Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"British DJ Oran Bilsen began his musical journey when many spinners are considering their retirement, at the ripe young age of 49. Gaining his chops in the seedy underworld of Malaysia's queer after-party circuit, Oran's development as one of KL's bravest and most daring DJing souls bore fruit as the resident DJ for Freedom.
"Oran doesn't underestimate his audience, rather he is committed to challenging and surprising them out of their mainstream torpour. With an ear for quantum techno and laser-guided electro, his sets delight with their teasing originality and sheer dancing power." M. Malpeli
Bilsen's DJ career in Malaysia is a cliffhanger struggle between the Underground and the Forces of Dullness. Can our bald underground hero woo clubbers raised on MTV remixes, diva anthems and handbag house? Can he point the way past the middle of the road to the joys of techno and more challenging tunes? With gigs all over Asia, the struggle continues. Holy turning turntables, Bilsen!