Ørjan Nilsen

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Ørjan Nilsen
Ørjan Nilsen, Beats for Love 2019 04.jpg
Nilsen performing at Beats for Love (2019)
Background information
Also known as
  • DJ Governor
  • Orion
  • DJ SL
Born (1982-06-14) 14 June 1982 (age 37)
Kirkenes, Norway[1]
OriginNorway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • producer
  • remixer
InstrumentsCubase 8
Years active2004–present
LabelsArmada Music
Associated acts
Websitehttp://www.orjannilsen.com/

Ørjan Nilsen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈøːɾjɑn ˈniːlsn̩]; born 14 June 1982) is a Norwegian producer and DJ ranked inside the Top 250 DJs in his genre by the annual DJ Mag Top 100 poll [2]. His debut studio album In My Opinion was released in 2011, followed by No Saint Out of Me in 2013 and Prism in 2018. His discography features collaborations with Armin van Buuren, Cosmic Gate, Fingerling among others.

Musical career[edit]

Nilsen in 2019

In 2012, Nilsen placed at Number 32 for the DJ Mag Top 100 and was nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ by IDMA.[3]

Forming a bond with Dutch label Armada Music early in his career, his first release on the imprint was "Red Woods", a track put out in 2006 under his DJ Governor alias. Over the years Ørjan found his track, and released singles such as "La Guitarra" (2008), "Lovers Lane" and "So Long Radio" (both 2010).

In 2016, his track "Los Capos" with Colombian producer KhoMha owned the charts for more than four months, preceding his second team-up with superstar Armin van Buuren on "Flashlight".

The following year saw the release of "Iconic", which was voted #25 in the 2017 A State of Trance Tune of The Year, followed by a series of single releases from aforementioned album Prism. Meanwhile his remix of Loud Luxury's "Body" hit the 5 million streams mark in just a few months.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2012 – Classified No. 32 on DJ Mag Top 100
  • 2012 – Nominated as Break-Through DJ by IDMA
  • 2013 – Classified No. 49 on DJ Mag Top 100
  • 2014 – Classified No. 129 on DJ Mag Top 100
  • 2018 - Classified No. 247 on DJ Mag Top 100

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • In My Opinion (2011)
  • No Saint Out of Me (2013)
  • Prism (2018)
  • The Devil Is In The Detail (2019)

Singles[edit]

2006[edit]

  • "Arctic Globe / Prison Break" (Intuition Recordings)
  • "Red Woods" (as DJ Governor) (Captivating Sounds)
  • "High Pressure" (as DJ SL) (Black Hole Recordings)

2007[edit]

  • "Lost Once" (Ørjan vs. Octagen)
  • "Orlando"
  • "Beat Design / Rain" (Ørjan Nilsen pres. O&R)
  • "In Fusion / Spawns"
  • "Gobstice / Adamantica" (Orion)

2008[edit]

  • "Black Mamba / Down & Dirty"
  • "Scrubs / La Guitarra"

2010[edit]

  • "Sanctuary / The Odd Number"
  • "Lovers Lane"
  • "So Long Radio"
  • "Shoutbox!"

2011[edit]

  • "Shades of Grey / Pale Memories" (as DJ Governor)
  • "Go Fast!"
  • "Mjuzik"
  • "Anywhere But Here" (featuring Neev Kennedy)
  • "Between the Rays / The Mule"
  • "The Music Makers" (with Arnej)
  • "Viking / Atchoo!"

2012[edit]

  • "Lucky Strike / Legions"
  • "Amsterdam"
  • "Belter" (with Armin van Buuren)
  • "Endymion"
  • "Burana / Filthy Fandango"
  • "PhireWorX"
  • "Copperfield"

2013[edit]

  • "No Saint Out of Me"
  • "Violetta"
  • "Crispy Duck" (with John O'Callaghan)
  • "Drink to Forget (Chill Out Mix)"
  • "Xiing"
  • "Hands" (with Senadee)
  • "In the Air" (with Adam Young)
  • "Fable" (with Fingerling)
  • "Mafioso"

2014[edit]

  • "The Late Anthem" (Way Too Late Mix)
  • "Fair Game" (with Cosmic Gate)
  • "Hurricane" feat. Christina Novelli
  • "Apart" (with Jonathan Mendelsohn)
  • "W.D.I.A." (with Fingerling)
  • "Carioca"
  • "Shenanigans"

2015[edit]

  • "The Edge"
  • "Amis Ama"
  • "Now We Are talking"
  • "Don"
  • "Too Early Anthem"
  • "What It's All About" (featuring Mike James)

2016[edit]

  • "Iconic"
  • "Los Capos" (with KhoMha)
  • "Flashlight" (with Armin van Buuren)
  • "Kilowatts"

2017[edit]

  • "Renegades" (with Jochen Miller)
  • "Tradekraft"
  • "Crowd Control"
  • "Booya" (with Ruben de Ronde and Rodg)
  • "The Hardest Part" (with Rykka)
  • "Swoosh"
  • "Drowning" (with IDA)
  • "Hi There Radio"
  • "Acid Reflux"
  • "Without Kontakt"

2018[edit]

  • "Million Miles Away"
  • "Navigator"
  • "In A Thousand Ways" (featuring Rykka)
  • "That One Night"
  • "What a Rush"[4]
  • "Savour This Moment"[5]
  • "Love Rush In"[6]

2019[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Original artist(s)
"Like I Love You" (Ørjan Nilsen Remix)[17] 2018 Lost Frequencies
(featuring The Nghbrs)
"Body" (Ørjan Nilsen Remix)[18] Loud Luxury
(featuring brando)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ https://djmag.com/topic-tags/200-250
  3. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2016". djmag.com. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  4. ^ "What a Rush - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  5. ^ "Savour This Moment - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  6. ^ "Love Rush In - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  7. ^ "Wait 4 It - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  8. ^ "Reminiscence by Orjan Nilsen on Spotify". Spotify. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  9. ^ "Shriek - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  10. ^ "Fomo - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  11. ^ "Badoo - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  12. ^ "The Chosen One - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  13. ^ "Once There Were Raves - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  14. ^ Bonavoglia, Brian (2019-09-06). "[Premiere] Orjan Nilsen unveils 'Don't Need to Know Your Name'". DJ Times. Archived from the original on 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  15. ^ "Kiara - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  16. ^ "1 Like You - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  17. ^ "Like I Love You (feat. The NGHBRS) [Remixes] by Lost Frequencies on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  18. ^ "Body (Orjan Nilsen Remix) by Loud Luxury feat. brando". Google Play Music. Retrieved 2018-12-28.

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