Art First Records

Helsinki based independent music label focusing on local underground culture.  Physical copies or digital downloads could be asked by sending e-mail to the label in which case Art First Records forwards you directly to deal with author of any given artwork. Art First Records doesn’t deal with money so everything will go directly to artists.

Do note that all works by Composer Ville Vokkolainen can be found from audio/video section of this page.


Sergio Castrillón & Hector González – Epécito

Maximilian Latva – I Can Save You

Markku Toikkanen – The Wise King Of The Mountain

Lamberg/Lehko/Lönnqvist – Sunny Green Hill

-Featuring: Katja Lamberg: violin, Vesa Lehko: woodwinds, Tom Lönnqvist: drums

Hakanpää/Yli-Tepsa: Sounding the Mouth Out About the Violin

-Featuring: Tua Hakanpää: voice, Hermanni Yli-Tepsa: violin

Markku Toikkanen: My Disobediment Shadow

-Featuring: Markku Toikkanen: Electro acoustic guitar and clarinet.

Ville Lähteenmäki – SOLO THING I

-Featuring: Ville Lähteenmäki: Bass clarinet, clarinet and flute

Markku Toikkanen & Jyrki Lehto – Pictures at an Exhibitionist’s

-Featuring: Markku Toikkanen: Guitars and electronics, Jyrki Lehto: guitars and electronics, Valo Lankinen: Moog

Maximilian Latva – Num

Sergio Castrillón – The Guts of The Atlas

Jukka Kääriäinen – Two Princess and Their Sonic Weapons

BlaaBlaaBlaa + Blaa – Actions of Meaning

Featuring: Jesse Ojajärvi: drums, Jarno Tikka: saxophone, Joonas Tuuri: bass, Dr. Jäbö: electric guitar

Eero Tikkanen – Erotik Parts 3

Maximilian Latva tai vastaava – 4 laulua juomisesta

Garden – Garden

Featuring: Josefiina Vannesluoma: vocals, piano, Virva Immonen: vocals, synthesizer, Selma Savolainen: vocals, effects, sampler, Jesse Ojajärvi: drums, Mikko Sarvanne: synthesizer, crotales, sampler, Mikael Saastamoinen: double bass

A\V/M – Conception Deceiver

Aikuisen Viha – Leipäperse

Maximilian Latva – Isä kuolee/äiti kuolee


Featuring: Elena Perales Andreu – bass clarinets, Sergio Castrillón – cellos

-CD-R (handmade with recycled materials): 15€

Eero Tikkanen – Erotik Parts 1-2

Maximilian Latva – Fantasia kotiuruille

Sergio Castrillón – De las malformaciones vasculares – arteriales y su universo [in] sonoro

Finlands Finest – First Encounter

Featuring: Amanda Blomqvist – drums, Eero Tikkanen – bass, Ville Vokkolainen – synths, piano, Pauli Lyytinen – Tenor saxophone

Siivoojat 2 – Jaettu tila

Featuring: Arttu Kurttila & Lauri Hyvärinen

Maximilian Latva – Melankolia pt.2. Haphephobia

Sergio Castrillon – HISS-NOIZE ja FREE jaZZY

Experimental Summer Hits: Sortumia Puutarhassa

Featuring: Katja Lamberg, Ville Jolanki: winds, Jux: trumpet & drums, Juha Rautio: voice, baritone guitar, drums, programming, guitar, bass, typewrighter, Veli-Matti Rintala: synth, electronics, wavedrum, Taija: voice

Ainutlaatuiset Lumihiutaleet: Rakastan

Maximilian Latva: Phlegma

Antti Aavikolla: Ethän Kerro Kellekään

Maximilian Latva: Gavage

OurHelsinki: Plays Live January 2020

Featuring: Tom Lönnqvist – drums, recording, mastering, Panu Luukkonen – horn, electronics, scrap, Vesa Lehko – woodwinds, field recordings, objects

Ville Lähteenmäki Utopia: Jakki (opening single from the debut album Russian Body Language):

Featuring: Ville Lähteenmäki – bass clarinet, Lauri Kallio – guitar, Mikko Antila: vibraphone, Jon Pettersson – bass, Joona Räsänen: drums

-Cassette: 10e


Maximilian Latva: Traumdeutung

Maximilian Latva: Archenteron

Jyrki Lehto & Markku Toikkanen: Rompe el Piano

Featuring: Jyrki Lehto & Markku Toikkanen: Moog-guitar, el- guitar and skeleton piano.

Juha Rautio & Laki: Mustan Kirjaimen Juhla

Featuring: Juha Rautio – Voice, poetry, recording/production, Johannes Sarjasto – Winds, synth, electronics, Keijo Koskenharju – Percussion, drums, electronics.

Maximilian Latva: Peregrin

Featuring: Maximilian Latva – Synthesizers, electric guitars, production

Call Us Quartet: Live at A2 Gallery

-Featuring: Grisell MacDonel – Double bass, Sirpa Jokinen – DIY electronics,
Michael Sagulin – Viola, Vesa Lehko – Woodwinds


-Featuring: Arttu Kurttila & Lauri Hyvärinen

Lauri Hyvärinen: The Admission Requirements Tapes Vol I-IV

-Only part I is featured here. You can find rest from YouTube.

Artsi: 4/10

-Physical CD-rs available @ Artsi gigs. For calendar check out Artsi on facebook.

Kääriäinen/Hyvärinen/Belorukov: Final Improvisation at Ihana Kahvila Baari

-Featuring: Jukka Kääriäinen – electric guitar, effects, Lauri Hyvärinen – electric guitar, volume pedal, Ilia Belorukov – modular synthesizer

Maximilian Latva – Guitar Improvisation

-Featuring: Maximilian Latva: Guitar & pedals

Maximilian Latva – Nekyia

Featuring: Maximilian Latva: Composition, analog synthesizers, electric and acoustic guitars, FM synthesizers, 8-bit synthesizers, percussion, pump organ and electric organ, recording/mix. Mastering: Jonas Verwijnen, Kaiku studios, Berlin

-CD 15€

Eero Tikkanen – Kaken Grilli parts I-II

Featuring: Eero Tikkanen – bass & violin.

François Cotinaud & Sergio Castrillón – Accès de nuit/Night access (17 pieces)

Featuring: François Cotinaud – Tenor saxophone, clarinet & voice Sergio Castrillón – Cello & voice

LeLeToi – November Change

Featuring: Vesa Lehko – woodwinds & objects, Markku Toikkanen – electric guitar, Ari ”Reiska” Lehtinen – double bass

Sergio Castrillón – Improvised and composed in real time pieces for campanula and saturations

Cadell-Castrillón Trio

Featuring: Adam Cadell – violin, Natalia Castrillón – harp, Sergio Castrillón – cello

Hemmo Siponen – Hyphen

Rieko Okuda & Antti Virtaranta – Live at Studio I

-Featuring: Rieko Okuda: Wooden flute, voice and keyboards, Antti Virtaranta: Acoustic bass guitar

Jyrki Lehto & Markku Toikkanen – Just Visitin’

-Featuring: Jyrki Lehto: Moog guitar and Devices, Markku Toikkanen: Electric and Electroacoustic guitar

Sergio Castrillón – Chamber and Electronic Works III (2013-2016)

-Featuring: Harri Kuusijärvi – accordion, Solveig Parikka – violin, Saara Viika – cello, Ville Loikala – double bass, Fátima Boix – clarinet, Sergio Castrillón – cello

-Digital download: 8€

-CD-R (handmade with recycled materials): 15€

LeLe: Midsummer Nights Dream

-Featuring: Vesa Lehko – woodwinds, Ari ”Reiska” Lehtinen – double bass

Roomet Jakapi – De partibus essentialibus brutorum. In four parts

-Featuring: Roomet Jakapi – vocals, live electronics, toys


-Featuring: Artsi – voice and lyrics, Vokkolainen – tracks

Full album available only as CD-r: 10€

Alf Forsman, Tapani Varis & Eero Savela – Atmosfärg

-Featuring: Alf Forsman – drums, Tapani Varis – bass, Eero Savela – trumpet

-CD-R: 10€

NoDoc – NowoN

-Featuring: Erkki Joutseno – Drums, loopers, samplers, Markku Toikkanen – Guitar, loopers

Tuukka Haapakorpi – Finland 2018

-Streaming only (for now)

Castrillón/Kääriäinen/Pignon – Soluble

-Featuring: Paul Pignon – Woodwinds & voice, Jukka Kääriäinen – Guitar, Sergio Castrillón – Cello

-Streaming only

Veikki Trio – The Lost Album

Featuring: Veikki Virkajärvi – Guitar, Janne Tuovinen – Bass, Jesse Ojajärvi – Drums

-Streaming only

Sergio Castrillón – Koipuu (Music for contemporary circus)

-YouTube only (some physical CDs coming shortly)

Maximilian Latva – Hrön

-Streaming only

ElWooDrum – TraConFriEdEx

-Featuring: Markku Toikkanen – electric guitar, Vesa Lehko – woodwinds, Wyatt Laprairie – drums.

-Streaming only


-Featuring: Anne-Liis Poll – voice, vietnamese jewʼs harp, dan moi and percussion, Anto Pett – piano and prepared piano, Sergio Castrillón – cello

-Digital download 8€

-CDs coming shortly

Johannes Sarjasto – Digital Synthesizer Music Vol. 1

-Featuring: Johannes Sarjasto – composition, novation x- station 25

-CD-R could be requested

Artturi Rönkä – Piano I

-Featuring: Artturi Rönkä – Piano & smartphone looper

-YouTube only

Usva – Folder

-Featuring: Jone Takamäki – Woodwinds, Lauri Hyvärinen – Electric guitar, preparations, objects, Naoto Yamagishi – Snare drum, symbal, objects.

-YouTube only

Eero Tikkanen – Sweatin’ at Studio 1

-Featuring: Eero Tikkanen – Double Bass

-Streaming only (for now)

Jukka Kääriäinen – Demoiselle

-Featuring: Jukka Kääriäinen – Electric guitars

-CD-Rs available

Sergio Castrillón – Chamber and Electronic Works I (2008-2010 FULL ALBUM)

-Digital download: 8€

-CD-R (handmade with recycled materials): 15€

LAKI & Roomet Jakapi: Hot Night In Tallinn

Featuring: Johannes Sarjasto – Electronics, Objects, Saxophone, Keijo Koskenharju – Objects & Percussions, Roomet Jakapi – Voice & Electronics

-Digital download 5€

Johannes Sarjasto: Divine Madness

Featuring: Johannes Sarjasto – Flutes, Samples, Drum Maxhine, Fart Whistle, Percussions, Synths, Piano, Lauri Kallio – Electric Guitar, Percussions, Kalle Timonen – Keyboards, Percussions, Keijo Koskenharju – Percussions, Ilmari Heikinheimo – Percussions, Flute Otto Eskelinen – Alto Saxophone, Roomet Jakapi – Voice

-Digital download 5€

Sandy Ewen & Lauri Hyvärinen: Finnish Dinner

Featuring: Sandy Ewen: Electric Guitar/Objects, Lauri Hyvärinen: Acoustic Guitar/Objects

-CD-R 5€

Laponia Improvisations Ensemble: Saving HMS Honesty

Featuring: Sirpa Jokinen: electronics, Vesa Lehko: tenor saxophone, Otso Björklund: bass, Michael Sagulin: viola, Ari Lehtinen: double bass, Sergio Castrillon: cello

-YouTube only

Korno: Saanan Aala

Featuring: Pauli Lyytinen: woodwinds & objects, Jukka Kääriäinen: acoustic and prepared guitars, Teppo Hauta-aho: basses, cello and objects

-CD-R 15€

Harri Kuusijärvi: A Live

-Digital download 5€

Ricardo Arias & Sergio Castrillón Live at Studio 1

Featuring: Ricardo Arias: balloons, sponges, electronics and crackle box & Sergio Castrillón: cello.

-YouTube only

Maximilian Latva: Kuboaa

-Streaming only

Lauri Hyvärinen: Trukki

Physical copies of the album (CD or cassette) could be ordered straight from:

-Digital Download: 4€

-Cassette: 5€

-CD-R: 5€

Sergio Castrillón: Solo Improv Project

-YouTube only

The Jazzburgers: (+358)400845304

Musicians of this ensemble are unknown for the label.

-Voluntary donation for digital download

Johannes Sarjasto: Patvi

-Digital download 5€

Sergio Castrillón: Chamber and Electronic Works II (2011-2013)

Featuring: Sergio Castrillón: cello, electronics and compositions, Natalia Castrillón: harp, Clara Petrozzi: viola

-Digital download: 8€

-CD-R (handmade with recycled materials): 15€

Lauri Hyvärinen: Ipso Kuutala:

featuring: Lauri Hyvärinen: acoustic guitar, objects and electronics

Physical copies of the album (CD or cassette) could be ordered straight from:

-Digital Download: 4€

-Cassette: 5€

-CD-R: 5€

Jörn Bielfeldt: JBXDR – EP No1:

featuring: Jörn Bielfeldt: drums and electronics