Besides his regular appearances in Finland's leading underground clubs, Ender travels constantly to play venues around the world. It's mostly house, funk, jazz and latin stuff that he collects, but as Ender admits he seems to have a soft spot for tracks with a deeper feel, maybe due to his techno background. "I'd like to see myself as a DJ who plays music - not genres", he points out.
Ender started DJ'ing in the late eighties when the first wave of Acid House hit Finland. In a classic DIY spirit he quickly took to organizing warehouse-parties with his friend JA-Jazz (Pepe Deluxé). "Those were 100 percent chaotic experiences. We lacked proper equipment and knowledge of what this new electronic music was really all about. Nevertheless we managed to pull things off somehow, mostly due to our enthusiasm rather than skill, I must say." Few years later legendary Club Deep followed, setting standards for the evolving club scene. Ever since his name has stood for quality among the groove aficionados in Finland.
Although Ender primarily considers himself a DJ he has managed to come a long way as a producer as well. Teaming up with Marko L. he founded Function Recordings in 1995 that would serve as an alternative forum for Finnish instrumental electronic music. In 1998 Nuspirit Helsinki, an unorthodox collective of musicians and DJs, masterminded by Ender and Thomas K, was formed. Since it's first release on Guidance-label it has successfully sought new musical frontiers in the forefront of the nu-jazz scene.
Besides his remixes with JA Jazz for labels such as Perfect Toy and Nuevo Ritmo, Ender has found time to experiment with new material as well. On this project, titled "hannulelauri" he is teaming-up with his dj colleague, Lauri Soini and has had major success releasing disco infected music on labels such as Eskimo, Relish, I'm a Cliche and his very own Seahorse and Castle.
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