Aleksander Vinter also known as Savant is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter, performer, and producer. Savant has established his status as dance-music culture’s most unpredictable, impossible-to-pigeonhole icon. That status has remained constant throughout Savant’s madly prolific career, spanning numerous singles, remixes, nominations for Norwegian Grammys, and 11 (!) full-length albums in just a few short years. Savant’s diverse appeal was made crystal clear in the instant breakthrough success of his flagship 2012 release, Alchemist. Alchemist would go on to reach the #1 spot on seven separate Beatport charts: Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Electro House, Glitch Hop, Drumstep, Indie Dance/Nu Disco and Overall.
During grade school he was diagnosed with a series of mental conditions – primarily Aspergers Syndrome, but with some autism and ADHD sprinkled in there. Vinter’s treatment revealed a silver lining: he also had a condition known as “savant syndrome, which allowed for a remarkable focus and aptitude in a particular talent – in Vinter’s case, music. “They told me as long as I kept doing music, I would succeed.” His most recent album Zion took on the music of the Middle East and landed at #2 on the iTunes Dance charts, as well as hitting Billboard’s Dance and Heatseekers charts and reaching the Top 10 in 6 different categories on Beatport. Now, he is kicking off 2015 with Invasion, a free LP that reached #1 in the Overall charts on Bandcamp, where it was released, in under an hour.
Let the anticipation begin here and now for what’s next in dance music and more, because Savant is just getting started.