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
987 609-7 DJ Orkidea* Music Speaks In Thousand Languages (Album) Universal Music Group 987 609-7 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
176 267-0 DJ Orkidea* Metaverse (Album) AVA Recordings 176 267-0 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
SLRSCDLP010 Orkidea 20 (Album) Solaris Recordings SLRSCDLP010 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BHCD100 Solarstone + Orkidea Solarstone + Orkidea - Solarstone Presents... Pure Trance (Comp) Black Hole Recordings BHCD100 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
SLRSCDLP012 Orkidea 20Ximer (Album) Solaris Recordings SLRSCDLP012 UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Orkidea Harmonia (Album) Black Hole Recordings, Black Hole Recordings none Finland 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SFB001 Orkidea Unity Steel Fish Blue SFB001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Black Hole 163-5 Orkidea Featuring Valeska* Orkidea Featuring Valeska* - Melancholy (Single) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole 163-5 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Unity 003 Orkidea / Lowland Orkidea / Lowland - Helsinki In Trance EP (EP) Unity Records (4) Unity 003 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
SE004CDP Orkidea Beautiful (Single) Sential Recordings SE004CDP UK 2005 Sell This Version
FAM035CD Orkidea Embrace / Beautiful Five AM FAM035CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
Unity006 DSS*, Orkidea, U&K DSS*, Orkidea, U&K - Revolution / L'Esperanza Unity Records (4) Unity006 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
none Andy Moor Vs Orkidea Andy Moor Vs Orkidea - YearZero (Single) AVA Recordings none UK 2006 Sell This Version
AVA009 Orkidea & David West Orkidea & David West - Metaverse Remix EP 02 (EP) AVA Recordings AVA009 UK 2008 Sell This Version
AVA007 Orkidea Metaverse Remix EP 01 (EP) AVA Recordings AVA007 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MLCL001LCD Solarstone & Orkidea Solarstone & Orkidea - Slowmotion (Single) Molecule Recordings (2) MLCL001LCD UK 2010 Sell This Version
SLRS076LCD Orkidea & Solarstone Orkidea & Solarstone - Slowmotion II (Single) Solaris Recordings SLRS076LCD UK 2013 Sell This Version
BH7210 Orkidea Redemption (Single) Black Hole Recordings BH7210 Netherlands 2015
Black Hole 739-0, BH 739-0, BH7390 Orkidea & Activa (3) Orkidea & Activa (3) - Z21 (Single) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole 739-0, BH 739-0, BH7390 Netherlands 2015
BH 750-0 Orkidea & Lowland Orkidea & Lowland - Glowing Skies (Single) Black Hole Recordings BH 750-0 Netherlands 2015
Black Hole 692-0, BH6920, BH 692-0 Orkidea Revolution Industrielle (Single) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole 692-0, BH6920, BH 692-0 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