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Mix of the Week: Stefny



 

 

They say slow and steady wins the race. The same certainly applies to Stefny Witner's latest offering, recently recorded at Montreal's 2014 Piknic Electronik. Our newest mix of the week starts with barely a whisper of a sound and slowly gains momentum, unraveling as a dark, sexy track sets the tone for the remainder of the mix. For the next hour and 40 minutes, Stefny treats our ears to a moody blend of throbbing basslines and mysterious vocals.

 

Born in California, raised in Colorado and now based in Montreal following a stint in NYC, Stefny has been a staple in the house/techno scene since the mid-90s. Once a mainstay at Bunker and Resolute parties, Stefny can be found at festivals and venues around the world including, Piknic, Igloofest, Fabric and more.

 

 

Punch Drunk Love | Bob Moses w/ Frank & Tony @ Output

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In summer 2012, the Autobrennt gang teamed up with Frank & Tony for another night of dancing at a Lower East Side joint. On the dance floor, we met the Canadian duo Bob Moses (Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie). They'd barely released a ton of music at that point, but we already knew they were special. Fast forward a few months and their limited 'Hands to Hold' EP popped up in Halcyon and later on our record shelf. It would have been impossible not to gravitate toward their heartfelt, soulful approach. What began as a gradual takeover soon went full-force and suddenly they were playing a Robot Heart set at Burning Man 2013 that's still talked about, shared and heard to this day. As many fans know, the duo recently inked a deal with Domino Records for First To Cry, now available as a limited edition silk-screened 12" vinyl and digitally via iTunes
 
Their success is due, in no small part, to Scissor & Thread label mates and helmsmen Frank & Tony (Francis Harris and Anthony Collins). Since taking the young duo under their wing, they've witnessed their growth and success as both their mentors and their friends. This Friday, June 20, Frank & Tony and Bob Moses (live) will convene at Output as part of Bob Moses' ongoing world tour. If you've heard anything about these four ridiculously talented men, you'd know it would be a terrible mistake to miss them all under the same roof. Ahead of the show, peep the stunning AA-side of First To Cry, "Grace." 
 
 
 

 

2014 Tour Dates
6.20 -- Output -- Brooklyn, NY, USA
6.21 -- The Garret -- Miami, FL, USA
6.27 -- Dolphin -- Philadelphia, PA, USA
6.28 -- Electric Room -- Rothbury, MI, USA
7.04 -- Wavefront Festival -- Chicago, IL, USA
8.04 -- Electric Forest -- Toronto, ON, Canada
8.30 -- Voltt Loves Summer Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
9.27 -- Tomorrow World -- Atlanta, GA, USA
 

 - Renee

 

nascent 003: Valentin Stip, Justin Miller, Evan Michael @ Cameo

 

The third installment of nascent by DJ/producer Evan Michael returns this week with Other People's Valentin Slip and Have A Killer Time's Justin Miller 

Hosted at Brooklyn staple Cameo, the series pairs seasoned talent with local talent and Evan on support. Valentin's headlining gig comes weeks after Other People hosted a series of their own parties at Cameo.  

"Valentin is an emerging artist who caught my attention with the lush production of Sigh on Nicolas Jaar's Other People label. His DJ sets also explore a wide range of Techno territory that is both eclectic and innovative."

Selecting Justin Miller for support was, Evan says, a no-brainer. 

"Justin Miller is a staple in the NYC DJ scene. A man who had his start with DFA and has since gone on to curate both Have a Killer Time and Other People record labels. His DJ sets serve as a bridge between House and Techno, a sound that nascent parties emphasize."

Ahead of the show, Evan compiled a proper hour-long mix to get everyone in the dancing mood before Friday.

Stay tuned for more news on Nascent. In the meantime, keep up with the series on Facebook,Tumblr and Mixcloud.

Tickets available here or at the door ($10). Enter a special giveaway for a chance to win 2 tix here! 

 

 

 

Nascent. 003 Evan Michael by Nascentny on Mixcloud

 
Mix of the week Mantas Steles

 

Based in Chicago, Mantas Steles is a rising star of Chicago's underground music scene. Touted as "sonically wise beyond his years," Mantas is known for pushing the boundaries within each set as he mixes classic house with the newest in techno.