Takomo is a music production unit formed by Pekka Kokkonen and Otto Hassinen, two fine Finnish young men from Finland. Their roots lie somewhere in dark and futuristic drum'n'bass of the late 90's, but since starting out in 2002 the two have gotten their hands dirty with the various flavours of breakbeat and dubstep.
The boys have been releasing music on labels like Fusetrax, Botchit Breaks, Trans:verse and Destructive recordings and those releases have been supported by the likes of Annie Nightingale, Tayo, Jay Cunning and Baobinga. Recently their track was picked by Mr No Hands to be the "breaks tune of the month" for Mixmag UK.
One could describe their music with words such as cold and futuristic without being too wrong. Takomo's productions usually balance somewhere in between dark and light, with emphasis on hard hitting beats and basslines, but also on detailed atmospherics you can literally sink into. Sometimes the nerds also crawl out from their bedroom studios to provide a careful selection of breaks and dubstep, with a touch of electro, techno and glitch.
Trisector [Alphacut, Med School, Science Hki]
Trisector aka Otto Hassinen was inspired by music from an early age, influenced by the sounds blasting out of his Commodore 64 and the Bruce Springsteen and Beatles tapes his dad played in the car. After hearing the amen break on an LTJ Bukem set from Roskilde Festival in Denmark, drum+bass became essential listening and, aged 11, he got his first PC so he could create it himself using tracker software and samples.
Otto unleashed his first release in 2004 on UK label Heavy Disco as one half of Finnish breakbeat/dubstep duo Takomo. Aided by DJ support from breakbeat heavyweights Annie Nightingale, Jay Cunning and Tayo, ten Takomo releases followed on labels such as Botchit, Destructive and Urban Graffiti. DJ dates came thick and fast, presenting the boys with a chance to play all over Europe from Finland to Spain and Russia to the UK.
In 2007 Otto rekindled his relationship with drum+bass, redeveloping his sound at 170bpm under the name Trisector with DJ support from Blu Mar Ten, ASC, Muffler, Physics and Resound. It wasn't long before Hospital Records snapped up his tracks for sister label Med School who delivered two Trisector singles "Morning Rain" and "Lifeforms" to an unsuspecting drum+bass fraternity in 2009. These tracks were championed by High Contrast, Nerm (BBC radio), London Elektricity, Survival, S.P.Y, Kasra, Loxy, Mutated Forms and Chris.SU among others.
Heading into a new decade, Otto is busy running a monthly night called Science in his hometown Helsinki and continues to be a prolific DJ armed with a plethora of new dubs and old school twelves. Trisector is definitely one to watch!!
Gr is a finnish dj, engineered in ancient forests of Eastern Finland and finalized in suburb areas of Tampere. In spite of style the most describable things you hear in his dj-sets are huge variety of deep, groovy and banging tunes. Apart from this gr is a really demoscene oriented person, and this has left its mark on his style. Therefore it shouldn't come as a surprise if you hear some scene or even 8bit sounds during his sets. Gr is also very active in a Tampere located party organisation called Spinni.