AKIRA’s RISING STARS OF 2016

Ones to watch in 2016. The general spiel is this. This is not a list of who has the biggest marketing spend in 2016, like the BBC Sound Poll. Therefore there are some glaringly obvious choices of artists that I’ve left out of this list (JACK GARRATT) – that’s either a) because they’ve already been included in a previous ones to watch list on this site or b) because I don’t think they’re very interesting or original. This is a list of artists who haven’t released albums by the beginning of 2016 who I think will do well and you should check out this year.

To remain unbiased I’ve decided to leave out any artists that I’ve released, however a few of these artists I have worked with in some way, or would like to in future.

1. Mura Masa – Lovesick Fuck

2. Alessia Cara – Here

3. AURORA – Runaway

4. Gallant – Weight In Gold

5. WSTRN – In2

6. Dua Lipa – Be The One

7. LANY – ILYSB

8. The Japanese House – Still

9. Vallis Alps – Young

10. Kiiara – Gold

11. Loyle Carner – Ain’t Nothing Changed

12. St. South – Slacks

13. Lawrence Taylor – Bang Bang

14. Day Wave – Drag

15. Ritual – Josephine

16. Catching Flies – Quiet Nights

17. Haelos – Dust

18. George Cosby – Ritual Blush

19. Hazel English – Never Going Home

20. Dillistone – Diamond Child (ft. Aayushi)

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