With this intrepid character, rocker with a thousand colors, indomitable vitality ...
Blak Emoji is the nom de plume of acclaimed New York City producer, recording artist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Warren.
Following a series of critically and commercially successful releases, multiple TV and film placements, U.S. and European tours, and a host of accolades from front-line publications like Rolling Stone and Tape Op, Blak Emoji has joined the celebrated roster at ECR Music Group.
Warren was first immersed in Soul, R&B, and Pop music growing up in South Jersey, but after his rigorous music studies learning piano concertos and Jazz-guitar standards led him to Electronic music, Hip-hop, and Punk, he found himself drawing on new influences ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Björk, and from Prince to Kraftwerk.
These diverse-but-intertwined influences are represented clearly throughout his distinguished recorded catalog––a catalog ECR Music Group is now remastering and reissuing in full in 2022 and 2023. His body of work has garnered praise from equally-diverse corners of the music world: All Access Music calls Warren “A brainy, substantive and complex writer.” Glam Glare describes his work as, “Alluring and infectious.” Black Rock Coalition proclaims Blak Emoji to be, “A sexy come on that champions intellect.”
Blak Emoji is set to begin an exciting new chapter with ECR Music Group––the first of his four remastered reissues will be released September 30th, 2022: the artist’s 2017 debut EP, INTRO.