Initially, Mantronix was a 1980s hip hop and electro group comprised of DJ Kurtis Mantronik and rapper MC Tee. After a line-up change, they became a popular house and pop-dance act.
Kurtis el Khaleel was born in Jamaica on September 4th, 1965 to a Syrian father and a Jamaican mother. The family immigrated to Canada when he was seven. In 1980, the family moved to New York City. Whilst attending high school, el Khaleel unsuccessfully tried to form and band before buying a Roland TR-606 and a Roland TB-303 and dubbing himself Kurtis Mantronik. After experimenting with them, in 1984, while working as the in-store DJ for Downtown Records in Manhattan, el Khaleel met MC Tee, a Haitian-born, Flatbush, Brooklyn-based rapper and... Read More
Hip Hop, Old School, Electronic-Dance, Techno, House