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While Norway and Sweden have been given plenty of attention by the dance music community, they’re not the only Scandinavian countries producing hot electronic beats. Over in Finland, Heikki L has steadily built himself a career as one of the most exciting names in dance music, and over the last couple of years his energy-packed, feel-good take on peak-time house music has begun to find him big fans across the world.

Heikki started DJing at the prodigious age of 13, and beginning his career at such an early age meant that by the age of 19 he was already several years into producing, and some of his earliest work signed to Sony in Finland. From there onwards, he found success in numerous different projects, spanning the full spectrum from underground club bangers to big mainstream success. Thumping trance tracks under the name Modulation found their way on to Above & Beyond’s now-defunct Hard On label, Paul Van Dyks Vandit, and Ferry Corstens Purple Eye – while his successful Dallas Superstars project saw him co-produce the album Rush with Darude, one of Finland’s biggest musical exports of all time.

Since 2007 working under his own name Heikki L, he has found favour with the likes of Paul van Dyk (once again), SOS, Mark Brown, Filthy Rich and Judge Jules with a succession of huge, massively-memorable house music anthems. Euphoric belter Tum Tum was signed by Cr2 in the UK, while Deep At Night with Ercola has emerged as one of the most catchy and heavily-supported vocal tracks of the 2008, signed to huge labels Nervous (USA) and Data (UK), sticking in the US Billboard Dance Airplay Top 10 for 2 months and hitting the Cool Cuts Top 10 in the UK. Every release he brings out has a big impact and stands out from the rest of the pack with its big, bold, uplifting melodies and atmospheric sound – and working with vocalists like Max C (the voice of Axwells I Found U), it’s likely that more anthems are on the way.

On top of his production success, he also co-runs his label Danceteria Music – the HQ and starting point for his biggest productions – and Finland’s biggest monthly house music party, also called Danceteria. As an acapella-and-FX-loving, filter-tweaking DJ talent, he’s shared the bill with the likes of Eric Morillo, Steve Angello, Chris Lake, StoneBridge, Desyn Masiello, Luke Fair, Chris Kaeser, Filterheadz, Junior Jack & Kid Creme, Marco V, Junior Vasquez and Nick Warren at various events, and displays as much creative with two (or three) decks and a mixer as he does with a full studio.

If you don’t know about Heikki and you love anthemic, feel-good house music, go and listen to Let It Take You High, Tum Tum and Deep At Night and see for yourself why he’s one of the most exciting producers around right now.