Maverick musician and producer Dean Blunt has confounded listeners and critics with his category-resistant recordings under several aliases and project names. He first received recognition as a member of the mysterious avant-garde pop project Hype Williams before launching a prolific solo career in 2011. Through numerous albums, mixtapes, videos, and one-off tracks, his work has encompassed noisy drone, deadpan hip-hop, and abstract house, with some of his most well-known releases, particularly 2014's Black Metal, bearing '80s college rock and dream pop influences. His most overtly political project, U.K. rap trio Babyfather, released the acclaimed full-length BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow in 2016, and his jazzy R&B group Blue Iverson made their debut in 2017. After releasing albums with Joanne Robertson and Delroy Edwards, Blunt issued one of his most approachable records, 2021's Black Metal 2, the sequel to his previous full-length, which had slowly risen to cult-favorite status.