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Aleks Syntek in Managua, Nicaragua
|Birth name||Raúl Alejandro Escajadillo Peña|
|Born||September 29, 1969|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, producer|
|Associated acts||Aleks Syntek y la Gente Normal|
Raúl Alejandro Escajadillo Peña (born September 29, 1969 in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico), better known as Aleks Syntek, is a Mexican singer, songwriter and producer. He is married to Karen Coronado, sister of talkshow host Ingrid Coronado.
From an early age he began to show his talent, and at the age of 11 he began composing his own music and lyrics. It was not until 1984 that his interest in music turned professional, and he assumed the stage name Aleks Syntek, ("Syntek" being a shorthand name for "sin teclados", lit. "without keyboards;" the name was given by a friend from whom he had asked to borrow a keyboard.)
Music career 
In 1989, Syntek composed the songs "Muévete a mi alrededor" ("Move around me") and "Siénteme" ("Feel Me") sung by Mexican artist Sasha Sokol.
On Mexican pop trio Pandora's album, "999 Razones", he wrote "Invisible" and "¿Por qué seguir?" with Alex Zepeda.
In 1990, he wrote "Sacúdete" ("Shake Yourself") and "Escapar de ti" ("Escape From You") included on pop group Timbiriche's album "10". The same year he formed a group called Aleks Syntek y la Gente Normal. His first album, "Hey tú!" ("Hey You!"), included the single "Unos quieren subir" ("Some people want to climb"), as well as "Te quiero así" ("I Love You Like That") sung with Sasha Sokol. In 1998, he covered the song "Preso" ("Jailed") included in the album "Volcán: Tributo a José José", a tribute to the iconic singer Jose Jose.
As of 2008, he is working on a crossover album for the English-speaking market. The album will consist of English versions of his past Spanish hits, such as "Duele El Amor" (Love Hurts) and "Intocable" (Untouchable).
In 2008, Syntek collaborated on song "Aquí Estoy Yo" with singers Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal and Noel Schajris, a song included on Latin Grammy Award-nominated album Palabras del Silencio by Luis Fonsi.
On August 30, 2009, he released a new single titled "Loca" also used as the main-theme for telenovela Los Exitosos Perez and first single from his latest album. "Loca" reflects a reimaging of Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" music video.
Syntek is credited with singing in the chorus for Somos El Mundo, a production by Latin American artists in order to raise awareness and inspire charity after the tragic earthquake in Haiti. He can also be seen in the music video.
After the release of Kylie Minogue's single "In my Arms", Syntek released his own official remix with added lyrics. This remix was released in early April 2008. The song has become Kylie's best charted single in Mexico at #7 since "Come Into My World" at #1 in 2003.
- 2012: Syntek
- 2009: Métodos de Placer Instantáneo (with Rubén Blades) Gold in Mexico
- 2009: 1999-2009
- 2008: Plug & Play
- 2007: Lección De Vuelo (With Belanova, Jesse & Joy and Bon y Los Enemigos del Silencio) Gold in Mexico
- 2005: Mundo Live (CD+DVD) (With Ana Torroja)
- 2005: Videografia (DVD)
- 2004: Mundo Lite (With Ana Torroja, Benny Ibarra and Soraya)
- 2003: Multiple
- 2001: De Noche En La Ciudad Gold in Mexico
- 1999: Sexo, Pudor Y Lágrimas (Soundtrack)
- 2000: 89-99 Double Platinum in Mexico
- 1997: Lugar Secreto
- 1995: Bienvenido A La Vida
- 1994: Más Fuerte De Lo Que Pensaba (with Ray Manzarek)
- 1990: Hey Tú!
- "Aleks Syntek; Biography". Yahoo Music. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- Escuchame: Aleks Syntek ‘Loca’ Retrieved: 2010-03-28.
- Aleks Syntek Reimagines Robert Palmer’s '80s Video Retrieved: 2010-03-28.
- "Mexican album certifications – Aleks Syntek" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.