ARIA DJ Of The Week: Press Play
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ARIA DJ Of The Week: Press Play

April 2, 2018

Get to know the Melbourne-based DJ.

Press Play might hail from the small town of Bendigo in rural Victoria, but his national (and international) appeal has seen him relocate to Melbourne to become one of the most in-demand Australian DJs. Armed with an exclusive arsenal of his remixes. originals & edits, Press Play has enamoured himself to crowds that stretch the breadth of Australia and beyond.

Regularly touring Australia, Press Play has featured on some of the world’s biggest music festivals alongside the world’s biggest acts - most notably Creamfields in the U.K. - the world’s biggest music festival, and then went on to play on the Australian Creamfields main stage in 2017 along Deadmau5, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & more.

On the production front Press Play has carved a huge name for himself with regular signings on the Ministry of Sound subsidary label Hussle Recordings. His track ‘Get F*cked Up’ made the Beatport Electro House Top 25 chart and also cracked the overall Top 100 Beatport chart. His signings with Ministry of Sound Australia all featured in the Beatport charts, with both ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Bollybounce’ storming into the Top 30, just to name a few.

It really is no surprise that Press Play debuted at #33 in the 2014 Inthemix Top 50 DJ poll (the annual Australian poll where Australian clubbers cast their vote for their favourite national DJ). With a steady rise in his popularity he has stormed up the annual contest by placing at number 16 in the 2015 poll, and then rising again in 2016 by cracking the Top 15 for a career high placing. This rise in popularity also saw him being approached by Australia’s number one syndicated EDM radio show, The Drop, to be a part of their all-star team of presenters (a show which before it’s retirement received a weekly national audience of over 600,000).

With 2018 already looking set to build on the last year’s success, there is a lot of support for Press Play to become one of Australia’s top touring artists. This would come as no surprise though: Rueben Heenan might just be one of the hardest working acts on the Australian circuit.

Press Play's Top 10 tracks this week:

1 Bonka & J-Trick Killa (Original Mix)
2 Steve Aoki, Carnage & Lockdown Plur Genocide (Original Mix)
3 Night Theory Just A Dream (Original Mix)
4 Press Play, Nikelodeon & Tamara My Need & Pleasure (Original Mix)
5 Jtrick & Jordy Magro Funk (Original Mix)
6 Jaysounds Crooked (Original Mix)
7 Rory Marshall Oona (Original Mix)
8 Potbelleez Keep On Loving (Alex Preston / Hawksburn)
9 Timmy & Savage Deja-Vu (Original Mix)
10 Galantis & Throttle Tell Me You Love Me (Toby Green/ Dropgun/ Pat Lok)