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9 new acts for 2019: tastemakers tips

For our first playlist of 2019, we hand over the baton to some of the UK's best musical minds to learn who they'll be keeping their eyes and ears on this year...

Playlist: Just Joined Winter 2018

Get to know some of the ace music-makers who have just joined PRS for Music, including classical ace Blasio Kavuma, Scottish shoegazers Yakima and Polish techno producer Zamilska...

Playlist: Erol Alkan

The Phantasy Sound label founder and electronic music-maker lets us in on the songs that have shaped him, from the first record he ever bought to the track he wishes he'd written...

Playlist: Tea Street Band

Blissful, euphoric electronica: the cult Liverpool quartet are back with their long awaited sophomore album. Here, they dish up a tasty, synth-laden playlist...

Playlist: Jvck James

Lovers of nineties R&B take note: new kid on the block, Jvck James, is destined for your headphones. Ahead of his forthcoming single, he's teased us with a seriously smooth playlist to kick start the weekend.

Playlist: Dat Brass

Looking for your next festival live favourites? Dat Brass are a 10 piece collective whose high-octane blend of jazz and hip-hop is taking gig-goers by storm. Tune in to their killer playlist here...

Playlist: Spaciousness

For this week’s playlist, we’re celebrating the release of Lo Recordings' ace new Spaciousness comp and diving into the soothing soundworld of ambient and electronic drone...

Playlist: The Preservation Room

The Preservation Room is a live music video sessions label born in Hackney in 2016. Here, founder John Kye curates a playlist featuring some of the talent to have graced the platform.

Playlist: Music for Youth

With thousands of kids descending on the Royal Albert Hall next week for the Music For Youth Proms, the youth music charity have put together this cracking taster playlist for us...

Playlist: BASS Festival

BASS Festival 2018 has been celebrating 50 years of reggae this October, all across Birmingham. Get into the golden anniversary mood with this tasty playlist...