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316 – Blond:ish


Everybody loves blondes right? Well In the last few years we’ve become even more of a fan of the fair, well ish as Canadian born London based duo Blond:ish have captured our attention with their unique production recipe which focuses on the art of creating music that is organic and multi-dimensional. Provocative basslines contrast with smooth textures and haunting vocals to defy categorization as anything other than cool. Thus it is with great excitement we welcome the girls in for this weeks podcast after a huge 2012 wherein they stormed the scene with a series of big releases including their psychedelic influenced ‘Lovers In Limbo’ EP  on Kompakt  which showcased Blond:ish’s curiosity of the late 60’s musical movement, as well dropping stellar efforts for Noir Music, NM2 and Get Physical. So with a big year behind them and even bigger 2013 planned with an extensive set of tour dates including Flying Circus in Ibiza at the end of the month and the Chicago leg of the Electric Daisy Carnival, things certainly seem to be looking up for the duo.  Quirky and innovative, very much like their native city of Montreal and the organized chaos that have accompanied their sets there since they burst onto the scene with their acclaimed residency at the city’s Cherry Club, we think the mix they’ve delivered from a small village in deepest, darkest Mexico is the perfect thing to get you in the mood for the summer ahead. Enjoy…

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…Electric, quirky, techno’clock, wine’oclock, mexican, melodic, bumpin, rolling, sexy podcast 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?Anstascia: Thomas Muller – She’s a Woman – BPITCHViv: The Persuader- What Is the time Mr Templar – SVEK

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?A couple extra spicy Micheladas with a side of crispy grasshoppers in Tepoztlan (with a few roosters as background noise)

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?Definitely would have to be a tie between our gig at Output back in April with Philipp M.A.N.D.Y (because of our NYC crew and sound system)  and last saturday at our london beach rave (because of incredible setting by the Thames river and because it was our party lol) 

What have you got coming up?We have a full summer ahead of touring with about 15 shows in ibiza with the Flying Circus crew at Sankeys, Get Phyiscal at the coco loco room in Priviledge and Guy Gerbers wisdom of the glove residency at Pacha..  Sonar festival, Kazantip, SW4 and Burning Man In August will be some of our festival highlights.. and about a billion disco naps in between

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?Aliens really do exist. duh. 

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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