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.
Karri co-wrote and produced the latest hit single Breaking Dawn from the k-pop group THE BOYZ's Japanese album Breaking Dawn. The song includes lyrics in Korean, Japanese and English. Check out the MV!!
Karri co-wrote and produced Da Ke Bu Bi which was released by the Chinese artist Bunny Zhang. Watch the video greetings below from the team behind the song!!
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
Breaking Dawn is the single from THE BOYZ Japanese album BREAKING DAWN. The song is written and produced by Karri Mikkonen, Daniel Kim and Takey with lyrics by ERIC, JIWON, JQ, Moon Ye-Rin, Shin Sae-Rom, lilm@ Published by Sugar House Publishing, Melogram UMP, Makeumine Works. Big thank you to Soundgraphics and Melogram!
Check out the team behind Bunny Zhang’s latest release DA KE BU BI. Music travels from Finland to LA through Korea to China to all of you!! Thank you Soyeun Lee and Number K Company arri Mikkonen, Elias Hjelm, Kevin Cho and 10years for great work!! Ke Bu Bi is written by Karri Mikkonen (Sugar House Publishing) and Elias Hjelm (Elements Music) from Finland, Chinese lyrics by 张楚寒 (Bunny Zhang) and 王天放. Mixed and mastered by Kevin Cho from LA, vocal edits by 10Years (Number K Company) from Korea.
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.