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Firstly, I’m sorry to announce that this biography doesn’t contain any first-time-ever-heard stories about the instruments I used to chew when I was in my mother’s womb, the artists I’ve seen playing in same venue before or after me, or any other kind of most-intresting-info ever. This is just a basic introduction to me as a dj (and as a person as well, I guess).
I started playing records at the tender age of I-don’t-remeber and after that I’ve been collecting records, mp3s, headphones and whatever djs need to get the job done. I’ve also spent enough time behind the decks to be comfortable on saying that I’m one of the most skillful techno & house djs in Finland no matter how egoistic that might sound. If you don’t believe me, listen to a mix, come to my gig or spend the rest of your life thinking I’m a liar.
I’m not that much into self-promoting, making bulletins in myspace or making accounts to twitter or whatever to tell all the world about what I just ate or what colour was my mucus the last time I coughed. I rather spend that time on finding new intresting music and producing it. I might blog about things that I find intresting, annoying, relevant or irrelevant, though. If I feel like it.
I play mainly tech house with influences from various genres around it. I also like to do it with 3 or 4 decks. CDJs used to be my weapons of choice but nowadays I rather bring my Traktor S4 with me. Earlier I was against all that controller / laptop DJing stuff because I had developed quite nice skills of playing with old school gear. But instead of being annoying stubborn old man, I decided to give it a go and found out that I can express myself even better with the possibilities given by this gear. I’ve been playing records for over 10 years so I think I have nothing to proof to anybody. If you are more interested in the gear I use than the music I play, I probably don’t like you anyway and quite likely you feel the same towards me because I am ruining something sacred.
I guess my past in the psychedelic trance left some kind of an urge to find some bigger experiences for the dancefloor than the latest hits. I hope it makes me special. In a good way for once. And don’t get me wrong, I love playing in all kinds of parties from small bars to big one-off venues but I’m always after that same collective hypnosis thing on the dancefloor and as far as I’m concerned, dj is a part of a dancefloor as well, not some kind of god-like figure who should be making coolest ever poses every single time that the track drops the kick and bass off.
All this probably makes me sound like a bit annoying guy. Well I just might be. That’s why I’m doing something so loud that you can’t hear me speaking. You should be thankful. And if I’m lucky you might actually be.