DJ Ilgin, born in 1981 started her career in a radio station at the early age of 18 in her hometown Istanbul. Being exposed to a wide variety of music genres, helped her finding her true musical identity: HOUSE MUSIC! Only one year later Ilgin advanced her career from Radio to TV, even her assignment has been succesfull, she decided to archive herself.
l looking for her real Passion and trying to make a serious step forward in the DJ industry, she decided to attend a very recommended DJ school in Paris/France. After “graduading” CUM LAUDE, Ilgin headed back to her home Istanbul. It didn’t take her long to be recognized. Shortly after she returned and the word was spread about the first professional turkish female DJ ever, Ilgin saw herself approached by many promoters and received an offer to represent a very famous beverage Brand, Efes, the market leader in Turkey. This was her very first DJ Tour across the Country and afterwards she wasn’t to stop anymore! She has found her Passion!
Having such a succesful tour was overwhealming and the begining of her new career as DJ ILGIN.
Since then she has played Gig’s and Tours all around the Globe for example at the Cocoon Lounge in Juffair (Kingdom of Bahrain), the New Asia Club in Dubai, a massive NewYearsEve Party at stunning Shangri La in Katmandu (Nepal), several Gig’s aound India, including the Cities of Mumbai, Bagalore and Goa. Ilgin attended the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in the Netherlands, which is probably one of the most recognized Events of it’s kind in Europe and had her share of International Bookings for example in London/UK, Paris/France, Stuttgart/Germany and of course at all big Events and Festivals in her beloved Country Turkey.
At Club 360 in Istanbul, where she’s holding a residency since many years, an Institution for qualitative House Music and High Profile Bookings, DJ Ilgin had a chance to share the decks with some of the world most recognized Artists! Beside her career as a DJ, Ilgin started to produce her own Tunes and was signed right away by the famous House Label PACHA RECORDINGS. Catch her Article in the new Issue (09/2009) of the DJ MAGAZIN, which features a CD of her new Tune as well!
Her Track “Land of Dreams” was hit 25000 times inwith a week on www.pacha.com, shortly after, the Single was available on Beatport and as Vinyl/CD from PACHA RECORDINGS.
Video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFi2laKaW2c
Her next release is already in the Pipeline, which is signed by COCOON RECORDINGS/ Germany.