SongVault Artist Profile
Colorado, United States
Chillout / Lounge / Downtempo
San Francisco Bay Area native, Stephanie Sante is an electronic composer, producer, and multi instrumentalist. Equally adept on guitar and keyboards her music embodies skillfully blended layers of melodic harmonies that embrace a mix of thematic, uplifting and energetic tracks that contain a glimpse of mystery and romance. Stephanie Sante’s music is often described as cinematic since it paints such a clear landscape of emotional vision and clarity. Often times epic in scope, each track is delicately linked in perfect symmetry.
Her first solo release titled: 'Into Light' garnered critical acclaim in 2000 from New Age Voice for “Winner Radio Airplay 2000” and finalist “Best New Age CD 2000”. In late 2001 the release, 'Inner Beauty', was NAV’s finalist for “Best New Age/Electronic/Space CD 2001”. Once again embracing emerging technologies ‘Inner Beauty’ featured Stephanie’s considerable depth on midi-guitar and breathtaking synthesis.
In 2005 'Coffee Culture', introduced a mix of chilled grooves and acoustic/ electric guitars stylistically covering Lounge, NuJazz, Bossa and World Beat. Coffee Culture was awarded “Best Concept Album” by Muse’s Muse in 2005.
In 2007 Sante Music released ‘Shine' EP, continuing to focus on blending NuJazz, Lounge and Ambient textures with Bossa flavors. The track “Missing Paris” quickly became the most popular single from ‘Shine’.
In 2010 Sante Music released ‘Prismatic', Stephanie Sante’s break-through release. Inspired by the beauty and wonder of the great Pacific Northwest, Prismatic captured the sensuality, romance and excitement of this lush expanse, blending aspects of NuJazz, Chill, Ambient and Bossa. Tracks such as “Morning Breeze”, “Chill Station”, “High Tide” and ‘This Diamond Light’ were just a few of the highlights form’Prismatic.
'State of Mind', the latest release from Stephanie Sante contains 13 tracks that span a full 65 minutes featuring: A diverse mix of Chill with stylistic influences from electronica, downtempo, ambient and a hint of nu-jazz. Vibrant and emotionally charged songs featuring strong melodies, unforgettable hooks, synth leads, energetic jams and fantastic beats.