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DJ X-Paroni - Illan valinnat vol. 2 (Finnish AOR, Yacht rock and Blue-eyed soul)

DJ X-Paroni - Illan valinnat vol. 2 (Finnish AOR, Yacht rock and Blue-eyed soul)

Playing tracks by

Kai Hyttinen, Fredi, Arto Nuotio, Sini & Timo, Finntrio and more.

Let’s face it: AOR or yacht rock were never too popular genres here in Finland.

When the smooth West Coast sounds of Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Toto etc. conquered the world in the late 70s – early 80s, the Finnish majority was heavily favoring hard rock or punk over soft rock. Maybe it’s the cold Finnish winter and the hot Californian sounds that are hard to fit together – who knows.

Luckily there are always those musicians who decide to go their own way: a few open-minded Finnish artists dared to sail on the warmer musical waters too.

Both covers of soft rock classics and strong original AOR compositions can be found from Finnish records. They are usually somewhat hidden: either on the flipside of a popular schlager 7” or perhaps on some obscure LP from a totally forgotten Finnish 70s rock artist.

My Illan valinnat series sheds some light on these smooth Finnish gems that never got the attention they deserved.

- DJ X-Paroni

Comments

Magnus Svensson

Please, come over to Stockholm and DJ for us! I can arrange that if you want. You have fans here already and then there are a Finnish disco scene here that can dig this.

DJ X-Paroni

That would be great! I sent a mail you. Tack Magnus.

John Hartmann

Not something I find everyday, thanks!

DJ X-Paroni

Tracklist:

1. Kai Hyttinen – Tanssikeikka
2. Fredi – Kun ilta hämärtyy
3. Arto Nuotio – Seksikkäin
4. Sini & Timo – Kesä taas
5. Finntrio – Milloin vaan
6. Kimmo Petrell – Lentäisin pois
7. Jukka Tolonen Band – Angels
8. Marion – Movin’ On
9. Eini – Miksi kohdattiinkaan
10. Emilia – Filmi
11. Kassu Halonen – Trans Sahara
12. Berit – Tähtikesä
13. Steel City – Yöt vain uskaltaa
14. Beni Siltala – Aamun koittoon
15. Obersdorf – Yössä Tokion
16. Satu – Tuus vähäsen lähemmäs
17. Rexi – On meillä ilta vain