ATLiens and Blanke Make ‘Contact’
April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019
Blanke. The e is silent.
Surfacing in 2016 and amassing millions of streams since, Blanke has enjoyed a rapid rise to recognition in the bass music scene. Named at #7 on Run The Traps Breakout Artists of 2018, before playing a single show in North America, Blanke has found himself on artist to watch in 2019 lists compiled by the likes of YOUREDM, Billboard, Noiseporn, EDM Sauce and this song slaps.
In just 2.5 years Blanke has cut more than a few laps of Australia and New Zealand including the national support for Illenium’s debut tour and 2 Headline tours of his own, shared lineup’s and stages with the likes of Kill The Noise, Just Blaze, Snails, RL Grime, Peking Duk, Alison Wonderland, Riot Ten, 12th Planet, Dillon Francis, What So Not, Yellow Claw, Carnage, Kayzo, Zomboy, QUIX, Jauz, Slushii and JOYRYDE and appeared Festivals like Defqon.1, Groovin’ The Moo, Spilt Milk, the only artist to be booked 2 years in a row for the latter.
Blanke has seen continuous support from various international Dance music media including Run The Trap (who named him on their ‘Australian artists to Watch’ list in 2018) YourEDM (named on their top 40 artists to watch in 2019), Dancing Astronaut, Nest HQ, Insomniac, Bass Rush, Life Without Andy, UKF and Noiseporn. Blanke’s music has found itself on Labels like Astralwerks, Ultra, Dim Mak, Ministry Of Sound, Deadbeats Lowly Palace and Buygore, has scored airtime on Triple J, BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, featured in mixes and radio shows by Diplo, NGHTMRE, Slander, Alison Wonderland, Noisia, Brownies and Lemonade All Stars and Zeds Dead as well as landing in DJ Sets at festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Miami, EDC Las Vegas, Coachella, Splendour in The Grass, Shambala and Lost Lands thanks to the likes of Rezz, k?d, BTSM, Kayzo, Grandtheft, Illenium, Steve Aoki, Peking Duk, Slumberjack, GTA and more.
The Blanke Remix of PNAU’s Changa has clocked over 5 and a half Million spins on Spotify to date and was been named as one of Billboard Dance’s Top Ten Remixes of 2018. Official remixes for Marshmello, RL Grime, Gryffin, Jonas Blue, Steve Aoki, Prince Fox, Peking Duk, Tommy Trash and Carmada have reached over 4 Million plays collectively on Spotify alone, found themselves in the Mint (6.5 Mil followers) and Fresh Electronic (1.6 mil followers) Happy Beats (600k) Playlists along the way. Collaborations with JayKode, 1788-L, Avance, Kayoh and ZEKE BEATS along with Bootleg’s of Virtual Self, Boys Noize & Skrillex have collectively seen over ¾ of a million plays on soundcloud in 2018 alone. Not reserved to editorial support, Blankes music has landed in the artist lead playlists by the likes of Marshmello, JAUZ, Ghastly, Slander, NGHTMRE & Deadmau5.
Blanke rounded out his 2018 with a huge Collaboration with global superstar REZZ in ‘Mixed Signals’, and Freshly inked deal with United Talent Agency for Bookings, with his first North American Dates in Vancouver and San Francisco for insomniac at the massive Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in early February 2019.