In 1987 Ipe was just your typical long-haired Trash-metal listening skater and a local teenage hooligan in the west coast of Finland in Rauma. Somehow his musical interests changed totally about a year later. It was probably because of a certain DJ called Tapani Ripatti and his legendary Ocsid-radioshow which got him listening to acid house and disco.
In 1989 Ipe started deejaying and organising school parties. He quickly gained a reputation of being a kind of bold and unconventional DJ who is not afraid of mixing various genres in his sets.
Nowadays Ipe is mostly known as an ambassador of old school sounds. He likes to enlighten younger crowds and to invigorate the old school party people with a surge of forgotten musical gems.
He is also known as a great fan of the IDM and ambient scene. He has done a widely appreciated Ambientminimix-series of mixes of the aforementioned genres and played IDM/chill/ambient DJ-sets for instance at the Konemetsä-festival and at many other events.