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Premiere: Juho Kusti Mixtape (Flow Festival Edition)

August 14-16 in Helsinki, Finland

Aug 12, 2015 Flow Festival 2015
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Flow Festival! Flow Festival! Flow Festival! Alright, we might be a bit excited. But with acts like Ride, Tyler The Creator, Years & Years, all the exclamation points are justified, we swear. In honor of our trek, we’re using our mixtape series to spotlight some of the heavy hitters of the Finnish scene that will be playing the event. The next blend comes from Juho Kusti, who decided to highlight a few national heroes of his own.

Listen to the mix below. You can also revisit previous entries in our series from Lasten Hautausmaa, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, and Hisko Detria. Heading to Flow? Cool. Wrap your eyes around all the info you might need here.

Juho Kusti Mixtape (Flow Festival Edition) by Under The Radar Mag on Mixcloud


1. Rasmus Hedlund: Endast Med Fullmakt (Ljudverket)

This is a song from Rasmus’ latest album called Alster that just came out on his very own Ljudverket label. The whole album is full of killer soundscapes and more abstract techno numbers. Rasmus is one of the coolest guys to hang out with so it’s just right to start this mix with one of his beautiful tracks.

2. Trevor Deep JR: QWA (HPTY Recordings)

Helsinki’s gift to the world of house, Trevor Deep JR here with a track ‘QWA’ from their latest album called TDJ out on their own HPTY imprint. On the album Trevor brings together different influences from hip hop to jazz and this track flies the flag for acid and it is propably my favorite. Highly recommended!

3. Denzel: About Greatness (Dept.)

Young Denzel is part of Helsinki-based Dept collective who organise parties and are slowly starting some label action as well. This is Denzel’s upcoming debut track and it already shows Denzel’s mature production skills. Keep your eyes and ears on this young gun!

4. Juho Kahilainen: Xemx - M_Rec LTD (Grey Series)

Juho is a good friend and has been doing his own stuff for many years. He’s not too busy with getting tracks released but he delivers the goods every time. Here’s a more acidic effort from his second EP for the now defunct M_Rec LTD sister label Grey Series. Juho is the sole reason label owner Max_M (R.I.P.) started Grey Series and listening to his tracks I can understand why.

5. Mono Junk: Channel B (Trope)

A real finnish techno classic from 1995 by Kimmo Ripatti as Mono Junk! Just a beautiful nod to the dub sounds of Berlin’s Basic Channel. It’s great to see Mono Junk back in the game after so many years of silence with new EPs popping up on labels like Skudge or Forbidden Planet. A true original in the finnish techno landscape.

6. Samuli Kemppi: Agitated (M_Rec LTD)

My Deep Space Helsinki partner in crime and a brother from another mother, Samuli is Finland’s techno export number one. Always going against the grain and shaping his own path, he is the reason why I play techno today. This is a track from his debut album that came out last year on M_Rec LTD and it never leaves my bag.

7. Marko Laine: So What (Djax-Up-Beats)

Another finnish classic by Marko Laine hailing from the west coast of Finland. Marko’s distorted sound has been inpirational to artists like Truss or AnD who introduced heavy distortion to techno again. I’ve heard rumors that after more than a decade of silence Marko has made some new tracks and I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to see a few more EPs from him soon.

8. Hannu Ikola: Mystery Object (Etherwerks)

Etherwerks label boss Hannu Ikola is a rising star whose production get better and better after each release. It’s also great to see so many finnish labels come up nowadays because I think it acts as inspiration for the younger generation over here and shows them they can do it too. A great track that is always in my bag.

9. Kitkatone: 712 (Etherwerks)

If I had to guess who would be the next finnish guy to break I would put my money on Kitkatone. Banging tracks with hooks to die for. Here’s a great example of a track that keeps the floors moving every time. The guy is an awesome photographer, too.

10. Ø: Medusa (Sähkö Recordings)

Mika Vainio must be the most influential electronic musician Finland has to offer. Without him and his experiments in sound the world would be more boring. Here’s a track from his debut EP as Ø that came out in 1993 on legendary finnish label Sähkö Recordings. A wide range of techno srtists worldwide still think of Mika as a true master and very rightly so.

11. Coopers: Indian Acid (Dum Records)

Coopers is Jukka Kaartinen and Kimmo Ripatti who only made one EP back in 1994 on legendary Dum Records so I was gladly surprised to hear that the guys have made a few Eps worth of music again after such a long hiatus. Here’s an upcoming track that will come out some time in August. Love it!

12. Rasmus Hedlund: Allvarligt Talat (Ljudverket)

What can I say? I couldn’t resist putting on another Rasmus Hedlund beauty. I just love this track to death. Hedlund rules.






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