| Anstascia Corniere and Vivie Bakos|
Montreal, Canada (2008)
2008 – Present
| HouseTechnoDeep House|
Anstascia D'Elene Corniere, Vivie-ann Bakos
Welcome To The Present, Strange Attractions EP, Inward Visions
Kompakt, Get Physical Music
Thomas Gandey, Michael Mayer, Philip Bader, Tomas Barfod, Eric Estornel
Blond:ish is a Canadian producer/DJ duo formed by Anstascia D'Elene Corniere and Vivie-ann Bakos. They started their career when they met in Montreal in 2008.
While attending the Winter Music Conference in 2007, Corniere and Bakosmet started promoting and DJing nights called Blond:ish at the Cherry Nightclub in Montreal. After a while, people started referring to the duo by that name. In 2010, the women moved to London seeking to expand their musical knowledge.
In 2012 they released the Lonely Days EP on Noir Music. After the release of Lonely Days, they were signed by Kompakt label boss Michael Mayer, who released their next EP, Lovers In Limbo, soon after.
They signed to Get Physical Music, where they released their Strange Attractions EP with Thomas Gandey. As a result of their success, they were commissioned to produce remixes for Depeche Mode, Pete Tong, Maya Jane Coles, Kate Simko, and WhoMadeWho
In a makeshift studio near the Mayan temples in Tulum the band produced their next two Kompakt EPs, Inward Visions and Wunderkammer.
2015 has been a big year for Blond:ish, marking the release of their first album, Welcome to the Present, released by Kompakt. After having established their rule over the 12" format and turning your run-of-the-mill dance EP into a miniature opera in its own right, Blond:ish were bound to come up with a debut full-length at some point - but even so, Welcome To The Present drops as a major surprise: flexing the psychedelic and spiritual influences that already informed their previous Kompakt releases, this new material presents itself not so much as the collection of DJ-ready peak-time bangers that some would've expected, but as what we admiringly would call a total trip. It sees the duo embark on a universal journey, departing from the club comfort zone and exploring the deeper shades of world electronica from within. Here, each track is part of a bigger story, accomplishing its role in a vibrant, colourful mix of electronic moods, field recordings, traditional instruments and polyglot vocal.
On 16 April 2016, the duo premiered their debut Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, which they recorded on a makeshift studio in Tulum, Mexico. They have released music on labels like Get Physical, Kompakt, Leftroom, and Noir. The duo has also played at Burning Man. Blond:ish has played festivals and events like Flying Circus, SXMusic Festival, Symbiosis Gathering, the BPM Festival, ENTER., Mysteryland, Ultra Music Festival, and Wisdom of the Glove.