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Rob Rowland

An effusive and infectious fan of music, Robís production brims with personality, marking him out as one of Irelandís most distinctive and prolific techno producers. Rowland began producing in 1995, supplying D1 Recordings with their first release; to date he has had eight releases with the label. While the force of funk and disco is most definitely with him, notably on his Bombjack outings, including the jumping Top Pixel Action EP, the Mark Broom remix of his track Point Monster highlighted the eerie overtone of the original that belies his swashbuckling person. Look deeper again and other early releases such as the Long Distance EP feel coolly detached. Setting up his own imprint in 2000, the Freestate releases teased with distilled epics that quickly sold out.

Rowland is also one of the founders and directors of D.E.A.F. [Dublin Electronic Arts Festival] now heading into its fifth year it has been responsible for providing a platform for Irish electronic art and music. Rob also records for Swiss label Adreenagroov, and has taken his live show to the US, UK, Spain, Latvia, Finland and Estonia.

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