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TAEK 1 hails from the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. As the son of an Air Force officer, TAEK 1 has traveled extensively and, in-turn, has been exposed to many cultures and sounds. Throughout his childhood, his family often celebrated holidays with live instruments such as guitars and congas. TAEK's obsessive compulsion with music began when his older brother brought home Michael Jackson's "Thriller" cassette. "I couldn't stop playing it, I kept rewinding it over and over... I was hooked on it!" Other early influences include acts such as Wee Pa Pa Girls, Mr. Lee, Front 242, Finni Tribe, Adamsky, 808 State, Derrick Carter, Sneak and Phil Weeks.

In the mid to late ninetees, the Orlando club scene was inundated with prominent dj's such as Danny Tenaglia, Armand Van Helden, The Good Men, and DJ Vibe. It was this thriving culture that began his love of driving tribal NY club house and his fascination with learning to spin records. In 2000, he purchased his first set of Technics and a Vestax mixer. Ever since, his mixing skills and musical style have been influenced by many genres and dj's. As a dj, TAEK 1 has been constantly evolving and discovering new ways to mix tracks.

His love of funky chi-town jackin' house soon evolved into a hot and heavy relationship with electro house and flings with the ghettotech, synth-pop and banger styles. This diversity is what defines his signature sound and has led to memorable sets in various after-parties and venues across Florida and Las Vegas.


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