Rueben Heenan aka 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 remixes and originals, 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 worlds biggest music festival.
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 2017 already looking set to built 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.