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Mika Vainio = aka Ø, Tekonivel, Kentolevi, Philus = half of Pan Sonic, Finnish electronic overlords. Ø released a number of cutting-edge minimal techno records during the early 1990s on the Sähkö Recordings label, prefiguring a great deal of today's minimal scene (Vainio is a huge influence on Richie Hawtin, Sleeparchive etc). Ø shares Pan Sonic's analogue sound and experimental approach, but is oriented more towards the dancefloor. All of Ø's early records have been re-released recently, along with a new album, Kantamoinen. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.