Ørjan Nilsen

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Ørjan Nilsen
Also known as
  • DJ Governor
  • Orion
  • DJ SL
Born (1982-06-14) 14 June 1982 (age 34)
Kirkenes, Norway[1]
Origin Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • producer
  • remixer
Instruments Cubase 8
Years active 2004–present
Labels Armada Music
Associated acts
Website http://www.orjannilsen.com/

Ørjan Nilsen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈø:ɾjan ˈni:lsɛn] (born 14 June 1982) is a Norwegian trance producer and DJ. His debut studio album In My Opinion was released in 2011, and his second studio album No Saint Out of Me was released in 2013. His discography features collaborations with Armin van Buuren, Cosmic Gate and Fingerling among others.

Career[edit]

In 2012, Nilsen placed at Number 32 for the DJ Mag Top 100 and was nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ by IDMA.[2] Ørjan’s collaboration with the Dutch label Armada Music started with the track "Red Woods", which was released in 2006 under his then alias DJ Governor.

Over the years Ørjan found his groove, flashing samples of his huge potential with La Guitarra (2008), Lovers Lane (2010), and So Long Radio (2010). Ørjan went on to release his first solo album in 2011, In My Opinion, which stormed up sales charts.

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. 79 on DJ Mag Top 100

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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]

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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2016 | DJMag.com". djmag.com. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 

External links[edit]