Known to play on the stripped-down tension and brutal beauty of foundational techno, Blawan has been turning out savant, industrial-grade stompers for nearly a decade. Part of a wave of young British producers who show a deep appreciation for modular synths as exploratory sound design tools and live instruments, this techno titan has a natural fluency for rhythm—whether straight, stridently syncopated, or swinging somewhere in between.
Industrial-grade techno stompers; stripped-down tempo tension meets hardware-driven drama; thrillingly crepitating and clobbering warehouse techno
Ternesc, R&S Records , Hessle Audio
Karenn: Kind of Green (2019) ; Blawan: Wet Will Always Dry (2018)
Prior to settling on his no-nonsense techno orientation, Blawan briefly toyed with Brandy’s nineties R&B jam “I Wanna Be Down,” resurrected as the gleefully crunchy “Getting Me Down,” voted Resident Advisor’s track of 2011