It’s been amazing fifteen years for DJ Orkidea since he started in finnish illegal underground rave scene in the early 90s. DJing for Jean-Paul Gartier and Helen Christensen at a Berlin fetish club, entertaining the very rich and famous of Russia or Hong Kong, warming up for Chemical Brothers, Paul van Dyk, Underworld and The Prodigy, being signed to DJ Tiesto’s record label, touring the world (so far in 20 countries) and rocking some of world’s most legendary venues like Tresor in Berlin or Pacha in Ibiza as well as more exotic places from Cairo to Tokyo are just part of the story.
Orkidea has been voted numerous times as Scandinavia’s and Finland’s #1 DJ, been featured in DJ Mag’s Top 200 list and his music has been supported by everybody from Pete Tong to Sasha & Oakey who both opened their BBC 1 Essential Mix sets with his ‘Unity’ single back in 1999. His productions have been featured in numerous movies, TV-advertisements and on Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher, A State of Trance and Renaissance CD compilations while his ‘Beautiful’ single was played for 12 weeks at BBC Radio 1 in 2006.
He has had finnish national single chart #1 position and numerous Top 20 singles, made remixes for legendary labels like Anjunabeats and Hooj Choons, remixed Way Out West, Tilt and Tiesto, promoted british superclub Renaissance’s worldwide events while his own Unity nights have sold out in just 20 minutes on a Monday morning. So it seems that there is need for quality sets of electronic music, entertaining and educating, from ambient and chill-out through proggy & electronic house to full on ravey trance. To Orkidea electronic music has been always been about being openminded and pushing things forward. Uniting the sounds, the minds, the people…
Unity The Cruise around Helsinki area in July 2006. Sun, friends and good music.