Nivanoise (Okan Çalışkan) was born in Istanbul, his interest in electronic music began during the late 90s. He set up his own studio after signing a deal with GlowStam Records, and acquired the “Wi5 Sound Engineering” Certificate. Having worked as a DJ and producer in both local and international platforms, Okan Çalışkan introduced his own work to listeners at the end of 2000 under the name of Nivanoise.
Nivanoise became professionally acclaimed after his “Contrast In Repetition” project which blends traditional techniques with alternative rhythms and effects. Since 2005 he has concentrated on his studio work and only performs in a selection of high-end events. During this period, Nivanoise has produced musical arrangements, sound effects for films, and musical recordings for bands as well as mastering, at his studio in Istanbul.
Nivanoise has now released the album “All For You” on the Nivacords label. This project started over a year ago, and besides Nivanoise’s solo works, the album also includes tracks featuring Blind Digital and Zuzoo.
All together there are 11-tracks that fall into the Progressive House genre. So if you’re a hardcore house fan, or been on the scene for a while, or if you consider yourself choosy when it comes to this kind EDM music, then this album is for you. For the rest of you who are just getting into house, this is also a damn good place to start.
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“All For You” deserves 5 STARS because of the mood each track creates. In the end, the sum of the several distinct moods on this album creates a dynamically uplifting atmosphere. The song selection on the album is superb and all the tracks are flawlessly mixed.
One of the cool things about Nivanoise, is the fact that he won’t keep you wanting for more. He explores each theme, until you have had all that the song can give to you. Then, just when you think you’ve listened to a song for enough time, he reinvents it and sends it in a totally unexpected and new musical direction.
Once you put this album into your player, you’ll be transported into a realm of surreal sounds, rhythmic beats and futuristic waves of emotion as the music pumps and thumps all around your head at 128bpm of pure aural pleasure.
Nivanoise’s ability to take your body, soul, and spirit to the highest levels of pure ecstasy and joyfulness never ceases on “All For You”. Standout tracks which swept me away are: “When The Beat Surrounds Me” featuring Zuzoo, “Others”, “Peace Anthem”, “Fears”, “Phone Call”, “Drops Again” featuring Blind Digital and “Drunk Runner”.
From the first second of the first track, the creative rhythms and synth sounds just kick in and it does not stop until the end of the album, proving that Nivanoise is a master at his work.