THIS IS MY STORY
DJ Misterhustla (Tomi, born 1990) started his career as a mixtape DJ in 2009. The very first mixtape, titled Overseas Hustle: Chapter One, was hosted by Georgia rapper Jimmy HenneC and Chicago rapper Mr Robotic (fka Bullet). After that he linked up with Miami-baded indie label Poe Boy Music Group (home to Flo Rida, Rick Ross and others) and released Overseas Hustle vol. 2 with Poe Boy's DJ Smokey Bear, hosted by their artists Mista Mac and Billy Blue. This mixtape was widely recognized in Miami's local scene and music blogs and got Misterhustla a couple of shows in then legendary 24hourhiphop.com's internet radio. Later on he did mixtapes with Nyanda of Brick & Lace, Ace Hood, and others.
Taking over the clubs
Tomi played some club events between 2010 and 2013, but it wasn't until early 2014 when he started doing them more seriously. After opening for Schoolboy Q (spring 2014), he quickly became one of the top djs focused on hip-hop and r&b in Finland.
He has opened for the likes of The Game, YG, Schoolboy Q, Angel Haze, Kid Ink, Lloyd Banks, GZA, Smokepurpp, Tinashe, Gyptian, Yemi Alade, Cipha Sounds, DJ Latin Prince and numerous Finnish rappers. He also has been the live DJ for Roc-A-Fella rapper Memphis Bleek, Evelina, Mikael Gabriel, Reino Nordin, TIPPA and others.
Touring all over the world
By the end of 2021, Tomi has done over 900 gigs. Currently he’s playing at the biggest nightclubs of Finland, doing festival afterparties, party cruises and occasional visits abroad too. Tomi has toured in Estonia, Namibia and South Africa.
Corporate events and private parties
Most notably, DJ Misterhustla has performed in Louis Vuitton's Helsinki store for Virgil Abloh's menswear launch. He has also done ´events for the likes of Verohallinto, SOK, H&M, Espresso House and others.
Tomi is most known for his style of playing hip-hop and R&B combined with afrobeats, dancehall and latin tunes. He is also doing full sets of South African house (gqom and amapiano).
As of 2020, Tomi is also focusing on producing music and remixes. During fall 2020, DJ Misterhustla was signed to RANE's ambassador team to represent the brand in The Nordic region.