Deep, dark, twisted tunes from Canadian duo Blond:ish
What’s On preview more big name DJs in Dubai as Blond:Ish – Anstascia D’ Elene and Vivie-Ann Bakos come to play at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE.
Who? Blond:ish are London-based Canadian duo Anstascia D’ Elene and Vivie-Ann Bakos. They started playing together in Montreal in 2008. After a string of releases on imprints Kompkat, Noir Music and Get Physical, plus DJ dates around the world, they’re now making their debut album in Mexico. They say it’ll be “healing shamanic techno”.
What do they sound like? The pair make and play louche house music, audibly influenced by everything from 1960s psychedelia to Detroit techno. Or, to use their own words, “deep, dark, twisted, melancholic, make-you-wanna-take-your-clothes-off electronic music.”
What should I listen to? It all started with In My Head – a trippy, low-slung house tune that still sounds as fresh and weird as it did in 2012. A recent remix of Junge Junge’s Beautiful Girl has also gripped dancefloors.
Where can we see them? Blond:ish play Blue Marlin on February 27, supporting German maestro DJ Koze. As two of the more innovative acts in electronic music, they should complement each other perfectly. February 27
Blue Marlin, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 11pm, free. Tel: (056) 1133400.