"Theodosius Kaskamanidis (September 24, 1971 - November 11, 2016), better known as Saki Kaskas or "Captain Ginger", was a Greek-Canadian video game music composer, best known for his soundtracks in the Need for Speed series.
Saki was born in Krefeld, West Germany, in 1971, to Greek parents. Shortly after he was born, the whole family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Saki started to play the guitar when he was 15. He practiced 5 hours a day and in two years he was in his first band, Omnibol. They were a rock band and they gained some notoriety around the Vancouver music scene.
In 1993, Omnibol broke up. At that time, he started to play in various bands. Saki played in a Greek folk band, a heavy metal band, a cover band, a `power trio' rock band and in a guitar duet. He also played sessions for commercials and such."
Saki was straight-up a monster talent, and humble, and authentic. Listen to his music if you want to amp up your workout, get technical, or kick-it, back in the crib.
Also, check out his Soundcloud channel.
Rest In Peace Saki.