Levent Canseven, the mastermind behind the successful Can 7, is a
highly experienced Turkish DJ, producer and remixer. With his own
recording studio and production company, T.P.A Music, Levent has caused
quite a stir over the past few years. Providing an irresistible mixture
of Latin styles, house beats and tasteful jazz vibes, Levent has
created a trademark sound that keeps on fascinating both DJ’s and dance
floors. With a sound that works perfectly along side label mates Boris
Dlugosch and Mousse T, Can7 fits perfectly into the Peppermint Jam
Tracks such as “Windjammer” and “Crusin” made it onto a number of compilations and are typical of Can 7’s style. Remix work for the likes of Moloko, Sonique, Ofra Haza, Randy Crawford, Levitation and Ricky Martin has established Can 7’s name on international dance floors. Peppermint Jams successful C.D. release “Destination Rio” mixed and compiled by Can 7, showed yet another dimension to his musical talents.
Levent was born in 1964 in Turkey and claims he was “born as a musician”. A long-term musical education and experience in playing several instruments - bass, guitar, keyboards and percussion make Levent a ‘real musician’. This is one of the reasons why Can 7’s remix work carries the reputation for adding a new dimension to a song.
Another reason for Can 7’s success is the fact that he works with such talented people. With the extraordinary vocals of Angela Caran and accomplished multi-instrumentalist Xavier Fischer (of Xavier Fischer Trio and Smoke City fame) the team effort of Can 7’s tracks really pay off. Can 7’s long-term studio partner Guido Craviero, another gifted songwriter and musician, make this winning combination complete.
Levent’s vast vinyl collection, broad musical taste, impressive musical background and a healthy dose of eclecticism make every Can 7 DJ set something very special. Levent’s first long player is due to be released in early 2002 on Peppermint Jam. Listening to the rough mixes it is evident that this album will be something quite amazing and should bring Can7 the recognition and credit he deserves.