NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT Onur Özer is one of the most critically acclaimed names in electronic music rising out of the most oriental parts of Europe. Born and raised in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents, the contrasting influences of East and West permeate everything that emerges from his gifted hands. Onur Özer is Turkey’s first real techno export; he owes his fame to various releases through venerable Berlin label Vakant, most notably his debut album, Kasmir, which came out in 2007. In Kasmir, he has crafted that rarest of beasts – a techno long-player that delivers from beginning to end. His compositions are minimalist in nature and entwined with Arabic, jazz and even orchestral flourishes. Özer manages to throw a kaleidoscope of influences into his work, where they meld into incredible works of staggering resonance. Onur Özer is a man on the rise!