Orkidea aka Tapio Hakanen’s illustrious & colourful career was kicked off on the Finnish underground rave scene in the early 90’s. In no time he was Djing for Jean-Paul Gaultier & Helena Christensen at a Berlin fetish club… entertaining the (very) rich and famous of Hong Kong… opening for The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy… touring globally & rocking some of the world’s legendary venues such as Ministry Of Sound (London) & Pacha (Ibiza) alongside exotic locations from Cairo to Tokyo.


Regularly voted Scandinavia & Finland’s #1 Dj (with a national Top 40 #1 hit ‘Beautiful’ to his credit) Orkidea’s global musical appeal cannot be over stated. His releases are consistently supported by the world’s biggest spinners, feature in numerous movies & TV ads, and are a mainstay of the more select compilation series’ (Renaissance, Gatecrasher, A State Of Trance). Ever one for accuracy and precision, in 2011 to mark & celebrate 20 years of Djing and producing, his third artist album ‘20’ was released. Tapio’s remix & collaboration resume is a who’s who of modern EDM history including names like Paul Oakenfold, Way Out West, Andy Moor, Tiesto, Anjunabeats, Vandit & fellow Pure Trance advocate Solarstone.


Mulit faceted, it is as a promoter that Tapio is responsible for some legendary Finnish events (Unity, Jack, Sun, Pacifique & LOVE) & isthe man behind Renaissance & Amnesia Ibiza’s Finnish appearances.


But putting the accolades aside, it is his musical vision which lends itself so well to the Pure Trance ethos. To Orkidea, electronic music has always been about being open-minded, pushing things forward. “It is the unification of the sounds, the minds & the people.”