Kiki is surely a producer for whom no introduction is required. His style encapsulates everything exciting about electronic music. As a DJ he has travelled the world and his skills as a performer inform the music he creates, using the experience of a life of travelling and performing and channelling those experiences into music that has a reflective brilliance, deftly treading the line between the clubspace and the headspace. Kiki was born in Helsinki, but has now found his home in Berlin. Initial forays into making sounds with violins and pianos soon gave way to the mechanical beats of hip-hop, mixed together with more popular sounds whilst playing at school discos before he was even a teenager. With such an early start it was no surprise that before he was old enough to enter a club, Kiki was holding down a weekly residency at one – Helsinki’s Tempo club, which was swiftly followed by another at the Smile club. A move to Berlin in 1994 to study Architecture was the catalyst for Kiki to step in to the realms of a serious DJ. Impressing the legendary Masters At Work at a Marlboro DJ competition led to him securing gigs at Berlin’s three cathedrals of techno -Tresor, Pfefferbank and WMF. Gigs in Berlin and Germany were soon followed by a string of international bookings and the release of an infamous three deck mix for Sonnenhaus which led to de-bug worrying about the health of his fingers.