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“I have learned so much technical stuff
over the years, but the most vital of it all
has to be the old classic ‘less is more’.”
HE BLAMES
EVERYONE!
Blammo! Crash! Bang! And … wallop! Blame – jungle superhero reinvented as dark-side destroyer
post-2000 – has earned himself a reputation as an exceptional producer throughout history. Like
Gambit in the X-Men, he can turn his hand to any situation and always has a trick up his sleeve to
blow speakers up. Kmag ventured into the Blame-Cave to reveal the man behind the mask.
So, where is the mysterious Blame-Cave really Blame is obviously a very experienced producer. section of it, being the humble, good-natured
located? Some of the many rumours include: Having released classic, deep jungle and drum & souljah that he is. He explained that he learnt an
inside the Zeppelin featured on the front of The bass on legendary labels such as Good Looking awful lot from Blame, and that Blame’s produc-
Prodigy’s new album ‘Invaders Must Die’; in a and Moving Shadow since 1991, it’s fair to assume tion skills were a big personal infl uence – high
renovated Bat-Cave restored after Jim Carrey that the man in question has learned a thing or praise indeed from one of the scene’s true leg-
nuked it up in Batman Forever; on the coast of two about the art of making dance music… “I have ends. “Ha, I didn’t think I taught him anything,”
Alderney. “The studio is located in my home, just learned so much technical stuff over the years, laughs Blame. “He was too busy leaving chicken
outside of London. I fi nd it really useful to have but the most vital of it all, without question, has bones all over my equipment! I guess we learned
the studio at home because you can roll in there to be the old classic ‘less is more’ mantra. Also, from each other and that helped us develop both
at any hour and quickly get ideas worked out.” one needs to understand that the music and vibe of our sounds. I think Swift picked up ways to
is the most important factor, not the software or add more musical elements to his tracks, and I
Some producers can’t stand to work at home. They equipment. It’s very easy to forget that.” learned how to keep the dancefl oor slamming.
need the separation from their private lives or to be If you want a track that is going to take the club
forcibly removed from distractions. “The discipline Once upon a time in rave land, Kmag was inter- apart, then Swift is the master.”
comes in not having any games consoles or distrac- viewing Mampi Swift about his current projects.
tions kicking around at home!” reveals Blame. Swift couldn’t help but big up Blame for a large
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