Blue States began nearly twenty years ago with the young, movie soundtrack obsessed Dragazis writing and recording largely instrumental, electronic pieces alone at his parent’s house in Sussex. The recordings found their way to nascent electronic label Memphis Industries, who went on to release a succession of 12”s including the smooth electro sweep of ‘The Trainer Shuffle’ and the filmic ‘Yé-Yé’ stylings of ‘Your Girl’. An album “Nothing Changes Under the Sun” followed in 2000 and having been critically lauded, became a surprise hit seeing Dragazis form a band, tour the world, remix Future Sound of London, and sign to XL Recordings.
Subsequent albums Man Mountain and The Soundings saw Dragazis work with more traditional song structures (including Season Song, the title track of cult Zombie flick 28 Days Later) and collaborate with vocalists Ty Bulmer, latterly of New Young Pony Club, and old school friend Chris Carr. 2007’s ‘First Steps Into..’ album saw Dragazis revert to working solo and heralded a return to his electronic origins with more extended, free form soundscapes. 2016's Restless Spheres longplayer took up where "First Steps.." left off with extended orchestral pieces and the transient guest vocals from Eos and Mayassa.