Nayaab Tania

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Steel Banglez

It’s coming home. Grime that is. To Newham, if you want to be more specific. Much like the current wave of energy and optimism that surrounds English football, it has been refreshed and reinterpreted by a burgeoning wave of emerging talent, and no one represents that more than Steel Banglez.

Rising 11: AJ x Deno x EO

Childhood friends who’ve combined their sound to impressive effect, the incredibly young London duo have found an enthusiastic fan-base through their heartfelt and infectious Grime meets Afro Beat hybrid.

Avelino

If you follow Avelino on Instagram, you probably know he’s a serious baller. On all levels. He regularly gloats that he’s the G.O.A.T. on FIFA 19.

WSTRN

West London rap/R&B collective WSTRN are coming back strong, with their new album DOU3LE3AK out just a few months ago. The critics have been unanimous in this aspect: WSTRN, who only signed with the record label Atlantic in 2015, are the past, present, and future of West London.

Rising 11: Unknown T

Homerton B was the track of 2018. A late summertime grower, the track found its way into the record box of every established selector - everyone from Mistajam to Annie Mac (and even Tim Westwood) could be found blasting it out to legions of ravers from London to Ayia Napa.

Class of 2019: Rob Holding

It seems an obvious statement, but Rob Holding’s casual tone belies a young man both taking in the vast and eye wateringly swift step-up he’s made professionally and also a person at total ease with the process?

Rising 11: Big Zuu

Grime MC, bon viveur, Twitter troublemaker and part-time Grenfell activist, there’s a lot to like about Bug Zuu.

Lotto Boyz

Ever since they first released music back in 2016, Ash and Lucas aka the Lotto Boyzz have been on an upward trajectory. Tagging their sound as ‘Afrobean’ – a collision of Afro-Caribbean music mixed with rap and R&B – the pair have enjoyed a two-year spell where they’ve topped nearly every single hitlist around.
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