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DENIZ KOYU


BIO: Deniz Koyu has without doubt proven to be one of the most promising talents to watch out for. His course to become a musician was set at the tender age of five when he began to learn the piano. It didn’t take long until he discovered his enthusiasm for synthesizers and drums, getting inspiration from artists such as Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk or Cassius. It is no surprise he followed suit, spending his pocket money on all the second-hand synths and drum machines he could find. Through his teenage years, Deniz spent his days DJing and editing his favourite tracks using small tape recorders and sampling what he could. In 2011 Deniz' single releases "Tung" and "Hertz" on Flamingo Recordings and his remixes for James Blunt's "Dangerous" and Kaskade's "Turn It Down" evolved into huge house anthems at clubs and festivals around the globe, being played over and over by Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, Alesso, Erick Morillo, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, you name it. Fedde Le Grand voted Deniz "Breakthrough DJ/Producer 2011", Sebastian Ingrosso called him "big time talent", and Axwell replied to the question of a Swedish journalist if he had personal favourites among young DJs: "Deniz Koyu. He makes damn cool music at the moment." In 2012 MTV added Deniz to their "EDM Rookies To Watch" list, calling him "a blazing new talent" and putting him in good company with Alesso, Zedd, R3hab and Nicky Romero. Deniz was hand-picked by Axwell to play at the world premiere of Cosmic Opera in New York, performed at Ultra Music Festival Miami and got confirmed for his first-ever Sensation White and Mysteryland appearances. Production-wise Deniz kicked off 2012 with a remix for Fedde Le Grand's "So Much Love", a heavyweight collaboration with Fedde and Johan Wedel on "Turn It", and his uber-hit single "Bong" on Refune Records. Next up came "Follow You" with Wynter Gordon on Big Beat Records, remixes for Zedd, Miike Snow and Digitalism's all time classic "Zdarlight". With an ever-busy tour schedule playing sold-out shows from LA to Singapore, his bi-weekly "Bongbastic" radio show on Sirius XM's Electric Area, and amazing new releases lined up for the next months, there is no stopping Deniz now. Coming up are new singles on Axtone and Refune, collaboration tracks with Dirty South and Tiesto, and a stunning remix for David Guetta

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