Exclusive ADE interview: Orjan Nilsen

Trance fan’s favorite Orjan Nilsen is wrapping up 2016 as one of the most successful ones in his career. Playing shows such as the legendary Tomorrowland, Cramfields, A State of Trance, to name a few, has continuously put him in the spotlight as one of the most energetic, vibrant and versatile performers in the scene.

Second half of 2016 has seen the releases of his biggest hit this year “Iconic”, as well as “Kilowatts” out on his own label – In My Opinion. Having just released his second collaboration with trance pioneer Armin van Buuren, titled “Flashlight”, premiered during Tomorrowland Brazil, it quickly positioned him on the front of the Beatport chart. The track has received massive support throughout the whole specter of genres and has been featured in Armin’s “A State of Trance Ibiza” compilation.

The Norwegian DJ & Producer has wrapped up 2016 with a massive remix of Armin van Buuren’s collaboration with Cimo Frankel – “Strong Ones”, being a true climax during the iconic Armin Only Embrace shows.

With an already fully booked schedule for the most of 2017 and an album in the works and tons of new music, we will definitely hear a lot about Orjan Nilsen throughout the next year.

During ADE We Rave You had the unique opportunity to sit down with the Norwegian DJ and producer and talk about some of his highlights this year, personal favorites, how Armin van Buuren discovered and what is it to work with your mentor. We are bringing you the exclusive opportunity to see Orjan sing live on camera for the first time, performing one of his all time favorite tracks Ben E. King – Stand by Me. Could this mean that we could expect a track from him featuring his own vocals? Time will tell!

Enjoy his bubbly personality in the interview below: