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New Act Alert: Logic aka Young Sinatra is a rapper from Maryland, who with his ear friendly flow looks set to put Maryland on the map as a state that has produced a top quality rapper. Logic’s management have done a great job in exposing Logic’s talents so far and it is reflected by the crazy amount of views he receives on YouTube for his songs even though he has not hit the mainstream scene yet. 

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New Act Alert: 9mary is a teen singer-songwriter from London, also known as Flo Morrissey. The name 9mary was taken from the title of a photographic series by Adi Da Samraj. The phrase “age is nothing but a number” is something that 9mary truly embodies with her mature lyrics and vocals that are highly advanced considering her age. She released her EP called Fear No More which has received five star ratings on iTunes and as long as she keeps churning out high quality material, this unsigned teen sensation will surely be snapped up quickly by one of the major labels.

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New Act Alert: inc. are a Los Angeles soul duo consisting of brothers Andrew and Daniel Aged, who are helping maintain the chillwave movement that has been taking over the music industry of late by releasing records that take you back a couple of decades ago to memories of sexy seductive classy R&B and neo-soul tunes of the 80s and 90s. Signed by 4AD they are set to release their debut “No World” on 19th February 2013, which is set to a hit at debonair events.

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New Act Alert: Southern are a sibling duo from Belfast who have a very southern American country blues sound. As soon as I heard them I was subconsciously thinking about Fleetwood Mac, which they actually feel their harmonies are similar to and I agree. Their harmonies are on point, their take on acoustic music is unique compared to artists currently active and they appear to have real drive matched with humble confidence, which is always a recipe for success.

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New Act Alert: Yungen is a 20 year old South London rapper, who is also a member of the UK up and coming movement PlayDirty, which includes the likes of Krept and Konan.

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New Act Alert: fiN are South West London guitar pop visionaries who want to reinvent alternative rock. They played for Occupy London and are definitely a band who want to spread a message.

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New Act Alert: Cashtastic is a rising UK Hip Hop artist, who’s buzz is growing stronger and stronger.

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New Act Alert: Clean Bandit are a collective of musicians who mix elements of classical, hip hop and electronica music and it works extremely well. The core of their sound is based on their Chatto quartet and they are work with many vocalists to deliver fitting vocals for their music. They appeared on Channel 4’s series Random Acts and have supported artists such as Calvin Harris. Clean Bandit bring refreshingly bright sound that will make them big hits at many festivals to come.

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New Act Alert: Paigey Cakey is an emerging UK rapstress who has been rising in multiple disciplines in the entertainment world this year such as acting where she is a cast member of BBC TV series, Waterloo Road. She has been dropping head bopping collaborations with other rising artists such as Teezy, Kelz and Lady Leshurr. The teen rapper performed at the Hackney Weekender and impressed an amped up crowd with her new song “Hood Swag”, endless energy and charisma. 

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New Act Alert: Dog Is Dead are an indie pop group from Nottingham who have recently signed with Atlantic Records, who normally sign acts who tend to have a relatively great amount of success such as Wiz Khalifa and Ed Sheeran.

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New Act Alert: Last Night In Paris are London hip hop collective who have an addiction to cloudy and trap beats. Their whole image is about being suave, which they have so far accomplished and they strive to do everything to an elite standard from visuals to production. The potential for this group is high and it is refreshing to see a group from the UK stacked full of talented individuals, where each of them can take the lead to make great music.

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New Act Alert: Known for his vocals on Disclosure’s smash hit “Latch”, Sam Smith is an artist certainly on a rapid rise to stardom. He has elite mind-blowing vocals, that make it credible to call him a male version of Adele. However, due to his involvement with Disclosure we know he definitely has the ability to make great electronic soul records, along with emotional acoustic records (such as Lay Me Down) in the future. In short, it is a given he will be blessing us with variety of soulful and moving songs this year.

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New Act Alert: Female songstress, Twigs, is a mysterious hidden gem. You will hardly be able to find her on Google, but she is definitely catching the attention of many music critics. She has released two singles that have music videos to accompany them, both directed by Grace Ladoja. However, Twigs is no where to found in each music video. Twigs is an immense and exciting talent. If you like Twigs check out http://twigstwigs.tumblr.com/ to keep posted.

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New Act Alert: Dominic Lord (formerly known as A$AP Dom) is a rapper from Harlem who has a habit of making ethereal rap songs. Due to being a part of A$AP Mob he has indefinite access to many top producers and his debut EP “Fashion Show” is set to be epic.

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New Act Alert: Recently signed to Kitsune the London based fivesome Citizens! are looking to revive Brit pop.

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New Act Alert: XXYYXX is the name of Orlando, Florida’s 16 year old producer, Marcel Everett. Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and still sadness.