For Fans Of: AlunaGeorge, Wild Belle, Dirty Projectors
Mercedes - Full Tilt
Mercedes is a young UK rapper with ambitions of a US sound. With the creativity of Azealia Banks and the bite of Angel Haze, the early 90s Beastie Boys rave-vibe of "Full Tilt" could well be Mercedes' very own "212".
For Fans Of: Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, Beastie Boys
Lea Lea - Wonderer
Lea Lea (Pronounced Li Li? Le-ah Le-ah?) brings some East London edge to some ultra-sleek back-to-basics South London dubstep. Her voice is light and husky, bringing to mind Lauryn Hill and perfect for this kind of R&B/dubstep crossover. Benga would kill to work with this girl, and indeed, boost up the bass a bit, and you could be fooled into thinking that "Wonderer" was that very collaboration.
Her self titled debut album is out now.
For Fans Of: Delilah, Katy B, Lauryn Hill
- Joe Copplestone, 16/10/13