Dedicated, hardworking, and energetic â€“ three words that constitute the best attempt to briefly describe what the Norwegian hot-shot Ã˜rjan Nilsen is all about. In the last few years, he has been wowing audiences across the planet with his take on what a 21st century DJ and producer should be.
Born in 1982 in the Norwegian town of Kirkenes, Ã˜rjan has had very little doubt about what he wanted to do with his life. Having listened to countless CD compilations, and seeing some of the legends DJing live, Ã˜rjan knew that the DJ booth would be his domain one day.
Ã˜rjanâ€™s work with the Dutch label Armada Music started with the track ‘Red Woodsâ€™, which was released in 2006 under his DJ Governor alias. Over the years, Ã˜rjan found his groove, flashing samples of his huge potential with ‘La Guitarra’ (2008), Lovers Lane, and So Long Radio (2010). Ã˜rjan went on to release his first artist album in 2011, titled ‘In My Opinionâ€™, which stormed up sales charts and catapulted Ã˜rjan onto the watch-list of every EDM-fan.
Even though ‘In My Opinion’ was very successful, Ã˜rjan showed no intention of slowing down, quickly releasing mammoth tracks like ‘Viking’, ‘Atchoo’ (2011), and opening 2012 with a collaboration with Armin van Buuren and the aptly titled â€˜Belter’, followed by his own ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘Endymion’ before finishing out the year with the club-destroyers ‘Copperfield’ and ‘Filthy Fandango’.
As a DJ, Ã˜rjan Nilsen quickly established himself with an infectious blend of all things chunky and groovy — his energy and presence behind the decks has taken him around the world playing at some of the worldâ€™s finest clubs and biggest festivals, from Sao Paulo to Sydney and loads of places in-between. Itâ€™s been a remarkable journey, which has resulted in significant recognition from industry heavyweights.
One thing is certain, there is no stopping this Norwegian prodigy â€” He is on a mission, be it in the studio or in the DJ booth, Ã˜rjan Nilsen is determined to surprise, amaze, and entertain, and thatâ€™s something you would not want to miss out on.