1996-2005 - Nine years of electronica
Carbon Based is a hard dance and freeform act from Finland. They started out during the cold winter of 1996 and have been experimenting with different styles of electronica ever since. The group is one of the pioneers of unique Finnish freeform sound often referred to as FINRG. The group includes four members: Toni Eronen, Ari Virtanen, Petteri Kääpä and Teemu Lahtinen. Live PA composition consists of two to four guys depending on the situation.
Carbon Based has released tracks on Max and Amino's Alien Trax, the Mexican's labels Electronic and Electrolysis and Scandinavia's first hard trance label FINRG Recordings, which is actually their own label co-owned by DJ RX. Through FINRG they promote the hi-octane manifesto of Finnish energy in forms of CD, digital and vinyl releases, and most successful FINRG tour parties all over Finland.
'Payback Time' on Alien Trax was their first release on 9/2001. More international attention was gained soon after when 'Illuminate' received the highest score on ever-popular www.generoproject.com. Carbon Based's most anticipated track so far, 'Cyclone', was released on 'Straight outta Finland' EP on Electronic in early 2004. It was voted the 8th best track of 2003 in www.bangingtunes.com public vote, even though it was not even released yet! It was also named as a “best tune of 2003” by Proteus in DJ Magazine. Currently Carbon Based has published or signed over 20 tracks on labels such as Electronics, Nu-Energy, Electrolysis, Electroplates, Finrg, Finrg Hard, Digital Beatz and Teflon Bullet.
Best known for their highly energetic appearances, Carbon Based leaves no one cold when it comes to Live PAs. They have performed in most of Finland's popular events like Säde, Koneisto, Movement, FINRG Tour and Rush. During the last few years Carbon Based has performed in more than 50 events. Their international debut took place in December 2003 in Elation Christmas Carnage, London. In July 2004 Carbon Based did an Australian mini-tour with appearances in Hard Kandy, Melbourne and on the main arena of the massive Winter Enchanted, Adelaide. In addition to the live PAs, DJ gigs are also done on a regular basis by Ari as E-nrg, Toni as Big Mistake and Teemu as Drumhead. Carbon Based has performed with well-known acts such as Proteus, Yoji Biomehanika, Kevin Energy, Paul Glazby, Scott Project, Teebee, Überdruck, Organ Donors, Danny D and Fausto just to mention few.
In 2004 and 2005 Carbon Based was voted 3rd in the artist/producer category of Finnish Club Awards. They hold a residency in Helsinki based high profile club Rush and will appear on first Finnish freeform CD release in the near future.
During 2005 and 2006 there will be more international gigs and tours including UK, Holland, and Australia.