U-Tek was a side project of X-Marks the Pedwalk begun in 1989 by André Schmechta (a.k.a. Sevren Ni-Arb of X-Marks the Pedwalk), who used the alias Kevin Morgain for this project, and Alexis Schaar (a.k.a. AL/X/S, former producer for X Marks the Pedwalk). The idea of the project was to explore the fusion of Alexis's dance and club-music background with Schmechta's EBM background to create a sound different from what X.M.T.P. had previously been making.