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

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Hot 100 2011 - 23: Ally McCrae's 5 upcoming bands to look out for

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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.

3 Teklo

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.

4 Discopolis

(See number 81) I fell for Discopolis’ luscious, euphoric, sun-kissed beats in a big way in 2011, and I wasn’t alone. Watch their Reading Fest show to see what I’m on about.

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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Bwani Junction - T in the Park Highlights 2011

Discopolis - Lofty Ambitions (HD Official Video)

Kobi Onyame

Ghana-born, Glasgow-based hip-hop artist Kobi Onyame performs material from his debut album Green Green Grasses.

Discopolis and Academy Strangers

Tipped electro rock trio, first spotted in the T Break line-up at T In the Park.

United Fruit and We Are the Physics

Noisy alt.rock four-piece Unite Fruit and self-styled mutant science punk rockers WATP.

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