The Ones to Watch 2017: Part One
WE are heading into the New Year with a candid mix of…
hopefulness and anxiety. There has been some music-related heartache and loss; we have witnessed some incredible albums and truly awesome moments – quite a balance from one of the most memorable years in recent memory. New musicians and talent are exciting and showing just what the future holds in store. With other publications and sites collating their ‘Ones to Watch 2017’ I thought I’d pitch in. In this first part, I put together some of the bands, artists and D.J.s I feel will be having a productive and accomplished next year – those we should all be keeping an eye out for.
D.J.s and Producers
Carly Wilford – D.J./Entrepreneur, London
Roxi Yung – Singer/Musician/D.J., London
PHOTO CREDIT: @nathalietheryphotog
Siggy Smalls – D.J.
PHOTO CREDIT: Zoe Etter
Elena Ramona – Pop/Dance/EDM, Surrey, U.K.
CASSI – Dance/House/E.D.M./Trance, Surrey, U.K.
INDIYA – Pop/Soul, London, U.K.
Michelle O Faith – Soul/Pop/Alternative, London, U.K.
King No-One – Indie-Rock, York, U.K.
Next State – E.D.M./House/Electronic, Surrey, U.K.
Boston Building – Pop/Alternative, London, U.K.
SIIGHTS – Pop, Ireland/Scotland, U.K.
Signal – Rap/Hip-Hop, Basingstoke, U.K.
Saints Patience – Classic-Rock, London, U.K.
Ellie Rose – Pop, London, U.K.
Chess Galea – Pop/Soul, Surrey/London, U.K.
PHOTO CREDIT: Emilia Buggins
Catherine Okada – Pop/Alternative, London, U.K.
Chenai Zinyuku – Soul/Pop/Electronic, London, U.K.
Majik – Electronic/Chill, London, U.K.
Emily Mac – Blues-Rock, Toronto, Canada
PHOTO CREDIT: @aaron_f_arteaga
Snoh Aalegra – Romantic-Soul, L.A., U.S.A.
Lola Coca – Hip-Hop/Ska/Pop, London, U.K.
PHOTO CREDIT: Robin Clewley
XamVolo – Soul, Liverpool/London, U.K.
Bee – Pop, Indie, London/Surrey, U.K.
PHOTO CREDIT: Timothy Ward
Jen Armstrong – Pop/Soul – London/Leeds, U.K.
PHOTO CREDIT: @boringlandscapes
Miles Glyphers – Rap/Hip-Hop, Sydney, Australia
PHOTO CREDIT: www.nickkentphtography.com
Rews – Alternative-Rock/Pop, London, U.K.
Ruben – Pop, Surrey/London, U.K.
IDLES – Post-Punk/New Wave, Bristol, U.K.
Lulu James – Soul, South Shields, U.K.
PHOTO CREDIT: You Magazine
Earl – Soul/Blues, Alaska, U.S.A., London, U.K.
Diamond White Riots – Indie/Alternative, Doncaster, U.K.
Duke of Wolves – Rock/Alternative, London, U.K.
Laura Saggers – Buckinghamshire, U.K. /Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Words & Noises – Alternative-Rock, London/Manchester, U.K.
Lewis Fieldhouse – Americana-Pop, London, U.K.
Lánre – African-Folk/Soul/Root, London, U.K.
I Am Willow – Pop/Cinematic, Valetta, Malta/London, U.K.
Yotam Mahler – Pop/R&B/Soul, Tel Aviv, Israel
Toothless – Indie/Alternative, London, U.K.