Nuutti-Iivari Meriläinen aka dcom was born immersed into a world of music, starting with classical music studies and playing several traditional instruments before his teen years. His interest towards electronic dance music and away from more traditional forms was initiated by a trip to Ibiza in 1989, where experiencing the raw intensity of acid house and deepness of new beat kicked off an obsession that has gradually filled up his record shelves and built up his distinctly individual and eclectic taste.
After debuting as a DJ in the early 90s in his home town of Tampere dcom has cemented his reputation as a constantly evolving, solid and sharp-skilled performer playing in events of all sizes around Finland, eventually moving to Turku in 2005. Probably best known for his brutal techno and electro sets, his wide range of available genres (among others) also includes IDM, ambient, and fierce, unrelenting dubstep.
dcom has never been a favourite of the crowds, but as a highly skilled and stubbornly individual DJ still playing only vinyl he has carved a personal niche for himself in the Finnish electronic dance music scene. After almost twenty years of deejaying, and never one to follow trends, he still keeps on instinctively violating expectations with his dark electronic soundscapes.
A selection of archived sets and mixes by dcom can be found at http://www.diversion.org/ .