|Birth name Orhan Terzi|
Origin Hattingen, Germany
Name DJ Quicksilver
|Occupation(s) DJ, Music producer|
Music group Watergate
Years active 1996-now
|Born June 28, 1964 (age 51)
Trabzon, Turkey (1964-06-28) |
Albums Clubfiles: The Album, Escape 2 Planet Love, Quicksilver, Boombastic
Genres Techno, House music, Trance music
Nominations Echo Award for Best Dance Single (National)
Similar People Shaggy, Ten Madison, Tommaso De Donatis
Dj quicksilver bellisima
Orhan Terzi (born 28 June 1964), better known by his stage name DJ Quicksilver, is a German-Turkish DJ and music producer. His stage name derives from his days taking part in DJ contests, where a mercury column would gauge audience reaction.
- Dj quicksilver bellisima
- Dj quicksilver cosmophobia
- Early life
- Early career
- 1997 1998: Breakthrough and success
- 1999 2002: Other releases
- Other work
- Studio albums
Dj quicksilver cosmophobia
Terzi was born on 28 June 1964 in Trabzon, Turkey. His family moved to Hattingen, Germany in the late 1960s.
He began working with Tommaso de Donatis on DJ Quicksilver material, and released tracks for a variety of record labels, including Avex Trax, Positiva Records, Telstar, Edel AG, Alphabet City, and Sub Terranean.
1997-1998: Breakthrough and success
In 1997 he released "Bellissima" - a hit double A-sided single. The song became a big hit on the UK dance charts and then crossed over into pop, reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart and selling enough copies to become a gold record, selling well throughout Europe. It remains his biggest single so far. Other releases include "Boombastic", which sampled the Shaggy track.
1999-2002: Other releases
In 1999 he released the track "Heart of Asia" (among others) under the alias "Watergate". In 2002, he received an ECHO nomination for "Best National Dance Act" for the single "Ameno".
Terzi has also worked as a remixer, on tracks by Ian van Dahl, Faithless, and The Verve ("Bittersweet Symphony").