Rowan John Harrington has been coming on strong as Secondcity, an alias for his musical exploits in house and techno. Harrington broke through in a big way with his 2014 jam “I Wanna Feel,” which reached number-one and went gold in the UK. After subsequently establishing himself as a DJ, he began 2017 on the right foot with an appearance at BPM festival and DJ dates booked in North America and the UK. On the production front Audiojack’s Gruuv imprint just released Secondcity & Solarris’ Bridgewater EP brandishing with remixes from Audiojack and Jonathan Kaspar. He also has an upcoming release on Sasha’s label Last Night On Earth, and he’s hunkering down for what will no doubt be a busy year. Fresh from playing Exchange in Los Angeles this weekend, Harrington shares his five favorite dance floor bombs of the moment.
Catch Secondcity at Grand Elektra in Manchester, UK, on February 3, Boulder Theatre in Bouldor, CO, on February 8, and Egg in London on February 10.
Deetron – “Mechanolicous” (The Martinez Brothers Edit)
Such a massive record. This was one of the biggest tunes at BPM festival for me. Every time I heard it, it literally went off. Me and James from Solardo just danced to it for about 10 minutes [laughs].
Paul Johnson – “Feel My M.F Bass”
One of my favorite club records, always love playing this out. It gets a great reaction every time.
Bump & Flex – “Long Time Coming”
Another record I love. It’s kind of early garage days but heavily influenced by the whole Chicago/NYC house scene. Great vibe to the record, from the bassline to the use of the vocals. Wicked track.
Mr G – “You’ve Been Hit”
Such a cool groove with a real funk feel. Mr G never disappoints.
Phil Weeks – “Jack To The Groove”
I’m such a fan of Phil Weeks’ productions. The groove is all that matters in this record and it’s why I love and look up to him so much. His approach to making music and how he can deliver a cool record without overcomplicating it is great.