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Published on June 9th, 2023 | by Natalie Patrick


UK R&B Producer XVR BLCK Shines a Light on British Black Music with the Release of “The BLCKOut” EP

XVR BLCK, the acclaimed UK R&B producer and musician, is set to captivate audiences with his latest EP, “The BLCKOut” (EP) Vol. 1. With an impressive roster of collaborators, this project is a testament to XVR BLCK’s artistry and his commitment to showcasing the best of British Black music.

“The BLCKOut” (EP) Vol. 1 marks the first installment in a trilogy of releases scheduled over the next year, each aiming to celebrate the vibrant British Black music scene. XVR BLCK’s expert touch is evident throughout the EP, as he takes on the roles of producer, composer, and engineer. His unparalleled talent shines through, having worked with industry heavyweights such as Kojey Radical, Ms. Banks, B Young, and Teedra Moses.

Featuring a lineup of rising stars including Ryan De La Cruz, SNE, Nicolas Alexander, 1ZerO, and Gimme2Minutes, “The BLCKOut” (EP) Vol. 1 is a powerful display of UK R&B music at its finest. From the assertive opening track, “Check The Portfolio,” to the infectious summer anthem, “Pembeni,” and the beloved fan-favorite, “EastSide,” this EP showcases XVR BLCK’s musical prowess and creativity.

Hailing from Hackney, XVR BLCK draws inspiration from legendary producers such as Timbaland, DarkChild, Jermaine Dupri, and Kaytranada. His modern sound blends elements of R&B with diverse influences, ranging from drill and rap to afrobeats and dancehall, resulting in a unique sonic experience. Supported by BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, KISS FM, Spotify, and Apple Music, XVR BLCK is determined to propel UK R&B music onto the global stage.

“The BLCKOut” (EP) Vol. 1 is just the beginning of XVR BLCK’s mission to revolutionize the perception of UK R&B. Stay tuned for future releases from the “BLCKOut” series, as XVR BLCK sets out to bring recognition and acclaim to the genre.


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