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Despite his age (born ‘77), DJ Orkidea (or Orkidea) has been one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s leading and DJs for over ten years.

His background lies in illegal squat parties and big raves of the 90’s. He has played around Finland in all major clubs and events. Recently also Cream, Renaissance, Gatecrasher, Global Underground and Prodigy have used Orkidea on their tours to Finland. Today he holds residencies and runs his own Unity, Jack and Sun club nights and the Renaissance events in Helsinki.

Foreign Gigs
During the last few years Orkidea’s foreign gigs have been rapidly growing and he has played at such legendary venues as Tresor and WMF (Berlin, Germany), Pacha (Ibiza, Spain), Panama (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Club CODE (Tokyo, Japan), Nature One Festival (Frankfurt, Germany), Viva (Toronto, Canada), Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Fokused (Stockholm, Sweden) and Tunnel (St.Petersburg, Russia) as well as some more exotic venues in Cairo, Macedonia and Murmansk.

At these parties in Finland and abroad Orkidea has played alongside such world class DJs and bands as Tiesto, sven vath, Paul van Dyk, Dave Seaman,Mark Spoon, Armin van Buuren, BT, Jose Padilla, Prodigy and The Orb.

Records
Orkidea’s recording career started with Unity released in 1999 by London based Steelfish Records. Unity was immediately in Top 10 of such legendary DJs as Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed, Dave Seaman & DJ Tiesto and was also included on Renaissance and Gatecrasher compilations. Both Sasha and Paul Oakenfold used Unity as the opening track for their BBC1 Essential Mixes on NYE 1999 and at Homelands 2000.

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