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Featured artist: Pretty Vicious

Armed with bags of delinquent charisma and enough breakneck riffs to give early Manics a run for their money, there’s no doubt that baby-faced Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious are ready for combat.

Featured artist: Bastien Keb

Multi-instrumentalist Bastien Keb creates dusty, soulful sounds that pay homage to past masters of US funk and jazz including The Meters and Sun Ra. His debut LP, out now, is a wholesome, meaty listen that's not to be missed...

Featured artist: Frances

Flawless vocals, plaintive lyrics and the bare minimum of window-dressing puts Frances' precision pop in the same bracket as Adele and Sam Smith. There's no wonder she's tipped for big things in 2016...

Featured artist: Murlo

Young producer Murlo mixes up soca, grime and UK funky with a deftness of touch unlike no other. Look out for his forthcoming Odyssey EP…

Featured artist: Kite Base

Savages' Ayse Hassan has teamed up with Kendra Frost to explore the outer edges of electronic-led post-punk, using tight bass guitar angles, vocal loops and field recordings to expand their sonic shapes in all directions. Well worth checking...

Featured artist: Malaika

Youthful jazz singer songwriter Malaika was one of the highlights at Montreal Jazz Festival after being picked by Jamie Cullum to perform. Keep your ears peeled for a debut EP from this unsigned star in the making…

Featured artist: Nao

Nao is an R&B princess in waiting, with a growing army of friends and fans inside the business including Disclosure, Jungle, Little Dragon and AlunaGeorge. Check out this rising talent before she explodes all over 2016.

Featured artist: Tomaga

Tomaga are Tom Relleen and Valentina Magaletti - a pair of sonic voyagers whose unfettered musical explorations have led them to exciting new territories that loosely incorporate jazz, electronic and psych.

Featured artist: Vince Pope

Vince Pope is an award-winning composer who's worked with global brands including Nike, BMW, Guinness, Honda, John Smiths and Walkers. His new score for primetime drama The Gamechangers, starring Daniel Radcliffe, airs on BBC2 on 15 September.

Featured artist: Dreamtrak

Dreamtrak is production whizz Oliver Horton, whose credits include Foals and Swim Deep. Now he's stepping out from the studio with his own brand of cosmic disco that’s indebted to the grooves of Giorgio Moroder and the unitary danceability of Daft Punk.