Steve Homan, born August 23, 1981, better known by his producer name Statx (pronounced Stat-icks), is an American independent recording artist, record producer and multi-instrumentalist from Austin, Texas. He is the founder and owner of the Statx Entertainment record label. The pseudonym “Statx” is a combination of “St” from Steve and “atx”, which is an abbreviation for Austin, Texas.
Steve was encouraged to play music at an early age. His first guitar was given to him on Christmas when he was 3 years old and he started playing percussion for the school band in the 6th grade. On weekends his mother would take him to blues and rock concerts and to various music festivals in Austin, which had a great impact on his early musical taste. He pieced his first drum set together throughout his junior high years and continued playing percussion for the school band into high school. He was also a drummer in several garage rock bands throughout junior high and high school. It was around this time that he developed an interest in other genres, such as heavy metal, funk, reggae, jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronica. All of these genres would later play a role in his unique production style.
Shortly after high school, Steve started making beats and composing various song ideas using a small MIDI keyboard and a computer with a single microphone input. It was during this time that he started learning music production and added turntablism to his repertoire, but it wasn’t until 10 years and several bands later that he founded his own label, Statx Entertainment, as an outlet for all of the music that he had been recording on the side.
Along with founding his own label, Steve started reaching out to local artists and began working with other talent out of his home studio. It wasn’t long after that when he hooked up with local rappers and began releasing his works by publishing them on the internet for free.
His discography as of today:
- Ski Interlude [Single] from “Off The Record Mixtape Vol. 1” by Nox & Ski (2011)
- Favorite Things & Prophetski’s Interlude [Singles] from "Como Mantequilla" by Prophetski (2011)
- Fabrika De Hip-Hop [Single] from the self titled album "Fabrika De Hip-Hop” (2012)
- The #Trillmatic EP [Album] by Prophetski (2013)
- Hip-Hopnotic [Single] by Statx (2014)
- Stereo Atypical [Album] by Statx (May 13th, 2014)
- Yellow And Grey [Music Video] by Statx (Dec 10th, 2014)
- Stereo Btypical [Album] by Statx (May 13th, 2016)
In addition to working on his future releases, he also works as an independent record producer, audio engineer, and beat maker.