Orkidea

Orkidea

Real Name:
Antti Tapio Hakanen
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Finnish DJ Orkidea has been voted Scandinavia's Best DJ twice in Danish Megamind's voting and elected five times as Best DJ at Finnish Club Awards.

He's been Renaissance Worldwide Helsinki resident and has played all around the world in Berlin (Tresor, WMF), Ibiza (Pacha), Hong Kong, France, UK, Denmark (Roskilde Festival), Tokyo (CODE), Toronto (Wintergalactic), Egypt, Macedonia, Russia (Tunnel Club), Frankfurt (Nature One Festival) and Amsterdam (Panama). At these events Orkidea has played with Paul van Dyk, Tiësto, Sven Väth, Jose Padilla, Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy just to name a few.

In 1999 Orkidea released his track "Unity" on Steelfish Records UK. It was played by all the big names including Pete Tong and John Digweed and was played by both Sasha and Paul Oakenfold as opening track for their Essential Mixes on BBC Radio 1. Since then he has released various singles on labels like Five AM, Black Hole, Unity and Sential Records, alongside various artist albums and mix compilations. His releases have earned many chart positions including Finnish singles chart #1 in 2005.

Orkidea has made remixes for legendary dance labels like Nettwerk (DJ Tiësto - Flight 643), Vandit (Aalto - Rush), Hooj Choons (Space Manoeuvres - Stage One), Lost Language (Tilt's 12), Solaris (Way Out West - Killa) and remixed mainstream artists such as The Doors and Bomfunk MC's. His work has been included on Renaissance, Gatecrasher, State of Trance and Ministry of Sound CD compilations.

He (rather inactively) runs his own Unity Records with artists like Slusnik Luna, Beatpusher and Dallas Superstars. In 2009 he joined Andy Moor's AVA Recordings label as A&R. He has also written and produced score music for three films and various TV-ads.

As a DJ Orkidea is a real chameleon. His sets can be anything from classic to progressive house, trance, breakbeat, minimal, techno and psy, all depending on where and with who he is playing and the theme of the party. He holds the record of playing the longest ever DJ set in the history of Finland after spinning non stop for a whopping 23 hours on January 1st 2010 at club Red Rum in Helsinki. 23 Hours is also the longest possible set any DJ can play legally in Finland since all clubs and bars are required by law to be closed between 4 and 5 AM.

He has been running his own monthly show "Radio Unity" on Finnish National Radio 1 since 1998. After a year of absence he restarted his show in January of 2009 on AH.fm webradio and as a podcast. After a few months the show got picked up by Finnish radio station NRJ as well.
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Orkidea Discography

Albums

981 363-6 DJ Orkidea* Taika (Selected Works '98 - '03)(CD, Album) Universal 981 363-6 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
DJ Orkidea* Music Speaks In Thousand Languages (Album) Universal Music Group Finland 2005 Sell This Version
DJ Orkidea* Metaverse (Album) AVA Recordings Finland 2008 Sell This Version
Orkidea 20 (Album) Solaris Recordings UK 2011 Sell This Version
Solarstone + Orkidea Solarstone + Orkidea - Solarstone Presents... Pure Trance (Comp) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
Orkidea 20Ximer (Album) Solaris Recordings UK 2013 Sell This Version
Orkidea Harmonia (Album) Black Hole Recordings, Black Hole Recordings Finland 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Orkidea Unity Steel Fish Blue UK 1999 Sell This Version
Orkidea Featuring Valeska* Orkidea Featuring Valeska* - Melancholy (Single) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Orkidea / Lowland Orkidea / Lowland - Helsinki In Trance EP (EP) Unity Records (4) Finland 2004 Sell This Version
Orkidea Beautiful (Single) Sential Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
Orkidea Embrace / Beautiful Five AM UK 2005 Sell This Version
DSS*, Orkidea, U&K DSS*, Orkidea, U&K - Revolution / L'Esperanza Unity Records (4) Finland 2007 Sell This Version
Andy Moor Vs Orkidea Andy Moor Vs Orkidea - YearZero (Single) AVA Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version
Orkidea & David West Orkidea & David West - Metaverse Remix EP 02 (EP) AVA Recordings UK 2008 Sell This Version
Orkidea Metaverse Remix EP 01 (EP) AVA Recordings UK 2008 Sell This Version
Solarstone & Orkidea Solarstone & Orkidea - Slowmotion (Single) Molecule Recordings (2) UK 2010 Sell This Version
Orkidea & Solarstone Orkidea & Solarstone - Slowmotion II (Single) Solaris Recordings UK 2013 Sell This Version
Orkidea Redemption (Single) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 2015
Orkidea & Activa (3) Orkidea & Activa (3) - Z21 (Single) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 2015
Orkidea & Lowland Orkidea & Lowland - Glowing Skies (Single) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 2015
Orkidea Revolution Industrielle (Single) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 2015

Compilations

none Orkidea Unity The Island 2007 - Balearic Bliss Mix(CD, Ltd, Comp, CD ) Not On Label none Finland 2007 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none DJ Orkidea* Unity Mix Volume.9(CD, Mixed) Unity Recordings Ltd. none Finland 2000 Sell This Version
987 467-0 DJ Orkidea* A Place Called Happiness(CD, Comp, Mixed, Sup) Universal 987 467-0 Finland 2005 Sell This Version