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Jamie Roberts, better known by his stage name Blawan, is an English DJ and record producer from South Yorkshire.[1] He is best known for his track "Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage"[2][3] and his remix of the Radiohead track "Bloom", which appeared on their album TKOL RMX 1234567 (2011). He came to prominence with his debut release Fram on the label Hessle Audio and signed to R&S Records. He also started a hardware-only project Karenn, with fellow R&S producer Pariah.[1]

Birth nameJamie Roberts
BornSouth Yorkshire, England
  • DJ
  • record producer
Years active2010–present
  • Hessle Audio
  • R&S
Associated acts
  • Karenn
  • Trade

Credited as one of the artists spearheading the industrial techno revival,[4] Blawan's post-dubstep sounds and raw, techno-influenced beats has earned him praise from DJs such as Surgeon and the Black Dog.[1] According to Philip Sherburne of Pitchfork, his music is "full of jackhammering kicks, splintered wooden percussion, and short-fuse breakdowns."[2]



  • Wet Will Always Dry (2018)


  • Peaches (2011)
  • Bohla (2011)
  • Cursory (2011, with The Analogue Cops)
  • Long Distance Open Water Worker (2012)
  • His He She & She (2012)
  • Warm Tonal Touch (2015)
  • Hanging Out the Birds (2015)
  • Communicat 1022 (2016)
  • Shy Dancers On Bungalowdorf Beach (2016, as Bored Young Adults)
  • Walk Type (2016, as Kilner)
  • Nutrition (2017)


  • "Fram" / "Iddy" (2010)
  • "Jackal Ter9's" / "Mid-Life Crisis" (2010, with Ste Shine)
  • "Getting Me Down" (2011)
  • "What You Do With What You Have" / "Vibe Decorum" (2011)


  1. ^ a b c d Wilson, Rich. "Blawan". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Sherburne, Philip (26 June 2015). "Blawan - Hanging Out the Birds EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ Gibb, Rory (17 September 2012). "The Month's Electronic Music: Freaky, Freaky Techno Is What I Like". The Quietus. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  4. ^ Finlayson, Angus (13 February 2013). "The industrial techno revolution". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 1 February 2017.

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