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XVR BLCK Reveals Track “Pembeni” ft Ryan De La Cruz


East London’s XVR BLCK has established himself as a renowned producer in the UK black music scene, collaborating with some of the industry’s finest talents. From Kojey Radical to Ms. Banks, B Young to ShaĆ© Universe, XVR BLCK has left his signature touch on numerous hit tracks. Now, the British Caribbean native is stepping into the forefront with his own EP, “The BLCKOut (EP) Vol. 1.”

As a producer, composer, and engineer, XVR BLCK has meticulously crafted this EP to showcase the best of British Black music. Featuring rising stars like Ryan De La Cruz, SNE, Nicolas Alexander, 1ZerO, and Gimme2Minutes, this project pushes UK R&B to new dimensions. Each track, from the impactful opener “Check The Portfolio” to the infectious summer anthem “Pembeni,” demonstrates XVR BLCK’s exceptional talent and musical versatility.

Born and raised in Hackney, XVR BLCK draws inspiration from legendary producers like Timbaland, DarkChild, Jermaine Dupri, and Kaytranada. His modern sound fuses captivating melodies with influences ranging from drill and rap to afro beats and dancehall, creating a distinct and refreshing take on R&B. With support from BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, KISS FM, Spotify, and Apple Music, XVR BLCK is on a mission to elevate UK R&B to global recognition.

“The BLCKOut (EP) Vol. 1” marks the debut project from this prolific UK R&B producer. XVR BLCK’s EP is a testament to his immense talent and commitment to putting UK R&B music on the map. Get ready to immerse yourself in the sonic world of XVR BLCK as he takes you on a captivating journey through his musical prowess.



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