Biography

DJ/Composer /Remixer/Sound Designer

Mind, body, soul; Stefny Winter’s music speaks all three languages. Inspired by nature and the energy of connectivity, this California-native’s DJ sets revel in quiet emotion: dark synth lines balanced by subtle groove, heavy bass softened with expressive refrains, such that beat becomes a mantra. Despite roots in the west coast, Stefny’s music is by no means confined to the organic, drawing equally from the sounds of the concrete jungles in Detroit, Chicago, and New York where she grew as an artsit; always grounded in the kind of soulful atmosphere that inspires the dance floor. Her production sees the infusion of diverse influences, including vocals from her friends, her son, and herself, creating intimate narratives released on the likes of Third Ear, Siteholder, Archipel, Contexterrior, Caduceus, Third Ear Recordings and her own non-profit imprint Goodnight Moon Recordings. Now based in Montreal, Stefny has graced the stage at local events like MUTEK, Igloofest, and Piknic Electronik, alongside international gigs in Japan, Germany, Spain, and the UK; the embodiment of musical universality.


 

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Mind, body, soul; Stefny Winter’s music speaks all three languages. Inspired by nature and the energy of connectivity, this California-native’s DJ sets revel in quiet emotion: dark synth lines balanced by subtle groove, heavy bass softened with expressive refrains, such that beat becomes a mantra. Despite roots in the west coast, Stefny’s music is by no means confined to the organic, drawing equally fromthe sounds of the concrete jungles in Detroit, Chicago, and New York where she grew as an artist; always grounded in the kind of soulful atmosphere that inspires the dancefloor. Her production sees the infusion of diverse influences, including vocals from her friends, her son, and herself, creating intimate narratives released on the likes of Third Ear, Siteholder, Archipel, Contexterrior, Caduceus, Third Ear Recordings and her own non-profit imprint Goodnight Moon Recordings. Now based in Montreal, Stefny has graced the stage at local events like MUTEK, Igloofest, and Piknic Electronik, alongside international gigs in Japan, Germany, Spain, and the UK; the embodiment of musical universality.

When she moved to NYC she became involved with multiple projects. These projects included;  a residency with collective “Direct Drive”, becoming part of the all female collective called “Sister” which they did events around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Miami’s WMC. She also helped out with a radio show called “Jeannie Hopper’s ‘Liquid Sound Lounge'” on WBAI.

As for her production side, while experimenting with recordings of her son and her own vocals, she remains true to herself musically and, much like an evolving cloud flowing through the atmosphere, she can never be pinned down with specific definitions.  When Stefny is making music she always finds a method to impregnate her sounds with her personality and soul. Stefny increased her momentum with her first release in 2005, a remix on San Francisco’s “Hector Works”, followed by a number of further remixes. In 2007 she released her debut EP called “Radiolaria” on New York’s “Addon”. In 2008 she released “Migratory Insertion” on Montreal’s Archipel Musique which was followed by “Speakeasy” released on Berlin’s Contexterrior. For 2010 she released the “I Live In Spandex EP” on Siteholder.  In 2011 she released her debut album “Wind Walker” on Archipel of which one of the tracks “When The Rain Fell” was licensed to Joris Voorn vs. Cassy “Cocoon Heroes” mix CD. Her latest EP “Dancing On Matter”  appears on Switzerland’s Caduceus records.

Over the last frequent years Stefny has performed at the renowned Bunker in New York City, Resolute in New York City & Detroit, Montreal’s Piknic Electronik & Igloofest, as well as numerous additional events in North America. On the international front she has toured Japan, Germany and most notably played at Fabric in London, United Kingdom.

There was an increase in musical requests during 2010. She created a number of remixes for labels including: Soma, Adjunct, SiteHolder, Klectik and Smut. Her most cherished work was for an Italian label called “Opilec Music”  for whom she furnished a remix of The Units’ “Run” which was featured on a special triple CD compilation entitled “Connections”.  Stefny’s most recent remix is of Platypus’ “Argyle” which appears on Thoughtless Music.

2012 saw Stefny’s live performance debut which took place in July at Resolute’s NYC and performed at Mutek in 2013.

Always keeping healthily busy, she has multiple projects; One being, Isoteric which is based on DnB, house and electronica the other being a duo live set as SWACK (stefny winter and claire kenway). In the beginning of 2013 Stefny has launched a non-profit record label – Goodnight Moon Recordings – where proceeds are donated to The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

 

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