Sami Koivikko


On his Spectral debut “Paajaasa”, Finnish tech-house prodigy Sami Koivikko—veteran of labels Shitkatapult and Festplatten—flirts with disco in his roiling rhythms and drops deep, foreboding electro basslines that dare you not to dance.

The A-side bounces playfully while something quite sinister hides underneath, slowly emerging from the darkness as the track unfurls. “Dore” offers straight-up techno disco bliss, spattering glitches on its rhythmic canvas, and “Pientare” weaves plenty of textures into its driving beat, from a vaguely industrial bass buzz to a cavernous chiming melody, with the clever fusion of old- and new-school that gives Koivikko his own conistently strong voice.

About Sami Koivikko

Throughout 2001 and 2002, Finnish microhouse/experimental techno producer Sami Koivikko released a three-part series of 12” singles for Shitkatapult and a fourth for Festplatten, all of whic...check out Sami Koivikko's page and other releases

  • Spectral Sound
  • SPC-41
  • formats:
  • 12"/Digital
  • release date:
  • October 17, 2006
  • artwork by:
  • Philistine DSGN
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