Originally a Pittsburgh DJ, Kate held down residencies at Laga, Zythos, and was co-founder of Savitri Sundays. She received a degree in Anthropology (and a minor in Music) at University of Pittsburgh--where she also participated in a gamelan ensemble. Her interests in sound began at a young age--first playing violin, then piano, then guitar, now sample-based electronics (often incorporating her own singing voice among other found sounds). Her regular bookings playing deep, minimal house and techno encouraged her move to Philadelphia in summer 2001. After relocating, she has taken responsibilities as co-organizer of both the Pitchspork monthly (hosting names like Magda, Matthew Dear, Sammy Dee, Geoff White, Jeff Milligan and others) and the Foundsound record label. Her production debut came in May 2004 with the release of "rip it cookie muenster" (foundsound01), featuring a remix by Matthew Dear.