14—15 JULY 2017
VICTORIA PARK

Ray BLK

Noisey


Friday

Delivering the brash honesty of rap music, with her unique blend of soul and R&B spirit, Ray BLK weaves between genre boundaries borrowing the elements she requires to reach her goals.

Ray’s first experiences of music came at a very early age, when she recalls dancing to Missy Elliott and Timbaland on MTV Bass at age seven. From the age of ten, Ray was already setting her dream in motion, filling her school notebooks with original song lyrics.

Despite her early experiments with music, it wasn’t until her final year of studying English Literature at university that she decided she wanted to share her music with the world. 

Lyrically, Ray’s music is very candid; she isn’t trying to gloss over situations and paint her life as a fairytale.  The surname BLK that she’s adopted, is a constant reminder of her values: Building Living Knowing.

At the end of last year Ray released ‘50/50’, a track that would open up a new chapter in her career. The Aston Rudi-produced track would snowball in popularity, securing A-List spots with 1Xtra and Rinse FM, record of the week from Huw Stephens and spins from Annie Mac, Julie Adenuga and Toddla T.

Ray BLK intends to keep the ball rolling, now putting her focus on music full time. She intends to be braver creatively moving forward, off the success of ‘50/50’ and to continue to develop her live show. Coming first in BBC’s Sound of 2017 marks what is certain to be a massive year for her.

Noisey


Friday

Delivering the brash honesty of rap music, with her unique blend of soul and R&B spirit, Ray BLK weaves between genre boundaries borrowing the elements she requires to reach her goals.

Ray’s first experiences of music came at a very early age, when she recalls dancing to Missy Elliott and Timbaland on MTV Bass at age seven. From the age of ten, Ray was already setting her dream in motion, filling her school notebooks with original song lyrics.

Despite her early experiments with music, it wasn’t until her final year of studying English Literature at university that she decided she wanted to share her music with the world. 

Lyrically, Ray’s music is very candid; she isn’t trying to gloss over situations and paint her life as a fairytale.  The surname BLK that she’s adopted, is a constant reminder of her values: Building Living Knowing.

At the end of last year Ray released ‘50/50’, a track that would open up a new chapter in her career. The Aston Rudi-produced track would snowball in popularity, securing A-List spots with 1Xtra and Rinse FM, record of the week from Huw Stephens and spins from Annie Mac, Julie Adenuga and Toddla T.

Ray BLK intends to keep the ball rolling, now putting her focus on music full time. She intends to be braver creatively moving forward, off the success of ‘50/50’ and to continue to develop her live show. Coming first in BBC’s Sound of 2017 marks what is certain to be a massive year for her.

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