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Savant
Birth name Aleksander Vinter
Also known as Savant, Blanco,[1] Vinter In Hollywood[2]
Born (1987-04-16) April 16, 1987 (age 29)[3]
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Complextro, dubstep, electro house, chiptune, fidget house, glitch hop, trap, moombahton, moombahcore, drumstep, hip hop, dancehall, prog rock, baroque
Occupation(s) Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Performer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Unsigned
Associated acts Snoop Dogg, DMX (rapper), Donny Goines, Gino Sydal, Qwentalis, Twistex, Infected Mushroom, Video Violence, Blood Command, Svanur Papparazzi, Razihel, JELO, Adam K, Kaster, Sikis, Ninur, Joeyfive, Virus Syndicate, Axel Morris, Kiatzuki, Selina Svanberg, Snobe, Admiral Ackbar, Bluebloods, Simon Aeson
Website vinter.us
Notable instruments
FL Studio, vocals, keytar, piano, synthesizer, guitar

Aleksander Vinter, better known by his alias Savant (also Blanco, formerly Vinter in Hollywood, Vinter in Vegas and others), is a Norwegian musician.[4][5]

Career[edit]

In 2009, he released his debut album, Outbreak, under Vinter in Hollywood. Outbreak was nominated in the electronic music category for the 2009 Norwegian Grammy Awards.[6][7][8]

Vinter signed with SectionZ Records in 2010 and released Mamachine under the alias Vinter in Vegas and in 2011, Ninür under Savant.

In 2013, his following increased as he embarked on two North American tours.[9][10] Between tours he released the album Cult and provided music for the D-Pad Studio game Savant - Ascent.[11] Orakel was released on December 11, 2013 and reached the #3 spot on the iTunes Dance charts in the US.[12]

In 2014, Savant released Protos, which reached #24 on the North American iTunes Pop charts and #1 on the Bandcamp Electronica and Overall charts. Later that year, on December 13, 2014, ZION was released, peaking at #2 on the holiday iTunes Dance chart in the US. ZION also reached #19 on the Billboard Dance chart and #24 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[citation needed]

His album Invasion was released in January 2015, and led deadmau5 to call Savant "the change that electronic dance music needs".[13]

Savant has announced his next record titled "VEX" for 2016 release. With deep hip-hop, R&B, Pop and Electronic influences.

Radio[edit]

In 2016 the singles "Fire", "Forsaken" and multi-single "Cassette" have all debuted in CMJ's Top 10 RPM Adds chart.

Radio Statistics for Savant Singles
Radio Track CMJ Add Chart Position Total Adds Confirmed Total Airplay Stations CMJ Chart Debut Total CMJ Chart Appearances Chart Notes
Apr-16 Forsaken #2 100 60 24 16
  • KZSC Santa Cruz, CA (#2 peak)
  • WRUV Burlington, VT (#4 peak)
  • KTUH Honolulu, HI (#6 peak)
  • WFCS New Britain, CT (#1 peak)
  • WCXS Orland Park, IL (#1 peak)
  • WRRG River Grove, IL (#2 peak)
  • WPHS Holland, MI (#3 peak)
  • M3 Brooklyn, NY (#4 peak)
  • WDWN Auburn, NY (#5 peak)
  • KSCU Santa Clara, CA (#6 peak)
  • KOSU Oklahoma, City, OK (#6 peak)
  • RLC Piscataway, NJ (#7 peak)
  • KRCB Rohnert Park, CA (#7 peak)
  • KRSC Claremore, OK (#7 peak)
  • Ohio. FM Columbus, OH (#8 peak)
  • KZMU Moab, UT (#9 peak)
  • CHMR St. John’s, NF (#10 peak)
  • WSFM Asheville, NC (#10 peak)
Mar-16 Fire #3 70 49 38 12
  • WCXS Orland Park, IL (#2 peak)
  • WSUW Whitewater, WI (#2 peak)
  • WUMF Farmington, ME (#2 peak)
  • KBUT Crested Butte, CO (#4 peak)
  • KFAI Minneapolis, MN (#4 peak)
  • WPHS Warren, MI (#7 peak)
  • M3 Radio Brooklyn, NY (#8 peak)
  • WWSU Dayton, OH (#8 peak)
  • KALX Berkeley, CA (#8 peak)
  • WVPH Piscataway, NJ (#9 peak)
  • KSCU Santa Clara, CA (#9 peak)
  • WXIN Providence, RI (#9 peak)
Feb-16 Cassette #4 65 36 26 11
  • KALX Berkeley, CA (#1 peak)
  • WSUW Whitewater, WI (#2 peak)
  • KZSC Santa Cruz, CA (#4 peak)
  • WRUV Burlington
  • VT (#5 peak)
  • CHMR St. John's
  • NF (#6 peak)
  • Ohio.FM Columbus
  • OH (#6 peak)
  • WDWN Auburn, NY (#8 peak)
  • WCXS Orland Park, IL (#9 peak)
  • WPHS Warren, MI (#9 peak)
  • WMHC South Hadley, MA (#9 peak)
  • KFAI Minneapolis, MN (#10 peak)

Blanco[edit]

Blanco started as a small side project of Savant in October 2010. One EP was released, titled The Mother Of God And A Filthy Whore.[14] Since then, Blanco was not heard from for quite some time.

Around mid 2015, Vinter began producing once again under the name "Blanco" despite Savant's success. According to Vinter, there are future plans for Savant releases either in late 2015 or early 2016, easing the concern of fans who had believed Blanco was taking over full-time. Vinter announced that what was originally planned to be a single EP will actually be released as a trilogy of EPs, each with six tracks.[15] The first of these EPs, Bajo, even included three singles.[16]

In October 2015, Vinter announced that Savant would no longer be releasing EDM style music, stating that from that point on Blanco would be releasing any EDM style tracks.[17]

In his press kit,[18] Vinter is described as having Aspergers Syndrome. Within his 2014 MTV Artists biographical profile, he is described as having "struggled in school and life until he was diagnosed with a series of mental conditions -- primarily Asperger's Syndrome."[19]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Outbreak (2009) (as Vinter in Hollywood)
  • Mamachine (2010) (as Vinter in Vegas)
  • Ninür (2011)
  • Vario (2012)
  • Overworld (2012)
  • ISM (2012)
  • Alchemist (2012)
  • Overkill (2013)
  • Cult (2013)
  • Orakel (2013)
  • Protos (2014)
  • ZION (2014)
  • Invasion[20] (2015)
  • Vybz (2016)
  • Outcasts (2016)

EPs[edit]

  • Thrillseekers (2009)
  • The Ritalin Project with Donny Goines (2012)
  • Mindmelt (2012) (free)
  • ♥ (Heart) (2013)
  • Four Days (2013)
  • Thank You (2013)
  • Bajo (2015) (as Blanco)

Singles[edit]

  • Virus (2009) (as Vinter in Hollywood)
  • Ride Like The Wind (2010) (free) (as Vinter in Hollywood)
  • Ninur (2011)
  • Trevor feat. Kiazuki (2012) (free)
  • Ode To Joy (2012) (free)
  • Shake The Room (2012) (free)
  • Derby with Jelo (2014)
  • Slasher (2015)
  • Fire (2016)
  • Cassette (2016)
  • Savior (2016)
  • Forsaken (2016)
  • Fabrics (2016)
  • Hustler (2016)

Video Games[edit]

An official video game titled Savant - Ascent was launched on Dec 4th, 2013. It was developed by D-Pad Studio to be his first video game album. The game was created in Game Maker for iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/6752972/blanco-dyland-premiere-camarilla-listen. Retrieved 3 June 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.itsatrap.com/n/32999-2009-spellemannprisen-nominees.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Savant - MusicBrainz". Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Savant Interview". Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Savant". Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2009 Spellemannprisen Nominees". Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nominert til Spellemannsprisen". Jarlsbergavis. January 1, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Spellemann del tre: elektronikastjerner og fiolintornado". NRK Lydverket. March 6, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The secrets behind enigmatic Norwegian electro producer Savant". February 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Savant-"Ascend" & North American Tour". September 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Savant: Ascent". Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ Maimann, Kevin (October 31, 2013). "Savant makes big impact on EDM scene". Edmonton Sun. Canoe Sun Media. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Savant delivers full-length album to save EDM from itself". January 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Mother Of God And A Filthy Whore, by Savant". Savant. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  15. ^ "Blanco - The album will be split into 3 EPs. Trilogy... | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  16. ^ "Blanco - Timeline Photos | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  17. ^ "Dr Savant/Mr Blanco on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  18. ^ "Aleksander Vinter Press kit". Madmimi. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  19. ^ "About Savant". MTV Artists. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved 2016-06-27. 
  20. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Savant prepares us for Invasion!". UKF. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  21. ^ http://www.savantgame.com/

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