Rooted, tribal rhythms and ancient vocal techniques with live electronics.
Mikko Heikinpoika is a throat singer, multi-instrumentalist and a music producer from Finland. He is a part of the new wave of live musicians who by the means of live looping and vocal layering, merge organic and electronic music together and takes his audience on a wild ride of live energy. His music could be called Global Bass with strong Nordic and Siberian vibes. Rooted, tribal rhythms and ancient vocal techniques with live electronics.
To get depth into his music, he has been travelling to Tuva to study the art of throat singing. In 2015 he competed on a throat singing festival, called "Khoomei in the Center of Asia" and came in third place in the modern category. In 2018 he participated on the international throat singing symposium, also held at Tuva, and won the prize: “Best Avant-garde Performance”.
“I experienced Mikko Heikinpoika by chance on a festival in Finland during the summer of 2014. The deeply shamanic and ancient sound of his voice pulled me in. I was then taken on an incredible journey through looping and layering vocals, instruments and electronic trickery, bridging the worlds of tribal past with present day electronics. I have been keeping up with his evolution over the last years and the more I hear, the more I feel, not only the depth and evolution of his music, but the importance of this music as a way to connect with our future ancient past.”