Berlin based Mesut Gürsoy is the brains and pulse behind MST.

 

An accomplished and highly skilled drummer and multi-instrumentalist, Mesut has toured extensively with a variety of international acts and contributed to several releases.

 

Growing up in a still divided Germany with a Turkish father and German mother, Mesut draws influence from his experiences of a youth filled with an ever-changing sense of identity and belonging - high tension and isolation are common themes in his work.

 

After experimenting with various line-ups and instruments as a songwriter and producer, his core setup finally took the form of live drums, looper, keyboard and laptop, which allowed for the birth of MST in 2017. Energetic, cutting edge drum beats are combined with simple, yet hypnotic synth motives to create a powerfully complex, cinematic landscape of sound.

All instruments are played and looped live on stage and accompanied by sound reactive visuals provided by Spacelight Berlin. Avoiding the use of pre-recorded tracks allows MST to improvise, constantly adapting to the live setting.

 

MST is always evolving, always alive, and now captured in the forthcoming debut EP EXEUNT VOL.1.

 

After a couple of years of developing the live set and playing shows, Mesut began the recordings for what would become the first release as MST, now also opening up to additional instruments such as vibraphone, piano and strings.

 

Finally, Mesut found the perfect partner in mixing engineer and co-producer Simon Akkermans (Binkbeats), who added his unmistakable signature, using rare, analogue vintage equipment.

EXEUNT VOL. 1 packs a punch. It’s a captivating, polyrhythmic labyrinth that rides a hard edge between analogue and electronic music.

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