Originally from Spain, Juan Arance and Antonio Blakstad are graduates from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. They’ve also honed their craft in renowned institutions like Point Blank Academy and Boston’s Berklee College of Music. In the process, they’ve had the privilege to learn from virtuosos like Nate Williams (Jamiroquai, Joss Stone) and Vic Bynoe (James Brown, Jimmy Cliff).
BLIAZE is a duo of multi-instrumentalists and music producers. The project explores the boundaries in modern genre conventions, thriving on the concept of cross-pollination.
Their sonic kaleidoscope draws inspiration from Neo-Soul, Electronica and Hip-Hop, to create a compelling synergy of lush harmonies and eclectic beats. The common thread? BLIAZE’s production style, which has yielded an increasing fanbase and numerous gigs in musical hubs like London, Barcelona and Ibiza.
Their set of original songs and covers packs a punch that will keep the audience moving, incorporating live looping and sample triggering as well as live instrumentation (guitar, bass, keys, vocals and sax). In addition, BLIAZE is regularly booked for DJ sets and commissioned to compose for films and adverts.