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If you don't know much about Finland, one thing you should know about is Joonas Hahmo. Joonas has become one of Finland's hottest electronic music exporters! He has worked on numerous different projects during his career and one of the most successful of them is a trance collaboration called Alt+F4, which he wrote together with his friend. With this track Joonas signed his first ever record deal with the Brittish record label Anjunabeats. Not bad scouting from the label, as the track went on to become the biggest selling record on the label that year. Even today, after being included on countless compilations and played by every possible trance DJ on the planet, many people still describe it as one of the greatest Trance tracks of all time. Instant classic.
It wasn't long after Joonas started producing trance, when he realized that it wasn't completely his thing. He wanted to blend in other genres too and slow down the tempo a bit. At this stage Joonas decided to work on his own and in 2006 the first solo release "The Fusion" launched on AVA Recordings. The track was playlisted on world renowned radio shows A State Of Trance, Global DJ Broadcast and Trance Around The World. To put the icing on the cake, Markus Schulz included it on his Ibiza 2006 summer compilation.
In autumn 2008 Joonas released yet another impressive track named "Cocktail Bar" and Anjunabeats's sister label Anjunadeep signed it up straight away. Once again Joonas had the full support from the biggest names in the industry, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and Above & Beyond. The track merited a listing on the highly acclaimed Ministry of Sound - Clubber's Guide 2009 and Anjunabeats Volume 6 compilations.
Just one look at Joonas's impressive list of past gigs confirms his rising popularity. From 'ram-packed' dancefloors in Russia to chic clubs in France, Joonas has also left his mark in Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech-Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and many more. Joonas's ability to merge various genres has made him a versatile trademark DJ name.
After releasing a few successful EP's on Anjunadeep label, Joonas slowly created a solid network among labels, producers, press and fans. Things led to another and finally in the spring of 2010 Joonas decided to take a giant leap forward and start his own record label Hahmo Recordings.
It was only few months since the label's baby steps when Joonas released his next big anthem "Mojito", only this time through his very own record label. To his own surprise it went directly on to Beatport Top 20 sales chart and enjoyed heavy DJ support from the likes Calvin Harris, Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren. Calvin Harris even went on posting the track to his Twitter and described it as his favourite track at the moment. The track also found it's way on to several big compilations around the world. At this stage Joonas knew that setting up an own label was probably one of the most important decisions during his career.
While still running his own label, Joonas signed the next big anthem called "Reactor" to the legendary Deal Records. The track was premiered by dutch superstar DJ Hardwell on his "Hardwell On Air" radio show and he even chose it as the Demo Of The Week. If that wasn't enough for the year 2013, Joonas released another impressive number called "GT 83" on his own label. Once again the chaps from Above & Beyond showed their support by playing it on their new Group Therapy Radio show. The highly respected dance music blog site Dancing Astronaut best described the track in their review: "This supercharged tune is packed with energy and sunny vibes - perfect for driving along the coastline with the windows down"
While 2013 has already seen successful releases from Joonas, there is more to come as he continuously seeks new and exciting ideas. A DJ and producer who is always on the cutting edge of electronic music. Through his hard work and natural talent you can expect only the best from this Finnish maestro Joonas Hahmo!
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