Artist: Disco Ensemble
Album: Back On The MF Street
Label: Fullsteam Records
Playtime: 26:34 min
Rip date: 2009-04-16
Street date: 2009-04-22
Size: 41.48 MB
Quality: 212 kbps / 4410kHz / Joint Stereo
Living in Ulvila (a small town of 12.000 residents in the west coast of
Finland, close to the city of Pori), grade school classmates Jussi Ylikoski
and Mikko Hakila started playing together at the age of 12. The dynamic duo
learned their instruments by playing Metallica and AC/DC songs in Hakila's
parents' shed or outdoors. Having incorporated a bass player and a singer,
the group played their first live gigs in 1997. After a while, they chose to
be called DisCo. The name was born out of tongue-in-cheek idea of people
thinking that they're going to a regular disco but end up at a punk gig.
Digging bands like Refused and Snapcase, DisCo. got to play in the local punk
shows, mostly in the cellar of a semi-legendary squat/culture centre Annis in
Pori. Around the year 2000, Miikka Koivisto, the vocalist of another local
band, was asked to join DisCo. to play second guitar and eventually sing.
Being a fan of the group he agreed instantly. Around this time, a pop band
also called Disco emerged. Our quartet added the word "Ensemble" into their
name to avoid awkward mix-ups.
After the release of Ghosttown Effect EP. (2001) the boys started to work
with a D.I.Y. agent Juha Kyyrö, who eventually signed the band for his
newly-founded Fullsteam Records. Mikko, Jussi and Miikka all moved to
Helsinki to study. Helsinki-born Lasse Lindfors was found for the bass. Lasse
had plenty of experience as he had played with numerous groups, and was a
miraculously good fit.
In 2003, the debut album "Viper Ethics" received rave reviews and gained
Disco Ensemble a pole position amongst the indie/punk crowd. Splitting the
time between studies and rock'n'roll became harder and harder as the band
continued to play tons of club shows and festivals in Finland and embarked on
their first European tour.
The sophomore album First Aid Kit (2005) gave D.E. an even bigger push up the
ladder. The record hit the 9th spot in the official Finnish album chart and
the foursome were now considered to be the most popular alternative rock act
in Finland. Boasted to become the next big Finnish rock export, D.E. stepped
on the main stages of the biggest festivals on their home turf, earned slots
in Roskilde, Hultsfred, Rock am Ring/Park and Glastonbury, to name but a few,
and toured clubs relentlessly around Europe and the UK. The buzz around the
band led to an international record deal with Vertigo/Universal, who released
"First Aid Kit" in over 20 countries. The guys suddenly noticed that a vague
dream had become reality and a dear hobby had turned into full-day mayhem.
In the spring of 2008 D.E. release their third full-length album titled
"Magic Recoveries". Produced by Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused, The
Robocop Kraus), the record shows the band flourishing, stretching their
abilities as song writers and performers. Finding a perfect balance between
fury and grace, "Magic Recoveries" is a confident assortment of innovative
rock'n'roll, celebrating primal inspiration as the ultimate outlet in a
Dear Mr / Ms Journalist!
If you plan to ask Disco Ensemble a question about the origin of their
admittedly strange name, you will find the answer from the text above.
Further enquiries about the subject will be met with frustrating sighs and a
blunt, possibly totally made up answer. Thank you.
- Track List ---------------------------------------------------------------- -
01. Back On The MF Street ( 3:25)
02. Golden Years ( 3:29)
03. The Alps ( 4:26)
04. Abandoned ( 3:52)
05. Bad Luck Charm (Them Shepherds Remix) ( 6:21)
06. Bad Luck Charm (Mr. Velcro Fastener Remix) ( 5:01)