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Tagged With: best new artist

Best New Band: Mitzi: Retro-Futuristic Dance Pop

Male-female vocals are understated and robotized. Dance grooves wax orchestral, then burst into shamelessly fun club pop. New Australian band Mitzi come in strong with their first full-length “Who Will Love You Now.” Some call Mitzi’s dance sound “disco,” but it’s definitely not. Their songs map somewhere between 80s new wave and current R&B-influenced club … Continue reading »

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Best New Artist: Grimes

Elven songstress Grimes’ new record Visions is on many top ten lists this year. Claire Boucher’s soft, airy voice  and echoing melodies are very strong over suspended club beats and hazy keyboards. From the record, here’s “Genesis.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH-q0I1fJY]

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Best New Artist – Melbourne Funk Band The Cactus Channel

For a group who just graduated high school, Melbourne funk band the Cactus Channel are shockingly good. The tight grooves are locked in and each part fits perfectly with the other wheels in the rhythm machine. A horn section is a very difficult to keep together in pitch and time and these young musicians are … Continue reading »

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Best New Artist – Soul Sounds from UK Vocalist Jessie Ware

UK singer Jessie Ware mixes electronic and traditional R&B sounds on her first full-length Devotion. The best song is “Running.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvlFWmvgeVI]

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