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ØRJAN NILSEN EMERGES WITH FIRST PART OF THIRD ARTIST ALBUM, ‘PRISM’

 

It’s here!!! We are super thrilled to present you the brand new album by Orjan Nilsen, the super versatile artist really has something for each taste with ‘PRISM’ , are you ready for this ear candy? We have it on repeat already today at the office 🙂

Having been a mainstay in the electronic music scene for what seems like an eternity, Ørjan Nilsen is a man whose musical vision knows no equal. By choosing his own path to success rather than the one already carved out by others, he secured himself a signature sound that’s known and loved across the globe. And that trademark brand – those brilliant colors of sound The Viking calls his own – shines through in the first part of ‘Prism’, his third artist album, released today on Armada Music.

Listen to Ørjan Nilsen – Prism

Following debut album ‘In My Opinion’ and its successor ‘No Saint Out Of Me’, ‘Prism’ sees Ørjan Nilsen combine
his beloved sound with new musical flourishes. Harboring known favorites such as ‘Iconic’, ‘Drowning’ and a new
vocal version of ‘Hi There Radio’ as well as fresh, occasionally pop-scented material that includes productions
such as ‘Million Miles Away’, ‘Navigator’, ‘In A Thousand Ways’ and ‘Nothing Here But Love’, ‘Prism’ shows how
one man’s vision can take on many different forms.
Additionally, ‘Prism’ also sees frequent collaborator Mike James play a big part in many of the album’s singles, cowriting
and/or singing on cuts such as ‘Hi There Radio’, ‘In A Thousand Ways’ (feat. Rykka) and ‘Nothing Here But
Love’. The Canadian singer-songwriter and Ørjan Nilsen struck up an amazing friendship after first working
together, which is evidently paying off big time with every ensuing link-up.

Ørjan Nilsen: “I have always been a very brave kind of producer; I’ve experimented and tried different styles,
genres and techniques. No matter how much I love DJing, I will always be a producer first and I will never stop
transcending the barriers of music production. This is what ‘Prism’ is all about. It’s about exploring different points
of view, different perceptions. Prisms have the unique ability to reflect light and disperse darkness into color, and
that’s exactly what I do through music; I express my feelings and my thoughts. I disperse the darkness, turn
negatives into colors and reflect the light. Or at least, I try to. ‘Prism’ is a combination of the many stories I have
and want to share with you. Singles do not create a storyline, so it was only natural to weave them into an album,
which I will be releasing in two parts.”

Tracklist:
01. Swoosh (Intro Mix)
02. That One Night
03. Hi There Radio (Been Too Long) (feat. Mike James)
04. Iconic
05. In A Thousand Ways (feat. Rykka)
06. Million Miles Away (feat. Rico)
07. Navigator
08. Craziness
09. The Last Goodbye (feat. Matluck)
10. I See Spots
11. Simulator
12. Drowning (feat. IDA)
13. Nothing Here But Love

Orjan Nilsen – In A Thousand Ways (feat. Rykka)

The long expected album ‘Prism’ by Orjan Nilsen will have its release next week! Perfect timing to reveal another album feature.

‘In A Thousand Ways’ featuring Rykka is another example of the musicality of the Norwegian mastermind, who explains it as the outcome of a wonderful collaboration:

“One of the many benefits of having struck up a friendship with Mike James, is that sometimes working with a vocalist like Rykka becomes a possibility, Mike wrote the vocal alongside Jeff Dawson and Rykka, and when I heard it I just had to produce it. Rykka is a Eurovision contender and has blown me away from the start, it is only natural that we worked on a couple of songs together”

 

aken from his forthcoming third artist album called ‘Prism’, ‘In A Thousands Ways’ serves as a testament to Ørjan Nilsen’s peerless artistic versatility. Containing trace amounts of his revered signature sound with some pop-flavored goodness and Rykka’s soaring vocals on top, this song takes the best of both worlds and invites all kinds of music fans to take the leap and enjoy all this record has to offer.

Let’s grab it here: https://imo037.lnk.to/IATWPR

 

ORJAN NILSEN TALKS ABOUT ‘PRISM’, THE CREATIVE PROCESS BEHIND IT, AND A TRIP TO…THE JUNGLE !!

After 3 years in the making, the Norwegian Trance Viking Orjan Nilsen is ready to publish his third artist album called “Prism”. Divided into 2 parts, Orjan will take you on a wonderful new journey!

We’ve been lucky enough to sit down with him for a chat about ‘PRISM’ ,  the creative process and much more….

Orjan about his new album: “I have always been a very brave kind of producer. I’ve experimented, have tried different styles, genres, techniques. No matter how much I love DJ-ing I will always be a producer first and I will never stop going over the barriers in music production. This is what Prism is all about, its about exploring different points of view, different perceptions. Prisms have the unique ability to reflect light and disperse darkness into color. And this is exactly what I do through music – I express my feelings and my thoughts with it. I disperse the darkness, turn negatives into colors and reflect the light. Or at least I really try. “Prism” is a combination of the many stories I have and want to share with you. Singles do not create a storyline, so it was only natural to compile those in an album, which I will be releasing in 2 parts.”

TBA: Hi Orjan, goods to catch up with you again ☺
First of all congrats on ‘Million Miles Away’ , such a perfect tune for the upcoming summer, I’ve heard Ibiza inspired you to create this gem right?

O.N.: Definitely. I was at the island and I got this guitar melody stuck in my head and when I got back home it was just something I needed to finish.

TBA: Talking about Ibiza, will you be back on the white Island this summer?

O.N: I am not too sure if I will be back this summer, because I haven’t seen anything yet, but usually im always there since 2011, so it might happen!

TBA: Prism is finally seeing the light , after 3 years of work, can you tell us a bit about the creative process?

O.N.: PRISM was actually 2 years in the making. The creative process was so much fun because I have created so many different things. Especially with the fact that I’ve been working with far more vocalists this time around, which means that the creativeness doesn’t come from me personally, but also comes from the people around it. So working together with all these vocalists and lyrics writers its just been really inspiring for me. It was really good!

TBA: Being a great fan of yours, I know how eclectic you are and how much you like to mix different styles , but at the same time you manage to keep your signature sound, how is that possible?

O.N.: I think it’s because when I started learning how to produce music I had none other than myself to do the trail and error process, which means that I didn’t have anyone teaching me to do music. I taught myself! So no matter what kind of style or genre I do, I will always have a thin red line, because this is how I learnd to make music. So when you don’t have inputs from other people but just like yourself, you end up creating your own stuff. I think that has helped me a lot, even though it was a lot harder to learn that way, it was still something that made me into me.

TBA: What do you do when you are stuck at a certain point during the building of a track?

O.N.: Usually if I’m stuck I actually start on something new. I go away from that project, keeping a distance from it and start on a new track. Sometimes whilst making the new track I would figure out how to finish the other one.

TBA: Can you tell us the release date of the album?

O.N: The release date of the Part 1 of PRISM will be May 18th!

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Tracklist “Prism Part 1”:
01. Orjan Nilsen – Swoosh (Intro Mix)
02. Orjan Nilsen – That One Night
03. Orjan Nilsen feat. Mike James – Hi There Radio (Been Too Long)
04. Orjan Nilsen – Iconic
05. Orjan Nilsen feat. Rykka – In A Thousand Ways
06. Orjan Nilsen – Million Miles Away
07. Orjan Nilsen – Navigator
08. Orjan Nilsen – Craziness
09. Orjan Nilsen feat. Matluck – The Last Goodbye
10. Orjan Nilsen – I See Spots
11. Orjan Nilsen – Simulator
12. Orjan Nilsen feat. IDA – Drowning
13. Orjan Nilsen – Nothing Here But Love

TBA: What was the hardest or let’s say what was the most challenging moment for you while creating the album, or a specific tune …(musical wise) and why?

O.N.: Well the hardest thing when making the album is the fact that I am always travelling. Staying in the studio enough to finish it was the hardest thing. Hence why it took so long as well. For me the one specific tune that was a bit hard was actually “Drowning” feat. IDA. Because I love the vocal so much and I loved the way she sang it, so I had no idea what direction to take it. In the end I ended up going with the more trancier approach and the more euphoric/festival approach. So “Drowning” was definitely the hardest track, as I had too many ideas and it was all because of the fantastic vocals.

TBA: Any funny things happened while the making of the album?

O.N: To be honest not too many, but I did have a couple of things that were pretty cool. Basically when you’re on the studio and you do stuff you’re not supposed to do or planning to do, some good thigns can happen. Technically doing an error on the track with Rykka called “In a Thousand Ways” I got Mike James, who is the songwritter for that, to do the error I did but to do it professionally. So basically that was just a strange moment which changed the whole track. A small little thing that changed the whole ambience of it.

TBA: Any new toy in your studio or in your wishlist?

O.N.: Oh I always have new toys on my wishlist. I actually didnt buy too much stuff, but I bought a few plugins, but I am definitely looking into getting a Moog Voyager, as it would be awesome to have in my studio. I rally want to buy that one but its just too expensive.

TBA: The funniest thing happened to you while touring?

O.N.: Ahh there are so many things. Lets see if I can remember something really cool and funny. I can take one from recently when I was playing ASOT in Sydney. Me and my friend Eirik and Will Atkinson were actually going to the Zoo and when you go into the Zoo they ask you to take pictures. Now when you take pictures, they do it in front of a green screen. Funny part is Will was wearing a green shirt, so he turned out to be a part of the jungle! It was hilarious when we looked at the pictures. So next time we decided that we are going to wear green tracksuits so we can all blend into one! 😀

TBA: The most inspirational person in your life ?

O.N.: The most inspirational person in my life is always going to be my daughter Angelica.

TBA: What’s next after the release of PRISM? Shall we expect a tour maybe?

O.N.: There is definitely going to be a tour and I am going to premiere a lot of tracks during these shows. But also, a little funny thing, PRISM has 2 parts, one coming out on May 18th and part 2 is TBA later on this year ☺ So there’s gonna be 2 parts of the album and definitely an album tour!

TBA: In this case…will you be visiting Italy?

O.N. : I really hope I can visit Italy. It would be so cool to play there. I played in Milan once and I just loved it so hopefully I can visit again this year!

TBA: Thanks for your time and hope to see you very soon somewhere ☺

O.N.: Thank you so much for asking me these questions, I loved it!

ORJAN NILSEN – NAVIGATOR

 

We cannot wait for ‘Prism’ , the upcoming and long awaited new album by our favorite viking , so versatile as only a few artists can be, Orjan is releasing today this massive tune called ‘Navigator’ .

This anthemic track starts off very rhythmic in the synth supported percussive intro and flows over into a melodic If you love  Orjan Nilsen as much as we do here, let’s keep a cloes eye on  ASOT Instagram today!!

 

 

Laden with heaps of energy, a pulsating bassline and an anthemic melody that guides fans every step of the way, ‘Navigator’ is wild and tempestuous like stormy seas. Taken from Ørjan Nilsen’s third artist album called ‘Prism’, this monster tune leads clubbers to the only treasure that matters: supercharged music made for night-long fist-pumping.

Listen to ‘Navigator’ here 

ØRJAN NILSEN TEAMS WITH LONG-TIME FRIEND AND FELLOW NORTHENER R-LEND FOR NEW SINGLE: ‘WITHOUT KONTAKT’

 

It’s no secret that Ørjan Nilsen has a knack for getting dance music lovers to go wild and today, he does so again with the help of a long-time friend and fellow northerner: DJ and producer R-Lend. Released on his own In My Opinion label, ‘Without Kontakt’ is sure to satisfy the most diehard of Trance fans.

 

Listen to Ørjan Nilsen feat. R-Lend – Without Kontakt

 

 

As astonishingly melodic as pretty much every Ørjan Nilsen production, ‘Without Kontakt’ has that old-school vibe to it no Trance fan can resist. Complemented by soaring background vocals and melodies that make heads spin, this cut guarantees plenty of hands-in-the-air action each time it drops.

 

Ørjan Nilsen: “Erlend (R-Lend) also hails from Kirkenes and I happen to be godfather to his two daughters. He and I have been friends since we were sixteen and we got connected through a mutual interest: Trance. Back in the days, we even made a track together called ‘Beat Design’ under an alias called O&R. Since it did quite well, we thought it would be fun to try again. So here it is, ‘Without Kontakt’.”

 

Ørjan Nilsen has been part of the Armada Music roster for as long as he’s been a mainstay in the Trance scene. From dropping breakthrough track ‘Red Woods’ (under his DJ Governor moniker) in 2006, Trance classic ‘La Guitarra’ in 2008 and debut album ‘In My Opinion’ in 2011 to releasing some of the biggest tracks of the past few years (such as ‘Iconic’, ‘The Hardest Part’ and ‘Hi There Radio’), the Norwegian DJ and producer has been on top of his game for over a decade and once again managed to outdo himself with ‘Without Kontakt’.

 

ØRJAN NILSEN – ACID REFLUX

Wow!!! Here we go!! Ørjan is back with another banger : Acid Reflux

We know all the #teamØrjan out there was waiting for it after the Viking’s label #IMO started teasing us all about this release!
Teeming with roaring synths and jolts of energy, ‘Acid Reflux’ is what Ørjan Nilsen uses to break down the world’s most prestigious main stages. It’s got the drive, the power and the enchanting breakdown to really make a difference in the club circuit. This is Ørjan Nilsen at his finest.

Let’s grab it Here

Orjan Nilsen feat. IDA – Drowning

Still buzzing about Tomorrowland? Well we certainty are!!

And Ørjan just premiered there at ASOT stage this new banger called ‘Drowning’ … all you have to do is: close your eyes, feel it and dance your ass off!!

A master craftsman when it comes to forging addictive melodies, enchanting chord progressions and the wondrous atmospheres that tie them together, Orjan Nilsen comes forth with another gem of a record. Adorned by the haunting vocals of IDA, ‘Drowning’ is a wave of sonic goodness you just have to immerse yourself in.
Listen to Ørjan Nilsen ‘Drowning’