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Katie Stelmanis
Katie Stelmanis is a classically trained vocalist and pianist currently writing music and performing under the name Austra. Influenced by artists like Nine Inch Nails and Bjork, she released her debut album Join Us in 2008 with Toronto's Blocks Recording Club. In 2011 she adopted the moniker Austra (her middle name) and released Feel It Break on Domino Records. At that time she also began performing as a band alongside Maya Postepski, Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak. Together they toured all over the world, performed at huge festivals like Coachella, and supported a wide variety of other bands including the XX, Gossip and Sufjan Stevens.

Feel It Break was declared album of the year by New York Magazine and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Its follow up, Olympia, was released in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Her third release, Future Politics, will be released on January 20, 2017. The album was written, produced, mixed and mastered by only women and is set to be her most political and ambitious release yet.

DJ Skate Nights: Katie Stelmanis (Austra)


Singer/producer/songwriter Katie Stelmanis is known for her late night, techno DJ sets pushing boundaries and moving bodies. Tonight she combines her love of dance music with her classical and jazz roots for an eclectic, sonically diverse set.

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