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Background information
Origin Finland
Genres Eurodance, pop
Years active 1995–1998, 2001–2003, 2008–present
Labels BMG
Members Sani

Aikakone (Finnish for time machine) was a Finnish pop music group active in 1995–1998 and shortly in 2001 and 2003 as Aika. In 2003 they changed their name back to Aikakone and had their last concert.

Their debut album Tähtikaaren taa sold triple platinum in Finland,[1] the successor Toiseen maailmaan double platinum, the band's third album Maa platinum and fourth Hear Me Now gold.

Aikakone was awarded the Newcomer of the Year Emma award in 1995. They were also selected the best band of the year 1995 in a vote on Radiomafia.


  • Sani (Saija Aartela)
  • Vera (Heidi Puurula)
  • Alex (Alex Ojasti)
  • Maki (Marko Kolehmainen)

Heidi Puurula[edit]

Heidi Susanna Puurula (born Heidi Vahakallio, October 13, 1971) is a Finnish singer and lyricist. In Aikakone, she did mostly backing vocals, but also some lead vocals in songs such as "Toiseen maailmaan" and "Tulisitko"'. She has also written lyrics for many artists like Kirka, Laura Voutilainen, Heidi Kyrö and Sani. Her short story "Paratiisi" has been published in Demi-magazine.[citation needed]



Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1995 "Odota" 2 Tähtikaaren Taa
1996 "Matkustanut oon" 4
"Nti Groove" 4 Toiseen maailmaan
1998 "Tulisitko" 8 Maa
1999 "Anna mun bailaa" 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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External links[edit]

Media related to Aikakone at Wikimedia Commons