Mr Belt & Wezol
‘Time’, featured above, was an irresistible piece of electronic funk, ‘Feel So Good’ was a banger carried by bouncing synths, and ‘Pikachu’ the duo’s collab with Oliver Heldens was a quirky wonder which became a favourite for many.
If these guys keep up the standard of work that they’ve shown so far, they could well become the funnest live act of the next 12 months. This is some dangerously danceable music. SK
We may have never heard of the group before that night, but by the end of it we were hooked on the irresistible looping beats, the smart, developed lyrics and the energy and confidence of the performance.
The trio deal with significant topics in their work, and they know that they’re good at what they do. In that way, they’re not entirely dissimilar to Scottish Mercury Award winners Young Fathers, and it wouldn’t surprise us if Hawk House blow up in the same way the Fathers have this year. SK
Co-producer on Lady Gaga’s album ‘Applause’ as well as co-writer on the enormous tune ‘Turn Down for What’ is hard to believe he’s not a household name already. Thanks to monumental tunes like Promesses and Untrue though, it’s surely only a matter of time. RA
In 2013 he signed to exclusively to RAM Records after being praised on its sister label Program and last year won The Drum and Bass 2014 Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Expect big things! RA
Their remix of Sub Focus’ ‘Close’ was another stylish hit, but it’s their more recent solo releases that are really getting people excited.
Check out ‘Live On Your Smile’ up above. It’ll give you a great sense of the originality of the group and the new lease of life they are bringing to the D&B scene. Chilled out and relaxing, but with an extra touch of darkness and depth that sets them apart. SK