In anticipation of our Alphabetical Issue (out 7th Feb) i-D Music Editor Hattie Collins offers a taste of what’s to come in her 2013 music roundup.
It’s a new year, and a new day and therefore time for more new music. i-D spent time studying the new kids on the block who we’re most excited about seeing smash the charts, and our hearts, this year. On the rap side of life, we picked the female MC putting many a man in fear of their lyrical abilities, Amplify Dot. As fierce on the mic as she is funny on Twitter, watch out for Dotty this year. One man that shouldn’t be too scared is Mikill Pane, a 6’8 cyclist who can more than hold his own in a rap capacity. He started out as a rapper but now George The Poet is just that. And what a poet he is. Darq E Freaker, the man behind Tempa T’s classic Next Hype is a sometime rapper, but it’s his productions that we – and everyone from Danny Brown to Mark Ronson – are hearting hard. Another beatmaker who pushes our buttons is Woz; his bass is so in your face, just the way we like it. When it comes to singing, we got greedy and chose four of our current favourites; the swear-y Chloe Howl, the Nu-Jazz Rainy Milo, Jacob Banks who started singing just one year ago but has the vocal chops of a man twice his age and experience, and last but not least the Scouse songstress Jetta. Finally, a man that fits into most of the above and more; drummer turnt-singer and brother of a certain Labrinth, MckNasty. Check out the footage of MckNasty and full drum kit on an estate in South London.
Join i-D in casting an arched, inquisitive and excited eyebrow over ten of the finest propositions ready to elevate from underground renown to overground acclaim in 2013.
Stay tuned for more from them all in The Word Up Issue, out 7th Feb.
Text Hattie Collins
Film: Murat Gokmen and Jonangelo Molinari
Pictured on set: Amplify Dot, George the Poet, Mikill Pane, Rainy Milo