Jori Hulkkonen: F-Communications 25 years

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Friday July 31st 12PM-04.30 AM, Merikerho CLUB

Jori Hulkkonen

F-Communications Label 25 Years

Welcome to a 4-hour journey to the 25 years of F-Communications label, as well as Jori Hulkkonen's dj and producer career.

FCom is a French record label based in Paris. It was founded in 1994 by Eric Morand and Laurent Garnier. Besides releases by Jori Hulkkonen, the label was known for albums "Shot in the Dark" by Laurent Garnier and "Boulevard" by Saint Germain. Also on the label, Mr.Oizo coined some years of MTV Generation club sound.

One could say that Jori Hulkkonen needs no introduction, yet, there are those who have joined the electronic music scene in the recent years, so an intro is in order.

With releases over 25 years exploring 360 degrees on the musical radar, he's been hailed as "the most underrated producer in the world", "living legend of electronic composition" and "music's best kept secret".

Since his debut 12" in 1993, Jori has released over 20 artist albums, while singles, EP’s and remixes tick in well over 200 mark. Collaborators include people as diverse as John Foxx, José Gonzales, Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys and Jesper Dahlbäck.

Jori has also co-written and produced number of tracks for the Canadian superstar Tiga, such as “Sunglasses at Night”, “Bugatti” and “Woke.”

As a DJ Jori has travelled across the globe eversince the mid 90's and played hundreds of clubs and festivals from Australia to Zurich -and every alphabet inbetween -spreading the vibe with his unique blend of house and techno, fuelled by insatiable curiosity about the music's future and profound understanding of its past.

In addition, projects such as the Acid Symphony Orchestra, his synth-pop band Sin Cos Tan, and NUNTIUS, a film project with Jimi Tenor, have kept him busy in the last few years.

His 2018 solo album “Simple Music for Complicated People” combines his love for the esoteric soundscapes and traditional pop sensibilities. The album was nominated for the Nordic Music Prize.

2019 saw Jori touring live as a soloact for the first time since 2011, and beginning a series of minialbums on his own Blanco & Tinto label, the first being the synth pop heavy “Eurodisiac” followed by the deephouse of “Half in the Bag.”

Jori Hulkkonen publish the LP Selkäsaar in 1996 on F-Communications. Four tracks from it have now been remastered and released:

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