The earliest expression rooted along an iceplant hill in elementary years. 1992, the historic Los Angeles year, was the dial when Roger Lyve and the Technic 1200 first met. Writing and reciting original poetry over acousmatic, fellow 1st grade friends/guitarists THE GECKO FEATHER (self titled) and DE LA COSTA (the iceplants) laid foundation for Roger's multi-faceted understanding of music today.
From nursery rhymes to house parties, deejaying college nights to LA night clubs, recording mixtapes to producing beats ...the limits were never enough. Between associate and bachelor years Lyve went further into bar mitzvah's, beach city pier deejaying, celebrity events and for some memorable years was the original DJ for LA's underground Hip Hop crew The Crux. The fierce latino rapp linguists were a critical milestone in allowing Lyve to realize the need to touch back with his childhood guitar ponchos and recalibrate. Producing several songs for The Iceplants, The Gecko Feather, and crafting heavily multi-tracked mixtapes Roger discovered engineering abilities beyond music. When Film Director Brandon Esten heard Lyve's "due respects" Volume One mixtape he contacted Roger five (5) years later, hiring him to sound design and compose the score for his debut film A Tale of Two Sillies. Editing film, graphics, and music all take place in a much deeper dimension where the many hats stand result of surviving versus choice. There's no shortage of good music out there, there's always going to be that search for the perfect beat.....and the perfect edit.