Maktub, whose name means “it really is written” in Arabic, formed in 1996 like a family pet project of 4 Seattle club music artists. Reggie W (vocals/synthesizer), Davis Martin (drums), Alex Veley (keyboards), and Kevin Goldman (bass), arrived together from differing of Seattle’s burgeoning spirit community to make a groove-oriented, brooding R&B audio. Led by W’ refined baritone vocals, Maktub released a reliable debut album, Refined Methods, in 1999. The recording quickly increased to number 1 on regional radio train station KCMU’s graphs and continued to win the very best Northwest R&B Recording of 1999 award in the Northwest Music honours. In addition with their developing local audience within the Northwest, Maktub discovered wide publicity on the web, and Subtle Methods quickly increased to number 1 on MP3.com’s spirit and urban graphs. They even handled, through the web, to reach number 2 within the London-based Spirit-24-7 radio graph without actually liberating the album in the united kingdom. The relative achievement of Subtle Methods enabled Maktub to get their choose of Seattle music artists, and in 2000, they added guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Thaddeus Turner and changed keyboardist Veley with clean R&B experienced Darrius Willrich. 2 yrs later, Willrich remaining the music group and keyboardist Daniel Spils was put into Maktub before the discharge from the eclectic Khronos.