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Mesak

Mesak

Mesak


Mesak bio 1977 Born in Turku/Finland. - 1989 Introduction to music instruments and singing in school and at home with his musical family. Big brothers listen various music, synth music and other non-pop. Gets to know hiphop through a friend. 1990 - 1992 First experiments with music production. Tape loop edits, dubbing with open reel tape recorder and turntable. Later crappy PC tracker programs combined with tascam 4 tracker, roland SH7 and various equipment. Read more on Last.fm
Mesak bio 1977 Born in Turku/Finland. - 1989 Introduction to music instruments and singing in school and at home with his musical family. Big brothers listen various music, synth music and other non-pop. Gets to know hiphop through a friend. 1990 - 1992 First experiments with music production. Tape loop edits, dubbing with open reel tape recorder and turntable.

Later crappy PC tracker programs combined with tascam 4 tracker, roland SH7 and various equipment. 1992 - 1996 Teams up with classmate Tatu Peltonen for making music with Atari ST1024 and various gear. While techno and "idm" being a big influence the boys make a lot of music toghether in Peltonen's father's recording studio in Muurame, mid Finland. 1997 Peltonen & Metsätähti forms their electro band Mr Velcro Fastener. First release is recorded on the hot summer of 1997, "Wad EP" oldschool electro gets good reviews all around. Metsätähti keeps on doing his own experiments at the same time. 1998 Making of "totani", the first released Mesak track. 1999 Mr Velcro Fastener releases their first album "Lucky Bastards Living Up North" and tours in Germany & Italy. 2000 - 2001 More Mr Velcro productions and touring in US.

Working with Erlend Øye on his solo album and remixes. Recording and mixing solo material in Frankfurt, and eventually those recordings get released as Gadgets "On Earth" album & EP. 2002 - 2003 Performing various gigs in Artgenda festival in Hamburg. First two Mesak 12"s on Rikos Records & Klakson Records. Starts co-operation with Jani Lehto, another producer from Turku: Star You Star Me debut release "Antidis" on Moodmusic is still being played out by many house DJs.

Produces also finnish hiphop group Ronskibiitti. 2004 - 2006 Metsätähti keeps making remixes for artists such as Machinedrum and Transparent Sound. He puts out more vinyl releases under his Mesak pseudonym, and Plays various solo gigs both in club and arty spaces. Collaborates with various VJ's and visual projects. Same time Mr Velcro Fastener is busy with international touring and their third album, while also Star You Star Me produces more 12"s and an album.

Runs "Huge Bass" club in Turku. Produces another Ronskibiitti rap album. 2007 - present Mr Velcro 10th year anniversary compilation. Soundtracks for two finnish science fiction books. Mesak runs Harmönia label together with Randy Barracuda who's known of his electro act Imatran Voima.

Harmönia's scandinavian funk called skweee climbs up underground playlists. Summer of 2008 brings pale producers to present thei Skweee showcase in Sónar festival. Mr Velcro starts recording new music and Star You Star Me keeps on touring. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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