Clouds is a Finnish electronic music
production team made up of Tommi Liikka and Samuli Tanner, who met through mutual friends in 1999. Their first release was a cut on the split 12” Shallow
with Jani Niiranen (Tes La Rok) for Helsinki based Noppa Recordings in October 2007. They’ve since set a cracking pace with follow-ups on 2nd Drop Records, Ramp Recordings and Argon. Their much anticipated Argon release Under The Dancing Feet/Worms
was a 2008 summer phenomenon in the dubstep
scene, garnering support from DJ’s in a variety of genres, including plays on Radio 1 experimental.
The Clouds released Elders
on Leipzig dub label Jahtari
, a track later included on Dubstep Allstars Vol. 5
. They’ve been championed by the likes of Joe Nice, Geiom, Skream
, N-Type, L-Wiz, Dj/Rupture
, Mary Anne Hobbs and Tes La Rok, and spent much of 2008 spreading their sound to the faithful in China, France, UK (DMZ and Subdub among others), Russia, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Sweden.
is a Helsinki native and veteran hip-hop
promoter and DJ striving to spread the word of the US West Coast. He’s a dubstep & grime producer in his own right under the moniker Dead-O
, and he founded the label/organisation Anti-Party Music
in 2001, organizing regular events under the banner ever since.
comes from a small village deep in rural Finland and has a history in experimental hip-hop
production. He co-runs Helsinki’s Tuulanauhat
label and is a member the Dubbing Mixers project at its heart. He also produces stuttering, noise-fuelled hip-hop on audio-visual instruments custom built by video artist Gregoire Rousseau under the moniker Ponytail.
Photo Credit: Daniel Stone
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