AUSTRIAN HEARTBEATS IN FINLAND 2016 – Beats, Rhymes & Helsinki and Music & Media Tampere

The music production camp Beats, Rhymes & Helsinki brings together the rap scene of Finland and its international counterparts. This year, the camp will focus on the Austrian hip hop scene and feature four Austrian producers and rappers. The workshop is organized in cooperation with Radio FM4 and Music Finland. From Austria, Average, Fid Mella, Mavi Phoenix and Alex the Flippper will take part in the music camp. From Finland, Noah Kin, Joonas Laaksoharju, Tomorrow, View and Biniyam will join the Austrian artists in the Suomenlinnan Studio Helsinki.

This year, Music & Media Finland will take place October 6–8, 2016 in Tampere, southern Finland and will bring together over 700 participants from 20 countries all looking for new partners and contacts. Austrian Music Export and Radio FM4 will present the most important facts about the Austrian music landscape, market information and up-and-coming artists. The Austrian delegation will hold a reception to enable networking between the Austrian, Finnish and international participants. Austrian Reception, Friday, 07.10., Time: 17.30-18.30, Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere

At Music & Media’s international conference program, Alex the Flippper will discuss pop music producers’ influence on music trends in a panel together with Jukka Immonen (EMI / Capitol Finland), Jonas W. Karlsson (Elements Music), Robin Shaw (Four Music, DE) and Katariina Sorsa (Music Finland): Panel: Future Sounds-Producers’ Talk, Friday, 07.10., 13.15-14.00

Lost In Music Festival, an annual part of Music & Media Finland conference, brings out the most intriguing new groups in Finland with genres ranging from indie to pop, rock, hip hop and metal. The festival is a music export platform for Finnish talent as well as for a selection of international acts. From Austria, Mavi Phoenix & Alex The Flipper will join the festival line-up: Showcase Mavi Phoenix & Alex The Flipper, Friday, 07.10., 19.00-19.30, Bar Passion


Austrian producer Fid Mella working with Noah Kin at @suomenlinnanstudio. #beatsrhymeshelsinki #ausfinnland @radiofm4 @austrian_music_export

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Ever since Fid Mella officially released a beat on a mixtape by Boston rap legend Edo G & Special Teamz in 2006, he is constantly releasing critically acclaimed material and his production credits appear all over the musical landscape in Europe. Deeply rooted in the Italian Hip Hop scene, he worked with artists like Ghemon, Kaos, E-Green and Mecna. At the same time the Vienna based producer began to gain notoriety in Austria and Germany working for Olexesh, Audio 88 & Yassin and Kamp. Mella is a member of the legendary Hi Hat Club and co-founder of the record label Hector Macello. His latest piece of work simply titled “Å” was released in 2016. Link:,

Average (aka Av) is a rapper/musician born and raised in Linz (Austria) and currently living in Vienna. Mainly influenced by German and French rap artists, Average is known for critical lyrics as well as for a unique style in rapping and singing. With more than 250 shows in the past 10 years including two big tours through Austria and Germany, Average has also proven his passion for performing in countries like Switzerland, France and Luxemburg. After 3 EPs, 3 Mixtapes and collaborations with artists like Texta, Blumentopf, Soprano and Kalif Hardcore, Averages solo debut album is expected for spring 2017. Link:

studio session Helsinki :))) 🇫🇮#beatsrhymeshelsinki @musicfinland @austrian_music_export

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Mavi Phoenix loves the position she currently finds herself in and is making music the way she wants to make it, not the way the industry demands. The young artist with Syrian roots started to produce music at the age of 11 when her father gave her an old Macbook. She then learnt to play the guitar and has been producing and writing music ever since. German lyrics were never an option for the girl who grew up on Bowie and Queens Of The Stone Age and went to an English school. Urban rap in particular has had a major influence on her truly distinct style and sound which is a testament to the exuberance of youth and her “don’t give a fuck“ attitude. Link:,

Inspired by the earlier years of electronic music, namely nineties trip-hop and French house, Alex began to develop a signature sound rich with textures of different synthesizers and high-pitched sampled vocal hooks. We first heard this sound back in 2014 with the release of “Patty” which racked up over two million plays on Spotify. His next two singles „Sands“ and „Was it you“ feat. Isreali singer, rapper and producer ADI, got attention from the international blog scene (reviews on Earmilk, Acid Stag, Indie Shuffle, Indie Current and counting). Meanwhile he played shows from Vienna to Paris and released „Wonder“, his fourth single. Link:,

Music & Media Finland 6.–8.10.2016
Showcase Festival Lost In Music 6.–8.10.2016

Supported by: Austrian Embassy Helsinki & Advantage Austria