It’s time to lose control with Deniz Koyu!

Proven to be one of the most promising talents to watch out for since 2011, Deniz Koyu’s path to becoming a musician was set the tender age of 5 when he began to learn the piano. It didn’t take long for the Turkish DJ/producer to discover his enthusiasm for synthesisers and drums, getting inspiration from artists such as Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk or Cassius.

Photo via Deniz Koyu on Facebook
Photo via Deniz Koyu on Facebook

It is to no surprise that Koyu followed suit, spending his pocket money on all the second-hand synths and drum machines he could find. During his teenage years, Koyu spent his time DJing and editing his favourite tracks using small tape recorders and sampling what he could.


It wasn’t till 2011 when Koyu released his singles “Tung” and “Hertz” on Flamingo Recordings. In the same year, his remixes for James Blunt’s “Dangerous” and Kasade’s “Turn It Down” evolved into huge house anthems at clubs and festivals across the world, being played over and over by Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, Alesso, Erick Morillo, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and more.

Fedde Le Grand voted Koyu “Breakthrough DJ/Producer 2011”, Sebastian Ingrosso called him “big time talent”, and Axwell replied to the question of a Swediash journalist if he had personal favourites among young DJs: “Deniz Koyu. He makes damn cool music at the moment.”

Photo via Deniz Koyu on Facebook
Photo via Deniz Koyu on Facebook

Koyu was added to MTV’s “EDM Rookies To Watch” list in 2012 as the called him “a blazing new talent” and put him in good company with Alesso, Zedd, R3hab and Nicky Romero. He was then hand-picked by Axwell to play at the world premier of Cosmic Opera in New York, performed at Ultra Music Festival Miami on the peak of his North America headline tour and got confirmed for his first-ever Sensation White appearances.

Production-wise, Koyu kicked off 2012 with a remix for Fedde Le Grand’s “So Much Love”, a heavyweight collaboration with Fedde and Johan Wedel on “Turn It”, and his epic hit single “Bong”. Next up was a new track with Wynter Gordon called “Follow You” and brilliant remixes for Zedd, Digitalism, Miike Snow and David Guetta.

He then started off 2013 in style with the release of his much anticipated release “Halo” with Dirty South on his Phazing label. In February, he launched the “Generation Wild” tour which took him to 20 cities in 25 days in North America. March 2013 saw the follow-up to “Bong”: the new EDM anthem “Rage” that was released on Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune imprint.

Which such success under his belt, Deniz Koyu will be making his way to Kuala Lumpur this November for Smash presents Deniz Koyu. Supported by local DJs BATE and Nick Haydez, Koyu is set to play at Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur on November 7th. Details to the event are as follows:


Ticket Entry (inclusive of 1 drink): RM50 before 11.00pm (Men/Ladies) RM65 after 11pm (Men/Ladies)


Bottle entry: RM450 / 4 pax (All Night)

For reservations, please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm – 6pm) or 0163323191 (after 6pm) or email [email protected]

*Applicable to 21 years old and above 

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