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Blawan and Romans

120 minsFirst aired 1 Dec 2016Next First Floor Thu at 4:00pm EST

Elusive techno practitioner Blawan and all-star duo Romans (AKA Tin Man and Gunnar Haslam) join our weekly survey of new electronic music.

British producer Blawan first surfaced on vinyl in 2010 and almost immediately made his mark on the electronic landscape – the magnetism of his creations pulled a sizable chunk of the post-dubstep sphere toward techno. Since then, he’s continued to craft dark, hulking pieces of modular techno, both solo and with collaborative projects like Karenn and Trade. Now residing in Berlin, Blawan doesn’t often down for an interview, but with his new Kilner alias debuting this week via an EP on Shifted’s Avian label, the elusive artist chats with host Shawn Reynaldo about his musical past, present and future. Also appearing on the program is Romans, the collaborative undertaking of techno luminaries Tin Man and Gunnar Haslam. With their debut album surfacing this week via The Bunker NY label, the pair discusses its genesis and how Romans differs from each member’s respective solo output.

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