In 2012, Roland Tings emerged from Melbourne’s dance underground with a debut EP of bubbling acid house on cult Los Angeles imprint 100% SILK. Gaining instant attention for his blistering live sets, Roland’s hyperactive energy and hypnotic synth programming lit up dancefloors at Melbourne’s most raucous house parties and basement clubs.
When a handful of demos made their way to Norwegian alt-disco king Prins Thomas, he instantly signed Roland’s debut self-titled LP to his revered label Internasjonal. A work brimming with odd-ball, club-ready tracks, the album put Tings in the national spotlight while creating a swell of interest abroad on the back of strong reviews on XLR8R and Mixmag. After an intensive stint on the road and in the studio, Roland returned in 2017 with the Each Moment a Diamond EP. A fusion of euphoric techno and propulsive pop cuts, the EP shines equally bright on the dancefloor or in headphones. Debuting his expanded two-piece live show at the 2017 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Roland then set out on a nationwide live tour in support of the EP. Selling out venues across the country, the show thrilled audiences with dynamic performances that challenged the norms of live electronic dance music.
While remaining one of Australia’s most in demand DJs, Roland continues to further develop his live show, with a new three-piece live show incorporating ethereal processed guitar and textured layers of keys to evolve dance music further into unchartered territory. Having supported artists such as Jamie XX, Rüfüs Du Sol, Juan Atkins, Chet Faker, Chrome Sparks and Palms Trax among many others, Roland Tings will round out the year by supporting Todd Terje, embarking on a nationwide DJ Tour and releasing his new, stripped back house track, ‘One Hundred’ ft. HIGH HØØPS. Disco-tinged and laid back, it’s the soundtrack to wound down windows, sea breezes and salt water.