Blawan

Real Name:
Jamie Roberts
Profile:
British DJ and producer based in Berlin, Germany
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Through both time in the studio and time on the road, Jamie Roberts has dedicated the last decade to developing his alias, Blawan – and in the process, he’s created a universe within techno that’s all his own. Roberts grew up in Barnsley, UK and from an early age was etching out his musical path as a drummer – a relic of the past which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his productions. Indeed, his discography as Blawan illuminates a natural fluency for rhythm, whether straight, stridently syncopated, or swinging somewhere in between.

His other aliases, Kilner and Bored Young Adults, like his collaborations with Pariah as Karenn and with Surgeon as Trade, have provided additional bandwidth for experimentation. Having released across the board of rippling jet-black minimalism, jubilant two-step vocal cuts, and savant grooving techno, the labels Roberts has worked with are appropriately varied: Hessle Audio, R&S, Clone’s Basement Series, Hinge Finger, and Black Sun as Blawan, plus The Trilogy Tapes and Avian under his other solo names.

Roberts’ own label, TERNESC, was established in 2015 and has served as the home for his last five releases as Blawan. Having made the move to Berlin in 2015, his analogue-driven studio production and formidable live sets have propelled Roberts into exciting new directions, even as he maintains expert command of more traditional dance floor environments from behind the decks. His latest offering, the full-length Wet Will Always Dry, dropped in June 2018. It’s a breakthrough moment in Roberts’ discipline of auditory alchemy, and a tour-de-force of ambitious, nuanced techno for fans following his ever-explorative career.
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Albums

TESC005 Blawan - Wet Will Always Dry album art Blawan Wet Will Always Dry (Album) Ternesc TESC005 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HES013 Blawan - Fram album art Blawan Fram Hessle Audio HES013 UK 2010 Sell This Version
FW002 Blawan - Jackal Ter9's / Mid-Life Crisis album art Blawan / Ste Shine Blawan / Ste Shine - Jackal Ter9's / Mid-Life Crisis(12") Folkwood FW002 UK 2010 Sell This Version
DOWN 001 Blawan - Getting Me Down album art Blawan Getting Me Down (Single) Not On Label (Blawan Self-released) DOWN 001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
VVR001 Blawan - Cursory EP album art The Analogue Cops & Blawan The Analogue Cops & Blawan - Cursory EP Vae Victis Records VVR001 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
RS 1102 Blawan - Bohla EP album art Blawan Bohla EP (EP) R & S Records RS 1102 UK 2011 Sell This Version
CBS11 Blawan - Peaches album art Blawan Peaches Clone Basement Series CBS11 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
RS 1108 Blawan - What You Do With What You Have album art Blawan What You Do With What You Have R & S Records RS 1108 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
RST-014 Blawan - Big Family E.P. album art The Analogue Cops & Blawan / Ryan Elliott The Analogue Cops & Blawan / Ryan Elliott - Big Family E.P.(12", EP) Restoration Records RST-014 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
BSR05 Blawan - Long Distance Open Water Worker album art Blawan Long Distance Open Water Worker (EP) Black Sun Records (6) BSR05 UK 2012 Sell This Version
HINF8674 Blawan - His He She & She album art Blawan His He She & She(12") Hinge Finger HINF8674 UK 2012 Sell This Version
TESC 002 Blawan - Hanging Out The Birds album art Blawan Hanging Out The Birds (EP) Ternesc TESC 002 UK 2015 Sell This Version
TESC001 Blawan - Warm Tonal Touch album art Blawan Warm Tonal Touch (EP) Ternesc TESC001 UK 2015 Sell This Version
TESC003 Blawan -  The Communicat 1022 EP  album art Blawan The Communicat 1022 EP (EP) Ternesc TESC003 UK 2016 Sell This Version
JTS002 Blawan - EP 1002 album art Mannella, Blawan Mannella, Blawan - EP 1002 (EP) JTseries JTS002 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
TESC004 Blawan - Nutrition album art Blawan Nutrition (EP) Ternesc TESC004 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TESC006 Blawan - Many Many Pings album art Blawan Many Many Pings (EP) Ternesc TESC006 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TESC007 Blawan - Immulsion EP album art Blawan Immulsion EP(12", EP) Ternesc TESC007 UK 2020 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FACT 230 Blawan - FACT Mix 230 album art Blawan FACT Mix 230(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 230 UK 2011

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MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

May 7, 2019
I bought the Faust Tapes the other day..... And now I listen to Blawan ;)
cpt_kuzu

cpt_kuzu

March 8, 2014
Just great stuff ... Pumping proper techno !!! Forward evver backward never
juancs

juancs

July 2, 2012
this guy's move to techno is the best thing that has happened. and his collaborations with marieu and lucretio are raw as fukc
Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

January 7, 2012
Blawan giving Levon Vincent a run for his money...

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