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Remel London’s Hot Acts of 2014!

January 7, 2014 | by Remel London


RIGHT, so the hotties list’s are all in! No I’m not talking about who’s made GQ’ hottest males, or Hello’s hottest females, I’m talking about the hottest acts predicted to do big things in 2014!

I’ve checked out a few of the mainstream radio stations, who are all screaming and shouting about who they “discovered” and who “got the first play” of who and I’ve gt to admit they’ve got a pretty sexy list… but if i’m honest most of them were OBVIOUS, throuh mixtape release success, chart toppers and featured artists who are making a name for themselves. But Ill break it down and then give you my own HOT ACTS OF 2014 list!

 

BBC RADIO 1 delivered their BBC SOUND OF 2014 list

featuring :

GEORGE EZRA | BANKS | CHANCE THE RAPPER |CHLOE HOWL |ELLA EYRE | FKA TWIGS | JUNGLE | KELELA | LUKE SITAL – SINGH | MNEK | NICK MULVEY |ROYAL BLOOD | SAM SMITH | SAMPHA | SAY LOU LOU

Ive got to admit, this is a great list! They’ve covered all bases in RnB, House, Hip Hop, Soul, pop, indie and educated me on a lot of I don’t Knows lol

BBC RADIO 1XTRA dropped the Hot for 2014 list

featuring :

CHANCE THE RAPPER | CHRONIXX | ELLA EYRE | ELLIE INGHAM | GORGON CITY| JOEL COMPASS | KREPT & KONAN | KWABS | MNEK | SAM SMITH

I’ve got to admit, The 1xtra List is definitely talking my language. A very singer song- writer type list. But this is what the current sound is, acts with deep meaningful thought – provoking music.

Over at the Capital Towers Capital FM has suggested

9 New Acts tipped for success in 2014

featuring :

SAM SMITH| NEON JUNGLE | ELYAR FOX | ELLA EYRE | MARTIN GARRIX | THE VAMPS | MNEK | LITTLE NIKKI | JOEL COMPASS |

Capital have definitely picked the acts that have got the fans, the sing-long tracks AND THE BEST PR but that’s why they’ve “tipped them for Success” doesn’t mean they are all hot. Not being mean they have got me thinking, hmmm I like that person and that track, so their on to something.

And finally, the newest station to make a stand and  have it’s say lol Capital Xtra they have out-done themselves with their

19 Rappers, Artists, DJs And Producers You Need To Watch In 2014 ( p.s a shorter title would be great)

JHENE AIKO | JOEL COMPASS | SAM SMITH | ELLA EYRE | ALL ABOUT SHE | KID INK | LIL DURK | CHRIS MALINCHAK | LE YOUTH | MARTIN GARRIX | WILKINSON | MISTA SILVA | SASHA KEABLE | MNEK | ROUTE 94 | CHANCE THE RAPPER| FLUME | CYRIL HAHN | GORGON CITY

Now this list clearly shows, that Capital Xtra, formerly known as Choice FM is definitely not on the same page as the for me Number one urban station. It has opened it’s doors WIDE OPEN to the dance scene and as me a little huh? at some of the acts, but I have to commend them for the inclusion of the UK afrobeats artist Mista Silva and including producers as well, as 2013 clearly showed with the formal number1’s album introductions from Rudimental and Disclosure that producers are what’s hot right now!

 

So it’s my turn! Check out Remel London’s hot acts of 2014! 

MNEK

mnek

At Just 19, he’s given us musical gold without us even knowing as a featured artist and song writer, but now the singer is about to let rip in 2014. Rumour has it the album is ready to go… Rumour has it he’s managed by One Direction’s team… Rumour he’s gonna be DOPE!
@MNEK

 

 

SAMPHA

sampha

So everyone thinks Drake discovered Sampha, NO NO NO. i  Didn’t but , I first stumbled across Sampha back in 2010, from a track called ON YOUR OWN taken off of Lil Silva’s  Patience EP.  I then heard him work wonders with SBTRKT  on numerous tracks and nooow he is featured on Drake’s Nothing was the Same and totally owned the track TOO MUCH to the point that he had to release it on his own by popular demand – well it was his song anyway that Drake “borrowed”.

 

 

SASHA KEABLE

sasha keable

 

One of the princess’ of Disturbing London made an silent but deadly impact featuring n the Disclosure number 1 album Settle. Featuring on Voices one of the singles to release a little later than the rest, but just on time to get some chart action before the end of 2013 is definitely going to let it be known that she packs a mighty little punch with her dope –ass vocals!
@SashaKeable

 

 

SHAKKA

shakka

 

I’m pretty sure I was the leader of Shakka’s fan club back in 2012 -2013. He’s had an amazing 2013, with a chart topping single as a featured artist with Wretch 32,  hot little EP as well as a Mobo Nomination, some may say he did what he had to do… but no! I think this is the year EVERYONE will recognise Shakka is the headliner and not just the feature vocals!

Let’s get em’ SHAKKA with 2 K’s!
@IamShakka

 

LITTLE SIMZ

lil simz

 

This girl has been a hot lil mama since the early 00’s. Ok maybe an exaggeration as she’s another talented teen. But I’ve had my eye on her for a few years. She performed at my first ever RateMePlz Show in 2012 and has Upped the levels even more for 2014! Wooiii!
@LittleSimz

 

 

IMAN OMARI

iman omari

 

Here’s a curveball for ya. Emerging artist from the west coast, Los Angeles has an undescribeable sound. He takes me to a whole  new places with unique compositions and productions which often sound reminiscent, due to the fact that he can make a BAD-ASS REMIX too!

https://soundcloud.com/imanomari
@IamImanOmari

 

Let me know what you think of my Hot List!

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