Lackluster, born Esa Juhani Ruoho, October 26, 1978, in Helsinki, Finland, started producing music at the age of 15. He has spent 20 years of his life in Kontula, Eastern Helsinki, Finland. He composes music with various stepsequencers, and has released music on quite a few netlabels such as Monotonik, Kahvi Collective, Acroplane, TwoCircles and Yuki Yaki.