MACH KEYS
 
 
machkeys.jpg

MARK COLLANTES
"Mach Keys"

Founder, Owner
@machkeys

 

WELCOME!

HI, my name is mark. a multi-media creator which i've spent countless hours in my craft(s) of passion and business.

But when i'm off the grind, i spend my time with family and the local basketball courts.

so you're probably wondering why "mach Keys" ?
AND WHAT VALUE(S) Can i BRING TO you?

SO BARE WITH ME WITH ALL THE INFO, I'M ABOUT TO LAYOUT TO GIVE YOU A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHO I AM, WHAT I STAND FOR, AND WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU.

 

 

MY ORIGINS

The BIRTH OF "MACH KEYS" AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

DEFINING "MACH KEYS":
"Mach" - Speed of sound
"Keys" - My main instrument

The name came about as a cousin of mine suggested to use my family nickname, "Macky," as an alias for my music pursuits. And resulted to the breakdown above after long deep thoughts of who i was as a person, as a creator, and something that i would firmly stand for in the long run.

as I held onto the idea and built onto it, i found my entire life change into a never-ending entrepreneurial pursuit of happiness. AND WITH THIS NEW NAME, EVERYONE I ENCOUNTERED THEREON WOULD BE ABLE TO RELATE WITH ME AS PART OF THE FAMILY - MY DEEPEST CORE VALUE

in short, THIS WOULD BECOME THE START OF a constant hunger to improve on. AND A LIFELONG DREAM GOAL TO living life by my terms with things i find myself MOST passionate about. CREATING MY OWN WAY, OR NO OTHER. 

I came to conclusion: if i didn't see myself being happy doing what i'm doing, then why waste my time doing it at all? - And with only one life to live, ANYTHING ELSE WAS SOMETHING I COULDN'T MENTALLY OR EMOTIONALLY AFFORD.

 

A FIRE BURNING UP WITHIN

ever since i can remember, most of my life was spent on 3 key aspects: music, basketball, and arts.

I PICKED UP THE PIANO AT AROUND THE AGE OF 5, WHERE I WAS TRADITIONALLY TAUGHT FOR A SMALL PORTION OF MY DEVELOPMENT AND WAS SELF-TAUGHT FOR MOST OF THE TIME ONWARD.

same goes for basketball and arts as my parents introduced me to these early oN

THroughout my childhood i would see a pattern of finding myself rotating amongst these three elements up to this day. it's become a natural born instinct in me to constantly refine, relearn, and explore my creativity and passion with any medium at my disposal.

i was simply a kid stuck on the euphoria these activities gave me. and nothing else could compare to them when i would see the progress i've made each time i would do them.

 

THE FAMILY BIZ

in 1991, I WAS BORN INTO A FAMILY OF ENTREPRENEURS WHERE AMONGST THEM LEAD MY GRANDMA:
LOURDES ROGERS DE CENZO.

A STRONG-MINDED WOMEN WHO MOVED OUT FROM THE PHILIPPINES AND STRIVED FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM WITH PRACTICALLY HAVING NOTHING TO START WITH. 

SHE FLIPPED HER ONLY HOME INTO AN ESTABLISHED BOARD & CARE FACILITY FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE 1980'S, WHICH BUILT UP TO MULTI-ESTATES UNDER THE NAME OF "CHARLOU GUEST HOME, INC." 

BY DOING SO, SHE WAS ABLE TO KEEP HER WHOLE & EXTENDED FAMLY SHELTERED AND FED UP TO THIS DAY.

so i guess you can say this was the start of where my entrepreneurial roots derived from.

 

 

MUSIC: "CHASING SOUNDS"

A STRIKE OF CURIOSITY

I TOOK MUSIC MORE SERIOUSLY UPON GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN 2009, KNOWING THAT I ABSOLUTELY HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WANTED TO GET MYSELF INTO AS A CAREER,
BUT AT THAT MOMENT, MY CURIOSITY FOR MUSIC WAS THE ONLY "PRACTICAL" THING I CAN THINK OF. OR AT LEAST I THOUGHT TO MYSELF I HAD BETTER ODDS OF DOING WELL WITH MUSIC THAN ANYTHING ELSE I COULD COME UP WITH AT THE TIME.

IT ONLY SEEMED RIGHT TO DO SO TOO.. 'CUZ PRIOR TO DECIDING ON THIS MAJOR MOVE, I'VE: BEEN PLAYING PIANO SINCE 5YRS OLD, OCCASIONALLY WRITING POETRY, AND BEEN EXPOSED TO DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF MUSIC.

FROM MY UNCLE BENJIE WHO WAS ALWAYS RUNNING GIGS AS A DJ / LEAD SINGER OF A BAND TO FAMILY OUTINGS WATCHING BIG NAMED CONCERTS AT THE MGM CASION OF LAS VEGAS, YOU CAN SAY THAT THERE WAS A STRONG PULL FOR MUSIC THAT LEAD ME TO BE MORE CURIOUS OF IT AS A CAREER.

 

WELCOME TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

LET'S fast forward a 'lil to 2014.

by this time, i've built up a solid overall skill set of music PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPED ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SKILLS TO GO IN HAND WITH MY PURSUIT.

I GRADUATED WITH A bachelorS OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN RECORDING ARTS TO HELP IMPROVE MY OVERALL MUSIC PRODUCTION SOUND.

AND FOR A FULL YEAR, I RAN INTERNSHIPS AS A RUNNER AND ASSISTANT ENGINEER WITH PRIVATE STUDIOS HOUSING SOME RELEVANT RECORD BREAKING TALENTS. 

THE EXPERIENCE WAS A MIND OPENER AND A DREAM COME TRUE WITHIN ITSELF. BUT UNFORTUNATELY, I HAD TO PUT THIS JOURNEY ON HOLD.

I RAN THROUGH COUNTLESS CLOSED DOORS AND ZERO CONCRETE OPPORTUNITIES. TAKING A BIG TOLL ON MY SELF-ESTEEM AND LOSING SIGHT OF MY SELF-WORTH.

THIS LEAD ME TO A LONG PAUSE TO GAIN RECOLLECTION AND RE-EVALUATE THE LIFE I WANT TO LIVE FOR MYSELF.

 

CREDITS INCLUDE: SHAWTY REDD, LIL' PLAYY, & MANY OTHERS

 

 

THE REBOOT

#TEAMPLAYERSONLY

THE MOVEMENT DERIVED FROM THE SPORT OF BASKETBALL.
 

DURING MY PERIOD OF RECOLLECTING MYSELF, I REALIZED THAT THERE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY TO HELP OTHERS BUILD UP THEIR BRAND OR BUSINESS.
IN OTHER WORDS, IT JUST SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE'S A "BALL HOG" (INCLUDING MYSELF SOMETIMES).
AND I CAME TO REALIZATION THAT I HAD TO MAN UP TO THAT FACT AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, IF I WANTED TO SEE CHANGES.

SO I DEDICATED MY DOWNTIME TO DEVELOP MYSELF WITH ENOUGH SKILL SETS TO BE OF VALUE TO ANYONE WHO'S LOOKING TO BUILD THEIR PERSONAL BRAND OR COMPANY.

 

THE GROWTH CHALLENGE

FROM THAT POINT ON I CHALLENGED MY MINDSET AND STYLE OF BUSINESS. INSTEAD OF SEEING THINGS AS "HOW MANY SALES CAN I MAKE?"

I SWITCHED MY PERSPECTIVES TO "HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I SERVE?" OR "HOW MANY BRANDS CAN I HELP DEVELOP?"
AND NOT AS I'M THE ONE CALLING THE SHOTS FOR THIER BRAND OR COMPANY, BUT AS AN ASSIST LIKE IN THE GAME OF BASKETBALL.

 

CREDITS INCLUDE: THE STEREOTYPES, HARDKOUR PERFORMANCE, BALLERS GYMJENETICKS, & MANY MORE!

 

SO WHAT'S YOUR GAME PLAN?

SEE BUSINESS WITH ME AS YOU'RE THE COACH AND I'M YOUR POINT GUARD.
I'M STRAPPED UP AND READY TO MAKE THE PLAYS, YOU CALL THE SHOTS !


 

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

FOR EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, SPECIAL OFFERS, & MUCH MORE !!

#TEAMPLAYERSONLY