DJ Orion (YleX, Finland)

Orion (YleX)

DJ OrionStarting in the early nineties from the warehouse raves of the industrial city of Tampere, stirring the Northern Finland electronic music scene for over five years, settling down in Helsinki in 2006 and living in Berlin 2011-2013, Orion is still one of the busiest and most relevant DJs in Finland.

Probably the most well known of his decade-long work on Finnish National Radio YleX, Orion hosts channel’s three hour Friday night every week. Next to his work as a DJ and event producer, Orion also runs his own Absence of Facts label.

No matter if it’s about performing live at a sold-out festival or a warehouse party, expanding the possibilities of DJing with the latest technological innovations, hosting an electronic music conference, playing at Ministry of Sound in London or clubs in USA, Germany, Greenland, Russia, Spain etc, headlining New Year’s party for 85000 people, 2000 people pool party or hosting live radio broadcasts from Berlin, after over 20 years in the business it’s all still happening and it’s all labour of love.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have people around me who haven’t been there for money and fame but for the love to music. I guess none of us ever believed how big things could get far in the Finnish outback and I can’t give enough credit to all those who have been supporting and helping with all the countless productions.”

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Orion (Techno)
 Orion – Art of War / Eyes On It (Absence of Facts, 2018)
 Orion – Palop (Absence of Facts, 2018)
 Orion & Cari Lekebusch – Absence/Presence (Absence of Facts, Vinyl, 2017)
 Orion – Forces of Nature EP (Absence of Facts, 2017)
 Orion – Fact Pattern Two EP (Absence of Facts, 2017)
 Orion – Fact Pattern One EP (Absence of Facts 2016)
 Orion – Civil Disobedience (Rotraum 2016)
 Orion & NIQW – Brrrrlin (Audiophile XXL 2016)
 Orion – Tiefkraft (Scander 2016)
 Orion – RDX (Tulipa Recordings 2016)
 Orion – Atmospheric Pressure (Pentax 2016)
 Orion – Voltage Controlled EP (The Black Moy, Enclave remixes) (Machine 2015)
 Orion – Thousand Suns (Rotraum 2015)
 Orion – Helsinki Falling Dark EP (Jerome Sydenham & Janne Tavi, Piatto, Tony Jaguar & Upi remixes) (Trapez 2015)
 Orion – Whiskey Expo (Machine 2015)
 Orion – Neutronselectrons (Machine 2015)
 Deux Tigres – Cuts Through (Orion remix) (Free Download)
 Pfirter & Chris Liebing – 420 (Orion remix) (Free Download)
 Joni & Ukko – Awaku (Orion rework) (Free Download)
 Orion – Lamentations EP (Hexil Creative 2014)
 Orion – Tormented EP (Rotraum 2015)

Orion & J.Shore (Chill-out)
 Gorm Sorensen – Untitled (Orion & J.Shore remix) (2015)
 Orion & J.Shore – Girlhood (Bootleg) (2015)
Goldroom – Fifteen (Orion & J.Shore remix) (Silk Sofa 2015)
 Orion & J.Shore – Brotherhood Remix EP #2 (Silk Sofa 2015)
 Orion & J.Shore – Brotherhood Remix EP #1 (Silk Sofa 2014)
 Maison & Dragen – Immortal Love (Orion & J.Shore remix) (Armada Chill 2015)
 Björk – Hidden Place (Orion & J.Shore remix) (Free download)
 Chris Coco – My Sunset (Orion & J.Shore remix) (Seamless Audio 2014)
 Orkidea – Unity (Orion & J.Shore remix) (Solaris 2013)
 Orion & J.Shore – Brotherhood – The Album (Silk Sofa 2011)
 Orion & J.Shore – White Birds (Tom Fall & Heikki L remixes) (Silk Royal 2011)
 Orion & J.Shore – Architect’s Dream (Owen Ear & Turismo remixes) (Silk Sofa 2011)
 Orion & J.Shore – The Night After (Silk Digital 2011)
 Orion & J.Shore – Goodbye Earth remix EP (Silk Sofa 2011)
 London Elektricity – Just One Second (Orion & J.Shore remix) (White)
 Orion & J.Shore – Architect’s Dream (Claes Rosen & Magnetic Bros rmxs) (Molecule)
 Slusnik Luna – Sun 2011 (DJ Orion & J.Shore remix) (AnjunaBeats)
 Mango, Orion, J.Shore – Raining In Osaka (Orion & J.Shore remix) (Silk Sofa)
 DJ Orion & J.Shore – Goodbye Earth EP (Silk Sofa)
 DJ Orion, Flight, K-System vs. Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight (White)
 Mango, Orion, J.Shore – When All The Ships Are Gone (Mango Alley)
 Ralphie B – Massive (DJ Orion & J.Shore remix) (White)
 DJ Orion & J.Shore – Brotherhood (Lost Language) (listen Brotherhood on Spotify)
 Coldplay – Viva La Vida (Flight & Jontey meet DJ Orion bootleg) (White) (Video)
 Mango, Orion, J.Shore – Raining In Osaka (Mango Alley Recordings)
 DJ Orion – One Sunday (Solaris Recordings) (listen One Sunday on Spotify)

Compilations & mixes
Gecko Beach Club Formentera Vol. 3 (Seamless Recordings 2014)
Armada Chill 002 (Armada Chill 2015)
Glass Coffee (Klik 2013)
 Orion & J.Shore – IsolatedMix 35
 Solarstone – Electronic Architecture 2 (Solaris)
 Whiteout – The Official Compilation (mixed by Orion & Lovetone) (AXR 2012)


Misc. Management –
Oded – +358 400 972769
Asaf – +358 40 5935315

Other inquiries:
Orion / Juska Wendland
+358 40 740 1050
juska [@] iki [.] fi

Next time live
Afrozoid - Triple Fusion (Orion remix) [Valvula] - release date
YleXPop, Joensuu
Kerubi, Joensuu
Parade, DTM
Punkaharju, TBA
RMJ, Rauma
Weekend Festival, Helsinki
Weekend Festival, Helsinki
Kansalaistori, Helsinki

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Elämä artistina feat. Miia Magia

Vahvat naiset, jotka ottaa ohjat omiin käsiinsä ja inspiroi muita on parasta mitä löytyy. Perjantaina DSTNY-niminen suomalainen DJ jatkoi nousevaa trendiä, jossa enemmän ja enemmän naisten tekemiä miksauksia soi YleX:n perjantai-illassa. Vastaanotto oli erinomainen – ja leidin saatesanat puhuivat puolestaan. 💪 Kuuntele XmiX Areenassa.

Ja täysin samaa sanomaa jakoi Miia Magia yläolevalla videolla, kun istuttiin juttelemaan artistihommista ja naisten asemasta konemusakulttuurissa. Parhaita tyyppejä ❤️

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Heron presents: The Grasshopper Warbler 064 w/ Orion

‘Today’s guest is the Finnish dj, producer and labelowner Orion.

Juska Wendland aka Orion is based in Helsinki, owns an amazing label called Absence Of Facts, is besides Techno also a producer for Downtempo and Ambient and hosts his own radio show every Friday 7 – 10 PM on Ylex, the Finnish National Radio.

I came across his work months ago, when i discovered one of his collaborations with the swedish mastermind Cari Lekebusch.

Orion just told me that they had a really good studio session in February – four 134-136bpm tracks are coming out in the upcoming months. He really enjoys working with him in a studio he said – this was the third time and as they both know now how they are used to work the tracks, it’s easy to just fire up the machines and get going.

His label Absence of Facts is going strong – Orion said: “I believe small indie labels have a lot of potential in the future, especially outside of mainstream music. AOF has lots of new releases in the pipeline – and I see the project is more than just a record label. I can channel all sort of arts out with the releases – the cover art is a series of abandoned places I’ve visited around the world and the video clips are series of experiments with After Effects.”‘

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