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 - Faruk Sabanci


Born June 18th 1992, Turkish DJ/Producer and label honcho, Faruk Sabanci is certainly one of the most impressive young artists in the new generation. After studying Piano from an early age, Faruk then drew his attention towards DJing which is his first love. The Electronic Dance Music of the late nineties and early noughties had him instantly hooked, predominantly the explosion of the genre worldwide! The next few years, growing up and becoming increasingly obsessed with EDM, Faruk's trial and error, self-taught method, whether mixing or producing, got him his first signing with Paul van Dyk’s Vandit at the tender age of 16. His proudest moment as a youngster came when Paul van Dyk played hit-single 'Leaving Ankara' (w/ Sean Truby) on the Mainstage of Trance Energy in Utrecht, Holland. Add to this, continued support from highly successful artists such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Sander van Doorn, Markus Schulz, Judge Jules and many more, it was clear that Faruk Sabanci was the new face of Electronic Dance Music in Turkey who was on his way and determined to reach the next level. Sabanci became fascinated by the label side of the industry so teamed up with Joseph Areas from Miami to form the Arisa Audio label group which has become one of the most successful independent labels of today, receiving massive support by all the major trance DJ's on the globe together with sub-labels Metanoia Music and Harmonic Breeze Recordings being very well received by the DJ elite and fans alike. With a good number of sought after releases under his belt already, late 2010 saw Faruk Sabanci’s signing with Armada Music where he released his first single of 2011, ‘Jessica’s Sanctuary’. Armada households have been major supporters of Faruk’s music from the start which made it a natural progression to join the fine wealth of talent on the great ship Armada. The impressive Turk can also boast remixing for artists such as Armin van Buuren, Tarkan, Cosmic Gate, W&W as well as experience working with the vocals of Andain, Inna, Jaren, Cathy Burton and many more. With numerous releases on Andy Moor’s AVA amongst further Armada imprints, the support just kept coming turning this upcoming artist into a household name on Armin van Buuren's globally recognized ‘A STATE OF TRANCE’ (ASOT) weekly radio show. “My production and DJ style can be best described as big room, diverse and euphoric” says Sabanci, who is no stranger to the radio scene either, with his own ''Cold Harmonies'' show broadcasting twice a month on leading Trance music station, Afterhours FM. Exceeding 100 episodes already, the show continues to grow its global fan base at a steady rate. With the success of his releases, DJ support, and radio show it wasn’t long until Faruk was asked to perform on his first major event. At the tender age of 18, Faruk had a grand national debut at Tiesto’s Club Life World Tour in home-town, Istanbul which lit the fuse to the beginning of an exciting journey. The teenager who worked so hard to follow his passion has now turned 22 and not only co-owns a globally renowned and supported label group, is an accomplished radio show host, a natural DJ and skilled producer/remixer, but also ready to take on the world as a true international artist. It won’t be long until Faruk Sabanci is out there doing what he loves for international crowds on a more regular basis. Faruk’s future plans include teaming up with some exciting new artists along with concentrating on expanding the Arisa Audio brand worldwide. Faruk Sabanci’s notable achievements to date have earned him the reputation of being his country’s youngest, most successful artist in the global EDM scene. This youngster is well on his way.


Trance 100 - Best Of 2014
Armin van Buuren, W&W, BT, Christian Burns, Cosmic Gate, Eric Lumiere, Ferry Corsten, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Andrew Rayel, Dash Berlin, Collin Mcloughlin, Jay Cosmic, Aly & Fila, Sylvia Tosun, Roger Shah, Orjan Nilsen, Chris Schweizer, Darren Tate, Jono Grant, Heatbeat, Conjure One, Aruna, Adam Szabo, Willem De Roo, David Gravell, Dan Thompson, Alexander Popov, Renee Stahl, Bogdan Vix, Craig Connelly, Arisen Flame, Andy Moor, Betsie Larkin, Faruk Sabanci, Darren Porter, John Askew, Insigma, Paul Oakenfold, Lauren Evans, Tritonal, Phoebe Ryan, Gareth Emery, Krewella, Max Graham, Maarten De Jong, Jaren, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Natalie Gioia, Signum, John O'Callaghan, Ram, Audrey Gallagher, Shogun, Jerome Isma-Ae, Mark Sixma, Richard Durand, Ayu, Eximinds, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Markus Schulz, Elevation, Klauss Goulart, James Dymond, DT8, Andrea Britton, Rigby, Alexandra Badoi, Paul van Dyk, Second Sun, Chicane, Senadee, KhoMha, Omnia, Airbase, Carlo Calabro, Jennifer Rene, Solid Stone, Dart Rayne, Yura Moonlight, Gabriel & Dresden, Maison & Dragen, Tenishia, Denis Kenzo, Protoculture, Karen Overton, Simon Patterson, Sarah Howells, JES, Fractal (USA), Ruben De Ronde, Alexandre Bergheau, Marc Van Linden, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Photographer, The Thrillseekers, Standerwick, Bo Bruce, Inge Bergmann, Hazem Beltagui, Rebecca Louise Burch, Airborn, Jonathan Carvajal, Andres Sanchez, Gaia, Karim Youssef, Angelic, Tenishia, Mike Shiver, LTN, Estiva, Juventa, Omnia, Avenue One, Signum, Ram, David Gravell, Johan Malmgren, Mark Sixma, Mr. Pit, Las Salinas, Antillas, Dankann, Daniel Van Sand, Mark Sherry, Cold Blue, Paul Oakenfold, W&W, Ben Gold, Antillas & Dankann, Craig Connelly, Sneijder, Activa, Bryan Kearney, Ian Standerwick, ReOrder, Johann Stone, Photographer, Darren Tate
Armada Music Bundles | 2014-10-31
Uplifting Trance and Melodic Energy Trance Anthems
Fallen Skies, Pluton, Wellenrausch, Irena Love, Southern Fraiz, tranzLift, Rewolution, Aeden, Faruk Sabanci, Evelio, Cryostasis, Rene Ablaze, DJ T.H., Mosahar, Dereck Recay, Haris C, Digitalis, Simon O'Shine, Sergey Nevone, Ikerya Project, Dreamy, Simon Pitt, DJ Sakin, Mike & Smith, Milo.NL, CJ Stone, Lizzy Pattinson, State MX, Juo, Brisby & Jingles, Danstyle, Bensk, Sunset Dream Inc., Weimar, SoundLift, Blue Silence, Miss Moonlight, B. Bone, Speakerguyz, Tommy Pulse, Janina Faith, Dan Van Eijk, Marc Reason, F8th, X Factor, Wemms Project, Sadisfiction, Grand K., Lord Of Bass, Air Diver, One Species, Mark Bester, Ivan Ice-Berg, DK Project, Shawn Cartwright, Handsup Playerz, Sascha Dolliver, Manual Section, Alchemist Project, Carrie Mandalay, DJ Fuchur, DJ Karko, Iain Cross, DJ Cyglas, Ian Buff, Milad Eynizadeh, F.B. Alex, John Waver, Johan Ekman, Truenorth, Tiifa, Drivium, Chrissi, DJ Thera, Mark E.g., Alexey Ryasnyansky, Frank Dattilo, Marcel de Van, Dima Krasnik, Dmitry Strochenko, DJ Gard, Kukuzenko, Al Jet, Matt Mancid, Rename, Senia, Blue Shift, Deep.Spirit, Kathy, Sapphire, DJ Delude, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Simon O'shine, Suncatcher, Ronski, Fallen Skies, 4 Strings, Outer Space, C-NRG, Dezybill, Sven E, DJ Spaceraven, Illitheas, Shock Force, Djane Lexy-sa, D-Tune, D M E Project, Pluton & Turn, Mike Van Fabio, Dima Krasnik, Trance-Forces, Techno Punks, Oceanic, SoundLift, Ian Buff, Fedde van Diemen, Flatlex, K.traxx, Dirkie Coetzee, Frank Waanders, Christian Zechner, Rene Ablaze, Manox, DJ Ex-One
Keejay Records | 2014-09-12