From the edge of Europe comes a child of the plastic age, aman of the final hour.
Finland's Jori Hulkkonen has never been the one to paint himself in the corner. With releases in the last two decades exploring 360 degrees on the musicalradar, he's been hailed as "the most underrated producer in the world","living legend of electronic composition" and "music's best keptsecret".
Since the debut 12" in 1993, ten artist albums for F communications andmore recently Turbo recordings, collaborations with people as verstaile as JohnFoxx, Jose Gonzales, Jesper Dahlbäck (as Kebacid) and Phonogenic (as Discemi),dozens of 12" singles on some of the world's hottest labels, and close toa hundred remixes for artists as diverse as Chromeo, Kid Cudi, Robyn, and LydiaLunch, followed by producing albums for the bands Sister Flo, Villa Nah andNightSatan, and naturally the writing and production work on both Tiga -albums,all qualify as self-explanatory efforts of a passionate music aficionado. Andthat's excluding the sideprojects.
Eversince the mid 90's Jori has travelled across the globe as a DJ and playedhundreds of clubs and festivals from Australia to Zurich -and every alphabetinbetween -spreading the vibe with his unique blend of house and techno,fuelled by insatiable curiosity about the music's future and profoundunderstanding of its past.
Aside from the more traditional DJ/producer work, in the past couple of yearsJori has raised some knowing eyebrows by assembling the Acid SymphonyOrchestra, an experimental avantgarde techno ensemble of eleven persons,featuring ten Roland TB-303's, performing a raw score written, conducted andmixed by Jori. In 2009 the project received an approving nod from the highestauthority available in the noble form of Ralf Hütter after the Orchestra hadwarmed up for Kraftwerk.
In 2011 Jori's collaborative effort with Jerry Valuri, Processory, makes awelcome return with their second album, "Change Is Gradual."12"s from his dRUMMAN-guise and new material as Jori Hulkkonen on Turboare also on agenda.