Zenith, Stephanie Zenith, was born in Washington, DC but grew up all over the world. Her childhood included places such as southeastern Virginia; Marquette, Michigan; Angeles City, Philippines; and Seoul and Taegu, Korea.
Stephanie’s jazz-drummer father started her in piano lessons at age 6. From that beginning, Stephanie’s interests have spread to many different aspects of music. Whether she was taking classical piano lessons; singing while her father played twelve string guitar in talent shows; singing in choirs; playing roles including lead in musicals; or playing tenor saxophone in symphonic bands; choreography; or DJing her college radio station; Stephanie grew up immersed in music.
Stephanie became fascinated by the San Francisco dance scene in Washington, DC where she returned to after college and finally moved to San Francisco in 2002.
Stephanie’s style combines thumpy rhythms, goth key signatures, heavy-duty bass, provocative melodies, and serious jazz attitude. Stephanie’s sets range from deep house to tech house to minimal and techno. Stephanie’s strength lies in her wide range of musical tastes. Stephanie is always riding the line between thump & groove.
Stephanie’s production company, Zenomena Productions, is currently responsible for throwing several regular parties: Funkentanzen, Funk N Groov, and TekAndHaus. Funkentanzen flies in guest DJs; while TekandHaus and Funk N Groov mostly highlight local talent. Zenomena Productions has flown in Brett Johnson, Maetrik/Maceo Plex, Burnski, Raíz (formerly known as Acid Circus), and Monty Luke to name a few. She’s played with many other big names including Dub Taylor/Tigerskin, Mark Knight, and many more. Stephanie’s also recently had the pleasure of collaborating with other parties such as Housepitality and Direct to Earth.
Currently Stephanie plays at a wide variety of venues between the bay area & elsewhere including Brussels, Santa Barbara, LA, Paris, Black Rock City at Burning Man. Stephanie plays at major parties such as Forward and Housepitality. Stephanie is a resident at Activate! and works regularly with other parties such as Direct to Earth and the MML. Stephanie plays out frequently between Forward, Native Wish, Funk N Groov, White Label, Direct to Earth, KZSU Stanford, the MML, the Western Techno Frontier, and many other parties. Stephanie plays the first Monday’s of the month at Native Wish Mondays (Wish) with Supacreep (Native) and Izzy Z (Roundmusic) and is a regular guest at the MML, Stanford Radio KZSU’s Big Love Show, White Label, and the Western Techno Frontier. This story is to be continued…