Tensei (meaning "Heaven Star" in Japanese) is the composer/producer/musician/beatmaker tandem of Chris Kramer and Midas Wells. Hailing from the musical mecca of Chicago, the two have a vast wealth of influences and history to inform their production including: hip hop, house, soul, jazz, library, and electronic music among others; as a result, they create eclectic compositions that fuse many disparate styles. Although steeped in the tradition of classic sample based hip-hop production, Tensei does not rely on records for samples. They play and compose most musical parts themselves with both real and digital instruments, and are entirely self-taught. On occasion, they enlist session musicians to play on top of their already lush productions. The tandem is all about spreading good vibes through music on a global basis with like minded artists and communities.