Hot 100 2011 - No. 23: Ally McCrae's 5 upcoming bands to look out for
BBC Radio 1 DJ on Hector Bizerk, Bwani Junction, Teklo, Discopolis and United Fruit
1 Hector Bizerk
One MC (Louie) and one drummer (Audrey). No one epitomises Scotland’s raw hip hop talent more than Hector Bizerk. Check out their Livin Off Rhyme EP and their Loosely Speaking battle gigs.
2 Bwani Junction
These Edinburgh afro-indie-sounding lads have just released their debut album Fully Cocked (hehe) and somehow on top of all that, they found time to paint the Forth Rail Bridge blue.
Akira Kiteshi, Hostage and Rustie (See number 11) all made big waves in the UK and beyond, but an even younger breed of dubstep producers also broke through onto our radars. Teklo is a 21-year-old producer who left the very walls of my studio trembling with his frantic, manic bass sound.
5 United Fruit
United Fruit give me faith in rock‘n’roll. After releasing their debut LP Faultlines this summer they spent the autumn inducing uncontrollable arm-flailing all over Europe with a tour which ended with a sold out show in Glasgow’s Captain’s Rest.
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