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, contrasts 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, defying traditional genre borders. On stage, everything is looped live and MST's live sets are always evolving. For the debut EP "EXEUNT, VOL. 1" (September 18, 2020), Mesut opened up to other instruments such as vibraphone, piano and strings.
"EXEUNT, VOL. 1" packs a punch. It’s a captivating, polyrhythmic labyrinth that rides a hard edge between analogue and electronic music.