After Recordings featuring Orkidea – Episode 34
Born in 1977, DJ Orkidea is one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s most famous trance DJs. He has played around Finland and the world in every significant club and occasions. Today he holds residencies and runs his own Unity, Jack and Sun club evenings and the Renaissance events in Helsinki.
First successes began with Unity released in 1999 by Steelfish Records. The song was quickly in Top 10 of such incredible DJs as Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed, Dave Seaman and DJ Tiesto. Both Sasha and Paul Oakenfold utilized Unity as the initial track for their BBC1 Essential Mixes on NYE 1999 and at Homelands 2000. In 2003 Universal Music Finland releases Orkidea’s cd compilation Taika. It gets to the Finnish Top 40 and becomes Record of the Week in Finnish National Radio. Then, in February 2004, Black Hole Recordings releases Orkidea’s new single Melancholy.
After Unity Orkidea is doing remixes for such a famous labels as Vandit and Anjuna Beats (Aalto: Rush), Hooj Choons (Space Maneuvers: Stage One remix as played by Paul Oakenfold on BBC), Perfecto (Jan Johnston: Flesh), Nettwerk (DJ Tiesto: Flight 643). Also for significant marks like BMG, Warner and Sony (for instance Bomfunk MCs and The Doors).
In 2001 runs Unity Records in the possesion of Club Unity and Orkidea. The primary release was Slusnik Luna’s Sun. In 2004 Unity Records is re-propelled with new material and remixes from Slusnik Luna, Beatpusher, Dallas Superstars and Orkidea himself and all the significant names from Pete Tong to Ferry Corsten are playing Unity releases.
In Finland Orkidea has likewise made sound plan and music for motion pictures, TV-commercials, PC games, theater plays and design appears. Since 1998 he has had a month to month radio show on Finnish National Radio’s YleX channel.