BLOND:ISH got their kickstart into the music world after they claimed the World Air Guitar Championship title in Montreal in 2008. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of gigs, music releases and a never-ending mission to spread love and expand consciousness through music. As members of the Kompakt and Get Physical families along with a slew of other labels, Anstascia and Vivie-Ann have carved out a niche thanks to their dark, sensual club music, sultry DJ sets and outrageous, fun-loving attitude.
All of which they say to be showing during Kompakt’s upcoming label night in cooperation with DGTL. The NDSM-docklands will be the home to some of the finest contributors of the Cologne-based imprint, sporting acts like Gui Boratto, label co-owner Michael Mayer, Kölsch, Superpitcher, Dauwd, upcoming Amsterdam duo Weval among others.
In the beginning there was no plan, just a chance meeting at WMC in 2007 which resulted in a cosmic bond between two house music loving visionaries and the conception of one of Montreal’s midweek mangles at Cherry nightclub. Their work as promoters and DJs at the party, which was called ‘BLOND:ISH’, started a natural chain of events and it was only a matter of time before they decided it was time to transmit the hedonistic spirit of their debauched soiree to the rest of planet Earth.
In 2010 they packed up and shipped out of Canada to soak up all the energy and inspiration London had to offer. The influential city provided the perfect location for their musical endeavours. Stardust manifested itself in several key moments of pure magic over the following years; from an old friend connecting them to the Kompakt family and their first release with the seminal label, to M.A.N.D.Y’s Philipp opening a spine-tingling set in the wonder of the Mexican jungle with ‘In My Head’ and welcoming them into the Get Physical crew.
Some original productions helped them to gigs across the world. One of their ultimate experiences have taken place at Burning Man where for the last 4 years, they could truly embrace their hippie spirit and share their ideologies with like-minded people. Remixes for several high-profile artists showcased their ability to put a sly electronic BLOND:ISH spin on a myriad of styles. Electronic music legends Depeche Mode among the many recipients of their unique talents.
Gui Boratto LIVE | Michael Mayer | Kölsch ft. Troels Abrahamsen LIVE | Blond:ish | Superpitcher | Rebolledo | Dauwd LIVE | Nuno Dos Santos | Weval LIVE | Jorn Liefdeshuis |