New Pop from Finland

Dig into our New Pop from Finland playlist to find the latest releases by pop heavyweights like Alma, Isac Elliot, Robin Packalen and Lxandra, contemporary EDM artists such as Perttu and Darude as well as alternative-leaning crossover pop stars like Louie Blue and Olivera – not to forget artists from genres like hiphop, trap and r&b!

Follow this frequently updated playlist on Apple Music or Spotify and find out the freshest artists and sounds in Finnish pop, dance and EDM music! Scroll down for artist biographies.

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Averagekidluke

Finnish-American rapper Averagekidluke was discovered on Soundcloud when he was just 19. It did not take long until he impressed major A&R’s with his imposing flow and melodic rapping. Now Averagekidluke is signed to Warner Music Finland, being one of the label's main export artists. His 2021 debut ep "Promised Neverland" was followed by the singles "Uptown Baby" and "Gone" in 2022.

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Don Johnson Big Band

Despite the band's title, these guys have almost nothing to do with the blonde-mulleted 1980's heartthrob who played James "Sonny" Crockett in Miami Vice. Finland's DJBB is a popular live hip hop quintet with a long history (founded in 1997), wide crossover potential (their musical style ranges from sure-fire rap to pure pop to funk and even 80s soft rock) and a charismatic, fast-tongued MC in Father Metro (a.k.a. Tommy Lindgren, also an important cultural and political figure in Helsinki).

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Lola

Lola is an artist and songwriter based in Helsinki, whose music is a catchy blend of r&b, soul and pop. She released the singles “Hooked”, "Sundress", "Easy" and "These Games" in 2021. Her debut EP “Lost Tapes”, including the previous singles "Hooked" and "These Games", was released in May 2022. The EP was produced by Alexander Clifford and Aakko Petersen.

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Planet Case

This young quintet combines pop, alternative rock and EDM, inspired by the music of bands like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, M83 and The 1975. The band released their debut ep "Simple Thoughts" in 2018 and has already gained a good and growing amount of followers and airtime on national radios.

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Jannike

Jannike is singer-songwriter who’s been active since 2008 but started to aim at international career in 2014. Her music has been described as joyful and positive pop with strong melodies and catchy choruses. Jannike’s debut album “The Girl in the Picture” released in 2017 was an outcome of collaborations with renowned international writers like Linda Thompson and Randy Goodrum.

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Julie

Alternative pop singer-songwriter Julie claims to turn her "demons into art and bring out the beauty in anything ugly". Newcomer in the Finnish pop scene, Julie (Julia Sundberg) has her roots embedded in northern Finland. Her music is a soft combination of extremes that brings solace into a world that can leave you feeling lonely. Through her storytelling, Julie wants to bring light on people's mental health and silent struggles. Julie’s debut EP "Are you listening?" will be released in 2022.

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Olivera

Singer and songwriter Olivera describes herself as an "interesting mixture of a modern indie pop artist and a goofy little garden gnome". Releasing her debut solo EP "Flow" in 2015, Olivera has also worked as a songwriter and a featuring artist for huge EDM names such as Tiësto, Zaxx, 3LAU, Sonny Alven, Lucian and John Dahlbäck. In 2022 Olivera competed in Finland's selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with her single "Thank God I'm an Atheist", ranking fourth in the national competition.

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Loasteeze

Helsinki-based hip hop artist and dj Loasteeze is known for his banging boom bap influenced beats. Besides spinning the wheels of steel at arena hip hop shows, festival stages and local bars, Loasteeze has released an impressive collection of singles with domestic MC’s, as well as his debut full-length “& Friends” in 2020, followed by the ep “Työmyyrä” in 2021. The last years he has released tracks together with for legendary NY rap groups ONYX and Smif N Wessun. Loasteeze has also toured Europe with Masta Ace and served as live DJ for The Beatnuts, ONYX and Smif N Wessun.

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Lucy Lohan

Trap, J-pop and hyperpop inspired producer, singer and songwriter Lucy Lohan appeared on the Finnish scene in 2020, releasing a string of of singles, leading up to their debut ep "Proxy" in 2021 as well as a feature spot on Knife Girl's track "Only You". In 2022, Lucy Lohan was signed to Finnish indie label Soliti Records with two new singles, "Nonchalant" and "Evian" being released before their second ep "Gunk", out May 13th.

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Samlight

DJ-Producer Samlight is known for his powerful house music with melodic hooks. Samlight is now releasing new tunes on Spinnin' Talent Pool after being signed to the prestigious dance music label Spinnin' Records in early 2018.

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Nick-E Maggz

Independent rapper Nick-E Maggz has been making waves in his current home country Finland since he started releasing music in 2016, hopping on tracks and remixes by many local major artists. After two ep's and more than two dozen singles, in 2020 Nick-E Maggz released the catchy club anthem "Fatty" his biggest solo hit thus far. In 2021 he has released a full-length album 5IVE 20 9INE.

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DeejaVu

DeejaVu alias Leevi Lehtisyrjä is a young producer and DJ from Lappeenranta, Finland. Deejavu produces electronic dance music and has been active since 2018. He released his first single Bouncin’ Bitches in 2019.

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Roye

Pop artist Roye has an international sound combining analog and modern production techniques. He has collaborated with number of different artists, including Finnish producer Samlight. Roye’s first major release was the EP “Leave your heart open” (2021), which has been followed by numerous singles throughout 2021–2022.

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Glayden

Glayden, who previously made music under the names Ronnie Frost and RONNIE, has fostered his career with single releases such as "Eurosport" and "Sunkissed", as well as the three-track ep "Vulgar Vanity Vol 1" in 2020. In his production, Glayden unprejudicedly combines the gloomy spirit and aesthetics of early 2000s heavy metal with eurodance, rap and art pop, as well as spectacular visuals.

IRZ

Tampere based soul and r&b singer IRZ first rose to familiarity by winning a local song competition by fast food giant Taco Bell in Finland in 2021, and signing to the indie label Havoc/Playground. The winning track "Lazy", produced by Gas Gas, was followed by IRZ's second single "Love Bubble" in spring 2022.

Louie Blue

Louie Blue (Alec Moborg) is a young singer-songwriter from Turku, who entered the Finnish pop scene in 2019 with a string of singles, stirring up interest in media and listeners alike. His debut album "Notes" saw the light of day in 2020 – and another will most probably be down the line quite soon! Louie Blue’s music is a combination of smooth r&b, soulful indie pop and sophisticated dance beats.

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ILON

Singer snd songwriter ILON, signed to Warner Music Finland, made her debut in 2020 with two singles, "Selfish Love" and "Catch 22". Since then she has also performed on JC Stewart's virtual tour and reportedly also recorded with Billie Eilish producer Finneas O'Connell, with the resulting music still remaining unreleased. ILON's music has made an impact on several music bloggers, with one heralding her as "the next essential contender amongst a wave of Nordic artists who are making an international impact".

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JS16

JS16 (Jaakko Salovaara) is one of the most accomplished Finnish dj's and producers. He is a founder, producer and songwriter in the Finnish rap/electro group Bomfunk MC's, with three albums and the European smash hit "Freestyler". "Freestyler" sales topped 2,4 million and it was Europe's best selling single in year 2000. Producer and writer of international club anthems like "Sandstorm" (sales 2,5 million, gold in USA, UK and Germany) and "Feel the Beat" by Darude.

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Robin Packalen

Robin Packalen is one this decade's biggest phenomena in Finnish pop music: he rose to local fame with his first single when he was 13 (back then branded mononymously as just Robin). After seven years on the top of the Finnish market, it was time for Robin Packalen to take his talent and charisma abroad. With help from Samu Haber's management company Comusic Productions, Packalen's international career has seen several single releases and an EP "Rest in Beat" in 2020.

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Oskr

Oskari Ruohonen, better known as Oskr, is a singer-songwriter whose sultry vocals have formed an intricate part of such popular acts as Yournalist and Traffic Island. Oskr is a tremendously talented multi-instrumentalist who hails from a family of musicians. He has written, produced and performed by himself and with his brother, both in Finnish and English.

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Eeppi Ursin

The singer-songwriter and composer Eeppi Ursin has a long background in the Finnish music scene and has been performing in known acts such as Club for Five and Umo Jazz Orchestra. Her solo career started already in 2009 with debut single “Yellow Page Girl”. Just before the pandemic she made her longtime dream come true and moved to New York which also inspired some of the songs in "Lights Out", her latest album released in 2022.

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Samuel Daayata

Singer Samuel Daayata was found through a song contest in 2017, organized by pop star Isac Elliot and radio station YleX, while he was still in his teens. Daayata, in 9th grade in school at the time, was given the chance to record "Throw Popcorn" together with Isac Elliot, which was released as a single in 2018. Since then the young artist has released four singles, the latest "Nothing Lasts Forever" in 2022.

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Outlanders

Outlanders is a new project between soprano Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) and EDM pioneer Torsten Zenzelin. The project combines electronic music and Tarja’s soft, classical vocals with electric and acoustic guitars. Their single releases have been visited by such names as Trevor Rabin and Al Di Meola.

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Muscular

Blending the sounds of electronic, funk and soul music, Muscular is a project by keyboard player and pianist Ilmari Aitoaho known from Tomi Salesvuo East Funk Attack and Punomo. His music is highly influenced by Herboe Hancock as well as acts like Cory Henry and Franc Moody. On his latest single “Keep the Light On” released in 2022 he’s co-operating with funk artist Sam Huber.

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Davia Akenami

Davia Akenami is one of the fresh, new arrivals of the of Finnish R&B field. The half Finnish half Nigerian singer blends afro beat rhythms to soft R&B tunes and takes influence from trap music as well. As her musical role model, she names the Nigerian artist Bellah. Davia Akenami released her debut EP Good Complex in 2021.

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Janji

Producer and songwriter Janji, born in 1993 in Helsinki, scored a streaming hit with his song "Heroes Tonight" in 2015 which featured Swedish singer Johnning. The song has over 40 million streams on Spotify since it has been playlisted in numerous gaming playlists. In the past couple of years Janji has released nearly a dozen singles as an independent artist on his own label.

Julie

Julie is an alternative pop artist with roots in Northern Finland. Her music is a soft combination of extremes and represents raw, authentic feeling. Her debut single “Stuck” released in November was written together with Aapo Kauppinen.

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NickyB

NickyB is a DJ and producer from Helsinki, Finland and writes catchy pop melodies. He has been active since 2018 and has worked with multiple producers and artists including acts such as Samlight and Winning Team.

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Redrama

Lasse Mellberg, better known by his stage name Redrama, is a Finnish rapper who made a breakthrough in 2003. Redrama performs in English, Swedish and Finnish and was part of a hip-hop group Alien Allies together with Norwegian Paperboys and Madcon.

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Misha

Misha is a rapper, beatmaker and a producer whose musical background is strongly in melodic soul-based hip-hop. Misha was born in Moscow, Russia, but moved to his current home town Helsinki as a child. He first found success rapping in Finnish under the artist name Haamu, releasing his rap debut in 2006, but soon started also producing beats. Misha has released tracks on labels such as Chillhop, Sundae Sauce and Melting Pot.

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Studio Killers

Studio Killers, a virtual electro pop band made up of fictional characters (Cherry, Goldie Foxx, DJ Dyna Mink, and manager Bipolar Bear) first appeared in 2011 with their hit single "Ode to the Bouncer". An eponymous debut album saw the light of day in 2013 and the next year Studio Killers performed their first gigs at Ruisrock and Ilosaarirock festivals, in the form of performers in masks and costumes as well as screen projection. In 2018 Studio Killers came back with new single – but the real comeback happened in the form of their 2013 single "Jenny" becoming a massive TikTok throwback hit in 2020.

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Niila

In 2016 singer-songwriter Niila released his debut EP “Sorry” and album "Gratitude". The same year he played a full German stadium tour supporting Sunrise Avenue (as well as a headlining club tour) – which makes sense, as Niila has a management and recording deal with Samu Haber's CoMusic Management and shares a producer with the band.

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LIZZIP

Lizzip is a young producer who writes catchy pop melodies. His first single “Don’t Worry” was released in 2020.

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Devinity

Devinity is a production project by Joel Pirinen. Under the name Devinity, Pirinen writes electronic music with a unique touch. He released his first single “Crystals” in 2016 and has worked with multiple artists including Panamanian singer Astrid Nicole who’s singing can be heard on Devinity’s latest single “Moving on Up” released in 2021.

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