" Music Video of the week"
- The Wired
"Roisto is a producer whose name you’ve probably never heard. He lives in the dense and dark parts of Northern Finland where he makes catchy electro-disco jams."
"He makes his tracks out of a tiny studio in northern Finland, where he uses old analog synths, tape machines, and 12” disco records. The result? The EP Apart In Love, a sophisticated, neodisco set that shimmers with each listen."
- MySpace ("artist of the day")
"Finland’s electro funkateers TJH87’s new single “Good Life” featuring Kitsune signee and Boston-based Gamble & Burke is an explosive summer tune, which has been garnering major support from the likes of Steve Aoki, Nervo and Kiss FM."
- The Vibe
"Earlier this year, Finnish funk and disco pro Roisto (whose name, it turns out, is Finnish for "villain") released his "Apart In Love" single, seemingly out of nowhere and sending dance music fans the world over into a frenzy. Now, he's back to build on that success with a remix of eclectic duo Terminé's new single "Sideways". A crisp, bouncy bassline forms the backbone of this track, around which Roisto hangs the gliding disco synths."
“In Finnish, Roisto means villain. There is a touch of sinister in his productions, so the name is apt (take a listen to 'Call the Sky' and you will hear it). Yet, more than a villainous nature, Roisto is a disco powerhouse. On his first release, he flexes his disco muscles, and god damn are they toned and strong! It is an EP that is emotionally 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, which is fitting since his name comes from the Finnish word for “villain.” But we’re okay with this as slick guitars and super funky bass lines is something we live for.”
– Kick Kick Snare
"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. " I House U
- Armand Van Helden
- The Magician
- Sam Feldt
- Alan Braxe
- Utah Saints
- The Knocks
- Plumps DJs
- Maor Levi
- The Wired
- DJ Mag
- Magnetic Magazine
- Ministry of Sound
- Indie Shuffle
- Kick Kick Snare
- Dancing Astronaut
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 EP, which will no doubt raise the bar for millennium era disco sometime in early 2017.
The Magician - 'Shy' (Roisto Remix)
Bob Sinclar - Someone Who Needs Me (Roisto Remix)
Parcels - Herefore (Roisto Remix)
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