Holed up in various basements across Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado, otem rellik (Toby Hendricks) has made the best of badly lit recording spaces with dusty floors and creaking ceilings. With a never-ending list of influences, otem’s music, though rooted in hip hop, resonates with a wide spectrum of musical appetites. Whether harmonizing a powerful chorus or spilling out rough, sometimes guttural raps, rellik’s regard for poetic lyricism is underscored by humbling and translucent honesty. otem stands mastermind on stage behind a hollowed-out suitcase full of mostly homemade electronic gizmos, involuntarily forced through a series of pedals and mixers. His showcase of emotional lyrics and clutching musicality has been seen all over Colorado as well as the west coast, Canada, and an eight stop European tour of Germany and France. otem rellik has won the Best Hip Hop award from the Fort Collins Music Association from 2009 – 2011. He has shared the stage with acts such as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Foot Foot, Pictureplane, Astronautalis, Bleubird, Sole and the Skyrider Band, Restiform Bodies, Cars and Trains, Ceschi Ramos and many more.