Setä Tamu

Mikko Tamminen (born 20 August 1975), better known by his stage name Setä Tamu, is a Finnish rapper and record producer.

Setä Tamu
Birth nameMikko Tamminen
Also known asAlkaline, Alkalyne
Born (1975-08-20) 20 August 1975 (age 45)
OriginVaasa, Finland
GenresRap
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer
Years active2000–present
LabelsKaverikerho
Associated actsVaasalaiset Kansiot
Firevision
Kuningas Pähkinä & Setä Tamu
Yön Polte
Kuningas Pähkinä
Stig

CareerEdit

Vaasalaiset Kansiot

Mikko Tamminen started his career as a part of the group Vaasalaiset Kansiot.[1]

Firevision

He first gained success through the electronic pop duo Firevision in partnership with Arttu Peljo.[2] Firevision released its sole album The Game You Play in 2003.[3] The album featured two charting singles; "Stars" reached number four on the Official Finnish Singles Chart while "Truth" peaked at number 17.

Kuningas Pähkinä & Setä Tamu

Since 2000, Setä Tamu has been collaborating with rapper Kuningas Pähkinä. The duo released an EP Kaikki suvussa that year, and a single "Heitä paita vittuun" followed in 2003. Their first album, Kylpyammeellinen hittejä, came out in 2004. An EP Syksyllä Palmasiin was released in 2011, and another EP, Hiitti, in 2012.[4] In 2012 they also released their most successful single to date, "Hei Scully," which peaked at number two on the Finnish Singles Chart.[5]

Yön Polte

Yön Polte is a group consisting of Setä Tamu, Kuningas Pähkinä and Stig. Their first single "Tyttö sinä olet meritähti" was released in February 2012,[6] and it peaked at number seven on the Finnish Singles Chart.[7]

Other collaborations

Tamminen has produced and/or co-written songs for other Finnish artists such as Robin, Kaija Koo and Annika Eklund. In 2012, he produced and co-wrote the Japan Hot 100 number-one song "Electric Boy" by a Korean group Kara.[8] He co-wrote the song "Fantasy" for Taiwanese pop singer Jolin Tsai.[9] He has also written music for Korean group Shinee.

Selected discographyEdit

FirevisionEdit

Albums
Year Title Peak position
FIN
[10]
2003 The Game You Play 15
Singles
Year Title Peak position Album
FIN
[10]
2002 "Music Lover" The Game You Play
"The Game You Play"
2003 "Stars" 4
"Truth" 17

Kuningas Pähkinä & Setä TamuEdit

Albums
Year Title Peak position
FIN
[11]
2004 Kylpyammeellinen hittejä 15
EPs
  • 2000: Kaikki suvussa
  • 2011: Syksyllä Palmasiin
  • 2012: Hiitti
Singles
Year Title Peak position
FIN
[11]
2003 "Heitä paita vittuun"
2012 "Hei Scully" 2

Setä TamuEdit

Year Title Peak position
FIN
[11]
2012 "Jos sä joskus päädyt Berliiniin"

Yön PolteEdit

Year Title Peak position
FIN
[12]
2012 "Tyttö sinä olet meritähti" 7
2013 "Rakkauden ratapiha"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vaasalaiset Kansiot". Reflekto Oy. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Firevision". Myspace LLC. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  3. ^ Niemelä, Antti. "Firevision haastattelu Findance.com". Findance.com. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Kuningas Pähkinä ja Setä Tamu | Palmupuistikko". Palmupuistikko. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Kuningas Pähkinä & Setä Tamu: Hei Scully". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Yön Polte | Palmupuistikko". Palmupuistikko. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Yön Polte: Tyttö Sinä Olet Meritähti". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Vaasalaistuottaja teki historiaa". Pohjalainen.fi. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Suomalaistähti työsti hittejä Saksaan". Stara Media Oy. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Firevision". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "Kuningas Pähkinä & Setä Tamu". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Yön Polte". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry. Retrieved 6 January 2016.