2000's

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Dashing Waves

Dashing Waves, founded in 1997, play their unique version of urban multiethnic world groove and were well ahead of their time during the millennium changeover period. Today the band, built around the Congolese-Finnish Cheka Kalupala...

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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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Maria Gasolina

Founded in 2001, Maria Gasolina is an 8-piece Helsinki-based orchestra, which performed newly arranged Finnish cover versions of local rhythm and dance music classics and hits from all over the world for a period of...

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Marjo Leinonen

Blues and rock singer Marjo Leinonen (born in 1966) is one of the most legendary Finnish roots music artists with the longest career in the game and are still active. Roots-styled blues, rhythm’n’blues, rock and...

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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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Tuomo

Tuomo aka. Tuomo Prättälä (known also by artist name Pratt) is a Finnish soul singer, keyboard player and jazz musician, who has played an active role in the local funky scene during the last decades...

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Timo Lassy

Saxophonist, composer and band leader Timo Lassy has been recording and performing as a solo artist since 2007. He has been described as one of the most luminous jazz artists of Finland, who is well-known...

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The Stance Brothers

Drummer and producer Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen, an experienced musician known from several noteworthy line-ups during the years, introduced a mysterious new act named The Stance Brothers to the public in 2007. Drummer and producer...

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The Soul Investigators

Started as an instrumental band in 1997, The Soul Investigators is one of the most well-known and prestigious Finnish funk and soul groups of all times. The original lineup consisting of Pete Toikkanen (guitar), Sami...

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The Five Corners Quintet

No matter if they were active for less than ten years’ period and released only two full-length studio albums, The Five Corners Quintet is nevertheless one of the most important and best known Finnish line-ups...

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Soul Captain Band

Soul Captain Band was founded in 1997 and has played the key role in lifting up the so called Finreggae to nationwide recognition and to the peak of its success since the end of 90’s....

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Reino & The Rhinos

Reino & The Rhinos are a fusion band of actor, singer and musician Reino Nordin playing sunny and sweet Finnish soul music with influences from bossanova and pop music. Their discography consists of two albums...

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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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Nieminen & Litmanen

Hammond organist Sami Nieminen (Marjo Leinonen & Viranomaiset, Pietarin Spektaakkeli) and drummer Juha Litmanen (Honey B & The T-Bones, Tempo Di Island) make up together Nieminen & Litmanen, one could easily say one of the...

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Nicole Willis

In the Finnish soul and funk scene, Nicole Willis has gained respect and her status especially since the new millennium together with The Soul Investigators focusing on retro sound. She has also recorded jazzy soul...

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Laulurastas

Roots reggae band Laulurastas hailing from Jyväskylä is one of the most acknowledged acts in the Finreggae scene of the Millennium era. Laulurastas got back together in 2013 and released their self-titled debut album in...

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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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Eternal Erection

Eternal Erection is one of the most reputed Finnish party bands, known especially for their energic live performances, which have always been an essential part of their fame. The band has released five studio albums,...

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Dalindèo

Helsinki-based Dalindèo is known as one of the top-notch acts of Finnish jazz in the 2000’s, a stylistic trailblazer and a live band respecting the traditions but also breaking barriers. The music has been described...

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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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Emma Salokoski

Emma Salokoski is one of the best known and most versatile Finnish vocalists in the front row of the scene. She paved her way in the beginning of Millennium as one of the original members...

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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...

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Jimi Tenor

Jimi Tenor is one of the internationally most distinguished Finnish black rhythm music artists who has been known of performing annually on hundreds of occasions all over the world but much more rarely in Finland...