Blackburner is a Los Angeles based electronic music group. It consists of Skyla Talon. Founded in 2011. Influenced by the Skyla's background as a metal guitarist and vocalist, Blackburner combines the aggressive bass beats with the melodic hooks, and Electronica Dance Music to create its own hybrid sound. Blackburner made its name by remixing tracks and releasing original compositions through Cleopatra Records, pitting Blackburner alonside Dubstep artists such as Rusko & Nero
Blackburner’s debut record, FEEL THE BURN, had an incredible amount of online and IRL buzz. It featured guest appearances by electronic pioneer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream as well as John Wesley of Porcupine Tree. The band supported industrial rock icons Ministry on their summer 2012 tour from Los Angeles to New York in addition to headlining legendary Sunset Strip Music Festival.
At the end of summer 2012 Blackburner met William Shatner briefly, inspring Skyla to write a sci-fi driven album Planet Earth Attack
A Michigan-born Los Angeles transplant, Talon cut his teeth in the music capital of the world with the modern metal band Killingbird, which he founded in 2000. In 2005, Talon joilent his guitar playing and songwriting talents to Scum Of The Earth, the side project of ROB ZOMBIE axeman Riggs. After a busy touring schedule that saw Talon performing around the country with acts such as HATEBREED and TYPE O NEGATIVE, Talon began experimenting with electronic dance music production. Inspired by the revolutionary new sounds in Dubstep and Glitch music generated by the likes of fellow metal-head-turned-DJ SKRILLEX, Talon recruited extra dose of heaviness and in an explosion of computer wires, guitar strings and patch cables, BLACKBURNER was born! Soon was remixing tracks and releasing original compositions through the Cleopatra imprint Hypnotic Records. The project immediately met with enormous success as compilations featuring BLACKBURNER alongside Dubstep luminaries RUSKO, NERO, DUBBA JONNY climbed the iTunes Electronic charts, while BLACKBURNER tracks racked up over over 80,000 individual downloads. Bolstered by this overwhelming on-line buzz, preparations were made for a full-length album - and now the time had came for BLACKBURNER to make its worldwide launch.
Ranked the #1 Dubstep act in Los Angeles by ReverbNation (2012)
Blackburner - single "Drop Bass Not Bombs" featuring J. Worthy
the 1# spot on their Top 10 Dubstep Chart
Blackburner - EP "In Love With the City featuring Geri X has climbed the Beatport Charts, to the 2# spot on the Top 10 Glitch Hop Chart
Blackburner - EP "In Love With the City featuring Geri X has climbed the Beatport Charts, to the 2# spot on the Top 10 Drum & Bass Chart
Blackburner - EP "In Love With the City featuring Geri X has climbed the Beatport Charts, to the 17# spot on the Top 10 House Chart
Blackburner - EP "In Love With the City featuring Geri X has climbed the Beatport Charts, to the 2# spot on the Top 10 Progressive Chart
Blackburner's Drop Bass Not Bombs debut the SOUNDCLOUD Hot Chart #7 - November 1st 2012
Blackburner - Pumped Up Kicks has continued to stay on top of iTunes Dance single charts for over 13months straight.