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“I don´t play music I don´t like. Some DJs do it for money, but I do it to support the music I love …”

Hailing from the Frozen North, with the highest amount of mobile phones and internet connections per head, where saunas, reindeer and keskikesä rule your life, where in dark days it seems like kind of a logical conclusion to lock yourself away in the studio – this is the world of our favourite Finn Jussi-Pekka.

J-P, as his friends call him, is an artist in the truest sense of the word. And that artistic way of thinking
can be experienced, if you ever happen to hear any of his deep, funky and soulful DJ-sets, influenced by a mixture of sounds like Basic Channel, Kompakt, Aphex Twin, Rising High and for sure by the complete decade of the 90′s, in which Jussi-Pekka became a young man.

But it´s not only the DJ in him. His profiling production face also perfectly underlines his musical
Character. Combining Detroit techno, groovy beats and acid elements, he is forming his unique cool &
crispy Jussi-Pekka sound. The sound of the Frozen North. Mr. Parikka manages the crossover between house and techno as only a very few others do, with a subliminal sureness to receive support from a crossfire of DJs from different electronic niches, including the likes of Hawtin, Bug, Villalobos, Garnier, James Holden, Electric Indigo and Timo Maas.

So far he can look back on an impressive release catalogue including productions for highly respected
labels such as Poker Flat ( “Dancing Queen”), Morris/Audio (“Work it”), Slip´n´Slide, Audiomatique (“Let it go”), Out of Orbit (“Stereo interleaved”), Dessous, Latenightessentials, Vuo, Statra, Worldless (“The Snake”), Disco Inc/ Force Inc. and not to forget his very own imprint Frozen North Recordings, which he started in 2005 to give himself as well as other Finnish artists the chance to spread the more and more sought-after Scandinavian beats.

Because of the fact that life isn´t all beer and skittles at Frozen North Recordings Headquarters in Nokia (which is a suburb of Tampere, the 2nd largest town of Finland), Jussi-Pekka started 2 further sublabels in 2006: “Pakkas Levyt” stading for the Minimal/ Clicks & Cuts and “FloorTools” is representing functional Housemusic from e.g. Man-Of-The-Hour Roberto Rodriguez, ( Acid Kings/ Keys of Life).

Hence it is not surprising that his work also affected the demand on his remix abilities. So far he can
look back on additional production work for Jens “never be the same” (Kontor), Kalle-M (“Omena” on Was Kids), Minsisters of Music (Chica Discos) and has recently been chosen to remix Jori Hulkkonen for F-Communications.

If Tampere will ever be named alongside tone-setting cities such as Chicago, London or Berlin, then it´s for sure Jussi-Pekka who achieved that his hometown was established on the map of the global underground dance scene. (raveline)

disco:
Breeze (12″) Dessous Recordings
Tekha (12″) Maelstrom Records
Tekha (12″) Casa Rosso Recordings
Dancing Queen (12″) Poker Flat Recordings
Fun (12″) Dessous Recordings
The Finnish Tournament EP (12″) Poker Flat Recordings
Crossed Wires EP (12″, EP) Late Night Essentials
Finish Dynamics (File, MP3) Worldless Records
Subway EP (12″, EP) Statra Recordings
Work The EP (12″, EP) Morris Audio Citysport Edition
Harmony EP (12″) Frozen North Recordings
Harmony EP (12″, EP, W/Lbl, Promo) Frozen North Recordings
Let It Go E.P. (12″, EP) Audiomatique Recordings
Stereo Interleaved (12″) Out Of Orbit Recordings
The Snake (12″) Worldless Records
The Snake Re-Poisoned (12″) Frozen North Recordings
Work It (The Remixes) (12″) Morris / Audio
Last Shift To 15651 (12″) Disco Inc.
The Dead Serious EP (12″, EP) Frozen North Recordings
The Line In Between (Part 1/3) (12″, W/Lbl, Promo) Frozen North Recordings
The Line In Between (CD, Album) Frozen North Recordings
The Line In Between (Pt. 1/3) (12″) Frozen North Recordings
The Line In Between (Pt. 2/3) (12″) Frozen North Recordings
The Line In Between (Pt. 3/3) (12″) Frozen North Recordings
The Line In Between (Pt. 3/3) (12″, Promo, W/Lbl) Frozen North Recordings

remixes:

Sternstunden No.1 (12″) Sweetdreams (Jussi Pek… Toscana
Sternstunden No.1 (CD) Sweetdreams (Jussi Pek… Toscana
In Bed With Space (Ibiza 2003) (CD) NexTune (J-P Parikka R… Sage Records
Shuffle & Melina 44170EP (12″) TooManyPeople (Jussipe… Vuo Records
Never Be The Same (Remixes) (12″) Never Be The Same (Jus… Shallow Cutz
NexTune (12″) NexTune (Parikka Mix) Casa Rosso Recordings
Broken (12″) Broken (Jussi-Pekka’s … Plusminus Recordings
Dislocated (12″) Dislocated (JussiPekka… F Communications, Play It Again Sam (PIAS)
Dislocated (CD, Maxi) Dislocated (Jussi Pekk… F Communications
Dislocated (CD, Promo) Dislocated (Jussi Pekk… F Communications, Play It Again Sam (PIAS)
Dom (12″) Dom (Jussi-Pekka’s Why… Frozen North Recordings
More Trouble (12″) More Trouble (Jussi-Pe… Morris Audio Citysport Edition
My Needs (12″) My Needs (Jussi-Pekka’… Frozen North Recordings
Omena (12″) Omena (Jussi-Pekka Remix) Was Kids
RBone 60 (12″) RBone 60 (Jussi’s Anti… Keys Of Life
Tabak / Chains EP (File, MP3) Tabak (Klipspops Remix… Infaces Records
The Funk Miracle (12″) The Funk Miracle (Juss… Chica Discos
Am I Okey (12″) Am I Okey (J-P Parikka… Futuro Advertising Agency
Draga Tanija (12″) Draga Tanija (Jussi-Pe… Midnight Recordings
Even Steven (12″, W/Lbl, Promo) Even Steven (Jussi-Pek… Frozen North Recordings
Fashionist? – Session Two (CD) Broken (Jussi-Pekka’s … Brickhouse Records
Jussi-Pekka Presents Frozen North Recordings (File, MP3) My Needs (Jussi-Pekka’… Underground Evolved
Mono-Logs (12″) Mono-Logs (Jussi-Pekka… Force Sense
Street Wise EP (12″, EP) Street Wise (Jussi-Pek… Bay Street Recordings
Weird Science (File, MP3, 192) Tabak (Klipspops Remix… Gekko Mix
Azadi (File, MP3) Azadi (Jussi Ate Too M… Pesto Music
Be Together Session’ London (2xCD) I Want To Be A Hit DJ … Universal Music (Switzerland)
Das Grosse Klick (12″, W/Lbl, Promo) Das Grosse Klick (Juss… Blu Fin
Delusion (12″) Delusion (Jussi-Pekka … My Best Friend
Farfa Sound – A Finest Elektro Wave Selection (2xCD) Das Grosse Klick (Juss… Glitter

production:
Nothing Is Impossible (12″) Nothing Is Impossible … Defected
Mono-Logs (12″) Mono-Logs (Jussi-Pekka… Force Sense

dj mixes:
Jussi-Pekka Presents Frozen North Recordings (File, MP3) Underground Evolved
Appears On:
Robot Aggression EP (12″, EP) X0X Records
Sexual (12″, Red) Sewer Leak
Collectio Vol. 2 (12″) X-Rust
Counting Numbers EP (12″, EP) Disco Inc.
Even Steven (12″) Even Steven (Jussi-Pek… Frozen North Recordings
Megamaid (12″) X0X Records
Peaktime EP (12″, EP) Peaktime (Jussi-Pekka … Bodytalk Music
Tropical Storm EP (12″) Bay Street Recordings
Boggling About The Future (12″) Boggling About The Fut… Channels Records
Das Grosse Klick (12″) Das Grosse Klick (Juss… Blu Fin
Every Day A Story 3 (CD) The Line In Between Klik Records
Global (2xCD + DVD) Mono-Logs (Jussi-Pekka… Koch Records
The Dub Club Night (2xCD) 100% Kierätetty Komma… Lola’s World

tracks appear on:
Allstar Alliance – Cityslickers Volume 2 (CD) Iltapala STIR15 Recordings
Allstar Alliance – Cityslickers Volume 2 (2xLP) Iltapala STIR15 Recordings
Chill House Vol. 10 (CD) Cool Choice Productions
Northern Lights (CD) Machines Slip ‘n’ Slide Blue
Bar 1 | Spring.03 (CD) Fun Shayan Music
Blueprints (Volume 3) (CD) One Life (Original Mix) Slip ‘n’ Slide Blue
Chica Disco Vol. 1 (CD) Forced Chica Discos
Erotic Moments In House (Ménage À 3) (2xCD + CD) Overnight, Breeze La Java Records
Erotic Moments In House Volume 2 (CD + CD) Overnight, Breeze Dessous Recordings
Schlank & Tief (CD) Iltapala Fragments (2)
Erotic Moments In House Volume 3 (CD + CD) Kesa (On Kaunis) Dessous Recordings
Ryan Shaw In Collaboration With Tom Middleton (CD) Dancing Queen (Spencer… DJ Magazine
Sunset People (CD) Iltapala Disque Deluxe
Volume Three – Five Years Of Poker Flat Recordings (2xCD) Dancing Queen (Jussi-P… Poker Flat Recordings
Afterdark Vol.1 (2xCD) Work It (Freestyle Man… Stealth Records (UK)
Balance 007 (3xCD) Propaganda EQ / Stomp
Chica Disco Vol. 3 (2xCD) Kesä (On Kaunis) Chica Discos
Erotic Moments In House 1-3: The Collection (5xCD) Overnight, Breeze, Kes… Dessous Recordings
Moskau – Berlin Vol. 2 (CD) Dancing Queen (Spencer… World Club Music
Poker Flat Volume 1-4 (6xCD) Dancing Queen (Jussi-P… Poker Flat Recordings
According To Quality – 3 Years Of Shayan Music (Part 01) (File, MP3) Basic Needs Shayan Music
Audiomatique Volume 1.0 (CD) Let It Go (Don’t Worry) Audiomatique Recordings
Bar 1 | Winter.06 (CD) Basic Needs Shayan Music
Bar 1 | Winter.06 (Vinyl Edition Part 1) (12″) Basic Needs Shayan Music
Buzzin’ Fly Volume III (CD) Stereo Interleaved (Ma… Buzzin’ Fly Records
Destination Lounge: Hong Kong (2xCD + DVD) Let It Go (Don’t Worry) Revive The Soul
Digital Disco 3 – Mixed By Unai (CD) Basic Needs, Last Shif… Force Tracks
Islands. Balearic Sundown Sessions, Vol. 03 (2xCD) Last Shift To 15651 – … BigCityBeats, Indigo (2)
Jussi-Pekka Presents Frozen North Recordings (File, MP3) Koba, Basic Needs, Lin… Underground Evolved
Session Deluxe Volume II (2xCD) Dead Serious ZYX Music
Every Day A Story 3 (CD) The Line In Between Klik Records
Imagination Of The Shape (CD, Ltd) Irkki Plastic City
Imagination Of The Shape (File, MP3) Irkki Plastic City
Restructured Layers (CD) Stereo Interleaved (Ma… Out Of Orbit Recordings
The Dub Club Night (2xCD) 100% Kierätetty Komma… Lola’s World
We Love Europe: House Essentials 2006 (File, MP3) Federal Escape Edit (D… Laka-Tosh-Music