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 notorious 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.
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.
A slew of original productions and gigs all over the world helped to reinforce their undying love for music and demonstrated that, where words fail, Blond:ish’s music speaks. One of their ultimate experiences taking 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.
Blond:ish are now poised to embark on the next step of their mission. Taking field recordings on every trip they make, and finding inspiration during a month of downtime in Mexico, the duo have their sights set firmly on keeping that magical energy flowing, sending positive vibrations deep into the outer regions of the universe.
Blond:ish Top 10 June 2016:
01. Alex & Digby – Angolan Rumble (Discobar)
02. East End Dubs – Tools Volume 4 B1 (East End Dubs Vinyl)
03. Second Hand Satellites – Orbit 1.4 (Shaboom)
04. Margaret Dygas – That Oops (Perlon)
05. Ciprian Stan – A Bit More (Body Parts)
06. Alex Arnout – Diffuser (No Fit State)
07. DJ Sneak – Sur America (Cross Section Records)
08. Tribalation – Why Did You Do That? (Loaded Records)
09. Fela Kuti – Mr. Grammarticalogylisationalism (Blondish’s Total Rework) (Fela Kuti)
10. Pier Bucci feat. Saad Al Bouaamri & Washington Miranda – 10 Dias (-)