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Photay // Brownswood Bubblers 11 // Artist Profile

November 14, 2014

Photay is the solo musical endeavor of Evan Shornstein, a 21-year-old hailing from the lush and peaceful evergreen valley of Woodstock, NY.

Having been introduced to Aphex Twin at the tender age of 9, he quickly began to embrace music in all of its forms. This early inspiration provided a foundation for his musical growth in drumming, turntablism and eventually composition. Drawing on a wide range of global influences, he dove headfirst into the world of audio experimentation, initially through mixes recorded using his turntables, and later on through the use of digital audio software.

Hello, can you describe your sound in 3 words?
Stimulating, Bouncy, Melodic.

What’s been your favorite record of 2014?
Reality Testing – Lone.
However, I just can’t stop listening to a record from 2013:
“Pull My Hair Back” by Jesse Lanza.

What new artist are you tipping for 2015?
My homie Acemo. When he finally releases what I hear him working on everyday.
Also, Time Wharp.

Who’s music career inspires you?
Fela Kuti!

Who would you most like to work with?
Bibio, Co La, Jesse Lanza, Jai Paul, Clap! Clap!

Where can people go to see / hear more from you?



In terms of live shows, I play a lot in New York but the plan is to hit Europe soon! :)

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