DJ Quicksilver

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DJ Quicksilver
Birth name Orhan Terzi
Origin Hattingen, Germany
Genres Techno, House, Trance
Occupations DJ, Music producer
Years active 1996 - 2003
Website http://www.djquicksilver.de/

Orhan Terzi (born 28 June 1964), better known by his stage name DJ Quicksilver is a Turkish DJ and music producer[1] based in Germany. His stage name derives from his days taking part in DJ contests, where a mercury column would gauge audience reaction.[2]

Early life[edit]

Terzi was born on 28 June 1964 in trabzon, Turkey. He moved to Hattingen, Germany with his family in the late 1960s.[2]

Musical career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He began working with Tommaso de Donatis on DJ Quicksilver material, and released tracks for a variety of record labels, including Avex Trax, Positiva, Telstar, Edel, Alphabet City, and Sub Terranean.[3]

1997-1998: Breakthrough and success[edit]

In 1997 they released "Bellissima" a hit double A-sided single after contributions from Alice Deejays' Marc Lee-Smith. The song became a big hit on the UK dance charts and then crossed over into pop, reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart and selling enough copies to become a gold record, selling well throughout Europe.[4] It remains his biggest single so far. Other releases include "Boombastic", which sampled the Shaggy track.[3]

1999-2002: Other releases[edit]

He released the track "Heart of Asia" under the alias "Watergate" in 1999. In 2002, he received an ECHO nomination for "Best National Dance Act" for the single "Ameno".[1]

Other work[edit]

Terzi has also worked as a remixer, on tracks by Ian van Dahl, Faithless, and The Verve ("Bittersweet Symphony").[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1997: Quicksilver
  • 1998: Escape 2 Planet Love
  • 2003: Clubfiles One
  • 2013: Clubfiles Two

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUT
[5]
ESP
[6]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NED
[10]
NOR
[11]
SUI
[12]
SWE
[13]
UK
[14]
1996 "Bingo Bongo" 14 36 Quicksilver
"Boing!" 31 Single only
"I Have a Dream"/"Bellissima" 9 3 11 4 2 70 8 6 16 4 Quicksilver
1997 "Free" 12 4 4 3 9 11 13 7
"Planet Love" 36 23 11 32 9 35 46 12 Escape 2 Planet Love
1998 "Escape to Paradise" 31 88 14
1999 "Cosmophobia" 36 83 Single only
2001 "Bombastic" 27 Clubfiles - The Album
"Ameno" 13 12 18 26 26 20
2002 "New Life" 56
2003 "Rising Up"
"Always on My Mind" (featuring Base Unique) 38 44 66 95 Singles only
"Clubfiles One" 33 34 99
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Remixes[edit]

  • Dancemania 1 (Compilation, 1996)[17]
  • Club Scene Volume 2 (Compilation, 1997)[18]
  • Sonic 1 (Compilation, 2000)[19]
  • Equinoxe 4 (Trance cover of Jean Michel Jarre's Equinoxe 4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DJ Quicksilver". DanceArtistInfo. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Aus Liebe zur Musik", DerWesten, 28 October 2009, retrieved 2010-02-06
  3. ^ a b c Carlson, Dean "DJ Quicksilver Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-02-06
  4. ^ Pride, Dominic (16 August 1997). "Dos or Die Dance label Links With Epic". Billboard. p. 40. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Austrian peaks
  6. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  7. ^ Finnish peak
  8. ^ German peaks
  9. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  10. ^ Dutch peaks
  11. ^ Norwegian peaks
  12. ^ Swiss peaks
  13. ^ Swedish peaks
  14. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (DJ Quicksilver)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  16. ^ "Certified Awards Search: DJ Quicksilver". BPI. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  17. ^ Discogs, Dancemania 1
  18. ^ Discogs, Club Scene Volume 2
  19. ^ Discogs, Sonic 1

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