February 17th, 2010 19:34 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with IMANTREK, Producer and Songwriter
If you are looking for the best of both worlds, give IMANTREK of SYKOTIC INC. a listen. Sydney Mckenzie aka IMANTREK/SOUN`WAVE is of Jamaican Descent. His mother Veda Wilson Mckenzie was born in Laughlands (St. Ann Parish) Jamaica West Indies, and his father Sydney T. White was born in Harlem N.Y. According to IMANTREK, "I feel very blessed to be of a mixed cultural background, and I love to show that diversity in my music."
IMANTREK has produced with Dr. Freeze (Producer of Bell Biv Devoe`s "Poison", Color Me Badd "I Wanna Sex You Up"[soundtrack for "New Jack City"], and Michael Jackson "Break of Dawn". IMANTREK has also submitted music to Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory known for his worldwide platinum hits "Sweat" and "Things That Make You Go Hum". IMANTREK is currently in the studios building his production team (AREA 726) while co-piloting SYKOTIC INC Studios headlined by East New York`s own 7th Brigade. ACCORDING TO IMANTREK,"I`ve never worked with more talented and diverse group of artists with the rap skills to match. These guys hit every market!"
IMANTREK appeared in both "The Adventures of Supern(i)gger"(2004), which is a short film directed by Alrick Brown (New York University Film School), and the Independent Film Channel`s 10 part documentary series "Film School" October 2004. The Adventures of Supernig(g)er has won various independent film festival awards in New York, New Jersey, and D.C. For more information, check out www.alricksporch.com for your free downloaded version of the feature. According to IMANTREK,"This film was in memory of Amadauo Duallo. He was an African immigrant who was shot 41 times by the NYPD. I remember the newscast vividly, and I`m proud to be a part of these projects. This film will make you smile yet deliver a disturbing message that might shed a tear."
IMANTREK is a songwriter, producer, promoter, A&R, videographer, co-founder of SYKOTIC INC.,Founder of Groun` Zero Hip Hop DVD Magazine, Area 726 Production, and is now working with Dj Devious to launch hip hop 411 TV on UPN 57(Philadelphia region) soon to be merging with Warner Bros(WB network) on the new CW network. This merger is set to take effect in the Fall of this year. The show will be on Saturday mornings at 10:30am, and the actual start date is to be announced. The pair are currently shopping pilots and acquiring corporate sponsorship for the show. For more information check out www.hiphop411tv.com or email: DjDevious@hiphop411tv.com. According to IMANTREK, "I`m very grateful to be working with Dj Devious. His work ethic and genuine love for music has brought about opportunities for us to host an actual hip-hop variety show together that will be aired on a major metropolitan television network. We will able to feature local artists, poets, designers, models, actresses, athlete`s etc to the greater Philadelphia viewing area Spanning to New Jersey."
Hip Hop 411 TV has been broadcast in the Tampa Bay/Orlando Florida, Southern Georgia, Little Rock Arkansas, and South Carolina for two and half years on UPN(PAX in certain areas). The show has been promoted for a total of eight years.
IMANTREK offers a wide variety of production styles ranging from Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Reggaeton, House, Techno, Club, Freestyle, and World Beat. Along with diverse and unique production, IMANTREK has also dabbled with big city promotions. As an intern for Jamaican Dave Productions (based out of Philadelphia, Penna.)AKA JDP productions known for large capacity reggae events throughout Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Atlanta, Ga. promoting artists like Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Sean Paul, T.O.K., Maxi Priest, Beres Hammonds, etc. According to IMANTREK, "Jamaican Dave gave me the opportunity to meet reggae music`s elite, and I thank him eternally for that. I was never promised a lot of money, but the experiences I have encountered along the ride was worth much more."
For more information: http://www.myspace.com/4148755
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