DJ Quicksilver

DJ Quicksilver aka Orhan Terzi was born in Turkey and is presently living in Germany for 27 years. He took his first steps in DJing 11 years ago - and now his name is standing in a row with DJ stars like Steve Mason, Carl Cox and Sven Vaeth.

The name "DJ Quicksilver" was created at a DJ contest as the audience broke the column of quicksilver, which was installed as a success-o-meter, by applauding. Because of winning this competition, he became a requested Club-DJ in the scene. This also eased the opening of his own Import-Recordshop, which offered him many ideas and was a meeting point of ravers and DJs.

With their first production "BINGO BONGO" the producers around DJ Quicksilver, Orhan Terzi and Tommaso De Donatis, had a Mega-Club-Hit immediately and remained in the German Sales Charts at a high position for weeks. The next hits that followed were "BOING" and, besides others, the Quicksilver /De Donatis remixes of Faithless - "INSOMNIA". Making number one postions in the DDC- and DMC-Charts, these remixes were even more successful than the original versions.

The next "DJ Quicksilver" single contained two great tracks: "I HAVE A DREAM" and "BELLISSIMA". This double A-side CD took number one position in the German Dance Charts for 12 weeks and became the absolute Mega-Seller with gold-status (over 400.000 copies sold, number four in the German Sales Charts, featured on over 50 hit collections). Having two video clips in the VIVA Heavy-Rotation can be called a sensation and Top Ten positions all over Europe (e.g. Spain, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland) and a sensational chart-entry with "BELLISSIMA" on position number six in the UK (Top Ten position for 8 weeks) made the appealing DJ an international star.

The next DJ Quicksilver smash hit was "FREE": For the first time ever a single went straight to the top of the DDC-Charts (German Dance Charts) - a number one chart-entry - and, of course, this was followed by an imposing number five chart-entry in the German Sales Charts (gold-status). MTV and VIVA just took the new video clip, which was done in the landscapes of Southafrica, into Heavy-Rotation. Finally "FREE" had a chart-entry on position number seven in the UK.

The single "PLANET LOVE" was a great success as well - it had a chart entry at position number 13 in the UK. As wonted, the Terzi/De Donatis-Duo mixed their nose for actual trends with their well known overwhelming soundcreations. With "ADAGIO" this single contained a second great track, which had the potential to become a hit itself.

In the meantime the Terzi/De Donatis-Duo became successful remixers as well. Besides the mentioned remix of Faithless - "INSOMNIA", they did productions of Porn Kings, Jam & Spoon, Dance 2 Trance, Brooklyn Bounce, La Voix, U.S.U.R.A., Chicane and lots more - a who is who of the international dance scene.

After opening the new and bigger studio of Tommaso De Donatis in early 1998, he and Orhan Terzi went straight on working on the follow-up album of "QUICKSILVER". Driven by the success of "QUICKSILVER" and by their ambition do deliver high quality tracks, they once more released their vision of actual music, which will be lasting as well. This second album impresses with its skillful combination of classical elements with a perfect synthesis of Pop- and Dance-Music, which makes "ESCAPE 2 PLANET LOVE" an album for music lovers all around the world. While working on the new tracks, the Quicksilver- Duo made a sidestep for Mark van Dale. The DJ-Quicksilver Remix of "WATER VERVE", released in May 1998, reached a chart-peak at position number 22, featuring a cameo appearance of DJ Quicksilver in the video-clip.

As usual, DJ Quicksilver got a lot of inspiration from his permanent appearances in clubs all over the planet, where he experiences and decisively creates new trends. The second album "ESCAPE 2 PLANET LOVE", released in November 1998, again features music, which contains a constant development to popmusic, but still is best for use in clubs. Once again they couldn decide which of the strong album-tracks should be the new single in Germany, therefore the roundtrip started with the Double-A-Side "ESCAPE TO PARADISE/TIMERIDER", which had a chart-entry at position number 31 in the German sales charts.
At the same time another DJ Quicksilver-side-project entered the charts and instantly went to the top 20 of the German sales charts: The DJ Quicksilver Remix of WATERGATE "MULL OF KINTYRE (THE BATTLE MIX)" and the following hits as "Maid Of Orleans" and "Heart Of Asia" (in UK # 3) made dancefloors vibrate in direct competition to his single "COSMOPHOBIA".
"COSMOPHOBIA" contains excerpts from H. G. Wells well-known novel "War Of The Worlds". Orhan Terzi and Tommaso De Donatis succeed once again in producing clubmusic at a high standard. In the sound transformation of this famous example both producers used recordings with the original voice of Richard Burton. The song reached top positions in all German dance charts and placed in German top 40.
The single "AMENO" of the successfull team Terzi/De Donatis had quickly become a club- hit in traditional Quicksilver manner and reached a Top Ten position in all German dance charts. DJ Quicksilver used for this production a sample of the platinum single "AMENO" of the international successful group ERA. The DJ Quicksilver mystical Trance-Techno-Mix of "AMENO" entered straight the top 20 of the German sales charts and became also an international hit.

After his great success with "AMENO" DJ Quicksilver presented his single "BOOMBASTIC". In 1995 SHAGGY entered the charts all over the world with this megahit - well-known from the Levi's TV-spot - and had his final break-through in the United States, his adopted country.
"DJ QUICKSILVER meets SHAGGY" - the current most successful artist worldwide! A sensational combination which let the crowd party and made not only the dancefloor move. With this production DJ Quicksilver proved his skills once again. The vinyl "BOOMBASTIC" was listed in all German dance charts at Top Ten positions. Its pushing beats and the concise refrain made sure that the single entered the charts directly on #27. In the amusing "BOOMBASTIC"-video "the real Mr. Lover" - Superstar SHAGGY - and DJ Quicksilver are playing an important part. Volker Hannwacker finished the costly shooting in Munich, Salzburg and London within three days.

In March 2002 DJ Quicksilver was honored by an ECHO-nomination in the category "Best National Dance-Act" for his hit "Ameno". With his DJ Quicksilver Remix Orhan Terzi supported the new project BASE UNIQUE, which has created a brilliant remake of the Elvis and Pet Shop Boys hit "Always On My Mind". Beside DJ Quicksilver's version, the track is also ennobled by the ACCESS Remix of the SAFRI DUO producers.
For everybody who longed for a new DJ Quicksilver production the track "New Life" were released on vinyl on November 2002. Refreshing! Although there is still a trend to produce cover-versions or remakes of the 80's, DJ Quicksilvers new track is completly written by himself - back to the roots! Of course this new DJ Quicksilver single entered directly after its release the German sales charts and the amazing Video was played in all important music channels.