With the beginning of the new year comes the BBC’s annual Sound Of poll. Made up of critics and figures in the music industry the poll aims to scope out new and emerging talent set to achieve big things over the course of the year.
Following the longlist which was unveiled in November which featured artists such as Blossoms, Jack Garrat and Mobo Award winners Section Boyz, this week will see the top 5 artists revealed with the winner being announced on Friday the 8th of January.
Tied for 5th spot in the Sound Of 2016 poll is 19 year old multi-instrumentalist electronic producer Mura Masa and London hip-hop RnB collective Wstrn. Both artists have experienced breakthrough success over the course of the last year with Mura Masa featuring on the Majestic YouTube channel and Wstrn achieving chart success reaching number 4 with their debut single In2.
After making the top 5 in the BBC sound of 2016 poll keep yours eyes peeled for Mura Masa and Wstrn making waves this year.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of Mura Masa