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An impressive list of talent to follow this year

22 acts to watch in 2017

3 months ago

There's so much undiscovered talent in the world of pop, hip hop, R&B, funk, soul, indie, dancehall, house and techno that we had to make this selection.


Ranging from Scandinavian talent like electronic R&B duo Smerz and dance producer Baba Stiltz to Dutch electro pop from Cut_. Further sound we find Parisian LGBT icon and often seen face in the local ballroom scene Kiddy Smile, as well as Rory McCarthy, a British musician who has played alongside Mac Demarco among others and now releases music as Infinite Bisous - tipped by Subbacultcha.


22tracks curators SHMLSS (Disco) and JP Enfant (Techno) are respectively mentioning JMII from Spain and Dutchie DeNiro. 
TITIA (Alternative) looks forward to more ambient pop music from New Yorkers Cigarettes After Sex, the same city soulful pop singer H.E.R. is from. Saux (Indie Electronic) highlights a 17 year old kid from the UK who works under the moniker Yellow Days.

The Wicked Jazz Sounds team was quick to name emotional funk sensation October London from Indiana, living 1500 miles away from 18 year old future superstar Khalid and 700 miles away from Nessly, a new incredible artist from Atlanta who works with Dutch teenage producer Outtatowntobias.


Lefto proudly presents the new hero from Brussels called Roméo Elvis, who now begins to cross borders and breaks through in France. Nigerian upcoming dancehall name Burna Boy, the sweetest voice in LA Kadhja Bonet, Melbourne synthpop duo GL, and Londoners A2, Ama Lou, Bonzai and Gaika complete the list of talents to discover, follow and as we say in Dutch: play it gray (a LOT).

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A2 - X2 (Dble) (London)

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Ama Lou - Not Always

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Baba Stiltz - Baby

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Burna Boy - Pree Me

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GAIKA - Glad We Found It

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GL - Hallucinate

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Kiddy Smile - Let A B!tch Know

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October London - Black Man in America

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Roméo Elvis x Le Motel - Morale

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Smerz - Because