Janne Puurunen, also known as DJ Burdock, was born in 1976. In the late 80's he discovered electronic music and started collecting hip hop records. Very soon after that he was introduced to underground warehouse parties in the Turku area. In 1993 together with a few of his friends he started an organization called The X-Rust Organization, whose main function was to promote underground electronic music. The same organization is still up and running releasing records, arranging parties and giving opportunities to new talents.


In 1995 Janne started to spin records and chose the DJ name he still carries. Burdock is a plant that catches you with its spikes and hooks.

 As a DJ he does the same. DJ Burdock has deejayed all over Finland and also in Estonia, USA, Cyprus and Russia. He was also a resident DJ of a legendary club night called Butane in Turku, Finland. With over 10 years of deejaying experience he has a large collection of electronic music. His sound varies from minimal to funky techno and from fresh sounds to old school.
 

Abroad he is mostly known for his former website project called Betoni, which also gave him the opportunity to be well-known to play records abroad. Janne also got his first release out on X-Rust's record label in 2004. 


Oh, and one more thing: Not only is Janne a great DJ, he can also do some real freaky stuff on a stage - Making himself disappear in a flash..
 

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