Blame is one of the most creative producers on the drum & bass scene, an accolade hard won over years of consistently breaking musical boundaries in an attempt to bring true innovation to the music that he loves.

It all began when Blame started to create tracks that would be synonymous with the early hardcore scene. Music Takes You, a project for the Moving Shadow label, saw him break into the UK charts and become number one in the dance chart; many books charting the early days of dance music have since credited this tune as a seminal moment in what was to soon become drum & bass.

After experiencing such early chart success, Blame decided to focus on his musical direction, and received critical acclaim for tunes such as Planet Neptune, also released on Moving Shadow.

Soon after Blame joined LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records, and it was here that he began to try out more new sounds, quickly becoming one of the labels most important artists. Blame also mixed the second in the famous Logical Progression compilation series…

He not only made waves with innovative, space-age tunes such as Visions Of Mars and Alpha:7, but he also became one of Good Looking’s best DJs, touring the world with LTJ Bukem.

The next step was for Blame to set up his own label, 720 Degrees and since then has used the label as a platform for ground breaking drum & bass, including Two Revolutions, a compilation album that showcased the labels increasingly dancefloor-oriented sound. It was a direction in which Blame’s own music was heading.

Blame’s continually prolific recording schedule has lead to successful releases on Hospital Records, Metalheadz and Charge Recordings, alongside which Blame also launched a brand new project simply named Blame Music, focussing on a cinematic, experimental and almost film soundtrack style sound. The first release Hiro caused a massive stir throughout the drum & bass club scene.

Fast forwarding to 2008, Blame released Stay Forever, a beautiful blend of energetic breakbeats and soaring string sections that instantly caught the attention of Radio 1 DJs Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Trevor Nelson, Colin Murray, Fabio, Rob Da Bank, Ras Kwame and Annie Mac. The Stay Forever vocal mix featuring Selah went straight onto the BBC 1Xtra daytime A playlist with massive support from Mistajam.

The start to 2009 was incredible. Blame & Selah’s follow up Because Of You became Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World and Sara Cox’s Single Of The Week. It was also daytime playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra, receiving huge dj support from across the board.

Blame also remixed Getting Over You by David Guetta, Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO.

Blame also went on to remix Raze’s house classic “Break 4 Love”…

Stooshe’s “Betty Woz Gone”…

Sway’s “Level Up”…

and Skepta’s “Make Peace Not War”…

as well as the massive remix of Michael Jacksons “I Want You Back”.

In 2018 Blame formed a new group called the “Social Mifits” with his old friend DJ Concrete. The Social Misfits EP was released on V Recordings, and all 3 tracks received heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra, with DJ Target, Annie Mac and Rene LaVice all supporting.

Blame has been around from the beginning of the rave scene and is an inspiration to many.

Tracks on Moving Shadow paved the way to what Drum and Bass is today.

This post could not be finished until we mentioned another classic from Blame with the remix of Robin S – “Show me Love”

Check out his recreation of his most popular track in the studio…

2019 has some exciting new projects in the pipeline, watch this space

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