Jori Hulkkonen

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Jori Hulkkonen
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Jori Hulkkonen was born and raised in the small town of Kemi in Northern Finland. From the early '80s his musical influences were leaning towards all things electronic and slightly more eclectic than your average ten-year-old Scandinavian kid growing up in the middle of the Cold War.

In the late '80s Jori's musical passion started displaying itself when he discovered the slightly more abstract form of electronic music, namely Detroit techno, and house music.

While earlier influences included slightly more traditional pop music from Depeche Mode to Pet Shop Boys and from John Foxx to The Smiths, the new wave of American electronic club music pushed Jori towards experimenting with structures and textures that were far removed from those roots. Still, a lot of those early influences pushed through in his productions.
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Albums

F 052 Jori Hulkkonen - Selkäsaari Tracks album art Jori Hulkkonen Selkäsaari Tracks (Album) F Communications F 052 France & Benelux 1996 Sell This Version
F 089CD, 137 0089 21 Jori Hulkkonen - The Spirits Inside Me album art Jori Hulkkonen The Spirits Inside Me(CD, Album) F Communications, F Communications F 089CD, 137 0089 21 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
F 129 CD Jori Hulkkonen - When No One Is Watching We Are Invisible album art Jori Hulkkonen When No One Is Watching We Are Invisible(CD, Album) F Communications F 129 CD Europe 2000 Sell This Version
PIASA 18 Jori Hulkkonen - Different album art Jori Hulkkonen Different (Album) F Communications PIASA 18 US 2002 Sell This Version
F219DLP, 137.0219.012 Jori Hulkkonen - Dualizm album art JoriHulkkonen* Dualizm (Album) F Communications, F Communications F219DLP, 137.0219.012 France 2005 Sell This Version
F 262 DLP, 267.0262.012 Jori Hulkkonen - Errare Machinale Est album art Jori Hulkkonen Errare Machinale Est (Album) F Communications, [PIAS] Recordings F 262 DLP, 267.0262.012 France 2008 Sell This Version
TURBO CD 0028 PROMO Jori Hulkkonen - Man From Earth album art Jori Hulkkonen Man From Earth (Album) Turbo TURBO CD 0028 PROMO Canada 2009 Sell This Version
MFR 059CD Jori Hulkkonen - Negative Time album art Jori Hulkkonen As Third Culture (2) Jori Hulkkonen As Third Culture (2) - Negative Time (Album) My Favorite Robot Records MFR 059CD Germany 2012 Sell This Version
MFR130CD Jori Hulkkonen - Oh But I Am album art Jori Hulkkonen Oh But I Am (Album) My Favorite Robot Records MFR130CD Canada 2015 Sell This Version
MFR163 Jori Hulkkonen - Don't Believe In Happiness album art Jori Hulkkonen Don't Believe In Happiness (Album, MiniAlbum) My Favorite Robot Records MFR163 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
MFR 177 Jori Hulkkonen - Simple Music for Complicated People album art Jori Hulkkonen Simple Music for Complicated People(12xFile, FLAC, Album) My Favorite Robot Records MFR 177 Canada 2018
BLT-101 Jori Hulkkonen - Eurodisiac album art Jori Hulkkonen Eurodisiac(5xFile, FLAC, MiniAlbum) Blanco & Tinto BLT-101 2019
none Jori Hulkkonen - Primitivo album art Jori Hulkkonen Primitivo(17xFile, FLAC, Album) Blanco & Tinto none 2020
BLT-103 Jori Hulkkonen - Portrait Of Continental Europe 25'637 BC - AD 7'023 album art Jori Hulkkonen Portrait Of Continental Europe 25'637 BC - AD 7'023(File, FLAC) Blanco & Tinto BLT-103 2020

Singles & EPs

OOO14 Jori Hulkkonen - Hot In The Heels Of Blane Tudor album art Jori Hulkkonen Hot In The Heels Of Blane Tudor(12") Out Of Orbit OOO14 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
CL 004 Jori Hulkkonen - Latua!! album art Jori Hulkkonen Kemistä* Latua!! Trainspotter's Nightmare CL 004 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
HYB 025 Jori Hulkkonen - Rokataan Täysillä album art Jori Hulkkonen Kemistä* Rokataan Täysillä Hybrid HYB 025 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
CL 010 Jori Hulkkonen - Finland: 0 Points album art Jori Hulkkonen Kemistä* Finland: 0 Points Trainspotter's Nightmare CL 010 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
OOO 016 Jori Hulkkonen Urkuheikki(12") Out Of Orbit OOO 016 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
F 062, 137.0062.30 Jori Hulkkonen - Silk And Bullets album art Jori Hulkkonen Silk And Bullets(12") F Communications, F Communications F 062, 137.0062.30 France & Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
F 089, F089 Jori Hulkkonen - Inside Me album art Jori Hulkkonen Inside Me(12") F Communications, F Communications F 089, F089 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
F 088, F088 Jori Hulkkonen - The Spirits album art Jori Hulkkonen The Spirits(12") F Communications, F Communications F 088, F088 France 1998 Sell This Version
FC089CDPROMO Jori Hulkkonen - 7 Nites, 7 Dayz album art Jori Hulkkonen 7 Nites, 7 Dayz(CD, Single, Promo) F Communications FC089CDPROMO 1998 Sell This Version
F 105 PROMO Jori Hulkkonen - Detach Yorself album art Jori Hulkkonen Detach Yorself F Communications, F Communications, F Communications F 105 PROMO Europe 1999 Sell This Version
F 124 PROMO Jori Hulkkonen - When No One Is Watching album art Jori Hulkkonen When No One Is Watching F Communications F 124 PROMO France 2000 Sell This Version

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vanez.art

November 28, 2020
edited 11 months ago
No comments for this prolific sound magician so I'll take a shot. I can't overestimate Jori's influence on my life. From his unique 'nordic house' vibes on Jori Hulkkonen - The Spirits Inside Me, to subsequent eclectic albums, to his schlagers Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses EP, 'Lo-Fiction' (unreleased 808 demo version is a must!) and 'Italian Love Affair', to a solid 'classic sunny deep house' 2002 BBC Essential Mix entry (with that Pilot (12) - Boogie Nites / Indian Summer track still remaining a complete mystery to this day), to his old school house EPs on F Comm (yes, [I'm looking at U, Jori Hulkkonen - Let Me Luv U), to his 'plastic romanticism' as I call it with Sin Cos Tan & Processory - Processory (this masterful take on synth pop should've been recognized way more widely), to a breathtaking atmospheric collab John Foxx + Jori Hulkkonen - European Splendour, to single tracks like 'Back When We Was Attached' that should be preserved in The Hall of Deep House Glory for the future generations... The man has done it all and then some... although I would love to hear his takes on hip hop & hard BPM stuff like dnb! Wouldn't be surprised at all if he'll unearth them from the vaults one day ha ha.. Jori has got an inkling towards futurism but at the same time never forgets strong retro roots. Most importantly, from what I read and heard coming from him, it seems he is still a living human being with a sense of humour and has not become a soulless 'brand' sell out like many of his colleagues.. That's basically the only reason why this mad talent stays under the radar nowadays.

Let me tell you something. If this Jori Hulkkonen - Half In The Bag EP had been released on 12" on some more known label or distributed more widely, everyone simply would've gone crazy about it. It finds Jori in his top form, it's damn worth to be put on 12" but I welcome the digital. Temporal Appropriation - what a bomb! quite unexpected stuff from Jori to be honest, especially background drum workouts. 7rd Planet is equally majestic, spacey stuff, in fact the whole EP has a strong "spacey" feel to it. Let's Rain -- lovely cosmic jazz track, changes in composition are so refreshing in this day and age , and especially in this genre of dance&house music -- it's not just the same hi-hat for 7 minutes so I salute Jori for that. I have always loved extended track lengths, Jori if you're reading this, please consider making more music in that manner! You're THE shit man!

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