Ka’nete - Founder and DJ
Originally from South Africa, Ka’nete currently lives in the Silicon Valley of California. Not only is he an artist at Sennie Records, he also produces music varying from house mixes to hip hop and R&B. Ka’nete also DJs for local, international, and corporate events like Tesla, Donald Pliner, and the Four Seasons Hotel.
As a member of Airpusher and Unevarz, Ka’nete produces music for Burning Man held in San Francisco. As he says, “I like to play music that makes people happy and want to dance,” he will take you on a journey around the world. Check out what other services he can provide on the services page.
WILL MARSHALL - ENGINEER
Will Marshall is a singer, composer, producer, pianist, synthesist, engineer, and educator. As a composer and producer, Marshall’s focus is on his solo project Never Will, where he draws inspiration from art-pop, industrial, classical, electronic music, jazz and post-punk. He lead and produced electronic act Coma Cartel and art-pop project 555mya, and was the synthesist for Bay-Area rock group Now the Changes.
Marshall has engineered for artists such as Oscar-nominated film composer Nicholas Britell, Grammy-nominated jazz musician Patrick Gleeson, experimental composer Augur Duende, and electronic acts Ill Gates, Freq Nasty and the Fungineers. He is currently mix engineer and producer for Sennie Records in San Jose. As an educator, Marshall has taught MM301 (Mixing & Mastering) and DJ210 (Live Performance) at Pyramind in San Francisco since 2015, and is a well-known authority in the creative applications of music technology. He has written and directed several in-depth educational video series, taught numerous workshops, and accepts private students on a case-by-case-basis.
CHRIS GEAR - ENGINEER
For over 25 years of working in the music industry, Chris has worked with many artists such as Modest Mouse, Datsik, Elliot Smith, and Heatmiser as well as teaming up with businesses like Apple, Microsoft, Native Instruments, PepsiCo, and the NBA. Chris is also the proud owner of OhmLab and SoundFreqs.
As an accomplished sound designer he has a passion for perfection. Many of his sounds have been heard in dozens of commercials, video games, and movies. He is currently teaching sound design and music production at Pyramind Studios in San Francisco and is helping lift up new music based startups.
KIMBERLY MINAFRA - PR CONSULTANT
An accomplished global communicator with a proven track record designing and executing high-impact integrated communications programs for technology and science, Kimberly has extensive experience in public relations, television production, event management, and public outreach. Thinking strategically and creatively, Kimberly has built brand image for government agencies in aerospace and technology, tech start-up companies and engineering industries. With a goal in creating strong relationships, Kimberly brings together a diverse set of talents to market and gain recognition from the public via media coverage and social media outlets, and multimedia products to a diverse audience.
Through the use of numerous media channels, which include TV interviews, radio and print, Kimberly’s persistence for consistent media coverage has resulted in over 350 national news broadcasts (CNN, MSNBC, etc.), and late night entertainment TV shows (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Kimberly has handled national and international VIPs, legislative and celebrity guests at special events, and has hosted events as Mistress of Ceremonies (emcee) from NASA special events, and award ceremonies, to fundraisers and fashion shows.
BRANDON WILLIAMS - MEDIA COORDINATOR
Brandon is a well accomplished 12 year musician. With a mastery of trumpeting, Brandon also plays ukulele and piano. Working closely with Mitchell Lujan and Ka’nete, Brandon manages the social media platforms of both Vudajé and Sennie Records. Using his skills as a Creative, Brandon crafts inspiring imagery and video, with purposeful insight behind the camera, as well as provides guidance to SennieRecords on the music theory for the label's productions. Outside of music, Brandon is very comfortable with emerging technology and stays current on new tech platforms. At Apple Inc., Brandon, a product specialist, enjoys turning visitors into loyal customers. He leads many of the 'Today at Apple' sessions in his role as an Extended Creative, where he teaches about new products and their features to help consumers get the most out of their devices.
ASHCON NEJAD - Creative & Technical Producer
Born and raised in the south Bay Area, Ashcon has been driven by art, technology, and people his whole life. As a childhood drummer and self-taught keyboardist, he recognized his passion for music early on and began composing his own Hip-Hop and orchestral music. In parallel, he discovered proficiency in information technology and digital media, leading him to be responsible for the digital identity and technical infrastructure of multiple NASA program offices, technology companies, and engineering firms in the Bay Area. At Sennie Records, Ashcon aligns his creative and technical proficiencies with his passion for music and people to accelerate effective and tailored development and production.