17 January 2014


Every New Year, I don't look forward to jjj's 100 but instead BBC Sound is where it's at. Sound of... is a to-watch / 20##-will-be-big-for-these-guys / you-won't-be-disappointed-with-this newbie List. Past years have foretold the greatness of artists like Michael Kiwanuka, Frank Ocean, James Blake, AlunaGeorge, The Drums, Gold Panda and even old 50 Cent and Sean Paul in 2003. This year is no exception. Number one was awarded to Sam Smith, followed by Ella Eyre, Banks, Sampha, Chance the Rapper, Chloe Howl, FKA Twigs, Jungle, Kelela, Luke Sital-Singh, MNEK, Nick Mulvey, Royal Blood and Say Lou Lou.
Here are some of my favourites: