DJ Orkidea, Misc Management and Redrum proudly present
Earths axis is tilted 23 degrees on it's orbit around The Sun...
Blood takes 23 seconds to flow through the human body
There are 23 official languages in the European Union .
Humans sex cells have 23 chromosomes...
There are 23 letters in the Latin alphabet 2/3 of humans and earth are made of water...
The Knights Templar had 23 Grand Masters
The average human physical biorhythm is 23 days
And 2010 will mark 23 years since the birth of acid house...
DJ ORKIDEA (Unity, Jack, Love) - 23 hour set Progressive house, trance, techno, house, psy, italo, acid house, balearic beat...
Old school, nu skool, future's cool !!!
Light design by Tea & Severi (Unity) & Jouni Kokko (Redrum)
Ice Bar (-5C) music compiled by DJ Orion & Orkidea
Decoration by Markus Friskberg (Unity Collective)
Hosted by Oded & Asaf Peled (Misc Management)
Flyer design by Jani Tolin (Alfons Helsinki)
Sound by Funktion-One
Treasure hunt of 23 hidden prizes
Complimentary champagne service of 23 bottles at 09:00
Comfortable chill-out space at Copacabana with extra bars and toilets
Sound that lets you feel the music, lights that can take you up and down
Breakfast in the morning, snacks all day long and ala carte menu available at 12:00-21:00
Proper cleaning throughout the event to keep your dancing shoes clean
Two entrances and cloakrooms to ensure a smooth entry
Happy vibes, happy people and You!
Date: New Years Day 01.01.2010
Time: Friday 05:00am Saturday 04:00am
Venue: Redrum & Copacabana, Helsinki, Finland, Earth
Capacity: 700 people
Age limit: 20 years
17.07.2009 DJ Orkidea 6h set @ Klubi, Turku
05.09.2009 DJ Orkidea 6h set @ ONE, Tampere
19.09.2009 DJ Orkidea 6h set @ Jack, Helsinki
06.11.2009 DJ Orkidea 6h set @ Dance. Here. Now. Kuopio
07.11.2009 DJ Orkidea 6h set @ Age of Love, Oulu
I started DJing in the early 90s while organizing illegal night raves at Oranssi and Lepakko and continued with running illegal clubs (Q, Maa and Taivas) during 1993-1995 with my friends. At Taivas I also played my first 8 hour set. Ever since those days afterparties and allnighters have had a special place in my mind. The whole electronic music and rave culture is based on that dance that never ends mentality. Just let the music play!
Back then both - clubs and huge raves - had big line-ups with DJ sets that only lasted for an hour or two. The first DJs who I heard playing longer ones were Sven Väth at Love Parade and Paul van Dyk at E-Werk in Berlin - both playing 5-10 hour sets. Later on I was lucky enough to catch Danny Tenaglia on one of his all night sets at New Yorks intimate Vinyl club where The DJs DJ showed how to build drama through-out the night. I was fascinated by how these DJs took the dancefloor through so many feelings and genres during one night. Its quite easy to build a two hour uplift but to take tempo down while rising the intensity takes much more from a DJ.
Those experiences led into starting Club Unity in 1996 and trying a One night One DJ approach. For me Unity has always been a place to try things out and play a wide spectrum of electronic dance music. Nights built from deep house to full on trance made some unexpected tracks stand out and become long term hits in our scene. Unity began at Nylon Club, where I also played my first 16 hour set in summer of 1998 at a somewhat legendary Sunday School daytime party. My second 16 hour set was at Kerma on New Years Day 2003. Besides offering a big amount of hedonistic memories through-out the day&night, it also resulted in Kermas alltime sales record.
Three years ago I decided to play a longest (legally) possible set at a finnish club. I wanted to try the daytime party concept that I have been missing since the Nylon days. Many people are familiar with this through Space in Ibiza, Berghain in Berlin, Body & Soul in New York or Secret Sundaze in London and I feel as if it is time to bring it back to Helsinki. Even if only for one day.
The 23 hour set on New Years Day 2010 will be a retrospective look into the past 23 years of electronic dance music, but also very much built on the most upfront music out there. I will go through my whole record collection, vinyl, CD and digital, to build a musical story through genres, styles, feelings and moods. An aural trip through time and space from Lepakko, Nylon, Kerma and Uunisaari to today and back to the future!
Join us in a dance that never ends and dance to a beat that goes on and on. This only happens once, but it will always be with You. -DJ Orkidea