Alumni Update: Akeel Henry, Audio Production and Engineering

In 2014 Akeel Henry graduated with honours from Metalworks Institute’s Audio Production and Engineering Program. Since finishing the program, Akeel has completed two internships: one with Phase One Studios and the other with Noah “40” Shebib at OVO.

Akeel recently joined the team at King of the Dot (KOTD), a Toronto based rap battle league. Earlier this year he recorded and mixed the Drake sponsored mega event “Blackout 5 KOTD OVO”. This year’s battle brought out artists from Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Scotland and more.

In addition to engineering, Akeel is also a musician and has performed on piano with Toronto singer Shawn Mendes at the Pickering “Leadership” benefit concert as well as with fellow graduate Taya Marquis at Canadian Music Week. Akeel will also be producing on Taya’s next project.

Currently, Akeel is working with, Music Performance and Technology – Vocal Major graduate Elequen, local artist Cas Cray and current Music Performance and Technology – Vocal Major student Khadijah Lopez (see video below). He will be mixing, mastering and producing their music this year.