Marked out as one to watch by ourselves back in January, Blawan has more than proved us right, debuting on R&S with the Bohla EP and following it with an array of essential productions and remixes. Top of the list naturally was that massively popular white label “Getting Me Down”, as well as a stellar contribution to the Hessle 116 & Rising comp, and the honour of remixing arch Oxford miserablists Radiohead.
Furthermore the Yorkshire lad has undertaken a new project with fellow R&S alumni Pariah in Karren, as well as collaborating with Analogue Cops on a forthcoming Restoration twelve. News of the release of “What You Do With What You Have” will please the thousands of people that have been streaming a YouTube rip since it got aired on Rinse back in the spring.
It’s understandable too, as “What You Do With What You Have” twists a mangled sample of KDJ through the Blawan mixer of gnarled out acid lines, thumping drums and cavernous techno stabs. It’s complemented by “Vibe Decorum”, which is an equally fine example of Blawan’s talent for weaving vocal hooks into a unique sounding melange of drums and jagged rhythms, even going so far as to sample a round of ping pong.
R&S will release What You Do With What You Have/Vibe Decorum by Blawan across 12″ and digital formats on October 3.