Originally hailing from the borough of Manhattan, J. Rosario a.k.a. tefonik has been busy with the eclectic mix of electro, classical, breakbeats, house, techno, ambient, afro-cuban music, dub, and all manner of sampadelics officially since the early 2000's.
In a previous life before that, going back into the late 1980's and early 1990's, with 3 other friends, he ran the (in)famous Aura Club in Salt Lake City of all places, jolting the unsuspecting masses with spun as well as originally produced, chimerical funk and grooves influenced from all corners of the universe.
They weren't ready, and in a way, neither was he.
At present, doing it mostly for the love, with no real need to do it for any other reason, the tefonik project moves at it's own leisurely pace, with a global fanbase and releases that can be found in most of the usual suspect establishments including Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, etc., and the list goes on and on...