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SECONDCITY - MUSIC IS WHAT BRINGS US 

2017-05-15 | Circus Recordings | CIRCUS074 BUY NOW 

 

Secondcity – Music Is What Brings Us

 

(Kevin Over Remix)

 

Second City makes his full debut on Circus Recordings with an mature leap forward while reminiscing about the history of house. Known for a width of styles, from chart topping success to underground tech house, here second city delivers a track that shows a real maturity. A track that captivates, its epic, it grows and its fulfilling, and as Yousef puts it, "i can see Laurent Garnier playing this", as sealed as approvals can get.. 

 

from Second City...

This track was inspired by a lot of early house disco stuff, wanted to make something that sounded very sample based & had that real funk and soul element you really got with a lot of early house music. This record means a lot to me and helps maybe show a little bit of where my inspirations when writing music come from. 

 

 

Second City Biography

 

Rowan stormed onto the scene with the much-hyped four track EP ‘The Story’ on Huxley’s Saint’s And Sonnets imprint before following up with a sublime collab with Route94, editing the classic ‘Freak Like Me’. This sparked interest among a number of key players and he soon found the likes of Skream, Kenny Dope, MK and Nic Fancuilli all championing his sound. It wasn’t until his UK No.1 single ‘I Wanna Feel’ Rowan become of real notoriety, the track was inspired by the city he grew up in, Chicago, and has gone onto amass over 23 million plays on Spotify alone.

 

After this, he went onto release ‘I Enter’ on Claude Von Stroke’s ‘DirtyBird’, which went onto hit top stop in the Beatport charts. With Nic Fanciulli’s continued support, it wasn’t long until Rowan was asked to produce an EP for Saved Records as well as remixes for Carl Cox, Dimitri Nakov & John Monkman. Since then he has been going from strength-to-strength, garnering support from a lot of his peers including Andrea Oliva, Stacey Pullen, Hot Since 82, Guti and many more. Last year saw an accolade of releases including a two-track EP ‘Coming Home’ for the esteemed ABODE Records label – reaching no.1 in the Beatport chart -One of his most successful releases of the past 12 months was ‘Funk’d’ with Balearic producer Manu Gonzalez, the track saw love from Annie Mac, Pete Tong & Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1 show and was heavily supported by Marco Carola who played it all summer during his notorious Music On residency at Amnesia. Not only busy in the studio, Rowan has been taking his sound all over the world with his eclectic, energetic sets.

 

Playing some of the most exciting parties with a Sankeys residency across Tribal Sessions and Abode, which he will continue in 2017, and playing key shows at London’s Fabric, taking his ENd brand across North America and experimenting with a live performance at Pacha. Other key gigs include The BPM Festival, Glastonbury, SW4 and The Warehouse Project.

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