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Which UK Artist Should You Listen To?

Want to expand your music library? You've come to the right place.

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Which UK Artist Should You Listen To?

You got: Lady Leshurr

Born in Solihull, England, rapper Lady Leshurr is a force to be reckoned with in UK music, as well as the international hip-hop scene. She's perhaps best known for the ingenious way she incorporates humour and pop culture into her lyrics, as well as her charismatic demeanour when performing. Recommended tracks include her most recent, Queen's Speech 4, which has over 4 million views on YouTube, and Queen's Speech 3. Listen to her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyodeHtVvkA

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You got: Zara McFarlane

British jazz/soul singer Zara McFarlane already charmed the ears of many with her debut album, “Until Tomorrow”, and second album, “If You Knew Her”. She was also voted “Best Jazz Act” at the Mobo Awards in 2014. If you’re a fan of jazz, Zara’s soft sound and beautiful voice is what you need to be listening to. We recommend having a listen to “Open Heart”. Listen to her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_s0aTV5i6A

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You got: Kwabs

If you don’t know about Kwabs already, you’re in for a treat. His strong baritone vocals and smooth R&B sound are a great addition to any playlist. Take a listen to his recently released album “Love + War”, especially the tracks “Fight for Love” and “Walk”. Listen to him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2nb2fAn_HE

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You got: Jay Prince

If you’re a hip-hop fan, then Jay Prince is the perfect person for you. Born and raised in East London, Jay’s background is reflected in the content of his lyrics, yet his music is more reminiscent of the sounds you would find stateside. Think Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, and Common for an idea what he sounds like. Recommended tracks include everything on his Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/jayprincemusic. Get a feel for his music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7xe16ce_wY

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You got: Devonté Hynes

Dev Hunes, also known as Blood Orange, is a singer/songwriter who has written for an outstanding range of artists. These artists include the likes of Solange, Carley Rae Jepsen, and Florence and the Machine. If you like indie pop/rock music, Hynes is your go-to guy. Tracks to start off your new listening experience include “You're Not Good Enough” and “It Is What It Is”. Listen to him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gtdpnKbT10

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You got: Liam Bailey

Musician Liam Bailey from Nottingham, England, is a soul and blues artist whose sound has been compared to Otis Redding, Bob Marley and Amy Winehouse. He has collaborated with several music acts, including DJ Fresh, Shy FX, and Chase & Status. Recommended tracks include “Villain feat. A$AP Ferg” and “On My Mind”. Listen to him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s6qbIHHSV4

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You got: Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine’s compelling indie-pop sound is ideal if you’re looking for something new to add to your music collection. For a quick listen, try his EP “Deckchairs on The Moon” or have a listen to the “Aesthetics 1.0” EP, and prepare to be blown away. Listen to him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhBa8LekChU

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You got: Benjamin Clementine

If you’re the sort of person who likes a little bit of everything, then Benjamin Clementine is the perfect artist for you to start listening to. Since his work is so incredibly eclectic, it’s hard to nail it down to a particular genre, but it takes influence from classical, folk and rock opera. Recommended tracks include “Condolence” and “Nemesis". Listen to him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a68KJWe_Tfk

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You got: Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula is a soul singer/songwriter from Birmingham, who is perhaps best known for her incredible song “Green Garden” from her debut album “Sing to the Moon”. Her captivating sound and distinctive voice will be a treat for any fans of soul. Recommended tracks include “Like The Morning Dew” and “Father Father”. Listen to her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akYnlwubDo

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