24
Dec
2014

150 Artists To Watch In 2015

Submitted by / 3 years ago / Featured, Features, Staff Picks

// Part 1

Majid Jordan

Majid Jordan

It’s pretty safe to say that Majid Jordan were pretty much an unknown entity before they hopped on Drake’s  2013 track of the year “Hold On (We’re Coming Home)”, since then they have proved their songwriting chops with their unstoppable EP “A Place Like This”, which was a fantastic slice of futuristic R&B.

According to Drake’s grammy nominated freestyle “0 to 100 / The Catch Up” we can expect some new Majid Jordan dropping Spring 2015. And supported by the weight of the OVO production team, it’s safe to say WE CANNOT WAIT.

Cannons

Cannons

Paul, Ryan, and Michelle have brought us some of our favourite R&B grooves in 2014 as the ever impressive Cannons. With every single release we are stunned as to how impressive their ever increasing back catalogue is.

Sultry, hypnotising, and downright sexy. These guys will finish their amazing 2014 in style, ready to kick more ass in 2015.

Nao

Nao

In late 2014 newcomer Nao (who has been touring with Little Dragon) suddenly unleashed one of the best R&B releases of the year with her “So Good” EP. Aptly titled, the EP contained some of the most original productions we have heard in some time, from the likes of: Abhi//Dijon, Anup Paul, and John Calvert.

The results were incredible, and at this point we can only dream of how good the album is going to be.

LANY

LANY

Three piece LANY really have made an electric start to 2014, with each of their six songs having an insatiable effect on us. Catchy, but just crazy enough for us to continually wonder what direction they are going to head in with their next release.

Expect these guys to blow up in popularity, just like The 1975 did.

Leo Stannard

Leo Stannard

It took us all of one listen to fall in love with Leo Stannard, triumphantly declaring that “definitely has a big future in the UK scene at least”. He seems to have gone onwards and upwards after our first post about him, with his “Notions” EP going down very well with fans and critics alike.

We’re hoping an album is on the cards next year.

// Part 2

Sound of 2015

Megan Vice

Raised on as healthy disco diet of Michael Jackson, Prince, and Zapp, Megan Vice is a hot young upstart from New York hoping to tread in their footsteps. She has started pretty well too, absolutely smashing a cover of Breakbot’s “Baby I’m Yours”, before unleashing the amazingly catchy single “Ghost” later in the year.

She’s already released a debut EP, but it’s the sophomore release that we’re looking forward to hearing in 2015.

Sound of 2015

Satchmode

It’s pretty hard to put your finger in what direction Satchmode are taking, as every new upload on their SoundCloud account seems to be completely different to their last. The commonality is obviously quality, and their most recent release “Hall & Oates” had us singing and dancing all over the place.

2015 could be very interesting for these guys, as they will no doubt be in further pursuit of their sound.

Sound of 2015

Leo Kalyan

After dropping some stunning mashup/covers in the vein of MNEK, Leo Kalyan started smashing out some incredible solo material in 2014 that had us pulling out our hair in amazement.

Backed by the likes of Karma Kid, Grades, the aforementioned MNEK, and Shift K3y, this smorgasbord of British talent will no doubt propel Leo into the public spotlight in 2015.

Sound of 2015

Fickle Friends

Brighton is definitely emerging as one of the great musical hotspots in the UK, and the latest band to come off the conveyor belt of talent is the five piece Fickle Friends. Effortlessly tapping into the indie pop scene, these three have been tearing up SoundCloud with some of the catchiest melodies we have heard all year.

If they keep their faultless songwriting efforts up then they are headed for glory in 2015.

Sound of 2015

Jones

Londoner Jones sprung a surprise on us in 2014 when she dropped two of the coolest tracks we heard all year on a double sided single called “Deep” / “You”. The former was produced by Rodaidh McDonald, and the latter was produced by A. K. Paul (so you just know she is keeping in the right circles).

It’s rare to see that much of an impact off just two songs, but we are absolutely buzzing for more. Let’s hope for an EP at least in 2015.