, Circus and Breakfast Club to Dragonfruit in Brisbane, WeLove and SASH in Sydney and Canberra’s Mr Wolf. Early 2018 also saw B-tham invited to play the Melbourne show upon the Circo Loco summer tour. Keeping those progressive, deep tech and all round underground electronic fans rolling, B-tham has spent a heavy part of his career on radio and in studio production, striving to bring pioneering music to the masses at Raw FM, Energy FM, with a current residency at Kiss FM with his Friction show, along with an array of remixes and original releases. With Summer on the way, has B-tham on multiple works with his most recent remix for Mønarch which gained support from Subandrio. Prepping for the Spring, B-tham is remixing Australian Icon Mark Dynamix with his label partner Kazuki, along with B-tham completing a remix for Fourthstate to be released late Spring. Summer sees B-tham releasing a 3 track EP with Late Night Music, including some special guests on the release. With support for his productions having already been gained from pioneering artists Bog, Lonya, Nick Varon, Cevin Fisher, Audiojack, Chris Fortier, Danny Lloyd, Tjerk Coers, Nikko Z and more.

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