Miskate is Kate Iwanowicz. Originally a Pittsburgh dj, she held down various residencies in that area. 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.