Boran Ece

was born in the same decade as Techno. However, it's note the typical commercial success story of a young artist who experimented with musical instruments from an early age. Nor is it about a young raver who spent his summer vacations on Ibiza only to later make it onto the most famous stages of the world. The essence of his life story is not just linked to events – it is an emerging artistic legacy.

His childhood bedroom transformed into a stage, young Boran used any suitable object he could find in his parents’home to compose music for his imaginary audience. While his friends built sandbox castles, Boran performed as a one-man-show for his family. His father recognized his tireless efforts early, and gave him a toy keyboard that would form the cornerstone of his musical education. Even in childhood it was apparent that music would be Boran’s drive and destination. The young lover of sound summoned inspiration out of his own imagination, whose finesse, varieties and contrasts would help him become a unique artist. After years of happiness and success as well as desperation and habit, Boran found in house music a world, which provided enough space for his artistic diversity: to “move the masses”. A new chapter of his life began, chasing in the underground echoes of techno. His love of the extraordinary world of bass formed new ideas, and so the young DJ sounded the first notes of a different kind. However, Boran wouldn’t be Boran if he had been content with the nowadays-simple combination of techno beats. His musical education at the City of Basel Music Academy played into his hands, and the idea of writing history was born. Perhaps it was this very moment in which Boran decided to dedicate life, heart and passion to electronic music.

Thanks to Boran, the mix of acoustic music had never been so close to electronic sound. Listening to Boran’s music is like finding the soothing feeling of classical symphonies reflected in underground beats. It’s magic. And it is this diversity that lends his sound its unique character. His music is alive and follows no known pattern. It is new, fresh, and ushers the listener into a new dimension of musical elements. Pure sounds which are more melodious, more euphonic, and creatively innovative. His melodies are ideological, born in freedom, the values and the movement which the techno`s spirit embodies, with a touch of the acoustic and, in the end, essentially fit for clubbing.

The rooms in which these magical compositions were created, aren’t known worldwide for nothing. In the renowned Greenwood Studios in Switzerland, global stars like Tina Turner and Phil Collins recorded their masterpieces. This atmosphere can still be felt in the studios, as they bring to mind the hard work and precision, which produced those works. Boran will also leave traces like this behind when he chases his juicy bass through his vintage analogue compressors. His music is so much more than just a series of sounds. Techno, says Boran, is the medium to achieve peace on earth, and his art is promoting this culture of peace.

Several times Boran was able to share his art in the furthest corners of the world’s metropolises such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul and Miami, finding inspiration in the sometimes hard and conservative underground world of techno. Because techno is exactly that: a rough diamond of music in dark rooms, which Boran has seized for himself. Even though today’s techno innovators are being celebrated like popstars, it’s the underground musicians and inventors of new sounds who find their passion in this art. The ones who drive this music forward - for the listener, the die-hard fans, and whose new creations stir the techno fans’ hearts. And this is exactly what drives Boran: according to the motto, “You can either sink, swim, or be the captain”, he carries the masses away. And they follow his sound.

One of the record labels that have shaped and influenced the character of Borans music is his own imprint Son d`Étroit. Thanks to Borans sensitivity and charisma, the label manages to reviving and redefining the musical style again and increasing its visibility, in all its great variety, to the general public worldwide. While maintaining techno’s ethos of artistic freedom, the label adds its own magic to every single track it presents to the audience. That`s what makes it so special: to put the artist first, let him find complete expression, let him conquer the world. This is how Boran created his masterpiece “Armanotes”, a piece of music history for idealists, dreamers and lovers of the old and free world of music. The track balances excitement and passion with the urge for pleasure, harmony, equality and unity. “Armanotes” is like the source of a stream, its waters at first placid and gentle but soon intensifying to a roiling flood of sound, its bass lines shifting and building until they finally flow out into the wide, open sea – ecstatically finding its end. No, no end. Finding it’s beginning, as if reborn.

This intense flood of sound is what the audience longs for and then experiences when Boran performs live. Boran no longer simply produces music or plays DJ sets. Instead, he creates individual live gigs, each of them unique, each of them created for one specific moment in time and one specific space. Boran aims to take its listeners on a journey so unbelievable and with such boundless energy that it’s the rave we all live for and can experience only once. Only once, that is, until Boran Ece again invites us on a journey – a journey to a freedom beyond worry, a journey full of passion and throbbing beats – as unique as the artist himself.