The award-winning independent record label and publisher in Helsinki, Finland


Tuuletar

Bio

Tuuletar (“Goddess of The Wind” in Finnish Mythology) is a vocal performance group, consisting of four diverse women from Finland. Since 2012 these vibrant musicians have been singing, composing and performing together, creating their own and unique sound and identity.

NEW ALBUM “Rajatila” (Borderline) out 30th of May 2019!

Valtaaja / Invader - EP released 8th of March, 2019. The EP features three songs: a new single “Valtaaja (Invader)” for the upcoming album and two commissioned compositions “Elda” and “La Forêt Vide”.

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Áššu

Bio

Áššu base their music on traditional Sami Joik. Ulla Pirttijärvi joiks of her relatives and her home villages Utsjoki and Angeli. Olav Torget and Harald Skullerud complement the ensemble with string instruments and percussions.

Debut album Áššu (Embers) has been released 4th of April, 2019.

Vulleš Heaika -single from the album has been released on Sámi National Day 6.2.2019.

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VILDÁ

Bio

Duo VILDÁ combines mystical yoiks, swinging rhythms and improvisation in a fascinating way. In uenced by contemporary pop music and Finnish folk music, a unique soundtrack is born that will carry the listener to the northern fells, where the winds of the Sámiland blow.

Debut album “Vildaluodda - Wildprint” has been released 4th of April, 2019.

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NIEMI

Bio

Niemi is a mystical combination of lullabies, ambient music, strong imagery and the healing power of nature. Finnish lullaby tradition is hypnotically entwined with elements of electronic music starting a magical journey beyond the reach of space and time.

Debut album out Spring 2020!


Solju

Bio

Solju - Ulla Pirttijärvi and her daughter Hildá Länsman are Sámi musicians from Utsjoki, Lapland, which is the northernmost municipality in Finland.

Solju performs modern ethno music combined with traditional yoik singing. They are proud of the original northern culture and want to show it to the world!

New album "Ođđa Áigodat" (New Times) - album has been released 25th of April 2018 in Finland.

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J-P Piirainen

Bio

"Nordic fingerstyle virtuosity."
- Angel Romero, World Music Central, USA

J-P Piirainen has created totally new, groovy and interesting style of music - Nordic Guitar Music. He brings a new twist not only to Nordic folk music, but also to the world of guitar music.

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Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble

Bio

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble takes the sounds of Benin, the homeland of Voodoo, and combines them with soulful songwriting, jazzy improvisations and funky beats.

New album “We Are Together” was released 23th of March 2018.

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Vilma Timonen Quartet

Bio

The Vilma Timonen Quartet has pulled off a remarkable combination; unique sound that you have never heard before. Contemporary folk music combining musical elements from all over the world, blended together with the ancient sound of the Kantele.

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Subsonic Trio

Bio

Subsonic trio draws together ancient instruments and musical aesthetics from their homelands to create a deep rooted contemporary sound.

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Southpaw Steel'n'Twang

Bio

Southpaw Steel'n'Twang is a power trio which concentrates mostly on instrumental music; focus is often on pedal and lap steel guitars but electric guitar also has much to say.

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2019

AWARD: The German Record Critics' Award - Longlist 3, 2019, Germany licensed by Nordic Notes

Weltmusik - Áššu: Áššu

AWARD: The Indigenois Music Awards (IMA) Canada, Best International Indigenous Release 2019

Solju: Ođđa Áigodat (New Times)

AWARD: Border Breaking Act of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2019

Tuuletar

AWARD: Folk Music Creator of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2019

Solju

HONORARY MENTION: Producer of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2019

Bafe’s Factory

NOMINATION: The Finnish Music Publishers Association, genre-free category, Vuoden vokaalitekijät

Tuuletar: Venla Ilona Blom, Sini Koskelainen, Johanna Kyykoski and Piia Säilynoja

9th of September, 2019 at the Finnish National Theatre, Lavaklubi in Helsinki, Finland

NOMINATIONS: The German Record Critics' Award - Longlist 3, 2019, Germany licensed by Nordic Notes

  • Folk and Singer Songwriter - VILDÁ: Vildaluodda / Wildprint
  • Weltmusik - VILDÁ: Vildaluodda / Wildprint

NOMINATION: Teosto Prize 2019, Finland

Ođđa Áigodat - Solju

NOMINATION: The Finnish Ethno Album 2018, the Finnish equivalent to the Grammy Award

Solju: Ođđa Áigodat (New Times)

NOMINATIONS: Nominees for the Finnish Ethnogala 2019

  • Intersection Prize - Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble
  • Artist of the Year - Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble
  • Folk Music Creator of the Year - Tuuletar
  • Newcomer of the Year - Solju

2018

AWARD: The Finnish Music Publishers Association, genre-free category, Vuoden etnotekijä

Ulla Pirttijärvi and Hildá Länsman
Songwriters of Solju: Ođđa Áigodat (New Times)

The award was chosen and given by journalist Maria Veitola.

NOMINATION: Nominee for Sameradion & SVT Sápmi, Årets låt i Sápmi - Year's song in Sápmi 2018, Sweden

Solju: Ođđa Áigodat

2017

AWARD: The Finnish Ethno Album 2016, the Finnish equivalent to the Grammy Award

Tuuletar: Tules maas vedes taivaal

NOMINATION: Nominee for Folk Music Songwriter of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2017

Tuuletar

2015

AWARD: The best Kantele album 2015 in Finland

Vilma Timonen Quartet: Drops

The winner was selected by Hannu Lintu, the Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

HONORARY MENTION: Producer of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2019

Bafe’s Factory

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Executive Producer

Jyri Lehtonen
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+358 40 511 3817

Sales & Promotion

Aija Lehtonen
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