Road Trippin with Photay – Photaygraphin

Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on October 1, 2015

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On tonight’s Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima we are having Photay on the show here post Decibel Festival. We will be talking about Photay’s post-graduation adventure of growth around the US with his good friend Jack.

Online streaming: http://www.mixcloud.com/djmkulima

Photay is the solo musical endeavor of Evan Shornstein, a 22-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.

After an eye-opening trip to Guinea, West Africa, Photay was born. Combining his newly acquired knowledge of polyrhythmic percussion and years of experimenting with sampling and field recordings, he went on to create and self-release his first project under the alias. Seamlessly combining a variety of audio sources and techniques, Photay’s sound is a balancing act of analog and digital, of natural and synthetic. It is not designed exclusively for headphones nor the dancefloor, but is genuinely at home in both contexts.

This unique and confident young voice is in full effect on his debut self-titled release for Astro Nautico. Restlessly playful, Photay’s unique range of compositional skills are immediately apparent, with tempos and moods spontaneously emerging and evolving organically. Fusing catchy melodies with unusual textures, this is invigorating music that speaks an ancient language. It is vibrant, dynamic and beautifully unexpected. It will move you.

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • No Sass
    Photay
    Photay
  • Jaco Kelly
    Sasac
    Hyperion
  • Deaf Christian
    Co La
    Moody Coup
  • Rhubadub Style
    Sugar Minott
  • When You Were Born
    Kallie Lampel
  • Norbat Okelo
    Owiny Sigoma Band
    Power Punch
  • Screens
    Photay
    Unreleased
  • Ohonono/Kiwembo
    Andrew Bird vs Konono N'1 & Sobanza Mimanisa
    Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics Vol 1
  • Bianca
    Peter Walker
    Rainy Day Raga
  • Irene
    Caribou
    Andorra
  • Agog
    Photay
    Rubber Tracks Compilation
  • Sticky
    Les Sins
    Michael
  • Temporal
    Buscabulla
    Kitsune EP
  • 07 - Club (impromptu) 1.0
    Photay
    unreleased
  • Mi Swing Es Tropical (feat. Tempo, The Candella Allstars)
    Quantic, Nickodemus
    Chef (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Roygbiv
    Boards of Canada
    Music Has the Right of Children

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