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Gerren O’Keith Harris—or as his twitfam fondly refers to him: @_JustKeith—was
born and raised in Atlanta’s backyard. Keith’s attraction to music started as a child
when he was introduced to the trombone in his Middle School band. As his love of
music grew and his addiction to making his own beats became nearly insatiable, he
decided that pursuing a career in the music industry would be his only option. He
explains, “Even though I played trombone, I was always listening for harmonizing
sounds...something to turn a single melody into something more of a symphony”
His first introduction to the recording process was through his walkman radio. His
quick draw reflexes when it came to recording the world around him earned him
the nickname The Freestyle Recorder among the kids at his school. “I would walk
around recording people’s battles and make one big collection. I wanted to give
others the opportunity to hear what I heard.”
As Keith grew older, his exposure to more professional recording equipment
widened as well. He stepped into a world of Protools. Apple G4s, Mbox minis and
microphones. When his friends started to come to him for recording sessions, he
says “I just wanted to record but they insisted on paying me. That is when I knew
this could happen.”
He later found his way to Soul Asylum Studios Group in Atlanta, GA. Starting as an
Intern, JustKeith was introduced to the process of studio recording, troubleshooting
and session etiquette. After completing his one-year internship, Keith had worked
on dozens of projects for artists ranging from Hip Hop to Audio books.
Keith is determined to improve his skills every day; his work ethic and talent bring
clients back for the same quality experience they had the first time.
Follow him at @_JustKeith on Twitter!