Dirty Tapes EP

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14th January 2022 / 12" or Tape / XL Recordings


Dirty Tapes EP


Released: 14th January 2022
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 14th January 2022. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

In less than a year, dvr has gone from a 16-year-old Scottish kid on the hunt for a cracked copy of Ableton, to an XL-signed artist collaborating with Kenny Beats at 17. As though A-Levels during a global pandemic weren’t enough to contend with, the prodigious singer, songwriter and producer has also self-released two EPs – tape_01 and u can call me dillon – lo-fi gems full of frank lyrics and endless promise.

Lockdown was a creative renaissance,” he says. “It gave me all the time and
resources to do exactly what I wanted: wake up every day and work on music.
With his soft, hybrid accent (“somewhere between Scottish, English and South African”) Dillon explains that when it comes to music, he writes straight from the heart. “My songs are basically diary entries,” he says. “If they seem kind of personal, it’s because they are. In fact, I might be oversharing." He began building beats on Garageband at the age of 12, having just had his mind blown by the hip-hop on his friend’s iPod. Up until that point, Dillon’s experience of music looked a little different -- his parents, both South African, had raised him and his older brothers on legends like B.B. King and Jimmy Hendrix.

Following his collaboration with Kenny Beats - ‘lowlife’, dvr's upcoming EP dirty tapes continues with his signature slacker sound with lead single ‘stupid’ coming with an infectious acoustic hook and trademark wry lyricism. Written, recorded and produced by dvr he’s fast becoming one of the UK’s most compelling young talents. Fans include Snoop Dogg, FINNEAS, Omar Apollo, Joy Orbison + Clara Amfo: “dvr - a name that is going to be everywhere in the coming years.”

1. Dirty Tapes
2. Stupid
3. Lowlife (With Kenny Beats)
4. Drugs
5. Tunnel Vision

Format /12" or Tape
Released /14th January 2022
Catalogue / XL1191T
Barcode / 191404119112
Artist / dvr
Label /XL Recordings
Genre / Pop Music
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