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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F 052 Selkäsaari Tracks — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Selkäsaari Tracks (Album) F Communications F 052 France & Benelux 1996 Sell This Version
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F 089CD, 137 0089 21 The Spirits Inside Me — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen The Spirits Inside Me(CD, Album) F Communications, F Communications F 089CD, 137 0089 21 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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F 129 CD When No One Is Watching We Are Invisible — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen When No One Is Watching We Are Invisible(CD, Album) F Communications F 129 CD Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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PIASA 18 Different — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Different (Album) F Communications PIASA 18 US 2002 Sell This Version
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F219DLP, 137.0219.012 Dualizm — Jori Hulkkonen JoriHulkkonen* Dualizm (Album) F Communications, F Communications F219DLP, 137.0219.012 France 2005 Sell This Version
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F 262 DLP, 267.0262.012 Errare Machinale Est — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Errare Machinale Est (Album) F Communications, [PIAS] Recordings F 262 DLP, 267.0262.012 France 2008 Sell This Version
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TURBO CD 0028 PROMO Man From Earth — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Man From Earth (Album) Turbo TURBO CD 0028 PROMO Canada 2009 Sell This Version
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MFR 059CD Negative Time — Jori Hulkkonen 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
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MFR130CD Oh But I Am — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Oh But I Am (Album) My Favorite Robot Records MFR130CD Canada 2015 Sell This Version
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MFR155 Nuclear Winter Garden — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Nuclear Winter Garden(8xFile, FLAC, Album) My Favorite Robot Records MFR155 2017
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MFR163 Don't Believe In Happiness — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Don't Believe In Happiness (Album, MiniAlbum) My Favorite Robot Records MFR163 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
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MFR 177 Simple Music for Complicated People — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Simple Music for Complicated People(12xFile, FLAC, Album) My Favorite Robot Records MFR 177 Canada 2018
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BLT-101 Eurodisiac — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Eurodisiac(5xFile, FLAC, MiniAlbum) Blanco & Tinto BLT-101 2019
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none Primitivo — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Primitivo(17xFile, FLAC, Album) Blanco & Tinto none 2020
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BLT-103 Portrait Of Continental Europe 25'637 BC - AD 7'023 — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Portrait Of Continental Europe 25'637 BC - AD 7'023(File, FLAC) Blanco & Tinto BLT-103 2020
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none Songs Birds Refuse To Sing — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Songs Birds Refuse To Sing(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Blanco & Tinto none Finland 2021
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Singles & EPs

OOO14 Hot In The Heels Of Blane Tudor — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Hot In The Heels Of Blane Tudor(12") Out Of Orbit OOO14 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
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CL 004 Latua!! — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Kemistä* Latua!! Trainspotter's Nightmare CL 004 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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HYB 025 Rokataan Täysillä — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Kemistä* Rokataan Täysillä Hybrid HYB 025 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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CL 010 Finland: 0 Points — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Kemistä* Finland: 0 Points Trainspotter's Nightmare CL 010 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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OOO 016 Jori Hulkkonen Urkuheikki(12") Out Of Orbit OOO 016 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
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F 062, 137.0062.30 Silk And Bullets — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Silk And Bullets(12") F Communications, F Communications F 062, 137.0062.30 France & Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
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F 089, F089 Inside Me — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen Inside Me(12") F Communications, F Communications F 089, F089 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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F 088, F088 The Spirits — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen The Spirits(12") F Communications, F Communications F 088, F088 France 1998 Sell This Version
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FC089CDPROMO 7 Nites, 7 Dayz — Jori Hulkkonen Jori Hulkkonen 7 Nites, 7 Dayz(CD, Single, Promo) F Communications FC089CDPROMO 1998 Sell This Version

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vanez.art

November 28, 2020
edited 4 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've read and heard coming from him, he still sounds like 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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