(Stil Vor Talent / Reckless Republic)
Hailing from Sydney and raised by music-loving but strict Turkish parents, Murat’s early experience of dance music was strictly from the dancefloor, especially during his teens. This club habit soon turned in to an addiction of buying 12 inch records which has now become an extensive vinyl library. Since then Murat has come a long way in establishing his career on the dance music scene globally, with regular appearances at some of the world’s top clubs and productions that are being released by record labels around the world.
As a DJ, Murat is steadfast with 20 years experience and an acute sensibility for the dancefloor, always armed with fresh music. His sets are creative and unique, often genre crossing between house, techno ,disco and whatever else seems like a good idea in the moment. In his own words “At the end of the day, it is all about educating the crowd without boring them. Teaching people to appreciate new music whilst still getting them to dance themselves to oblivion”. Murat plays regularly at noteworthy clubs around The Rex Paris, Studio 80 Amsterdam, Watergate Berlin, Spice Sydney, Electric Pickle Miami, Revolver Melbourne to name a few.
2011-2015 Murat co-founded Sydney’s underground electronic club called the SPICE Cellar. In the 4 years it was open, the Cellar has played host to some of the world’s elite artists like Claude Von Stroke, Guy Gerber, Deetron. Moodymann and Derrick May to name a few. Murat was the music director and talent booker for the club and is also involved in regional talent bookings for overseas artists.
Since 2008, Murat Kilic has had a steady schedule of music being released on a variety of labels across the House and Techno genres. Starting with a succession of remixes on BEEF Records in 2008, Murat followed these up with an 2 EPs for Oliver Koletzki’s Berlin based Stil Vor Talent which helped establish his reputation beyond Australia. Since then Murat has had a number of follow up releases on Stil Vor Talent and a string of remixes racking up plays and support from the likes of Joris Voorn, Jimpster, and M.A.N.D.Y. Murat’s productions are well-defined and notable with 4 of his releases reaching the Top 20 Beatport Deep House and Indy-NuDisco charts. His next releases will continue courtesy of OFF recordings, Stil Vor Talent, Light My Fire, Reckless Republic and Circle Music.
Reckless Republic Music founded and curated by Murat has 2 releases so far and is in the process of laying down and remixing the next few releases.
Murat spends a lot of his time doing something he genuinely loves. As well as travelling to DJ, he maintains a healthy schedule in his home city Sydney, where he produces his music, hosts his radio show, raises a child and owns/operates the Spice Cellar lounge bar & club, as well as operating entertainment company, Reckless Republic responsible for promotions, booking, touring and record label.
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