Paleface started his career in English, but switched to Finnish in 2010 for his highly acclaimed album Helsinki–Shangri-la. He’s a Funky Elephant veteran, having performed more than ten times with many different bands at the festival.
Puppa J is another regular at Funky Elephant. This reggae artist is a singer and guitarist in Puppa J & Tasottavat, and has since been one of the lead singers in Jätkäjätkät alongside the rap virtuoso Asa. He is currently working on his new solo album.
Gracias has been dubbed the future of Finnish rap and he’s one of the few rappers to make a breakthrough in English. The hit single HKI and its stunning video brought him wider public recognition, and his 2012 debut album was incredibly well received.
The rapper known as Tuuttimörkö released his first album, On totta, in January of 2013, and it rose to #3 on the official Finnish charts. His single Savuke + kola / Kupla, out in August 2013, was very quickly sold out. His witty and funny lyrics and groovy tracks never fail to get the listeners in a good mood.
The fearsome duo of Solonen and Kosola are known for their skills as freestylers, and their album, Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi ku kukaan, came out in May 2013. Solonen was the Finnish Rap Champion in 2002, while Kosola won the silver medal in 2008 and 2009.
The show will be masterminded by DJ/producer Polarsoul, who has produced songs for several Finnish artists such as Asa. He has also released a wide selection of mixtapes and his debut album Pilvilinna came out last year. Polarsoul has also been incredibly successful at the Funky Awards, where he managed to take home three awards last year, for Debut Album of The Year, Song of the Year and Best Club DJ.
The Elephantastic All Stars brings thse stars together for the first time, and the show is bound to be just that: FANTASTIC.
PLEASE NOTE! To strenghten and enliven the show, also professional musicians Kim Rantala and RasMoose (Rasmus Pailos) will be included in the line-up! They are well known musicians from bands such as Jätkäjätkät, Giant Robot, Reino & The Rhinos, The Five Corners Quintet, Dalindèo and Astro Can Caravan.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwuikHY4KM8]