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Mesak

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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

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