Ones to watch in 2014

Charlie-Louise Akintilo

Ayanna WJ Ones to watch in 2014Music is a form of art. It is also a form of expression, communication of emotions through words or sounds. Each of the following artists have been able to express themselves in distinct ways. Their music ranges from sounds of delicacy, hard thudding beats, intercepting vocals to stimulating rhyming schemes. The bodywork of musical art they have produced and the potential in the future work they will produce makes it easy to realise why their discovery was inevitable. Now for the love of music they have formed my top 5 artists to look out for in 2014.

Jess Glynne
Jess Glynne is the lead vocalist on two of the biggest hits of 2014 so far, Clean Bandit’s current number one record, Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love. It is her standout vocals on both record’s that has everyone waiting to hear what she is about to do next. And that being, the effortless introduction of her single, Home.

Little Simz
Simply put, Little Simz is a supernatural human when she combines with music. She is a walking piece of musical art exhibiting so much style and charisma. Last year, Little Simz blessed our ears with her debut album, Blank Canvas which dripped creativity. From the visuals and lyrical flow on Deranged to the underground Hip-hop style of 3000x. Reminding me of a young female version of Kendrick Lamarr with just so much potential. Little Simz is more than just a artist to look out for this year, she is an example of this whole musical evolution. And at just 19 she is taking music to new heights, arguably the best female rapper in the UK.

Ayanna Witter-Johnson
I have never encountered such bewildering performances from an artist. I first saw Ayanna perform at Metropolis Studios whilst playing the cello, it was her unique and captivating style which drew me in. Ayanna is an intriguing musician who is able to share with her listeners a powerful experience in the exchange of sounds and responses. Her Black Panther E.P was an intimate collection of soulful voices and delicate melodies.

Sasha Keable
Sometimes it is simply just the contrast between the production and the tone of Sasha’s voice that makes her work so intoxicating. An undeniable fantastic addition to Disturbing London family, her Black Book EP, released just last year was a great attempt at setting the stage for her place in the music industry. You could hear the influences of hip-hop, the simple yet effective riffs and a sampling and re-working of previous well known songs, (i.e what you won’t do for love). Keables music creates such a tangible atmosphere something which will only be magnified on her forthcoming UK tour this March in which Katy B is set to be a part of.

Moody Good
Moody Good is a creative when it comes bringing together a complete myriad of sounds and genres. Time has given him the chance to have been able to extensively hone in on his solo craft and the result is enigmatic sounds with diverse musical phrases reflected in the artists first single from his project namely, Musicbx.

Click here to listen to Musicbx on soundcloud.

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