Photay is the solo musical endeavour of composer, drummer, DJ and producer, Evan Shornstein. After studying abroad in 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. Using a variety of audio sources and techniques, Photay’s sound is a balancing act of analog and digital, of natural and synthetic. Photay’s debut full-length, “Onism” (Astro Nautico) was released on August 11, 2017 and met with critical acclaim, including a glowing review and a 7.9 rating from Pitchfork. In the summer of 2017, he supported Odesza on a few dates including notable show at Red Rocks and he supported Bonobo on their Northeast, North American leg of their worldwide tour.