dvr is Dillon van Rensburg, a seventeen year old songwriter and producer from North Berwick, Scotland. In 2020, he digitally self-released an EP (tape_01) and single (‘thru the city’) which quickly became organic, word-of-mouth success stories, racking up streams in the millions. With influences ranging from Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean and Kaytranada to Jimmy Hendrix and the Foo Fighters, dvr already counts the likes of Kenny Beats (who discovered dvr via fan enthusiasm on his Discord channel), Snoop Dogg and Joy Orbison (who recently gave dvr his first national radio play on his BBC Radio 1 Residency show) among his growing fanbase.
Now, dvr teams up with XL Recordings for the first physical release of tape_01 + thru the city, bringing the two releases together onto one limited edition, pink vinyl format. To mark news of the release, dvr also premieres a video for ‘lonely’, tape_01 + thru the city’s opening track. Written, performed and produced by dvr and accompanied by a video by Callum Harrison, it’s the unfiltered sound of an exceptional new talent beginning his ascent. Watch the video below.