Zenith, Stephanie Blair, 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; creating 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. Stephanie finally moved to San Francisco in 2002.
Stephanie’s style combines thumpy rhythms, goth key signatures, heavy-duty bass, provocative melodies, and serious 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, Tiefschwarz, Mark Knight, David Harness, Nikita, 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 has played at major parties such as Forward and Housepitality. Stephanie throws Activate! with Joseph Lee where she holds a residency. Stephanie is a resident at Activate!, Yo’ It’s Party Time, the MML, and Native Wish. Stephanie works regularly with other parties such as Direct to Earth and The BoomBox Affair. Stephanie plays out frequently between Activate!, Freeform vs Dubalicious, Yo’ It’s Party Time, Native Wish, Funk N Groov, Stanford Radio KZSU’s Big Love Show, White Label, the Western Techno Frontier, and many other parties. Stephanie plays the first Mondays of the month at Native Wish Mondays (Wish) with the Supacreep (Native) and Izzy Z (Roundmusic). This story is to be continued…