Blawan Announces Dismantled into Juice

Blawan returns to XL Recordings with Dismantled Into Juice. The artist's forthcoming album drops May 17th 2023
Blawan photo by Kasia Zacharko

Blawan has announced Dismantled into Juice, a brand new EP will drop on May 17 2023. The five-track record is the second release via XL recordings from the renowned electronic producer following the underground phenomenon Woke Up Right Handed. To mark the announcement, Blawan today releases the opening track “Toast.”

Dismantled into Juice, encapsulates the multifaceted sounds that Blawan aka Jamie Roberts has been perfecting across the last decade. After hearing the powerful vocals of rising singer Monstera Black, Blawan set about making a record that moved him further away from the club and deeper into the studio to perfect the abstract sounds he’s always wanted to explore. The result is remarkable; across the 5 tracks Blawan effortlessly flickers between instrumentals and vocal-led songs that flex a deep technical ability and see him transcend the “techno” box he has so often been put in. Bringing in distorted drum rhythms, piercing synths, unbelievable drums, and original vocal cuts, Dismantled Into Juice is Blawan’s most riveting and genre-bending music to date.

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.

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.

Dismantled into Juice EP
XL Recordings

1. Toast
2. Panic
3. You Can Build Me (feat. Monstera Black)
4. Body Ramen
5. Dismantled into Juice (feat. Monstera Black)

Pre-order Dismantled into Juice HERE


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