- Hard Dance Awards: Best Hard Dance DJ In The World 2004 and 2005.
- DJ Mag's Top 100 list: number 90 in 2004, number 93 in 2005.
Proteus has gained the respect to be called Finland's most known Hard Dance DJ. Proteus has been DJ'ing for 11 years. Proteus and his friends have been the key figures in creating the harder dance scene in Finland.
The biggest achievement for Proteus so far in his career has been the Hard Dance Awards 2004 and 2005, where he was voted "Best Hard Dance DJ" in the world two years in the row by clubbers all around the globe. In the DJ Mag`s Top 100 DJ list, Proteus has been voted number 90 in 2004 and number 93 in 2005 and made history in becoming the first Finnish artist making it to the Top 100 DJ list alongside Darude. In Septembers Mixmag issue Proteus was placed as number 3 in Top 5 Hardest djs in Mixmag's article about "40 hardest records ever". In his career so far Proteus has had gigs in Finland, United Kingdom, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Estonia and several tours in Australia and Japan.
In 2000 Proteus gained a permanent residency at Logic (Fridge, UK) and has taken the UK by storm with his hard, fast and energetic style, spiced up with technical tricks like scratching and backspinning and his infectious stage shows. Proteus has created the dj set to more show kind of experience with special clothes, make ups and equipments like masks and whips.
Proteus has played and headlined all the major events in UK like God's Kitchen's Global Gathering 2005 which is the biggest dance festival in UK, Creamfields Festival 2005, the massive Hardhouse Academy at Brixton Academy, Slammin Vinyl, Antiworld, Lab-4's Laboratory Experiment 2, Tidy Summer Camp, Tidy Magna Revolution, Transmission at Alexandra Palace, Frantic, Lashed, Slinky, Polysexual, Goodgreef, Bionic, Helter Skelter, Bulldog Bash, Heat vs. Logic, Logic, Tranzaction, Eyecon Dance Academy, Atomic Energy, Ying Yang and Seed to name a few. One of the most important and special gigs for Proteus in UK was his gig at Torture Garden on New Years Eve 2001. Torture Garden is one of the world's biggest and most famous fetish and kinky clubs.
2004 and 2005 has been the busiest years for Proteus so far, with gigs and achievements most DJ`s only can dream about. The highlight of his career so far, was his set in August 2004 at Dance Valley`s 10th Anniversary in front of 60.000 people in Holland. Proteus played the closing set at the spectacular HQ arena. In Holland Proteus has also played at Dance Valley 2005 also at HQ arena and again for 50 - 60.000 people, at the massive Dance Valley Winter Edition, Dance Valley 2006, Ground Zero, Impulz Inside and Impulz Outdoor festivals for 25 000 people. In Holland Proteus has also performed at HQXL party, HQ club in Amsterdam, Defcon 1 Festival, Matrix, Nightlive and Beachpop to name few. In Switzerland Proteus has played at one of the worlds biggest techno/dance music parades; Streetparade 2006 and also at massive events Energy, Sonic and Starz.
Year 2004 Proteus signed a contract for Holland and other Benelux countries with CB Bookings, which is UDC's (Dance Valley, Impulz, HQ) own booking agency and a contract for UK, Australia and New Zealand with Queen Of Clubs management.
As well as being a DJ, Proteus and his friends are also running their own clubnight called Säde in Helsinki, Finland. They have organized many very successful club nights in a period of over 5 years. Säde was voted as The Best Club in Finland in the Finnish Club Awards 2003. Proteus and his friends are also organizing an industrial event called Inferno and an underground fetish clubs called Tuska and Hellfire Club.
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