Impetuous, cacophonic and always a step ahead: Yorkshire’s Jamie Roberts can make you shiver to the bone. That’s what his first viral belter as Blawan, 2012’s Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage, did just as efficiently as his latest output Woke Up Right Handed (2021). Like the kraken, the manic undertones of his downtempo techno and uptempo IDM always linger just beneath the surface, bringing ingenious production techniques and even distorted horn sections to bring added weight to the music. From Hessle Audio to Clone, from his own imprint to XL Recordings – Blawan has been in many places, and is now returning to Utrecht to bring the eclipse to Etmaal, to drive you insane, and to put both your feet on the ground again in the end.

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