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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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Mama Longhorn

Nicknamed as “the rhythm tank”, Mama Longhorn plays their own version of organic rhythm music fusion based on the traditions from afrobeat to funk and flavoured with several different influences, never afraid to break traditional...

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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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Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, fusing together afrobeat, jazz funk and the traditional Beninese Vodou rhythmics, is one of the few Finnish organic rhythm music acts who have clearly focused on the international scene. The band, mutually led...

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Bobby Oroza

Helsinki-based Bobby Oroza (real name Boris Nordin) plays retro-spirited, raw but melodic and sweet soul together with Cold Diamond & Mink, also known as the studio orchestra of Timmion Records. Oroza’s recordings have been licensed...

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Dub Vallila

Dub Vallila’s first singles hit right on target gaining them instantly underground fame in Finland. Their eight-piece lineup, led by composer and trombonist Jussi Vuorinen, consists of experienced musicians with a versatile background from different...

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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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The Blassics

The Blassics have been in the heart of the Finnish funky scene as one of the true trailblazers, who haven’t enjoyed publicity they would deserve but who have been doing their music year after another...