Blair Thomson a.k.a. Antiself is a DJ and Producer from Devon, UK. He started collecting music in his teens where his taste was heavily influenced by records that his parents had collected over many years. These ranged from reggae to funk, soul and disco. Blair spent many weekends as a teenager digging through piles of vinyl in his local town of Bournemouth trying to find tracks that sounded futuristic, eventually discovering a firm favourite in the high energy, fast paced and warping other-worldly sounds of drum & bass.
In 2005 he moved Plymouth in Devon to study at university and in his spare time playing numerous wild, multi-room student house parties, the student’s union and eventually landing a weekly residency at the hugely popular student night Wonkeylegs (run by Norman Cook’s right hand man Kevin Kelly a.k.a. Aldo Vanucci) This was where he really learned to read a crowd.
Towards the end of his university career he formed a club night with a group of friends called dance!dance!dance! that would go on to run for a decade. dance!dance!dance! focussed creating a platform for local talent and which had a huge emphasis on integrity, quality sound and carefully curated line-ups.
In 2012 Blair moved to Birmingham. A move that was initially viewed with hesitancy but eventually embraced and became a new source of inspiration. He became a regular customer at nights such as ENTER, TRMNL, Cloak & Dagger, Coloré and House of God amongst others and was exposed to a huge range of quality international DJ’s. It was here that the harder edged sound that is so synonymous with the industrial city of Birmingham was brought to the forefront of his mind.
In 2016 he moved back to the Westcountry and teamed up to produce with local techno enthusiast Loukas Pour-Hashemi a.k.a Louk under the alias Boglin. The pair had initial success releasing on Lenny Dee’s Hard Electronic label, Amsterdam based X-trax and Hydraulix label.
Blair is now focussing on his solo career under the alias Antiself and has had releases on Horizon, Filth Infatuated Digital and Digital mind. He is now self-releasing the majority of his music.
In June 2020 he started a radio show on FNOOB called Polyrhythm which had a brief hiatus at the end of 2022 but is now back on the airwaves on outerrim.tv.
Polyrhythm aims to explore fresh new electronic music covering everything from Ambient to Jungle with a heavy focus on Techno and Electro.