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Huoratron

Helsinki, Central Finland, Finland | MAJOR

Helsinki, Central Finland, Finland | MAJOR
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Huoratron @ club kronos

San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

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09
Huoratron @ Evil olive

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Huoratron @ Avalon

Hollywood, California, USA

Hollywood, California, USA

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Huoratron is the musical solo project of Aku Raski a bearded powerplant of a man with his hard and almost danceable sound he tried to rock dance floors for years already

Behind the name ("whore-a-Tron") is Aku Raski who were involved retro-electronica group now science around the turn and released his solo debut "Koottava MCD in 2000 In 2002 Huoratron was born first as a project Raski very effective, two Game Boy consoles to produce experimental electro house

Since then he has updated his gear but maintained the tough raw sound and aesthetics at last spring Huoratron released debut EP "$ $ Troopers" As a member of the New Judas collective Huoratron has found its place among the movement of raw electronic dance music leddaav sadas name as Daft Punk Justice and Boys Noize - Dead Eye tours


Finland’s Aku Raski is obviously a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. The moniker he has chosen to release his dark and dingy electro is Huoratron, pronounced Whore-A-Tron. Why he didn’t actually spell it like is a mystery only he can answer but the name was obviously chosen for its perceived shock value, something it quite patently fails to do. A further attempt to outrage the easily-offended was made on the sex and violence filled horror video for lead off track ‘Corporate Occult’ but again it added little to the tune it was meant to support. So, after all these attempts to traumatise, what about the actual music? Well, the seven tracks on show here have been collected from his previously released EPs Corporate Occult & $$ Troopers but you’d be hard pressed to notice any progression from one to the other. Each tune is doom laden and the throbbing beats barely alter as each song merges almost seamlessly in to one another. This really is the kind of music best heard at 3am in a dimly lit basement club in Berlin and, although it can have an almost hypnotic edge to it, Prevenge really doesn’t bear repeated listens, especially on a gloriously hot summer’s day. 5/10 - The music fix


Emerging from the Finnish underground armed with only two Game Boys with which to create all manner of bleeps, beats and grinds, Huoratron (known to his mum as Aku Raski) has seriously stepped things up a notch with “Prevenge.” From the first filthy beat of “$$ Troopers” you can tell that you are in for a messy ride; this is music made with mind-altering chemicals and sweaty raves in mind. Unadulterated mainstream bashing of the highest order!
- XYZ MAGAZINE


Hello, this is a message from the law offices of Culture, Music & Film. I'm writing you in regards to a class-action lawsuit on behalf of director Chris Cunningham, the makers of The Blair Witch Project, the Species franchise, and people with respectable taste in music and film everywhere. Your video for the song "Corporate Occult" by Huoratron, which was directed by one Cédric Blaisbois, is in violation of a number of ethical and aesthetic codes set forth by artists who aim to uphold a standard of decency for audio-visual art presented to people who love good music and film. In addition, you are being charged with plagiarism and blatant copyright infringement of the intellectual properties of the director and films I represent. You will cease and desist all use of shaky, night-vision camera work, all motifs of females inexplicably turning into aliens, vampires, vagina dentata, or monster of any kind, and any low-budget CGI effects used to further such "techniques." We also ask that you stop utilizing shock tactics (i.e. outright pornography, violence, and gore) to sell people on a song that has no place in music history, or even the internet for that matter. Your speedy compliance and restitution for all in the amount of "five minutes and 27 seconds of our lives back" is requested. Thank you. - XLR8R MAGAZINE


Finnish producer and executioner Huoratron (pronounced whore-a -tron) is pleased to release the first single from PREVENGE, "Corporate Occult." You can download it from RCRD LBL here. Setting the stage for the full-length release in early 2011, Last Gang is releasing PREVENGE, a deluxe digital masterpiece containing Huoratron's two previously released EPs, Corporate Occult and $$ Troopers. The compilation is now available digitally.You can download it here.

The single comes right off the heels of the premiere of the "Corporate Occult" short film, which has already had nearly 170K views since its release. Clocking in at over five minutes and directed by Cédric Blaisbois, the film may not be suitable for most viewers. Urgent and impulsive like Huoratron's soundscapes, the short exposes the demonized side flesh, sex and excess. You can check out the video here.

Forged from the flames of darkness, Huoratron is the solo project of Finland's Aku Raski, who began using two Game Boy consoles to produce experimental and dark electro. Since then, he's risen from the digital underground and updated his gear while maintaining the pure black sound and raw aesthetics. As a founding member of New Judas Records, Huoratron has found its place among the movement in pulsating electronic dance music taking the stage on an international level.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
6/18 - Last Gang Entertainment NXNE Showcase @ Wrong Bar - Toronto, Ontario
6/19 - Filter & Astralwerks Presents: Chemical Brothers Listening Party @ Brooklyn
Bowl - Brooklyn, NYC
6/25 - Neon - Montreal, Quebec
6/26 - Electric Daisy Festival - Los Angeles, CA

About Last Gang:
Last Gang Entertainment is a recording, management and publishing company founded in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Montreal. In addition to discovering Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles the label has combined successfully with Chromeo, The New Pornographers, K-OS, Boys Noize and Tiga on varied licensing deals. The distributed labels division boasts deals with Turbo Recordings, Tremendous Records and Nelly Furtado's label, Nelstar Music. - Alt sounds


To see the full event write up and other interviews from EDC 2010 go to Electric Daisy Carnival 2010
PPM: So is this your first time in EDC?

Aku: Yes it is, it’s my first time in L.A. actually

PPM: So how do we stack up to the European version of electronic music festivals?

Aku: I don’t know, I have to still figure taht out. It’s not so easy for me to say. For example, todays show was the first time I’ve ever played with the sun up. For me, it’s a culture shock. It was good though, the crowd kept getting bigger as time went by.

PPM: You don’t do mainstream electro-house so what got you into the grind-core/concrete scene?

Aku: I do what I love to do. I don’t try to direct myself too much. I went from being a super bad bass player…

PPM: Oh, you played bass when you were younger?

Aku: Yeah but I sucked so much. I was really good at computers though. One day, my friend built me a computer and showed me all these different sounds. I sampled bass noises and I became the bass player producer of the town. There came a point where I was like, “This is how it should be. I can’t play the bass so I’ll create music from my computer.” Personally, I love the heavy, gritty sounds.

PPM: How would I describe your overall sound to get one of my friends to listen to you?

Aku: I suppose you should say, “Hey, are you lacking some distortion? Then go check this guy out!”

PPM: Are there any artists that inspired you to get to where you are right now?

Aku: Yeah but probably not ones within my actual genre. I’ve always liked weird noise stuff, the kind of do-it-yourself scene. It just feels more real and unique. The screeching of computer noises always interested me and that’s why you hear a lot of those sounds in my music.

PPM: Are there any artists that you’re looking forward to working with in the future?

Aku: Definitely, but these are the questions you don’t want to jinx yourself by answering. When you are a solo producer, you can benefit from poeple coming over and slapping you up like, “What are you doing!?”

PPM: So I’ll phrase it this way, would these artists be in your genre or would you look elsewhere?

Aku: Both. Just making standard house music won’t work. We need to create something that’s off the map.

PPM: Are you interested in making the grindcore sound more accessible to the public?

Aku: It’s going really well, people are taking it really well. You say it’s not accessible but I think people are always like subliminally wanting to hear what they are not getting from a DJ who, for example, only plays what they want to hear. The crowd welcomes a DJ who comes in and has the attitude like, “I’m not here to please,” and they get excited. In my experience, the second way worked. EDC really warmed up to my sound.

PPM: I saw the new music video and the warning you put at the beginning. I didn’t put much thought into it but the video really shocked me. Is the video mostly for shock value?

Aku: When we started working with it, there were many different directions we wanted to go. I sent the director, Cedric my ideas at first. Cedric sent me this screaming letter on what he wanted to do so there are some of my parts and some of the director’s parts. We wanted to make sure everybody had something. A main focus was early 20's and 30's horror literature. Many of the traits found on the woman in the video were taken from these early written works of monsters.

PPM: So in Finland, is the scene more popular?

Aku: Eh, I would say mostly Europe. All of Europe seems to be enjoying this beat. It’s beautiful to see this distortion sound being popular.

PPM: And you flew here from Helsinki?

Aku: No, I’ve been touring.

PPM: What is the hardest part about traveling?

Aku: Knowing when to take time off to work in the studio. I have a nice studio back home in Helsinki and that’s where most of my tracks are produced. No matter what anyone says, they’re not making premium tracks on the road because traveling sucks. The food is bad and everything is uninspiring. You have to know when to reserve time to work.

PPM: Are there any new releases for us to look out for?

Aku: My new label is into the European, semi-underground scene. We are going to release two EP’s together. After that, there will be another release coming out later this year or early next year.

PPM: Is it going to be in the same genre as you?

Aku: Yeah, in the same vein. We have a saying, “You turn over your coat…”

PPM: Selling out?

Aku: Yeah! I don’t want that to happen so I pick artists carefully. I’ll stick with what I’ve always loved doing and keep that integrity. - pinpoint music


Last Gang Records is pleased to announce a multi-release deal with Finnish producer and executioner Huoratron (pronounced whore – a – tron). Setting the stage for the full-length release in early 2011, Last Gang will release Prevenge EP, which will be available digitally on August 2nd. In celebration of the releases, Huoratron is offering up a taste by way of a short film for the first single Corporate Occult which you can check here: - PANIC DOTS


This August, homegrown club kids Trashbags will bring Huoratron to Australia for a five-date tour. The electro bruiser from Helsinki is coming under the ‘Corporate Occult’ banner, which will see him pushing his unrelenting sound around the country. Corporate Occult is the name of Huoratron’s recent lead single from his Prevenge EP, which came accompanied by a NSFW video that says it all about the man’s aesthetic. Expect to hear some heavy-duty gear at each of these shows.
- IN THE MIX


Finnish producer Huoratron is back with a brand new record – The ‘Prevenge’ EP – and to celebrate the release of the first single – ‘Celebrity Occult’ – he’s put out this splendid video. Featuring sex, violence and a ravenous octo-demon woman who shoots blood from her nipples, it really taps into that summer vibe, but that’s not surprising from a man whose moniker is pronounced ‘Whore-a-tron’. Younger ravers – look away now! - MIXMAG


Finnish producer Huoratron (aka Aku Raski) makes his UK bow with this alternately pounding and oblique EP. The Last Gang label is responsible for some interesting acts like Metric and Crystal Castles, and while this won't have as big an impact, it's certainly worth banging your head to as a pre-club warm up or after hours reprise. Squelchy acid synths are here, along with crunching beats and Game Boy noises (apparently a hangover from Raski's early days as a sonic terrorist).

If you like Aphex but bemoan his farther-out tendencies this may well be for you. It would be interesting to see what he does with a full-length project, and it seems there's one coming down the pipeline in early 2011. Until then if he comes to a club space near you it's a safe bet he will destroy the room and kill everyone inside. Metaphorically speaking of course. [David McNally] - The Skinny


Last Gang Records is pleased to announce a multi-release deal with Finnish producer and executioner Huoratron (pronounced whore - a - tron). Setting the stage for the full-length release in early 2011, Last Gang will release 'Prevenge EP', which will be available digitally on August 2. In celebration of the releases, Huoratron is offering up a taste by way of a short film for the first single 'Corporate Occult' which you can check here: http://www.vimeo.com/11986796
Huoratron is the solo project of Finland's Aku Raski, who began using two Game Boy consoles to produce experimental and dark electro.
For more information visit the official MySpace. - Sphere Magazine


I'm not sure how much is known around the world about the Finnish producer type fellow named Huoratron, aka Aku Raski. Most likely not a great deal on these shores, this being his debut UK release. Judging solely by the picture accompanying the press release he's a very stern man indeed. He has more than just a bit of the Charles Bronson about him – the serial killer, not the film star. Still, all you need to know about his music is laid fairly clearly out on the table almost instantly, no holds barred.

This seven-track EP (six originals and a remix of 'Corporate Occult') is not a record which eases into things, past about the first half-minute, in any case. You're hit hard from the very start of opener 'Corporate Occult' with a pummeling beat, which quickly morphs quite unsubtly into a movement which could classicaly be drescribed as “all bells and whistles” in the crudest way. It's not suitable listening if you have a headache. In fact it perhaps even sounds like a headache.

When discussing this type of music – I guess some might call it chiptune – there's always a temptation to talk about archaic and antique computer systems and the music's resemblance to such. Often that opportunity is not passed up but it would be amiss to not mention how Rasku started his compositions way back when on two Nintendo Game Boy consoles. It's a bit more advanced than that now, though. It's also fair to say that the primary aim of the music is to make you want to move your feet and body in unison, and it resoundingly achieves this constantly, although the it's not the sort of dancing you'd want your parents to see.

When 'Gbay's (I dunno, eBay for gangsters?) roughness kicks in it's a release of monumental proportions, though it definitely takes its time coming about in a wall of distortion and squeaks, as with much here. Likewise the buzzed-up modemified '$$ Troopers' throws in a few genuine surprises but it moves from organised chaos into coherent noise, surely and steadily. Again and unforseen and detached break strengthens both what came before and what comes after.

There are few breaks for breath and because of this the record's qualities and negative points are accentuated. If you're going to drill a beat and bass into people's brains then it makes sense to ram it home, and rammed home it is from start to finish. Yet, you do want at least a slight movement away from the ADHD unpredictability of it all – not even for one track, but a few minutes. This doesn't materialise and, upon reaching the final few beeps of the relative calm of 'Trolls' you're likely to let out an exhausted but satisfied sigh, then maybe give it another go. - Drowned in Sound


Discography

Full Length Album coming March/2011

1) HUORATRON - PREVENGE E.P.
2) Corporate Occult
3) $$ Troopers
4) Mixhell - highly explicit (Huoratron remix)

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Bio

Huoratron is the musical solo project of Aku Raski, a bearded powerplant of a man. With his harsh and hardly danceable sounds he has tried to rock dancefloors for years already.

Behind the name (“Whore-a-tron”) is Aku Raski, who was involved in the retro electro group Nu Science around the turn of the century, and released his solo debut “Koottava” MCD in 2000. In year 2002 Huoratron was born, first as a project, where Raski very effectively used two Game Boy consoles to produce experimental electro.house

Since then, he’s updated his gear but maintained the tough sound and raw aesthetics. This spring finally saw the release of Huoratron’s debut EP “$$ Troopers”. As a member of the New Judas collective, Huoratron has found its place among the movement in raw electronic dance music led by such names as Daft Punk, Justice and Boys Noize.

When fans are raving “This guy is like sex in my ears” and “I was never scared for my speakers until I played Huoratron” it’s easy to see why.

http://www.huoratron.com
http://www.myspace.com/huoratron
http://www.lastgangrecords.com

Booking:
AmOnly (North America) - alan@amonly.com
Primary/Decked-Out (Rest World) - andy.duggan@primary.uk.com

Press:
RocksteadyLA (North America) - jeff@rocksteadyla.com
Division Promotions (UK/Europe) sam@divisionpromotions.com

Label:
LAST GANG RECORDS - trevor@lastgangrecords.com

Publisher:
Last Gang Publishing - ben@lastgangrecords.com

MGMT:
Last Gang Management & Bob Van Heur

*** About Last Gang: ?Last Gang Entertainment is a recording, management and publishing company founded in 2004 with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Montreal. In addition to discovering Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles the label has combined successfully with Chromeo, The New Pornographers, K-OS, Boys Noize and Tiga on varied licensing deals. The distributed labels division boasts deals with Turbo Recordings, Tremendous Records and Nelly Furtado’s label, Nelstar Music.