The Club Collection
The Audio-Visual Experience
The Sound of Screen
Jay started playing records at high school during the
80's and is one of the most experienced DJs in Finland at the moment.
Right after his first gig he was asked to take part on the most renowned
DJ course in Finland at the time, arranged by "Disco Service".
Through "Disco Service" he got a lot of gigs at night clubs
and popular events such as: "Kulttuuritalo", "Linnanmäki",
"Anna & Erik", "Rose Room" and "KY-Exit"
The person who has inspired Jay the most to start deejaying is Kari
"Kaippa" Kaivola. During the late 80's, Jay coincidentally
travelled to Ibiza where he found his spark for house music. The
trio consisting of Kaippa, Jokke and Jay practically brought house
music to Finland. At the time Jay was also working in the legendary
record store; "Street Beat", which is still one of
the best sources for club music in Finland.
The Berlin-Botta club-complex started as the first real club concept
in Finland. The earlier mentioned trio acting as residents and background
figures where insuring the safe landing for house music in Finland.
After the golden years of "Botta-Berlin" (88-93) Jay felt
that he had achieved all he wanted as a DJ and quit playing records
in the fall of 93. Half a year later, he was made an offer he couldn't
refuse. "Hype Club" was being planned and Jay was
asked to help create new "party paradise" in Helsinki. Music
wise he was given free hands to continue where he left off at "Botta".
He wanted Jokke and Rale on his team and so another legendary trio
was created. Hype Club was the first "glamorous" house club
in Finland and was known for its colourful clubbers and soulful house
sound. Many of the classics of today where herd there first.
At Hype Club Jay met Micko Iho who started out by making flyers
and posters for their theme parties. Micko introduced Jay to the world
of computers and the duo soon started envision a club where besides
music, lights, decorations and performances, live mixed video footage
would be a big part of the evening. After the first event of the
legendary Screen in the Autumn of 1997, Jay and Micko realized that
they had created something totally new.
As the resident of Screen, Jay has also played alongside such international
deejay stars as Nick Warren, Dave Seaman, Carl Cox,
John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Seb Fontaine and
Danny Rampling to name but a few. Jay has also played around
Finland at all the major clubs and events during the many years of
During the years of playing music starting from hip hop, funk and
disico through different styles of house and techno, Jay has developed
a unique understanding of music and how to read the crowd. Jay
is a DJ who can change his style to suit every place and audience,
never failing to bring out the best atmosphere from every crowd.
Nowadays his style is ranging from progressive house to tech-house
of course depending where his playing and what kind of crowd he's
Jay has also compiled and mixed the first official mix compilation
released in Finland plus two other Screen CD-compilations.