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OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHouse, techno
Years active2008–present
Get Physical Music
MembersVivie-ann Bakos
Past membersAnstascia D'Elene Corniere

Vivie-ann Bakos, known professionally as BLOND:ISH, is a Canadian music producer and DJ.[1][2][3] An environmental activist, she founded the nonprofit charity Bye Bye Plastics to eliminate single-use plastics from music venues and events.[4][5]

BLOND:ISH was formerly a duo composed of Bakos and Anstascia D’Elene Corniere. Corniere split from the project in 2019.[6]


In 2007, Corniere and Bakos met at the Winter Music Conference. The duo began performing together in 2008 while running and DJing their residency called Blond:ish at the Cherry Nightclub in Montreal.[7][8] Attendees and fans began referring to the duo by the name Blond:ish during these events.[9] In 2010, the duo moved from Montreal to London to focus more on music production and become immersed in the London music scene.[8]

Recording history[edit]

In 2012, BLOND:ISH released the Lonely Days EP on Noir Music.[10] After the release of Lonely Days, they were signed by Kompakt label boss Michael Mayer, who released their next EP, Lovers in Limbo, that same year.[11]

In 2013, the duo joined Get Physical Music, where they released their Strange Attractions EP with Thomas Gandey.[12][13] As a result of their success, BLOND:ISH was commissioned to produce remixes for Depeche Mode,[14] Pete Tong, Maya Jane Coles, Kate Simko, and WhoMadeWho.[15]

From 2013 to 2014, the duo produced their next two Kompakt EPs, Inward Visions and Wunderkammer, from a makeshift studio near the Mayan temples in Tulum.[16][17]

In 2015, BLOND:ISH released their first album, Welcome to the Present, under Kompakt.[18]

On 16 April 2016, the duo premiered their debut Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, which they recorded in a makeshift studio in Tulum, Mexico.[19][20] BLOND:ISH have released music on labels like Get Physical,[12] Kompakt,[11] Leftroom,[21] and Noir.[10] The duo have also played at Burning Man.[22][23]

In 2017, BLOND:ISH launched their record label ABRACADABRA, a self-described "female-powered collective" for music and art, which has given BLOND:ISH the opportunity to collaborate with various artists and explore creative endeavors within the electronic music landscape.[6][24] The label hosted an ABRACADABRA stage at Tomorrowland in 2018, taking over the LEAF stage for both Saturdays of the festival.[25] In 2020, the label launched the ABRACADABRA TV channel on Twitch to stream live music performances and "self-love programming" during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown.[24]

In 2019, Anstascia D’Elene Corniere split from BLOND:ISH, while Vivie-Ann Bakos continued with the project.[6]

The single "Waves" was a Juno Award nominee for Underground Dance Single of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2022.[26] They received a second nomination in the same category at the Juno Awards of 2023 for "Aye Aye".[27]


BLOND:ISH has played festivals and events like Flying Circus,[28] SXMusic Festival,[29] Symbiosis Gathering,[30] the BPM Festival,[31] ENTER.,[32] Mysteryland,[33] Ultra Music Festival,[34] and Wisdom of the Glove, Achoes from Agartha, Cercle .[35] Also at Burning man.

On 1 February 2022, it was announced that BLOND:ISH would perform at the 2022 SXM Festival on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten in March of 2022.[36]

Under the ABRACADABRA label, BLOND:ISH released a remix of "Sorry", on which Madonna is credited.[37][38]



Year Title Label Reviews
2010 Miss You[39] Hi-Bias Records
2015 Welcome to the Present Kompakt
2019 Higher Ground
2022 Sete[40] Insomniac Records

Singles and EPs[edit]

Year Title Label Reviews
2011 "Truth in Me" (feat. Ted Alexander) Noir Music
2012 Lonely Days EP Noir Music
2012 Lovers in Limbo EP Kompakt
2012 "In My Head" Get Physical Music
2013 "Island Eyes" (feat. Balcazar & Sordo) Hot Waves
2013 "Town Joker" Get Physical Music
2013 Strange Attractions EP (feat. Thomas Gandey) Get Physical Music
2013 Inward Visions EP Kompakt Resident Advisor [41]
2014 Wunderkammer EP Kompakt Resident Advisor [16]
2014 Wizard of Love EP (feat. Shawni) Rebirth
2015 Endless Games Kompakt
2021 "Waves" (featuring Grace Tither)[42] Spinnin' Records
2022 "Hold Tight"[43] Spinnin Records
2022 "Tra Tra"[44] Insomeniac Records
2022 "Sete" Insomenaic Records
2023 "Call My Name"[45] Original


Year Title Artist Label Reviews
2012 All In Vain (BLOND:ISH Remix) Peter Zohdy, Michael Senna Two Birds
2012 Till We Die (BLOND:ISH Remix) Tomas Barfod feat. Nina Kinert Get Physical Music
2012 Flash of Light (BLOND:ISH Remix) Luca C & Brigante Southern Fried Records
2012 Dawn (BLOND:ISH Remix) Pete Tong feat. S.Y.F. Defected
2012 In The Night (BLOND:ISH Remix) Sivesgaard Eklektisch
2013 Go On Then (BLOND:ISH Remix) Kate Simko Leftroom
2013 Everything (BLOND:ISH Remix) Maya Jane Coles feat. Karin Park I/AM/ME
2014 Should Be Higher (BLOND:ISH Remix) Depeche Mode Free Track/Columbia Records
2014 Beautiful Girl (BLOND:ISH Remix) Junge Junge feat. Kyle Pearce Get Physical Music
2015 Ember (BLOND:ISH Remix) WhoMadeWho Get Physical Music
2015 Sputnik (BLOND:ISH Remix) Public Service Broadcasting Test Card Recordings
2019 Samba Sujo (BLOND:ISH Remix)[46] Born Dirty and Diplo Higher Ground
2019 Give Dem (BLOND:ISH Remix) Kah-Lo and Diplo Higher Ground
2023 Sorry BLOND:ISH, Madonna, Eran Hersh & Darmon Insomniac Records
2023 Es un secreto (Hugel Remix) HUGEL, Dalex Es un secreto
2024 Fortnight (BLOND:ISH Remix) Taylor Swift, Post Malone Republic Records


Year Title Label Reviews
2014 Flying Circus Ibiza Vol. 01 Compiled by Audiofly & BLOND:ISH[47] Seamless Recordings


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