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GB, South Yorkshire
Producer of Dance
A.k.a. Jamie Roberts Bored Young Adults Kilner

British DJ and producer based in Berlin, Germany ------- 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.

Popular Tracks   
993 on Nutrition by Blawan
What You Do with What You Have on What You Do with What You Have by Blawan
Bloom - Blawan Rmx on TKOL RMX 1234567 by Radiohead
Justa on Soft Waahls EP by Blawan
My Guide to Dancing on Carpet on Make A Goose by Blawan
Fizz City on Soft Waahls EP by Blawan
Fourth Dimensional - Mixed on fabric presents Overmono by Various Artists
Careless on Wet Will Always Dry by Blawan
40 Spiral on Immulsion EP by Blawan
Silver on Soft Waahls EP by Blawan

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Title Artist Year Type
Wet Will Always DryBlawan2018Album
The Communicat 1022 EPBlawan2016Album
Ep1002Mannella, Blawan2016Album
Warm Tonal TouchBlawan2015Album
Hanging Out The BirdsBlawan2015Album
His He She & SheBlawan2012Album
Long Distance Open Water WorkerBlawan2012Album
Cursory EPThe Analogue Cops & Blawan2011Album
Bohla EPBlawan2011Album
FACT Mix 230Blawan2011Album
What You Do With What You HaveBlawan2011Album
Big Family E.P.The Analogue Cops & Blawan / Ryan Elliott2011Album
Jackal Ter9's / Mid-Life CrisisBlawan2010Album
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