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 stars such as Perttu and Darude as well as attitude-packed hiphop and r&b stars like Rebecca.

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

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Lxandra

Lxandra is a young Helsinki based singer and songwriter now living in Berlin. She was introduced to the world through Perttu’s EDM hit ”Waves” in 2016. In 2017 Lxandra released her two first solo singles, ”Flicker” and ”Hush Hush Baby”. Lxandra is signed to Universal Deutschland and has a publishing contract with BMG Germany.

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Jeremine

Channeling gothic imagery and alternative electronic pop, Jeremine debuted in 2020 with the singles "Alive & Breathing" and "Goth Boy Summer". Jeremine is signed to Warner Music Finland.

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The Second Level

EDM and pop producer/artist The Second Level, aka Daniel Helenius, put out his first releases in 2016. He was signed to Warner Music Finland in 2020, after having warmed up for David Guetta in Estonia and played on the main stage of the Helsinki EDM festival Weekend in front of 30,000 people. His latest singles have been written with writers such as Alexander Pavelich, Erik Smaaland and Henrik Tala and featured singers such as Alida and Oda Loves You.

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Misha

Misha is a rapper, beatmaker and a producer whose musical background is strongly in melodic soul-based hip-hop. He lives in Helsinki and has roots in Ukraine

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Rebecca

Finnish-Nigerian artist Rebecca spices her R&B-soul music with hip hop influences. Her debut single, the hip hop flavored "New Sh*t", was released in the summer of 2019, which was followed by the soul ballad "Nobody Else" in September. In 2021 Rebecca returned with a new single "Faded".

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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. A second single followed in 2019 and a third one named – get ready for another food reference – "McFlurry" in 2019.

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Isac Elliot

Born in 2000, Isac Elliot is Finland's first genuine teen pop star with more than a million monthly listeners on Spotify. Elliot released his debut album "Wake Up World" in 2013 at age 13, and has since put out two more albums ("Follow Me", 2014 and "Faith", 2017) for a constantly growing international fanbase.

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Winning Team

Winning Team is a group of DJ/producers from Helsinki. The members are Max Well, Veli Hiidenmaa, Patric Brex and Isku. Their music style is best described as Big Room and Electro House.

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Triple M

Triple M (Mikko Matias Mäkinen) is a DJ producer from Finland who releases on Spinnin' Records. During his career, he has shared the stage with Don Diablo, KSHMR and his tracks have been played by Tiësto, R3HAB, W&W, Mike Williams and many more.

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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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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 have already gained a good and growing amount of followers and airtime on national radios.

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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 comecack happened in the form of their 2013 single "Jenny" becoming a massive TikTok throwback hit in 2020.

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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 three single releases so far and will be followed by an album in late 2020.

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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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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 world famous dance music label Spinnin' Records in early 2018.

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Poets of the Fall

Melodic rock band Poets of the Fall was formed in Helsinki in 2003 by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen and Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen. The band's first success came with the song "Late Goodbye" when it was featured in the hit game Max Payne 2 in 2004. After their debut "Signs of Life" (2005) POTF has released seven albums – the latest being 2018's "Ultraviolet" – and countless singles gaining millions of streams, as well as done tours on all continents.

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Rico

Rico, born in Morocco as Rida Ettyjani, is an independent singer, songwriter and music producer. The extremely prolific artist debuted in 2019 with his first album "Changes", which was followed by his second full-length "Cocoon" in 2020, along with several non-album singles. Rico's musical style is mainly based on r&b, but it also has influences of other genres, such as rap and afroswing.

Tuomo

Tuomo Prättälä is a Finnish jazz and soul musician, as well as a composer and producer, known for his contributions to bands like Ilmiliekki Quartet, Quintessence, Q-Continuum and Huba. He has made a solo career as the singer-songwriter Tuomo, with influences from nu-soul and funk. In his 2019 single "Tindercaust" Tuomo channels some serious D'Angelo and Maxwell vibes, with an electronic-meets-organic production in the vein of Soulquarians, The Roots and J Dilla.

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Kiara Nelson

Kiara Nelson is a half American, half Finnish singer, who was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in Finland. Her music, exclusively produced by the German-British duo Matt and Frank (M-22), is based on catchy melodies, the often times leading acoustic guitar and always danceable beats. Since 2021, she is signed with Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH.

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Venior

Singer, songwriter, producer, painter and “trashion” designer Venior describes her style as “Freeky Punky Pop”. Mixing wild, experimental beats with heavy bass sounds, powerful vocals and a strong message, she wants to "shake current dogmas and create movement and change". During her major label period in 2015–2017, Venior travelled from studio to studio (i.e. Stockholm and London) working with producers and songwriters from all around the world, before relocating to Berlin, where she curretly resides. In 2021 Venior is planning to release her debut album.

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Signmark

Signmark is a deaf Finnish rap artist. He describes his music as being party hip hop that takes a stand. Born into a signing family, Signmark feels that society should not treat the deaf as disabled people but as a linguistic minority with their own culture and history. When performing, he rhymes signs by ensuring that they have the same types of hand forms and signs.

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New Ro

New Ro is the current monicker of Ronja Richardsdotter Stanley. She made her debut in 2012 as Ronya with the album "The Key Is The Key", which was followed by another full-length "Tides" in 2015. In 2018 Ronya announced that she has changed her stage name to New Ro and released the single "I Cum", which was followed by numerous singles and two ep's in 2020. She has a publishing contract with Sony/ATV Germany.

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