|August 25, 2023|
|Midway Music Hall|
JP Orchison has taken the Blanke project from his native Australia to the World. Inking a deal with United Talent Agency, Blanke (in his first year of North American Touring) was booked to play on festivals like Paradiso, Global Dance, Hard Summer, Dancefestopia & EDC Las Vegas, a regular on lineups for Brands like Deadbeats and Brownies & Lemonade, and was selected as a support act for Illenium’s massive ‘Ascend’ Arena Tour in mid-late 2019 before kicking off 2020 with a 40+ date tour across North America as main support for Black Tiger Sex Machine.
Named Break Out Artist of 2019 on Subreddit R/EDM’s best of 2019, 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 + #7 on their Breakout Artists of 2018 ) YourEDM (named #3 on their top 40 artists to watch in 2019), Billboard Dance & Dancing Astronaut. Blanke’s music has found itself on Labels like Astralwerks, Ultra, UKF, Dim Mak, Deadbeats & Ministry Of Sound.
Blanke’s standout Collaboration with global superstar REZZ ‘Mixed Signals’ has reached 4 Million plays on Spotify, was featured in Ultra Music Festival Miami’s recap video’s and played during the fireworks display at EDC Las Vegas in 2019. His collaboration with Global Superstars Illenium and Bipolar Sunshine ‘Gorgeous’ is featured on Illenium’s Billboard Dance #2 charting Album Ascend, and EP’s Change & Decay + Change & Decay: The Fall on Deadbeats landing in official playlists on the platform with a reach in excess of 20 million listeners.
Blanke showed no signs of slowing down throughout 2020 landing Official Remixes for Slander, Seven Lions, Zeds Dead & Gaming phenomenon League Of Legends. After being named Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of the Week in November 2020, Blanke’s ‘Alchemy’ was added to High Rotation on the Australian station, peaking at 42 on Shazam and hitting the number 1 most played record on the station. Following this, Triple J Unearthed named him as one of their top 10 Artists to watch in 2021! In January this year he was named to EDM.com’s Class of 2021, and was one of the first acts to announce a post lockdown National tour in his native Australia!
Pushing further into Drum & Bass Territory, Blanke’s first single of 2020 ‘Mystery’ had its World Premiere on Triple J in late february and received 10 plays in the first week of its release. To coincide with the release, Blanke launched his Drum & Bass Focused brand ÆON to a packed Eatons Hill outdoor festival in Brisbane in early February performing under Blanke Presents ÆON:MODE.
Not one to stick to any particular genre, Blanke teamed up with Seven Lion’s Ophelia Records imprint in February 2021 and quickly released 5 standout singles. Dancing Astronaut named his collaboration with Jason Ross & Chandler Leighton‘One More Day’ their Track of the Year, with follow up’s ‘Spark’ with Dia Frampton, ‘Wild & Broken’ with Seven Lions, Trivecta & RBBTS, ‘Survive’ with Luma and solo effort ’Boom’ all firmly cementing his place with in the famed label’s ecosystem and fanbase.
Returning to North America in July 2021, Blanke found himself on lineups like Lost lands, EDC Las Vegas, HiJinx, Bass Canyon, Red Rocks Amphitheater, as well as a host of headline shows and direct support for Sullivan King on his ‘Loud and Reckless’ headline tour.
2022 has arguably been his biggest year to date. A 7 track EP ‘Land Of the Wayfarer’ kicked off the year via Ophelia, before a critically acclaimed Remix for Illenium, Said The Sky and Chelsea Cutler’s hit record ‘Walk Me Home’. Kicking things up a notch for the ÆON Project in June, the ÆON:ONE EP Finally saw release, with the debut ÆON:MODE shows for the US taking place over the July 4th weekend at Red Rocks and Insomniac’s Project Z Festival. ÆON:TWO arrived shortly after and saw lead single ‘Aurora’ added across the board to Triple j immediately! Collaborations released with heavyweights Gryffin as well as Zed’s Dead saw the Summer rounded out in a big way!
Having just wrapped his 50 date ‘Earth To The Stars’ headline and Festival Tour of North America & Australia with multiple sell out stops, and with appearances at world renowned festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Hard Summer, Lost Lands, Lollapalooza Chicago & Paris slated for 2023, Blanke is seemingly unstoppable for the foreseeable future.