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  • Writer's pictureTeffany Malone

DEREK CROWE AKA Tek D Cal (Producer- Apart of the Teknitionz)

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Derek Crowe was born and raised in Pensacola, FL.  As a young child, he was always

attracted to music and the performing arts.  During his high school years, he would

freestyle at school and he became known for his innate talent and passion for music. Derek

took his passion a step further during his college years after a friend introduced him to

some music production software.  He began learning how to compose music and He began

to study music and music theory. He soon started spending time at a local recording studio

his friend managed, where he was soon brought on as a part of the production team.

In 2015, Derek earned his second degree, graduated with honors with a B.S. in Information

Technology, and shortly after was offered a job located in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Derek moved to California for his career in the tech industry, but also had goals to advance

his music/song writing career.  It was his interest in music that soon led him down another

path, acting.   

In the summer of 2016, Derek became interested in acting after being cast in the ensemble

for a local stage play. Since then, Derek has continued to study acting with the guidance of

multiple coaches and Industry professionals. Talent agents in the San Francisco Bay Area

and in L.A. represent Derek. He continues to book various roles for local film directors and

producers and is auditioning for major roles in L.A.  Derek has been in multiple films that are

showing on Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube.

Because of his new career as an actor, he was fortunate enough to be cast in a film that

was being produced and directed by Free Jack.  Since then, Derek was soon given the

opportunity to be a part of the Teknitions.  His genres of music he enjoys making is pop,

hip-hop, and country.

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