KTEK got his start in music the moment his mother bought him a Sony tape player. He took advantage of the recording capabilities of the gift and his love of music to entertain his friends by creating custom made mixtapes he sold to friends. His tapes were so well-received he was invited to DJ at local parties.
He soon found himself spending time in the studio with his mentor, Fu, who gave him the nickname of TEK. The moniker was earned when he took a broken computer sitting in the corner of the studio and brought it back to life. From then on, music, computers, and software became his passion.
Legendary artists, such as The Art of Noise, Michael Jackson, Sting, Phil Collins, Seal, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, J-Dilla, Bass 305, Tekmaster P.E.B, DJ Magic Mike, and Eric B and Rakim have been key sources of his inspiration. His love of combining non-traditional sounds and recording methods mixed with the elements of human sound, orchestral, and electronic pads and keys have become the components of his one-of-a-kind sound.
KTEK has over twenty-one years of experience as a musician, producer, and audio engineer. He’s played acoustic and electrical drums for twelve years. His true passion begun in 1999 when he began integrating digital production and engineering into his resume. Soon after, he became a founding member of Bloc2Bloc Records, where he honed his production and engineering skills.
His passion for music drove him to build an in-house studio. For six years, he recorded independent artists in his living room. In 2015, KTEK moved from the living room to a studio where The Grind Factory was born. Since then, hundreds of artists have come through the doors in search of his unique sound and production. Many of his tracks have been used by truly independent artists and requested by music directors for commercial catalogs, audiobooks, and other producers and engineers.
Over the years, his skills have gone beyond engineering and into the booth, where he has collaborated with some of the best artists to have searched out his production skills. KTEK has a writing and delivery style that is much like the tracks he’s made; unique, captivating, and guaranteed to make listeners talk. His first single, "Fuck Trump," which says what many people are thinking, is predicted to become an instant hit. Follow KTEK for updates on what happens next.