Blawan’s reputation as a techno DJ and producer is truly of the first order. Releases on Hessle Audio, R&S Records and Clone; appearances everywhere worth appearing – Jamie Roberts has established himself as one of techno’s stars.
He’s a perfect pick for Day 2 of Junction 2, when the BPMs can rise and the dance can get much darker. In his sets, and in his fascination with the dense interplay of different rhythms, you can hear his early training as a drummer. Fierce layers of drums move in and out of phase as the pressure builds but he refuses to cheapen the moment with an expected vocal or an easy break. Instead, he stays disciplined and rigorous, throwing in more hi-hat and harnessing broken bits of glitch house, industrial and electroclash squeak into a face-melting techno framework.