the music you'll experience when onur özer is behind the decks is no music to stand still to, hands in pockets, sophisticatedly bobbing your head to the beat. this is music that will take you by the hand, lead you to the dance floor and entice your body to follow where your head instinctively begun. this is music with a fresh energy that will just keep lifting your arms and your mood even higher, as the night wears on. music fueling an ever-growing exhilaration that moves your feet in ways you never quite knew possible. music that leaves you with more energy than you came with.
onur began his musical career in the late 90's, when minimal house and tech-house were making a resurgence in Istanbul. In a city, oppressed by both a stifling heat and a musical style equally as stagnant, onur helped battle to change the old rules and break old habits, breathing fresh life into a dispirited club scene. armed with his vinyl case, still dressed in his shabby student clothes, he entered the clubs to share his biggest passion, dancing without reason. word quickly caught on and the clubs soon filled up for onur's increasingly renowned sets.
onur continued to fight the cause and helped found a number of new, vanguard venues, venues, recognized for constantly bringing the new sounds, styles and names to Turkey's capital. whilst fulfilling his passion he worked every day to keep that hot air circulating with fresh, innovative ideas.
in 2002 he began to export this warm istanbul sound to different cities in germany. since then he has kept the crowds dancing in such prestigious venues as robert johnson, harry klein, studio 672 and kerosin.
2004 witnessed a turning point in his career and he became the resident dj of the highly-rated party series, "sweet sense". as the real owner of the house he welcomed many a distinguished international act.
In 2005 he began to take his already well-honed musical talents into the studio, releasing his debut ep, "freakdisco" on freude-am-tanzen recordings in august and another, "envy ep" on vakant the following month. germany's groove magazine rated him one of their up-and-comers of the year.
it is all just beginning for onur özer. 2006 will see his next ep release on vakant, "twilight", out mid march, which promises to claim yet more dance floor victims. the first of many, many, more in the journey of this young turkish star. watch this space.