Harri Andersson, also known as Proteus, has been one of the key figures of Finnish electronic music scene more than 20 years time. Celebrating 26 years DJ career in 2021 will also be his last year as active DJ and performing artist. Proteus had his first proper DJ gig in 1995 at Oranssi Ry’s underground techno party in Katajanokka Helsinki. Proteus is known from his versatile DJ sets variating between different electronic genres from gothic punk to industrial/EBM, psychedelic trance and techno to hardcore, hard dance, gabber, speedcore, drum & bass and beyond.
In early 2000 Proteus gained the respect to be called one of the best known harder style DJ’s in Scandinavia. The biggest achievements were at global Hard Dance Awards 2004 and 2005, when he was voted ”Best Hard Dance DJ” in the world two years in a row by people all around the globe. In the DJ Mag`s Top 100 DJ list, Proteus has been voted number 90 in 2004 and number 93 in 2005 and made history in becoming the first Finnish artist making it to the Top 100 DJ list alongside
In 25 years time Proteus has toured all over the world and made thousand of gigs mainly in Finland, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, Russian, Ukreine, Estonia, Poland and Sweden. Proteus has played and headlined many of the major events and festivals like Dance Valley, Global Gathering UK and Malaysia, Masters Of Hardcore, Ultramusic Festival Moscow, Creamfields, Defqon1 Holland and Australia, Streetparade Zurich, Ground Zero, Kazantip, Impulz, Transmission Sydney and Utopia Sydney, Time Tunnel Germany, Sonic, Energy, Slammin Vinyl, Brixton Academy, Goodgreef, Tidy Weekender, Frantic, Escape From Samsara, Provinssi Rock, Weekend Festival, Logic and Torture Garden. Proteus has also had great honor to be the support act for bands like The Prodigy, Skrillex, Pendulum and Juno Reactor.
Proteus has also made long career of organising events and concerts in Finland. Proteus and his friends used to organise many underground raves in late 90’s and early 2000 in Helsinki. Promoter work and event organising with his own company is his main work at the moment. He runs his own popular event brand Clublife Finland in Helsinki and is co-owner and vice chairman of underground festival Kosmos Festival in Ristiina.
Proteus is also behind nineties orientated trance/acid/techno/rave event brand Superstition, creator of Finland oldest running harder edge event brand Säde and worked as venue manager at Helsinki’s biggest club size concert venue The Circus.