Born in the UK, but raised in Chicago, Secondcity has a unique pan-Atlantic outlook on House and Techno music that takes influence from his exposure to both of these musical hotspots. As such, in the space of some 24 months, Rowan has accelerated into the collective consciousness of house heads around the world. His inaugural year began with the much-hyped four track EP, ‘The Story’, on Huxley’s Saint’s And Sonnets imprint.
Throughout 2013, Rowan continued to show everyone why there was so much hype, as demonstrated by his collaboration with Route94 for the sublime edit of ‘Freak Like Me’. With releases such as this a favourite with many major players, he soon found the likes of Skream, Kenny Dope, MK and Nic Fancuilli all championing his sound.
But 2014 was the year that Rowan would cement his place in the dance community. Starting it off with a bang, his release ‘I Enter’ on Claude Von Stroke’s ‘DirtyBird’ went onto hit top spot in the Beatport charts. Growing up in Chicago, Rowan had a passion for house music from an early age.
The track titled ‘I Wanna Feel’ was inspired by the city he grew up in, which became a mainstay in his sets and received a huge reaction week in, week out. The record started to pick up daytime Radio 1 plays with continued support from specialist’s Skream, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, MistaJam and the rest is history. The track was signed to Ministry Of Sound/Speakerbox and was released on 25th May, with Rowan receiving his first ever UK No.1.
Ever busy in the studio, Rowan’s tour schedule was even more hectic. Playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, SW4, Creamfields, Pukkelpop, The Social and not forgetting heavyweight club shows across Europe. He also took his own brand “ENd” on a 12 date UK tour which included shows at The Warehouse Project, La Rocca and Fabric before taking ENd stateside for a five date tour of North America & Canada.