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Watch: Jetta ‘Crescendo’

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Visuals for Jetta– just to make you feel more in a Friday mood than you probably already are. 

The ‘Crescendo EP’ will be released by Polydor Records on June 24th and will feature remixes by Icarus and Infinity Ink.

Live: Jetta at Roundhouse London

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I caught a mini showcase yesterday and saw Jetta do a few tracks in front of a crowd at the Roundhouse. Was immense. You have to catch this girl live before she gets huge!

Who bloggers think will be big this year…

BBC 6 MUSIC

That bastion for new music, BBC radio station 6 Music asked a bunch of music bloggers (including me) who they saw as being rising stars over the next twelve months. Click here to see the list it’s pretty interesting.

There’s also my annual Random List which was published just before the end of last year, you can take a look at that here.

2012’s Random List

I started the Random List last year, and it was pretty fun for me to do so I figured I’d carry the tradition on for another year. So here, I present to you the winners of some random, and not so random, categories that have come out of 2012.

Biggest debut to come out of nowhere

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Miriam Bryant. This category also covers best track of the year too, I guess (which I’m sharing with Beatrice Eli, below). I still remember reading the email introducing to her. I really didn’t expect to hear what I did. It picked up with other blogs too. In terms of debut releases, this really is as big as they come.

Best gig of the year

Woodkid Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall London November 2012

Woodkid featured in last year’s Random List, and a few weeks ago I had the privilege to catch him at London’s South Bank. Epic is an understatement for what I was exposed to.

Most upsetting

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This one’s a tie between Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida. Unnecessary cameos from both of these on what otherwise are pretty good pop tracks (like above) have led me to just really not like either one of these. I know that will upset a lot of people, but sorry. Enough.

Scariest but fiercest track from Scandinavia

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This one goes to Beatrice Eli, one of the standout artists of the year for me. I should also point out that this is my joint favourite track of the year, along with Miriam Bryant (above). It’s so hard to believe this is one of her first tracks. Can’t wait to hear new tracks!

Most exciting big-label signing

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Jetta. Expect to hear more over the coming months from this lady.

Most underrated album of the year

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The Noisettes. I already put up a post about this here, give it a read if you like. Sad really.

Biggest u-turn of the year

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Marina & The Diamonds. Actually, it’s not so much of a u-turn as an appreciation for her. Rarely do I moan about artists on this site, but Marina was behind one of my biggest whines back at the start of 2011. That post got me some pretty nasty feedback from some. This year though, her second attempt at ‘being bigger’ paid off when Primadonna was released and topped the charts. Good for her.

New Music: Jetta

Artist of the week. My initial reaction upon hearing this was OH MY GOD. It’s so nice to get caught off guard in such a good way by unknown talent. Will Jetta be huge? Yes. ‘Start a Riot’ is out 22 October 2012. Check out here.