14. Juni 1982 (35 Jahre alt)
Orjan Nilsen AKA DJ Governor, born the 14th of June 1982 in a place called Kirkenes in Norway, started his interest in music at a VERY early age. He started banging on drum sets at the age of 1 and was thoroughly instructed by his father and brother for the first 9 years of his life.
At the age of 7, Orjan got his first keyboard, and started to practice on it every single day for the next couple of years, but started to think this little keyboard lacked what he was looking for… And then it began… Melodies and rhythm were increasengly becoming a more important part of Orjan's life as he was reaching for the teen years. And one style in particular caught his attention more then anything else… TRANCE
After listening to various Trance compilations from Holland, he now started to be more and more mesmerized by this unique sound wich merged beautiful melodies and rhythmic patterns so beautifully. Orjan wanted to make this as well, but with the lack of funds and the knowledge how to, stopped him from it for a couple of years.
At the age of 16, Orjan got his first very own synthesizer, with onboard sequencer and drum machine, and from now on, things were evolving quite rapidly.
He learned how to set up drums, basslines, melodies, strings and chords on his synth and then also how making music really worked.
After a year, he learned how making music on a pc worked, and what magic that was contained in a small grey box…
Evolving in his productions year after year, Orjan now decided to take things a step further and bought more equipment to make his tunes reach another level. At the end of 2004, Orjan had made several unofficial remixes and a couple of own productions, that got the attention of trance minded people
in the trance.nu community. His tunes were now played in radio stations and clubs all over the world, but nothing was, as of yet, signed by any label. It was in the summer of 2005 things started to take a new turn, when his remix of 'Virunga - Simbabwe (Dj Governor's Progmix)' was played on Playground by Danjo & Styles and then a bit later Yanave on his show 'Retinal Insight'! People now started to show more and more interest in the works of Orjan, wondering on 'who is this guy?'
This gave Orjan more and more confidence, and gave him inspiration to keep working on his own tunes! Then, in September 2005, Orjan made 'Red Woods', which blew away the minds of his friends and fellow producers, and now, finally, it seemed like Orjans breakthrough, and indeed it was…
Since then Orjan has released a big amount of dancefloor smartbombs like f.ex Arctic Globe which went straight
into the number one spot at the Dutch Dance Charts. His tunes are played all over the world both live and broadcasted by the worlds biggest DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Ti�sto, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten and so on and so on.
Orjan is currently taking gigs all over the world and his music career is developing rapidly, all though the DJ Governor moniker is at rest.
So keep an eye out, cause wherever you are in the world, the sounds of this young Norwegian DJ and producer will not escape you, and quite frankly, would you want it to..?
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