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paula@twenty4sevenmanagement.com

It’s been amazing twenty years since me and my friends started organizing illegal raves in the squat houses of Helsinki in early 90s. Most bizarre experience must have been DJing for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Helena Christensen at a Berlin fetish club Kit Kat after their first ever Berlin show. Most flashy ones have been entertaining the rich & famous of Hong Kong or Russia while warming up Chemical Brothers, Paul van Dyk or Underworld was something I’ll never forget. From the venues I’ve DJed Tresor in Berlin, Pacha in Ibiza, Ministry of Sound in London and CODE in Tokyo were special places to play.

My recording career started in 1998 with Slusnik Luna’s Nicklas Renqvist. ‘Unity‘ was signed to british Steelfish label and found it’s way to Gatecrasher and Renaissance compilations. Sasha and Oakenfold opened their Essential Mixes with it and Pete Tong played it on BBC Radio 1. Gigs with DJ Tiesto lead into signing to his Black Hole label while other releases include ‘Embrace’ on Five AM and ‘Beautiful‘ on Sential (finnish national singles chart #1). Most famous colaborations include ‘YearZero‘ together with Andy Moor, ‘God’s Garden‘ together with David West and ‘Zeitgeist‘ with Solarstone. My remixes include Aalto’s ‘Rush‘ made together with Super8, Stage One remix made for Hooj Choons, Way Out West’s ‘Killa‘ and more recently a bootleg remix of Hans Zimmer’s ‘Time‘ from Inception soundtrack which Paul Oakenfold loved so much he did his own edit. In 2011 I released my third artist album “20” which also celebrates my twenty years of DJing.

As promoters we have come a very long way from the days of illegal warehouse raves. Together with my friends, we have run Club Unity for over ten years, promoted Renaissance’s events in Helsinki and organized events called “Pacifique” for almost 3000 people in a water park. We have had fun at 16 hour Sunday clubbing sessions at DTM and have brought Jose Padilla to Finland. We have organised events on boats, in parks, on ice-skating rinks and even did one of Finland’s first flash mobs: the infamous One Minute Raves. The longest set I’ve ever played was 23 hours on New Year’s Day in 2010. To me electronic music and club culture has always been about open-mindness, unity amongst people and pushing the musical boundaries forward, whether it’s ambient concert in a park or full on rave in warehouse. Uniting the sounds, the minds, the people…

Orkidea   Tapio Hakanen, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Radio Unity 43 tracks, 43.54.44 Orkidea on December 19, 2010 20:31

    1. 1. Radio Unity 068 (August 2014) 59.25 492 plays
    2. 2. Radio Unity 067 (July 2014) 1.01.12 223 plays
    3. 3. Radio Unity 066 (June 2014) 1.01.01 3058 plays
    4. 4. Radio Unity 066 (June 2014) 1.01.01 3058 plays
    5. 5. Radio Unity 065 (May 2014) 1.01.39 5727 plays
    6. 6. Radio Unity 064 (April 2014) 1.00.48 5106 plays
    7. 7. Radio Unity 063 (March 2014) 59.34 6373 plays
    8. 8. Radio Unity 062 (February 2014) 1.00.07 6389 plays
    9. 9. Radio Unity 061 (Special Deep & Atmospheric Mix) 1.00.12 7022 plays
    10. 10. Radio Unity 060 (AH.FM EOYC / December 2013) 59.56 5942 plays
    11. 11. Final Radio Unity at YleX (1998-2007 Classics) 1.34.56 6045 plays
    12. 12. Radio Unity 059 (20 Ximer Special - November 2013) 58.27 4270 plays
    13. 13. Radio Unity 058 (October 2013) 1.02.32 6081 plays
    14. 14. Radio Unity 057 (September 2013) 1.01.09 6623 plays
    15. 15. Radio Unity 056 (August 2013) 59.51 4032 plays
    16. 16. Radio Unity 055 (July 2013) 59.39 6187 plays
    17. 17. Radio Unity 054 (June 2013) 1.02.29 5389 plays
    18. 18. Orkidea - Radio Unity 053 (May 2013) 59.08 7800 plays
    19. 19. Orkidea - Radio Unity 052 (April 2013) 59.52 6580 plays
    20. 20. Orkidea - Radio Unity 050 (February 2013) 59.18 6128 plays
    21. 21. Orkidea - Radio Unity 046 (October 2012) 1.00.04 4685 plays
    22. 22. Orkidea - Radio Unity 045 1.00.21 3996 plays
    23. 23. Orkidea - Radio Unity 044 (August 2012) 1.03.17 8441 plays
    24. 24. Orkidea - Radio Unity 041 (May 2012) 59.53 3716 plays
    25. 25. Orkidea - Radio Unity 040 (April 2012) 1.00.48 3573 plays
    26. 26. Orkidea - Radio Unity 039 (March 2012) 1.01.22 3281 plays
    27. 27. Orkidea - Radio Unity 037 1.00.39 3250 plays
    28. 28. Orkidea - 20 Years Of DJing 1.00.23 5837 plays
    29. 29. Orkidea - Radio Unity 034 (October 2011) 59.20 3944 plays
    30. 30. Orkidea - Radio Unity 033 (September 2011) 1.00.07 3380 plays
    31. 31. Orkidea - Radio Unity 032 (August 2011) 1.00.15 2868 plays
    32. 32. Orkidea - Radio Unity 031 (July 2011) 1.00.11 2826 plays
    33. 33. Orkidea - Radio Unity 030 (June 2011) 1.00.02 3223 plays
    34. 34. Orkidea - Radio Unity 029 (May 2011) 59.49 3186 plays
    35. 35. Orkidea - Radio Unity 028 (April 2011) 1.00.57 4121 plays
    36. 36. Orkidea - Radio Unity 027 1.00.28 2528 plays
    37. 37. Orkidea - Radio Unity 026 1.00.41 2029 plays
    38. 38. Orkidea - Radio Unity 023 1.00.11 2252 plays
    39. 39. Orkidea - Radio Unity 022 1.00.49 1818 plays
    40. 40. Orkidea - Radio Unity 021 (The Journey Mix) 1.02.56 1952 plays
    41. 41. Orkidea - Radio Unity 020 59.18 1457 plays
    42. 42. Orkidea - Radio Unity 019 59.37 2084 plays
    43. 43. Orkidea - Radio Unity 018 1.00.41 2088 plays
  • Classic Orkidea mixes 10 tracks, 18.44.54 Orkidea on March 29, 2012 20:44

    1. 1. Orkidea - Live At Cafe Del Mar 2014 1.11.00 11773 plays
    2. 2. Open To Close 6h set at Toika, Toronto 5.55.22 6214 plays
    3. 3. Orkidea @ Cafe Del Mar Ibiza (July 2013) 1.05.13 27148 plays
    4. 4. Orkidea - Unity 10th Anniversary (4,5h Trance & Progressive Classics Mix) 4.33.29 11497 plays
    5. 5. Short History Of Modern Dance Music (Live megamix of 34 tracks in 28 minutes) 28.20 7786 plays
    6. 6. Orkidea - 20 Years Of DJing 1.00.23 5837 plays
    7. 7. Final Radio Unity at YleX (1998-2007 Classics) 1.34.56 6045 plays
    8. 8. Live at Beatbox - Radio City 1994 29.41 3010 plays
    9. 9. Orkidea - Balearic Pacifique Mix 1.13.01 4088 plays
    10. 10. Orkidea - JACK Mix Vol 1 1.13.25 2617 plays
  • Orkidea Classics 19 tracks, 2.40.59 Orkidea on April 28, 2010 07:06

    1. 1. Orkidea: Unity (Solarstone's Pure Mix) 9.24 7085 plays
    2. 2. Way Out West: Killa (DJ Orkidea remix) 9.18 8252 plays
    3. 3. Orkidea: Metaverse (Gareth Emery remix) 8.44 5906 plays
    4. 4. Andy Moor vs Orkidea: YearZero 7.33 3618 plays
    5. 5. Hans Zimmer: Time (Orkidea's Awake mix) 8.20 11983 plays
    6. 6. DJ Tiesto: Flight 643 (Orkidea Remix) 8.40 4451 plays
    7. 7. Pacifique 3.43 3529 plays
    8. 8. Rendezvous (Orkidea Remix) 8.39 2569 plays
    9. 9. David West & Orkidea: Gods Garden 7.51 2842 plays
    10. 10. Aalto: Rush (Super 8 vs. Orkidea Remix) 7.53 2793 plays
    11. 11. Orkidea: Beautiful (Alt+F4 Remix) 7.50 2930 plays
    12. 12. Space Manoeuvres: Stage One (Orkidea Remix) 9.15 3101 plays
    13. 13. Union Jack: Two Full Moons And A Trout (Orkidea Remix) 9.42 2803 plays
    14. 14. Solarstone vs Orkidea: Slowmotion 8.07 1647 plays
    15. 15. Orkidea: Requiem 9.13 2278 plays
    16. 16. Orkidea: Beautiful 7.31 2633 plays
    17. 17. Sasha vs Underworld: Xpanding Girl (Orkidea remix) 7.40 1574 plays
    18. 18. Bye Bye Beautiful (Orkidea remix) 12.14 2989 plays
    19. 19. Hans Zimmer: Time (Orkidea's Dream mix) 9.13 10968 plays
  • Orkidea: 20 14 tracks, 1.30.47 Orkidea on October 25, 2011 21:52

    1. 1. Orkidea - Beautiful (Orkidea's Whiteout Remix) 8.02 4801 plays
    2. 2. Orkidea & JS16 - Hale Bopp 5.59 2700 plays
    3. 3. Orkidea & Solarstone - Slowmotion II 5.37 2204 plays
    4. 4. Sun Down 5.18 1972 plays
    5. 5. Pacifique 3.43 3529 plays
    6. 6. Art of Trance - Chung Kuo (Orkidea Remix) 6.04 1757 plays
    7. 7. Lowland & Orkidea - Blackbird 6.48 1443 plays
    8. 8. Tw3nty 6.19 1412 plays
    9. 9. Way Out West - Killa (Orkidea 2011 Remix) 5.47 2008 plays
    10. 10. Hot Trigger 5.28 1131 plays
    11. 11. Unity (15th Anniversary Mix) 6.51 1182 plays
    12. 12. Rendezvous (Orkidea Remix) 8.39 2569 plays
    13. 13. Liberation 7.04 1955 plays
    14. 14. Sphere 9.02 1948 plays

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