Fahad Seriki aka DVTCH NORRIS (or Dvtch), is a Belgian rapper from Ekeren, Antwerp who makes his debut on TWIB with his new gripping song/video titled “Save Us”. Over a gloomy cinematic backdrop, the young artists details his past and all the troubles he had to face growing up. The song also gets an emotional boost by the haunting chorus provided by vocalist Rori.
The visual is pretty engaging with its dark aesthetics and abstract references to the challenges DVTCH had to overcome.
Seriki was born in Antwerp to Nigerian parents and was raised in Ekeren. At the age of 20, he signed to independent record label Beatville where he quickly joined another signee Coely on tour. Together they performed over 400 shows throughout Europe including Rock Werchter (BE), Glastonbury (UK), Splash! (DE), Openair Frauenfeld (CH), The Great Escape (UK) & Eurosonic (NL).
2018 marked a year of new music, releasing his highly anticipated debut EP titled: “I’m Sad, I Wanna Make It”. After a sold-out release show in Antwerp, the single “Toothpick” featuring his Argentinian friend Bhavi was released. The video got premiered on Complex and immediately gained a lot of attention. It reached over 1 million YouTube views in only 3 weeks, even Ebro Darden featured the song on his Beats1 radio show. That summer DVTCH played a lot of major festivals like Woo Hah (NL), Ghent Jazz (BE) & Pukkelpop (BE). Later that year he was nominated for “Best Belgian Act” at the MTV EMA’s and got 4 nominations at Red Bull Elektropedia Awards for “Artist Of The Year”, “Best Album”, “Best Song” & “Best Live Act”.
Eurosonic 2019 was a great success for DVTCH NORRIS, as he was in the top 5 on Thursday and #14 out of all 350 performances of the whole festival. By the end of January DVTCH released the single “Blessed” featuring Yann Gaudeuille. The song lasted for 3 months on all major Belgian radio stations and received global attention. On April 24 he sold out his first AB Club show, and major European festivals such as Rock Am Ring (DE), Rock Im Park (DE), Dour (BE), Couleur Café (BE) & Paaspop (NL) got confirmed.
Get it on Soundcloud.
DVTCH NORRIS SHOWS IN 2019
08/06 X Rock Im Park (Zeppelinfeld, DE)
09/06 X Rock Am Ring (Nürburgring, DE)
15/06 X Donuts (Nijmegen, NL)
15/06 X Daddy Cool (Heerlen, NL)
28/06 X Couleur Cafe (Brussel, BE)
28/06 X Park Feesters (Zele, BE)
29/06 X Ottertrotter (Mechelen, BE)
06/07 X Rock Zottegem (Zottegem, BE) – TBC
07/07 X Down The Rabbit Hole (Ewijk, NL) – TBC
13/07 X Splash! (Chemnitz, DE) – TBC
14/07 X Dour (Dour, BE)
19/07 X Welcome To The Village (Leeuwarden, NL)
20/07 X Moonfield fest. (Mol, BE)
03/08 X Lochfest (Duffel, BE)
08/08 X Lokerse feesten (Lokeren, BE)
11/08 X Zomerparkfeesten (Venlo, NL)
24/08 X Fire is Gold (Antwerpen, BE)
07/09 X Endezomer (Aalter)
07/09 X Booty Rave (Kasterlee)
25/10 X Indoor Street Fest. (Mons)