When Finnish "Godfather of Trance" Orkidea set out to release his third artist album "20" back in 2011, it was a celebration of two decades at the forefront of the genre he helped put on the map. Now, the producer and DJ with the birth name of Tapio Hakanen has put his prolific work into the hands of some of his home country's finest in "20 (Remixed)," out November 18 on Solaris Recordings.
"It's now two years since the release of my third artist album "20" and I'm proud to present this remix edition," says Orkidea. "I'm a strong believer in the forward-thinking nature of electronic music & the art of remixing has always been in the heart and soul of DJ culture, which is why I have hand-picked twenty of my favourite (mainly Finnish) producers to create their own versions of the album tracks."
The time, attention, heart & soul poured into creating the remixes is evident from the very first listen. Genre-wise, "20 (Remixed)" ranges from deep & housey versions of 'Pacifique' by Antti Rasi and Chantola, to progressive variations of 'Sundown' from Michael Cassette and 'Hale Bopp' by Timewave to driving uplifters 'Tw3nty' by Beach X, 'Slowmotion II' by Tempo Giusto and 'Unity' by Solarstone.
Previously only available as digital extras on the original "20" album, 'Sphere' and 'Lifetime Warranty' join the twenty-one track list. 'Blackbird' by Lowland & Orkidea sees a Darude remix treatment and a sublime chill-out rendition of 'Unity' by Finnish brothers Orion & J.Shore closes out the journey.
"To me, this selection represents the retro-futuristic musical landscape that I wanted "20" to have - deeply rooted in the original essence of trance music, yet in laser-sharp 21st century sonic form. Thank you for supporting the music we have created and I hope you'll enjoy the album!" – Orkidea
Orkidea - Beautiful (Orkidea's Whiteout remix)
Written by Tapio Hakanen. Co-written by Marc Mitchell
Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Petri "Lowland" Alanko.
Orkidea & JS16 - Hale Bopp
Written by Andreas Krüger
Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Jaakko Salovaara
Published by Manuskript
Orkidea & Solarstone - Slowmotion II
Written by Rich Mowatt
Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Rich Mowatt
Orkidea - Sun Down
Written by DJ Dag and Stevie Be-Zet
Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Petri "Lowland" Alanko
Published by Cheynne/Neue Welt M.V./Brother Mix Music.
Orkidea - Pacifique
Written and produced by Tapio Hakanen.
Art of Trance - Chung Kuo (Orkidea remix)
Written by Vangelis. Remix and additional production by Tapio Hakanen and Petri "Lowland" Alanko
Published by Spheric B.V. Licensed from Porcupine Records.
Lowland & Orkidea - Blackbird
Written by Petri Alanko. Produced by Petri "Lowland" Alanko and Tapio Hakanen.
Orkidea - Tw3nty
Written and produced by Tapio Hakanen.
Way Out West - Killa (Orkidea 2011 remix)
Written by Jody Wisternoff and Nick Warren.
Remix and additional production by Tapio Hakanen
Published by Warren and Wisternoff.
Orkidea - Hot Trigger
Written by Patrick Sjeren. Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Petri Alanko.
Orkidea - Unity (15th Anniversary Mix)
Written by Nicklas Renqvist and Tapio Hakanen. Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Petri Alanko.
Orkidea - Liberation
Written by Liberation. Produced by Tapio Hakanen. Published by Liberation.
Tilt & Paul van Dyk - Rendezvous (Orkidea Remix)
Written and produced by Parks & Wilson and Paul van Dyk. Remix and additional production by Tapio Hakanen. Licensed from Lost Language.
Orkidea & Heikki L - Sphere
Written by Tapio Hakanen. Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Heikki Liimatainen.
Orkidea - Lifetime Warranty
Written by Johan Rombouts and Tommy Rombouts. Produced by Tapio Hakanen and Petri "Lowland" Alanko. Published by HPF Records.
Cover art by Jani Isoranta
Cover design by Niko Nyman
Mastering by Minerva Pappi at Finnvox
Published by copyright control unless otherwise mentioned
Licensed to Solaris Recordings
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Release Date 18 Nov 2013