5 Electronic Artists to watch in 2016

'THC'
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YoungThoughts resident DJ, ‘THC’, offers his predictions about which electronic artists look set to take the genre by storm this year. Let us know what you think of his choices in the comment section.


1 – Sam Gellaitary

Sam Gellaitry
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Expect spectacular things to come from this 19 year old Scottish prodigy, who has already received backing from the likes of Annie Mac and labels such as Soulection for his pioneering and genre bending R&B and hip hop inspired productions.

Best Track: Long Distance

Other Notable Tracks: Waiting So Long, Reflectionz

 

2 – Mura Masa

Mura Masa
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Another UK based young gun, slicing his own path through the electronic music scene with his lo-fi, oriental and hip-hop influenced beats. Having amassed millions of plays on Soundcloud and backing from Radio 1’s Sound of 2016 list, this soon to be dance music shogun is not to be missed.

Best Track: Lovesick Fuck

Other Notable Tracks: Firefly Ft. Nao, Love For That Ft. Shura

 

3 – Lois the Child

Lois the Child
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This Chicago future bass duo, have shown themselves to be able to follow closely in the footsteps of the likes of Flume and in doing so have received absurd amounts of support on internet streaming services as well as major radio play on their debut single.

Best Track: It’s Strange Ft. K.Flay

Other Notable Tracks: Oh Wonder – Body Gold (Louis The Child Remix), SoySauce – Broken Record Ft. Joni Fatora (Louis The Child Remix)

4 – Walker & Royce

Walker & Royce
Credit: Attack Magazine

Coming off a recent string of stellar remixes and originals, these two New York producers are set to take the house scene by storm following major support from veterans of the game such as Claude Von Stroke, Green Velvet and Shadow Child.

Best Track: 12 Stories – Bright Lights Ft. Digitaria (Walker & Royce Remix)

Other Notable Tracks: My Stop, under_score – Indigo (Walker & Royce Remix)

 

5 – Dombresky

Dombresky
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Having emerged virtually unknown this last year with a slew of heavy hitting bass house records, this French producer was already on an upward trajectory before landing a collaboration with the godfather of Future House himself, Tchami, not to mention a new EP on A-Trak’s imprint Fools Gold Records.

Best Track: VIP

Other Notable Tracks: A$AP Rocky – L$D (Dombresky Remix), Tchami & Dombresky – Freakin


What do you think about THC’s choices? As always, we want you to get involved so let us know what you think in the comment section.


When he’s not DJing, ‘THC’ studies at the University of Manchester. Listen to his mixes here.

 

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