Blame

Blame

Real Name:
Conrad Shafie
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Runs 720 Degrees, formerly a sub label of Good Looking Records, now independent.

Born in Slough, UK on 14/4/1973. He got into house music whilst studying graphic design at Dunstable College.
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Blame Discography

Albums

GLRMA004 Blame Into The Void(CD, Album) Good Looking Records GLRMA004 UK 2002 Sell This Version
720NU023 Blame The Turning Point (Album) 720 Degrees 720NU023 UK 2006 Sell This Version
NEWCD9067 Blame The Music (Album) New State Music NEWCD9067 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Blame Music Takes You (Single, Maxi, EP) Moving Shadow none UK 1991 Sell This Version
SHADOW 24 Blame Feel The Energy Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow SHADOW 24 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SHADOW 33 Blame A21 / Sikological Hostage Moving Shadow SHADOW 33 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SHADOW 59 Blame Sub Committee Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow SHADOW 59 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SHADOW 90, UK SHADOW 90 Blame Heritage / Retrospect (Single) Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow SHADOW 90, UK SHADOW 90 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Grace / Blame Grace / Blame - If I Could Fly (Ltj Bukem's Roll It Mix) / Overhead Projections(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
SHADOW 83 Blame Neptune / Planet Neptune Moving Shadow SHADOW 83 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SHADOW 93 Deep Blue & Blame Deep Blue & Blame - Transitions / Re-Transitions Moving Shadow SHADOW 93 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GLR002J Blame Visions Of Mars / Centuries (EP) Good Looking Records GLR002J Japan 1996 Sell This Version
GLR 019 Blame 360° Clic / Overhead Projections Good Looking Records GLR 019 UK 1997 Sell This Version
EARTHLP002 Odyssey / Blame Odyssey / Blame - Artifical Life / J-Walkin'(12", Promo) Earth, 720 Degrees EARTHLP002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SHADOW 93R Deep Blue & Blame Deep Blue & Blame - Transitions (Dom & Roland Remix) / De-Transitions(10") Moving Shadow SHADOW 93R UK 1997 Sell This Version
720 001 Blame Cuban Lynx / Solitude(12") 720 Degrees 720 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
GLLGCD 014 Blame / Appaloosa & DJ Dream Blame / Appaloosa & DJ Dream - 360° Clic / Overhead Projections / Night Train / Chord Data(CD, Maxi) Good Looking Records GLLGCD 014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
GLREP002V Blame Between Worlds (EP) Good Looking Records GLREP002V UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Blame / Seba Blame / Seba - Sphere (Seba Remix) / Predator(Acetate, 12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Secret Operations) none Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
none Blame Con / Con Dub(Acetate, 12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Secret Operations) none Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
none Blame / Blu Mar Ten Blame / Blu Mar Ten - Sphere / B.R.O.(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none US 1999 Sell This Version
EARTH12002 Blame / Artemis Blame / Artemis - Revival / Silver Dawn(12") Earth EARTH12002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
VVR5014116 Blame Everytime(12", Promo, W/Lbl) V2 VVR5014116 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
GLREP014V Blame Firestorm EP (EP) Good Looking Records GLREP014V UK 2001 Sell This Version
GLREP011V Blame Sigma EP (EP) Good Looking Records GLREP011V UK 2001 Sell This Version

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lever

lever

February 2, 2010
I remember when this was a record you pulled out of a quid bin. I think it was aimed semi-commercially and didn't do the same kind of units as "Music Takes You" on the same label. I got the original 12" & the CD together for 75p from Vibes in Bury. The EP itself is first rate. Feel The Energy with it's clever sampling from Tongue & Cheek's forget me nots is a perfect example of this era; finding lesser known tracks that didn't do well and sampling them.
highsidednb

highsidednb

November 9, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
There are Drum&Bass heads that think 1995 was the ultimate year for the music and most everything after is a decline. And then there are those who have loved the music since before it was called Drum&Bass and will love it til the day they die. Blame is surely in this camp. His tunes were amazing before Drum&Bass and they continue to be amazing.

Now out from under the yoke of LTJ and Good Looking Records, Blame has all the creative freedom he could have hoped for and his art reflects this. His tunes are hardly sterile and he's going places he never could have gone while part of the GLR camp. Tunes like Judas, Medusa, Sabertooth, Red Alert, and The Search show both depth and power. There is still atmosphere at the core of these tunes but instead of being surrounded in fluffy GLR clouds, it's wrapped in rusty barbed wire and steel girders. If you can "get" Blame's vision under the different styles, you'll be happy with his current work and excited for future releases-even if they depart from the past.
veers

veers

October 14, 2005
edited over 2 years ago
I also share the opinion that the golden age of this great d'n'b oldtimer is over.
He was a real pioneer but now he is no more.

The years of contribution to the Good Looking Organisation were his best by far although he did well during his earlier partnership with JUSTICE too.
When you listen to such amazing tracks as "Alpha 7", "Overhead projections", the seminal "Visions of Mars" and "360 click", "Spectre", "Point 4" and the driving "Sigma" (those last three from "Sigma ep"), the two versions of the anthemic "Mechanism" and finally "Forest of pagodas", "Lifeform" and the stunning sound innovations and drum experimentations of "Firestorm" (on "Firestorm ep"), when you have all those timeless tunes in mind I believe you can't but be extremly disappointed by his actual releases.

This producer used to act as a soundman.
It seems that today he's playing with the ridiculous toys of a soundboy.
What a pity.
daveya

daveya

October 11, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
An absolute legend! My favorite period were his days at Moving Shadow where he produced tracks such as 'Music Takes You' and 'Feel The Energy'. Very versitile in almost anything he turned his hand to;his later work on Good Looking showed a very mature attitude with deep atmospherics and complex drum programming..wonderful! Although nowadays he produces more 'rinse out' productions they still maintain the ruffness of his latter work,albeit less interesting and involving.
dj_stress

dj_stress

October 7, 2005
edited over 4 years ago
Blame used to be one of my favorite producers up until he started producing with The Pedge as KOTP. Although his studio skills are still great, the old Blame of Moving Shadow, GLR/LGR, etc. is gone.

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