Teebs. Born in New York to Malawi and Barbados origins, Mtendere (pronounced "ten-de-ra") (Chichewa for "Peace") Mandowa, is a producer and painter who bounced around the East Coast before finally planting his feet in the Southern California suburb of Chino Hills. Early in his musical pursuits, Teebs joined a group of like-minded friends and producers who went by the name 'My Hollow Drum'. Within this crew, he was able to build new ideas, share works and perfect his production craft. Intrigued with what was going on in Los Angeles' evolving electronic scene, he never expected to fall directly into it.