Biography


Taking his name from the Finnish word for ‘villain’, Roisto hails from the deep,
dark forests of northernmost Finland, where he inhabits a small studio, filled with
old analog synths, tape machines, and 12” disco records. It is within the confines
of this musical safe haven that he creates his own stylish brand of disco.

His debut EP ‘Apart In Love’ featured three original disco tracks introducing the
trademark Roisto sound with catchy sampled vocals, slick guitars, and super
funky bass-lines. Released by Finnish indie label Youth Control, the EP and the
clever music video portraying the ‘Liking’ obsession of Millenials on social media,
created a huge buzz. The EP and the video ended up being featured on The
Wired, DJ Mag, Music TV, Thump and many others, while MySpace featured
the newcomer as “Artist of the Day”.
‘Apart In Love’ was also supported by DJs such as Armand Van Helden, The
Magician, Utah Saints, The Swiss, Louis La Roche, The Knocks and many
more. After hitting the Hypem top 10 ’Apart In Love’ ended up on tens of
playlists, gathering almost 2 million plays on Spotify within a year of its release.
The title track ‘Apart In Love’ was also included on Toolroom records hugely
popular WMC Compilation, with the ‘Apart In Love – Disco Despair Remix’ being
featured on the new Poolside Croatia 2016 collection. After the success of ‘Apart In Love’ word of the ‘Disco Wizard’ as stated by Complex started to spread and Roisto found himself in great demand becoming hugely busy in the studio working on remixes for a plethora of artists, including
Bob Sinclair, The Magician and Lotus, as well as for labels such as Kitsuné and Spinnin’.
With the cold and dark Finnish winter looming ahead, the eccentric ‘Disco Wizard’
keeps his analog synths warm working on his long waited new material, which no
doubt will raise the bar for millennium era disco music sometime in early 2017.
“The Finnish producer’s new EP ‘Apart In Love’ is neodisco in a class of its own”– MySpace
“The weeks best music videos! [Roisto – Apart In Love]” – The Wired
“Roisto’s work flows with grace and dance-inducing charm, adding the Finnish beatmaker to the list
of potential breakouts for 2015” – Earmilk
“Charged, vast in scale, and laden with a beautiful groove.” – Magnetic Magazine
“His stylish brand of disco is almost villainous as it will steal your undivided attention” – Kick Kick
Snare
“Finnish producer Roisto shares an absolutely divine original single “Apart In Love” that is summer
pool party worthy.” – Discobelle

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