Karri Mikkonen

Producer and Topliner

Karri is a producer and songwriter from Jyväskylä, Finland. Karri started playing drums at a young age. He has done music production and played in multiple bands for most of his life. He has studied music production at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. As a producer, Karri is very versatile and handles many different styles of music from pop to orchestral, for documentaries, movies and video games.

For the same diversity and change, Karri got interested in the Asian pop music scene and developed a special interest for Japanese culture, lived in Japan for 5 months and also studied and learned to speak the language. In 2018 Karri signed a publishing deal with Sugar House Publishing to take the interest of Asian music further. 

Karri has participated in co-write sessions in Finland and The Netherlands, done online collaboration with Asian writers and has also participated in the Top 20 Future Hitmakers course arranged by Teosto, Music Finland and the Finnish Music Publishers Association. Karri has participated in Song Hotel Camps organised by Music Finland and "A Hit Song in 24 Hours" as a part of the Music and Media event in Tampere. In 2019 he participated in the A-Pop Camp arranged by Music Finland which led to the release of the single “Yappa Are Da Na” by the Japanese artist KAMIN.

Recently Karri has produced indie acts from Finland such as Nightstop and Founding Neverland, Hopeinen Skorpioni and VELA. He has also released his own electronic music by the name “Kaster The Disaster”.

Karri Mikkonen Music


Karri Mikkonen

KAMIN - Yappa are da na

Check out this great song by Kamin on Youtube Music! Song written at A-Pop Castle Camp in Helsinki 2019 by Kamin, Katsuhiko Yamamoto and Karri Mikkonen. Produced by KARRI.  Released 2019 on Sony Music Labels Inc.