Mord / H-Productions / Suara
Starting in the early nineties from the warehouse raves of the industrial city of Tampere, stirring the Northern Finland electronic music scene at the turn of the millennium, settling down in Helsinki in 2006 and living in Berlin 2011-2013, Juska Wendland, or better known as Orion, is still one of the busiest and most relevant DJs in Finland.
Probably the most well-known for his over a decade long work in Finnish National Radio, YleX, Orion hosts the channel for three-hours on Friday night every week. Next to his work as a DJ and radio host, Orion also runs his own Absence of Facts imprint and regularly releases music on labels like Mord, H-Productions, Suara and Gynoid Audio.
No matter if it’s about performing live at a sold-out festival or a warehouse party, expanding the possibilities of DJing with the latest technological innovations, hosting an electronic music conference, playing at Ministry of Sound in London or clubs in the USA, Germany, Greenland, Russia, Spain, headlining New Year’s party for 85,000 people, 2,000 people pool party, or hosting live radio broadcasts from Berlin, after 20 years in the business it’s all still happening and it’s all labour of love.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have people around me who haven’t been there for money and fame, but for the love of the music. I guess none of us ever believed how big things could get far in the Finnish outback, and I can\t give enough credit to all those who have been supporting and helping with all the countless productions throughout the years.” - Orion