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" Get ready to be hypnotized and blown away. "

Imagine a pitch-black post-apocalyptic world with dark urban tunes howling around and you have View. This mysterious hip-hop act combines modern elements in a fresh and oh-so-dark way. Behind View is 20-something rapper Juuso Ruohonen and producer Joonas Laaksoharju. The Finnish duo are only starting out in their home country but have already played sold-out gigs in Berlin.

Originally from the small coastal town of Pori, Ruohonen started rapping at the age of 12 and he has perfected a fluent English flow. On his debut EP, Avalon, released in 2015, he deals with bleak themes such as alcoholism and small-town depression. His flow is hypnotic, low-key and dark as the night. You can hear EDM and dubstep forming a seductive pair with the dark hip-hop tunes. Ruohonen is friends with another Finnish rapper, Noah Kin, and the pair have collaborated on the track ‘Spill’. View is signed to the well-known German label Cargo Records and great things are predicted for him. Get ready to be hypnotized and blown away.