Behind the successful production of Son Kite are Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson. With different origins they got together in 1996 and are today working full time as producers in their High-Hat Studio in Malmoe, Sweden.
What has made Son Kite such a success? Here’s a little view of their backgrounds that has for sure shaped them as producers. Sebastian started to play the organ at the age of eight, which also led him on to taking piano lessons.
He was still playing the organ when he started to play the violin at the age of nine and he continued to play these two instruments until he was around 17. During this time he played in different ensembles, took lessons in how to play other instruments, gave lessons in how to play the violin and so on. So until the age of 17 one could say that he followed the path of a classical musician. The change came the same year when Sebastian and 4 friends formed a pop band called DIM, where Sebastian played the violin using effects to create sounds, which resemble the electronic sounds that he makes today. They made a couple of demos but a difference in ambition to take the music to a new level led to a split up after three years.
Marcus was never into playing instruments but he was very into listening to music and unlike Sebastian he has been into electronic music since his very first record.
It was synth such as Kraftwerk and Human League which he stuck with til the beginning of the 90´s as the whole thing was turned upside down when he went to his first techno party.