Inflo emerges Brit awards’ first producer of the year non-white winner

Inflo, the genre-straddling producer known for work with Adele, Little Simz and Michael Kiwanuka, has been announced as producer of the year in 2022’s Brit awards, The Guardian reports.

According to the report, it is the first time a non-white artiste has won the award since the inception of the Brits in 1977.

“I feel honoured to be a part of change,” said Inflo, whose real name is Dean Josiah Cover. “All the Black producers before me, I’m in awe and have studied you. I am you. Thank you for both paving the way and for your integral contribution to British music.”

Inflo, also a songwriter, musician and label head, the paper adds, came to prominence in 2014 after producing and co-writing the Kooks’ 2014 album Listen. He has since worked on award-winning projects including Michael Kiwanuka’s Mercury-winning 2019 album Kiwanuka. Two of the five albums nominated for album of the year at this year’s Brit awards, Adele’s 30 and Little Simz’ Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, carry credits for Inflo.

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