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Plutonium 74

Helsinki-based Plutonium 74 plays psychedelic rhythm music (or “melancholic marine groove” as they call it) and is one of the most important and eclectic bands in the Finnish funky scene dating back to the late...

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Raappana

One of the most successful and best known Finnish reggae artists, Raappana entered the scene after the flourishing of Finreggae in the first years of the Millennium during the time, when the original lineup of...

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The Funky Sound Foundation

The Funky Sound Foundation plays rough and groovy funk and afrobeat of the late 60’s mixing it with old school hip hop elements and Helsinki state of mind. Ten-piece orchestra, founded by saxophonist Joose Kyyrö...

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Jesse Markin

Rapper and singer Jesse Markin combines various styles and genres of modern rhythm music together in a diverse way reflecting his background as well as open-minded approach. In the end of 2010’s, he skyrocketed quickly...

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Ricky-Tick Big Band

Ricky-Tick Big Band, founded in 2010, started originally as an instrumental band, but evolved soon into a nationwide phenomenon after three pioneering Finnish MC’s Paleface, Redrama and Tommy Lindgren (Don Johnson Big Band) joined the...

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Quintessence

Quintessence is a widely respected orchestra especially in the local Finnish scene, which they helped to internationalise by their work especially during the first decade of 2000’s. It preceded more funk-orientated The Q-Continuum, which was...

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Q-Continuum

The Q-Continuum is a funk band, which earned their fame in the 2000’s and fused elements from soul, jazz and hip hop. It was founded around the neo soul-based Quintessence in 2002 and viewed by...

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Puppa J

“World Citizen” Puppa J (real name Janne Siro) is one of the original Finreggae pioneers of the Millennium era. He has been active in his musical career as a singer, guitarist and composer both as...

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Paleface

Karri “Paleface” Miettinen (known also as Daddy Pales and Kalkkilaivan Kapteeni) is a leading figure in the political Finnish rap. Besides his music he is often in the headlines related to activism or because of...

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Giant Robot

Giant Robot, active from 1997 till 2008, was an outfit fusing hip hop, dub, r&b, funk, pop and even krautrock (when performing live) in their eclectic music played both electronically as well as with organic...

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Jätkäjätkät

Before releasing any albums, Jätkäjätkät did live gigs for nearly five years with the name Asa & Jätkäjätkät performing songs by rapper Asa and playing as his live band both in Finland as well as...

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Fat Beat Sound System

elsinki-based band playing eclectic slow-paced rhythm music and founded in 1996 by Måns “DJ Bunuel” Strömberg (born in 1962). They play slow-tempo electronic music with influences ranging from Jamaica to Africa.

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Don Johnson Big Band

Don Johnson Big Band (DJBB) is an organic hip hop band with a popular twist performing in English and influenced by a wide variety of genres. The band made their breakthrough with the self-released debut...

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Cool Sheiks

Cool Sheiks are one of the most legendary Finnish black rhythm music acts as they have been playing during five decades already and still continue performing live. The group has often labeled their music as...

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Asa

Asa (real name Matti Salo) is one of the most acknowledged rap lyricists in Finland. His discography consists of more than a dozen of albums and a couple of EP releases covering material from the...

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Sam Huber

Since the mid-2010’s, vocalist and songwriter Sam Huber has focused on his solo career as a versatile global soul singer who pays respect to traditions. He has released several albums, EP’s and singles since the...