Ozan Çolakoğlu

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Ozan Çolakoğlu
Birth name Ozan Çolakoğlu
Also known as Ozinga
Born (1972-04-01) 1 April 1972 (age 46)
Adana, Turkey
Origin Turkey
Genres pop, arabesk, adult contemporary, pop rock, dance pop
Occupation(s) composer
record producer
arranger
orchestrator
film composer
audio engineer
Instruments keyboards, drums
Years active 1991 - Present
Labels HITT Production, Urban, Universal, İstanbul Plak, DMC, Avrupa
Associated acts Tarkan, Gülşen, Murat Boz, Nilüfer
Website OzanColakoglu.com, dB Müzik

Ozan Çolakoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [ozˌan ˈʧolaˌkoːɫu], born 1972 in Adana) is a Turkish composer, songwriter and music producer; famous for his work with pop idol Tarkan and his various film scores. He co-founded the production company Sarı Ev (Yellow House), but left it in 2010 to work for dB Müzik.

Biography and career[edit]

Ozan Çolakoğlu was born in Adana, Turkey in 1972. He attended the Berklee College of Music[1][2][3] and his career started with Tarkan's first album called Yine Sensiz. Besides working continuously with the Turkish pop idol, he also contributed to the albums of such notable artists like Nil Karaibrahimgil,[4] Murat Boz or the well known all-female Turkish rock band, Pin-up.[5] In the music world he is also known for his remixes under the name Ozinga.[2]

He arranged Every Way That I Can, the song Sertab Erener won the Eurovision contest with.[6][7] Years later, he would go on to arrange another Eurovision hit Düm Tek Tek, written by his friend Sinan Akçıl.

Ozan Çolakoğlu is also credited for co-writing several of Tarkan's songs, including the second (European) version of Şımarık.

Apart from Tarkan, he worked for Nilüfer (albums Karar Verdim and Hayal, single Zalimin Kararı), Bendeniz, Deniz Seki, Nil Karaibrahimgil, Ümit Sayın, Pınar Aylin, Gökçe, Yaşar, Çelik Erişçi, Özgün, Kızlar, Tan Taşçi (song İşaret), Sibel Can (song Çantada Keklik), Gülşen (complete album Önsöz). His works include the scores of such popular movies like G.O.R.A., Sınav or Organize İşler.[8]

Collaborations with Tarkan[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title/Artist Task Instrument played
1992 Yine Sensiz / Tarkan
(Without You Again)
Music direction, arrangements
1994 A-Acayipsin / Tarkan
(Oh You're Something Else)
Mixing Arrangement Piano
1997 Ölürüm Sana / Tarkan
(I'd die for you)
Arrangement Keyboard
2001 Karma / Tarkan String Composition & Orchestration,
mixing, co-producer,arrangements
2003 Dudu / Tarkan
(Woman)
Producer,arrangements
2006 Come Closer / Tarkan Programming, drum programming Keyboards
2006 Tek Taşımı Kendim Aldım / Nil Karaibrahimgil
(I Bought My Diamond Myself)
Producer, remixes,arrangements
2007 Maximum / Murat Boz[9] Producer,arrangements
2007 Metamorfoz / Tarkan Producer,arrangements, songwriter
2010 Adımı Kalbine Yaz / Tarkan Producer, arrangements, songwriter

Singles[edit]

Year Title/Artist Task
2001 Kuzu Kuzu / Tarkan
(Like a Lamb)
Producer, remixes arrangements
2002 Bir Oluruz Yolunda / Tarkan
(We'll Unite On Your Way)
Producer, arrangements
2002 Özgürlük İçimizde / Tarkan
(Freedom Within Us)
Producer, remixes, arrangements
2003 Every Way That I Can / Sertab Erener Producer, arrangements
2005 Ayrılık Zor / Tarkan
(Separation Is Hard)
Producer, remixes, arrangements
2006 Aşkı Bulamam Ben / Murat Boz
(I Can't Find Love)
Producer, remix, arrangements
2012 Aşk Gitti Bizden / Tarkan
(Our Love is Gone)
Producer, remixes, arrangements
2012 Hadi Bakalım / Tarkan
(Alright Then)
Producer, remixes, arrangements

Remixes[edit]

Song title Album / Single Artist
Aşkı Bulamam Ben (Ozimga mix)
(I Can't Find Love)
Maximum Murat Boz
Bounce (Ozinga) Come Closer / Bounce
single
Tarkan
Dudu (Ozinga Mix)
(Woman)
Dudu Tarkan
Hüp (Ozinga Disco Mix) Karma / Hüp
single
Tarkan
Kuzu Kuzu (Ozinga Mix)
(Like a Lamb)
Karma / Kuzu Kuzu
single
Tarkan
Özgürlük İçimizde (Ozinga Alternatif Verziyon)
(Freedom Within Us)
Özgürlük İçimizde
promo single
Tarkan
Pırlanta (Organize Remix)
(Diamond)
Tek Taşımı Kendim Aldım
(I Bought My Diamond Myself)
Nil Karaibrahimgil

Film scores[edit]

Year Title
2005 G.O.R.A.
2006 Hokkabaz (The Magician)
2006 Organize İşler (Organized Job)
2006 Sınav (The Exam)

References[edit]

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