Sjanine Steyn aka ‘SJ’ is a self-taught 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.
SJ played the drums in 2 kickass SA all-girl bands in her 20`s to early 30`s and also recorded and featured on a number of albums with various local artists during her musical career.
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.