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

His background lies in illegal squat parties and big Finnish 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.

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.

Orkidea's new single Melancholy was signed to DJ Tiesto's Black Hole label and was released in February 2004. In autumn 2003 Universal Music Finland released Orkidea's debut album Taika which went to Finnish Top 40 and was Record of the Week in Finnish National Radio.

Remixes & label
After Unity Orkidea has beeen busy doing remixes for such labels as Vandit and Anjuna Beats (Aalto: Rush), Hooj Choons (Space Manoeuvres: Stage One remix as played by Paul Oakenfold on BBC), Perfecto (Jan Johnston: Flesh), Nettwerk (DJ Tiesto: Flight 643) and major labels like BMG, Warner and Sony (for example Bomfunk MCs and The Doors).

Early 2001 saw also first release of Unity Records run and owned by Club Unity and Orkidea. The first release was Slusnik Luna's Sun which eventually made it to British Singles Chart Top 40 when released on Incentive UK. In 2004 Unity Records was re-launched with new material and remixes from Slusnik Luna, Beatpusher, Dallas Superstars and Orkidea himself. Unity releases have been played by all the major names from Pete Tong to Ferry Corsten.

Radio & Orkidea Sound Design
In Finland Orkidea has also made sound design and music for movies, TV-advertisements, computer games, theater plays and fashion shows. Since 1998 he has had a monthly radio show on Finnish National Radio's YleX channel.

Resident DJ for Club Unity.

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