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.
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, Telstar, Edel, 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").
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