iDJ meets Ian Blevins, a Berlin-based Brit whose music blends influences from techno, electro, Balearica, nu-disco and leftfield electronica
In our Making Waves series, we bring you DJ mixes by some of the hottest names around. Today it's the turn of Ian Blevins, a Berlin-based Brit whose work has appeared on Culprit, Public Relations, Futureboogie and ESP Institute, among others.
Name: Ian Blevins
AKA: One-half of Al Gobi
Location: Berlin via Horden.
Describe the music you make in 20 words or less: Somewhere that falls into house, techno and electronic music. Something I think sounds like me.
Five key influences: Theo Parrish, Larry Heard, Beats in Space, We Love… Space, Southport Weekender.
What one artist/producer would you most like to work with, and why? No one name comes to mind (and I’ve already said Larry Heard). I suppose I’ve always enjoyed making music with people I get along with, have some common musical interests or overlap and enjoy the process of trying to create something. All while feeling comfortable enough to try things in the studio – for good or bad. So, that. Them!
If people check out just ONE of your tracks, what should it be? Obviously the new remix of ESO. But if you check another, the first release on my label HCCC.
What else do iDJ readers need to know? Stayed tuned for some more music upcoming this year from myself, in the form of my next EP on HCCC and via the fine, fine Bristol label Just Jack.
Ian Blevins' remix of Versions by E.S.O is out now on Public Relations – buy it here.