Sjanine Steyn aka 'SJ' is a self-taught female musician, multi-instrumentalist, independent music producer and freelance sound designer who currently resides in the Eastern Cape, South-Africa.
Being an 80`s baby, her main influences and roots are firmly
embedded in rock an` roll, grunge and the alternative scene of the
90`s and beyond. She also played the drums in a few 'wave-making'
all-girl bands in her 20`s.
She took a strong interest to electronic music production at age 17
and has been pursuing her love and passion for the craft ever since. Exploring this new musical outlet opened up a new world and
led to the discovery of indie music, nonconforming producers and creatives, which in turn, inspired her to create a DIY platform to showcase them.
SJ started up The Shimmer Effect, an international collab project with Stephen Mullarkey in 2010 and is also the mother and single-parent of Big Wave Records.
Alchesound is her solo project.
32 Miles - Bushmen Records
32 Miles presents a collection of colorful gems, reflecting an eclectic journey with peaks and valleys of ambient sounds.
13 Tracks /// Free Download
Vapour - Bushmen Records
Vapour presents a series of progressive compositions with a minimalistic and experimental approach to melodic grooves, beatbreaks and cross-rhythms, mood-swinging through a mist of nostalgia.
7 Tracks /// Free Download