VILLE LOPE & CHANTOLA – TOKYO SUNRISE (GREEN MARTIAN)
September 28th, 2010
A decade is a long time in the dance music industry. A decade spent in the very epicentre of clubbing, exploring the fine art of production and the magic of DJing, can give you a truly instinctive feel for the next big thing.
That’s exactly what a decade in the music business has done for Finnish DJ and producer Ville Lope.
As a DJ, he’s crafted a style which is both sophisticated and dancefloor-friendly; as a producer, his original tracks and remixes have graced world-famous labels.
Ville Lope’s sound blends different flavours of progressive trance: from deeper tracks through to full-on melodic scorchers. You’ll find driving, solid basslines throughout his sets and productions.
Over the past 10 years, Ville has DJed all over Finland, establishing himself as a connoisseur of progressive who never fails to ignite the dancefloor. It’ll come as no surprise to hear that he’s often been booked alongside international superstars.
In his role at Subtraxx isn’t only an artist, he’s also the A&R of all three labels, Subtraxx, Camouflage and Nemesis.
Henrik Kantola, aka Chantola journeyed into the world of electronic music at the start of the millennium.
Inspired by some of the top jocks and a self driving passion, this young Finnish talent began to produce in 2003.
It was not until 2007 that Chantola really found his break.Teaming up with a Helsinki based producer Jussi Vuorivirta, he formed a duo. Spiritus & Asper was born and full tunes began to materialize.
In December 2008, their first completed production with the title Passion was snapped up by Oulu based Wavedata Records. As the momentum flowed, so did the label signings. With tunes released on Spinnin’ Records, Black Hole Recordings, Baroque Records, Mistique Music, Bonzai Music and many more, this young Producer seem to be doing something right.
With several releases in 2009 Chantola really got things going. Having his tracks on several CD compilations and Vinyl. He gained airplay from the biggest stars on the globe like Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, M.I.K.E., Menno De Jon and Eddie Halliwell to name but a few.
2011 promises to be an important year for Chantola as the expectations rise. Keep your ears pealed as you will be sure to hear his tunes working their way into a whole host of DJ sets.
More recently, Chantola’s album “Wrongside_Business” got reviewed by Trance International website and the artist has received support from various names in the scene, like:
David Squillace, Yves Deruyter, Airwave, Jamez, Tim Baker, Graham Gold, James Grindle amongst many others.