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SHANE FONTANE DJ, Producer and Label Owner of A Deep Within

Spontaneous as they may seem, ecstatic moments in late-night warehouse parties seldom happen on accident. Only artists like Shane Fontane grasp the sorcery needed to conjure proper techno soundscapes.

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Beyond the wealth of technical knowledge at his fingertips, Shane’s sonic mysticism lies in his devotion to concept. His A Deep Within imprint, for instance, derives its minimal aesthetic from ideas involving mortality and legacy. Each track casts a different spell, and in succession they shape the world around you into an a space of cinematic grandeur.

Shane Fontane’s second-nature understanding of techno speaks to his decades of experience with DJing and remixing culture. Born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, his earliest influences included Eazy-E and KRS-One at a time before hip-hop entered the mainstream spotlight. After watching Rob Gee deliver a set at Limelight in the early ‘90s, however, he began a lifelong descent into the rabbit hole of electronic music.

As a young adult, he gradually moved on from gabber and hardcore to house and techno. He released his first music in the latter genres under the stage name Trauma before adopting his current moniker in a moment of inspiration during an all-night outing. An artist through and through, he even legally changed his name to Shane Fontane as a symbolic gesture of fully embracing his creative identity.

After he relocated to San Francisco, Shane’s career as a producer picked up considerable momentum. He was involved with the 2014 launch of Funk’n Deep Records, and he collaborated with Durtysoxxx and Meezy on “Bump,” the label’s first record to receive support from artists as well respected as Carl Cox.

In the beginning of 2017 Shane launched his record label, A Deep Within. He inaugurated the imprint with a new moon ritual coinciding with the release of the When We’re Gone EP, which reached #5 on Beatport’s Minimal / Deep Tech Top 10 Releases chart. The same year Magnetic Magazine wrote about a single of his titled “Under Your Spell” as part of a feature highlighting artists with their own distinctive brand of techno. Mario Ochoa included another called “Rituals” on an episode of his podcast, and other A Deep Within releases saw support from the likes of Cristian Varela, Anthony Pappa, TKNO, Tocadisco and more.

When it comes to performing, Shane Fontane selects his gigs carefully. Favoring events held in stripped-down industrial spaces, he has made himself a fixture at the gatherings of Bay Area outfits like Mioli Music, Nocturnal Code and Halcyon SF.

When you find yourself with a sheen of light perspiration on a dance floor where time and space are irrelevant, you’re likely to find Shane Fontane behind the decks. Altering your reality with each skillful selection, he tells a psychedelic story underscored by hypnotic grooves. His songs make up the soundtrack to your deepest techno dreams with a sensibility that places his discography in a category all its own.

Shane Fontane has only just begun to share his artistic vision with the techno world. Follow him closely in the years to come to find out what sounds will emerge from his introspective journey.

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Recent Shows

  • Mioli Music Mystique @ Public Works - 12/19
  • Mioli Music Otherworldly @ Underground Location - 10/19
  • Mioli Music All Night!!! @ Underground Location - 8/19
  • Julian Jeweil @ Halcyon SF - 7/19
  • Mioli Music All Night!!! @ Underground Location - 6/19
  • Mioli Music Blissed Out Rooftop Party - 9 Year Anniversary @ Hotel Via - 3/19
  • Mioli Music All Night!!! @ Underground Location - 3/19
  • Deborah DeLuca @ Halcyon SF - 1/19
  • Mioli Music Move It or Lose It! @ The Great Northern - 12/18
  • Pan-Pot @ Halcyon SF - 11/18
  • Mioli Music All Night!!! @ Underground Location - 8/18
  • Keyframe/Pulse SF @ F8 - 9/18
  • Keyframe @ The Great Northern - 7/18

Discography

  1. Under - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  2. Signal Dark - Shane Fontane, Damienn - A Deep Within
  3. Red Room - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  4. A Risky Wander - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  5. Bliss Engine - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  6. Drenched In Sweat - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  7. Beyond Grandeur - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  8. Imagine It - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  9. Activate - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  10. Into It - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  11. Deity - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  12. Psychedelics - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  13. Protect - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  14. Strange Places - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  15. Mystic - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  16. The One Thing - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  17. Mandela - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  18. Obsession - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  19. Times Like This - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  20. Without Inhibition - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  21. Expanding Moments - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  22. Cloaked By Darkness - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  23. Seeing Stars - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  24. Now We're Here - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  25. Feeling Zero - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  26. Tempting Fate - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  27. Walking Dark - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  28. Eyes Gone Wide - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  29. Believe In Me - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  30. The Calling - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  31. Shadowy Things - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  32. Close To Merge - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  33. When We're Gone - Shane Fontane - A Deep Within
  34. Treats - Shane Fontane - Black Kat
  35. Our Own Species - Shane Fontane - Fierce Animals Recordings
  36. Slut Magic (Dantiez + Shane Fontane Remix) - Durtysoxxx - Funk'n Deep
  37. Velvet (Shane Fontane Remix) - Pumio - Eclipse Recordings
  38. Eleven - Shane Fontane - Mioli Music
  39. Wax Model (Shane Fontane Remix) - Everdom - Fierce Animal Recordings
  40. Pericola (Shane Fontane Remix) - Van Czar - Aerotek Recordings
  41. The Turning - Shane Fontane - Clandestine Recordings
  42. Fantasy & Ecstacy - Shane Fontane + Vloon M - Funk'n Deep
  43. Integrate - Shane Fontane - Funk'n Deep
  44. Wicked Circle - Shane Fontane - Funk'n Deep
  45. Bump - Shane Fontane + Durtysoxxx - Funk'n Deep
  46. How Many Dollars (Shane Fontane Remix) - Diction - Funk'n Deep
  47. Sagittarius (Shane Fontane Remix) - Mirror Pop - 9G Records
  48. Dopamine & Lazer Beams - Shane Fontane - Funk'n Deep
  49. Hot With You - Shane Fontane - Funk'n Deep
  50. Psycho Ex Girlfriend (Shane Fontane Remix) - Funkn Deep