Aleksander Vinter
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Aleksander Vinter

Vinter performing live as Savant
Savant performing in 2014
Background information
Aleksander Vinter
Savant, Vinter,[1] Datakrash, Blanco[2] Vinter in Hollywood[3]
OriginOslo, Norway
GenresElectronic, EDM, experimental, dubstep, complextro
Musician, singer, songwriter, performer
LabelsVybz (2016-present) SectionZ Records (2011-2015)
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Aleksander Vinter is a Norwegian musician. He has released a vast amount of work under numerous aliases but is best known for his electronic music produced under the alias Savant.[4][5]


In 2009, he released his debut album, Outbreak, billed as Vinter in Hollywood. Outbreak was nominated in the electronic music category for the 2009 Norwegian Grammy Awards.[3][6][7]

Vinter signed with SectionZ Records in 2010 and put out a second album, Mamachine, this time billed as Vinter in Vegas. In 2011, he released Ninür under the moniker Savant.

In 2013, his following increased as he embarked on two North American tours.[8][9] Between tours he released the album Cult and provided music for the D-Pad Studio game Savant - Ascent.[10]Orakel was released on December 11, 2013 and reached the #3 spot on the iTunes Dance charts in the US.[11]

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, 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.[]

His album Invasion was released in January 2015, and led deadmau5 to call Savant "the change that electronic dance music needs".[12]

In 2016, he released multiple singles including Cassette, a 7-track album with one single being played in different genres, and Get It Get It, a hip-hop collab with DMX and Snoop Dogg.[13][14][15] On July 15, he released Vybz, which reached #16 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic charts.[16] On October 21, he released Outcasts, a 4-CD collection of remastered unreleased demos and singles which reached #1 on the Bandcamp Overall and Electronic charts.

In 2017, he debuted an orchestral soundtrack for the movie The Black Room.[17][18] On April 17, he released Jester, which reached #1 on the Bandcamp Overall and Electronic charts.[19] A re-mastered version of Jester was released on April 1 the following year.[20]

In 2018, he released Highlander, an album of Celtic and orchestral music on March 30,[21] and Calypso, an album under the Blanco alias on August 31.[22]


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
Apr-16 Forsaken #2 100 60 24 16
Mar-16 Fire #3 70 49 38 12
Feb-16 Cassette #4 65 36 26 11


Blanco started as a small side project of Savant in October 2010. One Blanco EP was released, The Mother Of God And A Filthy Whore.[23] After that, 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, an announcement that eased the concerns 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.[24] The first of these EPs, Bajo, even included three singles.[25]

In October 2015, Vinter announced that Savant would no longer be releasing EDM style music and that, from that point on, Blanco would release any EDM style tracks.[26]

Personal life

In his press kit, Vinter is described as having Asperger Syndrome.[27] 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."[28]


Video games

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.[][clarification needed] The game was created in Game Maker for iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.[29][not in citation given]


  1. ^ David Jenkins (2017-06-11). "SAVANT REVEALS NEW ALIAS: VINTER". UKF. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Leila Cobo (2015-11-04). "Blanco & Dyland Premiere 'Camarilla': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "2009 Spellemannprisen nominees". Itsatrap. 2010-01-25. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Tweet Pin It (2012-02-22). "Interview : Savant". Retrieved .
  5. ^ SAVANT (2012-02-22). "SAVANT: who-is-savant". Onesheet. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Nominert til Spellemannsprisen". Jarlsbergavis. January 1, 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Spellemann del tre: elektronikastjerner og fiolintornado". NRK Lydverket. March 6, 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Beatport: DJ & Dance Music, Tracks & Mixes". Archived from the original on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Savant: Ascent". Retrieved .
  11. ^ Maimann, Kevin (October 31, 2013). "Savant makes big impact on EDM scene". Edmonton Sun. Canoe Sun Media. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ Klemow, David (2015-01-29). "Savant delivers full-length album to save EDM from itself". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Norwegian Muso Solves Problem Of Taste, Releases Same Single In Seven Styles". theMusic. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Savant teams up with DMX & Snoop Dogg for latest single". UKF. 2016-07-04. Retrieved .
  15. ^ Meadow, Matthew (2016-07-02). "Snoop Dogg & DMX Go EDM And It Sounds Like Nothing You'd Expect [MUST LISTEN]". Your EDM. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved .
  17. ^ Desk, BWW News. "EDM Superstar Producer Savant Releases First Ever Film Score for THE BLACK ROOM". Retrieved .
  18. ^ "'The Black Room' Soundtrack Announced". Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Bandcamp". Archived from the original on April 19, 2017. Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  20. ^ SAVANT (2018-04-01), Savant - Jester (Full Album) Re-Master, retrieved
  21. ^ "Highlander, by Aleksander Vinter". Aleksander Vinter. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Calypso, by Blanco". Blanco. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "The Mother Of God And A Filthy Whore, by Savant". Savant. Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Blanco - The album will be split into 3 EPs. Trilogy... | Facebook". Retrieved .
  25. ^ "Blanco - Timeline Photos | Facebook". Retrieved .
  26. ^ "Dr Savant/Mr Blanco on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved .
  27. ^ "Aleksander Vinter Press kit". Madmimi. Retrieved .
  28. ^ "About Savant". MTV Artists. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved .
  29. ^ "Savant: Ascent". Retrieved .

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