This week on our #meetcommencers series, we have Kivanç, from our IT department. His passion is DJing. 🎧 Let's have a closer look at his story. 🎼
How and when did you begin DJing?
In 1997, my friend gifted me with a Paul Van Dyk CD which introduced me to the world of Trance. My friends motivated me to become an amateur DJ in 2000. Back then I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Trance music and wanted to play as well. At the same time, envisioned bringing this genre of music to Turkey.
In 2003, I started playing professionally. I played for FG 93.7 radio station and various different venues until 2008.
We can technically call him the first Trance DJ of Turkey. I played in the Electronica Festival in 2004 and 2005. Also, I opened for Paul Van Dyk’s concert in 2006. My remix for Teoman’s Aşk Kırıntıları song was on Radio.
Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto and Sasha.
Similarities between your current job and DJing?
I’m a Computer Engineering graduate and in terms of the programs I use, I think they are very similar.
Follow and try to emulate your favorite DJ in your favorite genre. Just playing your music will not be enough, producing your own music will help you to reach a wider audience.