Ørjan Nilsen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ørjan Nilsen
Also known as
  • DJ Governor
  • Orion
  • DJ SL
Born (1982-06-14) 14 June 1982 (age 36)
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 250 poll [2]. 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, Paris Hilton and Fingerling among others.

Musical career[edit]

In 2012, Nilsen placed at Number 32 for the DJ Mag Top 100 and was nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ by IDMA.[3] 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 to number 173 on beatport[4].

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]

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"[5]
  • "Savour This Moment"[6]
  • "Love Rush In"[7]

2019[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Original artist(s)
"Like I Love You" (Ørjan Nilsen Remix)[9] 2018 Lost Frequencies
(featuring The Nghbrs)
"Body" (Ørjan Nilsen Remix)[10] Loud Luxury
(featuring brando)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ https://djmag.com/topic-tags/200-250
  3. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2016 | DJMag.com". djmag.com. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  4. ^ https://www.beatport.com/track/in-my-opinion-album-mix/1896733
  5. ^ "What a Rush - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  6. ^ "Savour This Moment - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  7. ^ "Love Rush In - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  8. ^ "Wait 4 It - Single by Ørjan Nilsen on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  9. ^ "Like I Love You (feat. The NGHBRS) [Remixes] by Lost Frequencies on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  10. ^ "Body (Orjan Nilsen Remix) by Loud Luxury feat. brando". Google Play Music. Retrieved 2018-12-28.

External links[edit]