Photay is the solo musical endeavor of Evan Shornstein, 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. Photay's music has genuine emotional depth, unexpected sample flips and wild acoustic fictioning which instantly caught the ear of tastemakers internationally from Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbes and Mister Saturday Night to SBTRKT and Bonobo.