Want to hear the ocean? Hold a seashell to your ear. Want to hear the wind? Listen to Claire Kenway’s music.  A Montrealer born and raised on the west coast, you might say that Claire’s productions are the musical manifestation of her connection to the Canadian landscape: valleys of bass, coniferous percussive elements that never fade, and dreamy, zephyr-like melodies. Not only can you hear the wind in her productions, you can hear it in her critically acclaimed 2012 sound installation, the Windcatcher, a machine that transforms breeze to beats.

A DJ since 2001, her style encapsulates Detroit techno, breakbeats, micro house, and minimal. Some call it soul techno. Her natural instinct for the dance floor and ability to conjure magical moments has earned her repeat performances at MUTEK, Piknic Electronik, Future Forest, and Club Der Visionaere. She has also performed at Igloofest, Astropolis (FR), Garorock (FR), Air (Tokyo), and Piknic Electronik Santiago. She launched Blackbox Montreal in 2011, a series of nomadic loft parties that helped her carve her imprint into Montreal’s underground. An impromptu back to back with Sonja Moonear at the Piknic Electronik afterparty in Chile is a definite career highlight…

With a growing stack of vinyl releases–including 2 Vinyl EPs in 2017 on Spanish imprint Monoclap and Moldovian label Conceptual Records, Claire is proving herself to be a true force of nature.