Fast paced and hard-hitting, Stev Zar weaves worlds when she DJs. Drawing on her expansive tastes and her cultural and queer experience, she moves with her mood to blend fierce percussion, bass-heavy club, experimental electro, and southside rap with classic acapellas and cinematic scores. Her sets are firmly rooted in the now, with tongue and cheek references folded into the chaos. The aim is body euphoria. Her goal is to uplift trans bodies and challenge her audience to move beyond genre to connect with the heart of the sound.
Currently based in Naarm, Stev Zar’s resume spans DJing, production, and curation. Her work has led her to perform alongside LSDXOXO, Skin On Skin, UNiiQU3, Leonce, Dinamarca, Tygapaw, Estoc, Junglepussy and the Veronicas, with sets at Soft Centre Festival, Laneway, Melbourne Music Week, Redbull Music Festival, Rising Music Festival, and guest mixes on Eora’s FBi Radio and Nomad Radio, Aoetearoa’s Friendly Potential, and Triple J. She recently made her Boiler Room debut both performing and co-curating for UMAMI Collective.
As a curator she spotlights artists in so-called Australia’s QTBIPOC community and crafts spaces for this community to celebrate themselves and each other. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry) at RMIT with hopes to use her degree to continue to champion marginalised voices in the industry.
Day For Night: The Pleasure Arc (Sydney World Pride, 2022)