New Music: Ianna Harvey

I get so excited when I hear new UK talent like this. I really don’t see this former backing singer for Omar and Rhian Benson not making it into the mainstream! She’s been building a name for herself over the past year covering popular songs by the likes of Lil’ Wayne and Wretch 32, and by releasing two singles, ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Save You’. Now she’s released mixtape with a cover of Labrinth‘s ‘Last Time’ as well as six new tracks tracks of her own. Check out here.

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New Music: Josh Kumra

I love love love this hard! Josh was the featured vocalist on Wretch 32′s no.1 hit single ‘Don’t Go’ (or click here for a stunning acoustic version). I’m really excited to see where this kid lands up because he’s bound to get huge very fast. Check out here.

New Music: Varren Wade

This track made me smile, which is a change from all the serious electropop being thrown around my inbox these days. Fresh UK rnb. He’s been working with Neyo, Mario WinansJamelia, Wretch 32, Harmony [Chris Brown, Chipmunk, Maroon 5], Hypertone [JLS, RD, Mike Hough], and Fullerfix [Sway, Snoop Dogg]. Check out here.

BBC Sound of 2011 list revealed

This is always an exciting bit of news every year for me. The ‘BBC Sound’ poll is often the most accurate forecaster for next year’s biggest music acts, having predicted 50 Cent, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika and Little Boots as ones to watch in the past. Visit the website here for more info. Full list is:

I’ve managed to clock 6 of those in the last year… not bad going if I do say so myself! The top five will be revealed in the week commencing 3 January.